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BSB40120
Certificate IV in

Business (Operations)

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Nationally recognised
Duration 12 months
Upfront 15% off $3,790 (RRP $4,450)
12 units of competency
Flexible payments available
Government funding available

Summary

Are you interested in building a career in business and already have an impressive skillset when carrying out administration or operational tasks? The BSB40120 - Certificate IV in Business (Operations) is a nationally-recognised qualification that can boost your knowledge and skills, particularly in settings where administrative and business support is required.

Otherwise, you may be already working in the business field and looking to broaden your skillset - either to apply for that promotion or to gain a variety of useful business skills. This course can also prepare you for the career pathway of Office Administrator or Administration Assistant.

Interested in another specialisation? Check out our other Business courses below: 

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24/7 access to online courses
Our online courses mean you can study anytime, anywhere. Adjust your study schedule to a time that suits you best.
Nationally Recognised Training
This is a Nationally Recognised Training and VET Accredited course that sits within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
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Detail

Duration
12 months
Units
12 units of competency
This qualification will suit you if you're interested in broadening your skillset so you can carry out operational and business support activities with confidence. This course can also prepare you for roles that have a core focus in business administration and project support.

You'll come across relevant topics that can benefit your professional career. From learning about communication strategies to complex documents, this course covers all the fundamentals needed to find career success in business operations.

 
Course structure

This qualification comprises units that covers relevant topics covered in the business field, including business risk management processes, recruitment and onboarding, and the use of digital technologies in the workplace.

This course has been designed to equip you with the skills needed to carry out administrative/business support in a variety of work settings.

In this course, you'll learn to:

  • Apply business risk management processes
  • Implement and monitor WHS polices, procedures and programs
  • Research and develop business plans
  • Develop personal work priorities

Other personal skills you may learn along the way include:

  • Critical thinking skills
  • Complex problem-solving
  • Communication skills
  • Collaborating with others

Work in a simulated workplace

By studying with Upskilled, you'll get the opportunity to undertake tasks and/or assessments that are related to a workplace environment.

With online learning, we want you to develop some "work-ready" skills that complement well with the theory components of your course.

A simulated workplace allows you to undertake practical assessments that help you put your skills into practice. The simulated workplace can be accessed through our customised learning platform, MyUpskilled.

 

Inclusions

By choosing Upskilled, you will gain access to supplementary resources that can help with your studies. These inclusions aim to enhance your online learning experience, making it interactive and engaging. These include:

  • Access to Upskilled's customised learning platform, MyUpskilled
  • Student Support Team
  • Specialist trainers
  • Online tutorials
  • video content access via:

 
Show Off Your Achievements with Upskilled Digital Credentials!
Students who successfully complete their qualification receive a digital badge from Upskilled to display on LinkedIn and other social media platforms, your resume and more. Our sharable badges are portable, verifiable credentials that validate your knowledge, skills and experience in the area of your studies.

Since you worked hard to earn it - why not show everyone your accomplishments?

 
Free student membership with AIOP


Upskilled students who enrol in either a certificate or diploma-level qualification in business administration or business operations will receive a 12-month complimentary student membership with the Australian Institute of Office Professionals (AIOP)

The AIOP is a national association exclusive to administrative professionals across Australia. One of the key focuses of AIOP is to accelerate the professional development of those in the business community, ensuring that they have access to opportunities that can help them be active in their learning. Examples of professionals they support include:
  • Executive Assistants
  • Personal Assistants
  • Office Administrators
  • Administrators
  • Virtual Assistants
There are plenty of benefits that come with an AIOP student membership. These include:
  • Networking and professional development events: You'll have the opportunity to access networking events at a discounted rate to help build professional connections in the business industry. For example, registration fees will be discounted for selected conferences and AIOP events.
  • Enhancement of profession: You'll gain access to use post-nominal letters as a way to display your credentials as a business professional.
  • A boost to your resume and career prospects: Displaying your AIOP student membership on your resume can help expand your career opportunities and provide recognition of your professional commitment towards prospective employers.
  • Committee participation: You'll have the chance to participate in selected committees affiliated with AIOP. This can give you the platform to share your ideas and hone your skills in collaboration and leadership with others.
  • Continued learning: Being a student member of AIOP means you'll have opportunities to further your education and continue building your skills through workshops and webinars.

 
Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit Transfer
You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT) provided that you have supporting evidence of any prior education and work experience. This can either reduce your study load or shorten the duration of your course. Prior to enrolment, please speak with your Education Consultant for further details.

After enrolment, you can download the application from MyUpskilled, or on request from Student Support. A trainer will be assigned to assess your eligibility for RPL and/or CT.

 
Assessment
This course will have you undertake summative and formative assessments, write reports and/or create a portfolio, and participate in role-playing scenarios. You'll also be working on a variety of projects that require your own research as well as answering various written/oral questions that apply the theory you learn into practice.

Subjects

To satisfy the requirements of this qualification, you'll need to complete the following units of competency.
BSBCRT411
Apply critical thinking to work practices

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use advanced-level critical thinking skills in a workplace context. This includes using methods of analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The unit applies to individuals who evaluate existing or proposed work practices. These individuals are typically responsible for reviewing or developing work processes, products or services that may be proposed or already existing.

BSBTEC404
Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand the fundamentals of using digital technologies to collaborate in a workplace context, including working as part of a remote team. It involves undertaking a basic review of organisational processes to identify opportunities for using digital technologies to complete work tasks more efficiently and effectively. The unit applies to those who use problem-solving skills and take responsibility for adopting and promoting approaches to improve organisational operations, particularly relating to the use of digital technologies.

BSBTWK401
Build and maintain business relationships

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, develop and maintain effective work relationships and networks through relationship building and negotiation skills required by workers. These workers may be within an organisation as well as freelance or contract workers. The unit applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of networking and negotiation who contribute to creating solutions to unpredictable problems. They may have responsibility for and provide guidance to others.

BSBWHS411
Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor an organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in order to meet legislative requirements. The unit applies to those with supervisory responsibilities in a work area who have a broad knowledge of WHS policies and contribute well-developed skills in creating solutions to problems through analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources. They provide supervision and guidance to others and have limited responsibility for the output of others.

BSBWRT411
Write complex documents

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, draft and finalise complex documents. The unit applies to individuals who work in a range of business environments and are skilled in the creation of documents that are more complex than basic correspondence, memos and/or forms and that require review and analysis of a range of information sources.

BSBXCM401
Apply communication strategies in the workplace

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate and apply communication strategies in the workplace within any industry. This unit has a specific focus on the communication skills required for supervisor level workers with responsibility for other workers.

BSBOPS402
Coordinate business operational plans

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement operational plans by planning and acquiring resources, monitoring and adjusting operational performance and providing reports on performance, as required. The unit applies to individuals who plan activities to achieve team and organisational objectives. At this level, work will normally be carried out within routine and non-routine methods and involve procedures that require planning, evaluation, leadership and guidance of others.

BSBHRM415
Coordinate recruitment and onboarding

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement strategies to source candidates and to assess their suitability for available positions. The unit applies to individuals working in a human resources job role, as well as those for whom recruitment and onboarding are part of their broader

BSBESB401
Research and develop business plans

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and develop business plans for achieving business goals and objectives. The unit applies to those establishing or operating a business providing self-employment, as well as those establishing a new venture as part of a larger organisation.

BSBOPS403
Apply business risk management processes

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify business risks and to apply established risk management processes to a defined area of operations that are within the responsibilities and obligations of the work role. The unit applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of risk analysis or project management who contribute well developed skills in creating solutions to unpredictable problems through analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources. They may have responsibility to provide guidance or delegate aspects of these tasks to others. Risks applicable to own work responsibilities and area of operation may include projects being undertaken individually or by a team, or operations within a section of the organisation.

BSBPEF402
Develop personal work priorities

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and prioritise own work tasks. It also addresses the skills and knowledge to monitor and obtain feedback on personal work performance. The unit applies to individuals who are required to design their own work schedules and work plans and to establish priorities for their work. They will typically hold some responsibilities for the work of others and have some autonomy in relation to their own role.

BSBPEF403
Lead personal development

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to take responsibility for conscious decision -making processes to contribute to own personal development in the workplace. The unit applies to individuals who require enhanced personal and social awareness skills within the workplace and personal situations.

Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this qualification may be able to pursue the following career outcomes.
Education pathways
If you successfully complete the BSB40120 - Certificate IV in Business (Operations), you may be able to pursue the following related qualifications:

Educators

Upskilled wants to make sure you aren't alone during your studies, so you'll have assigned specialist trainers for various units based on their expertise and industry knowledge.

Entry requirements

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Upskilled always want to ensure that our students are enrolled in the right course for them.

These entry requirements are here as a guide and it's always best to talk to one of our Education Consultants, as they're trained to ensure that you're enrolled in a course that aligns with your career goals.

As a guide, entrants to this program may:

  • have completed year 10, or equivalent
OR
  • a qualification at Certificate III level or higher, or
OR
  • 2 years of relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication
OR
  • complete a course/suitability interview.


You'll also need to be at least 18 years at the time of admission.

If you're under 18, please speak with our Education Consultants to find out about your eligibility.

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Government funding

At both a state and federal level, government commitment to upskilling the Australian workforce has resulted in a comprehensive framework of funding schemes and incentive opportunities. As a result, many Upskilled participants are provided incentives by the Government to undertake training and/or find that their courses are heavily subsidised.

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Certificate IV in Business (Operations)

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