6 Months Full Time; Part-time courses also available

The program will prepare graduates with a range of business skills necessary to be successful in a number of business environments. These include customer service, marketing activities, business communication and occupational health and safety.

The Certificate IV in Business is designed for those who have little to no business experience and seek a career in business or who intend to study at the diploma or degree level in the future.

A key component of ASBM is that all students will undertake 12 industry work placement shifts in a business enterprise as part of this course.

Pathways to a Higher Degree

Successful completion of the four subjects in the Certificate IV in Business will result in a four-unit credit for the Bachelor of Business at the Australian School of Management, if completed in conjunction with the Diploma of Business.

Course Subjects BSB40215

CIV0030: Business Communication BSBADM405 Organise meetings BSBADM406 Organise business travel

CIV0031: Services Management BSBCUS401 Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies BSBCUS402 Address customer needs BSBCUS403 Implement customer service standards

CIV0032: Marketing Principles BSBMKG413 Promote products and services BSBMKG414 Undertake marketing activities

CIV0033: Management Information Systems BSBEBU401 Review and maintain a website BSBITS401 Maintain business technology BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements

Award Rules

Award Requirements To be eligible for the Certificate IV in Business, a candidate shall complete all of the four (4) course subjects listed above.

Credit Transfer Students who wish to have their AQF qualification and/or Statement of Attainment recognised must submit the documentary evidence before enrolment to the Admissions Department. Once the enrolment has been accepted, no further exemptions will be granted. Further details are available from the Admissions Department.

Course Assessments It is important to note that ACAE adopts a number of assessments items or tools that are designed to best suit your course and the knowledge and skills that are required to be demonstrated by each participant. All assessments are identified clearly in our subject guides which are provided to students upon enrolment. The subject guide provides a great amount of detail on the timing and style of assessment. It is important to note that participants need to demonstrate competency through each of the prescribed assessment items throughout your time enrolled in the course. In general the following assessment items apply for this course.

  • Projects
  • Practical Demonstrations
  • Knowledge-Based Tests
  • Case Studies
  • Industry Placement Portfolios
  • Checkpoints


February and July (see fee schedule for yearly dates)

Entry Requirements All students are required to have completed the equivalent of Australian School Year 11. More information is available at Admission Requirements for Local Students and Admission Requirements for International Students.


  1. Subjects must be taken in the order that they are offered and at the discretion of the Management Committee.
  2. The information above is correct at the time of publishing. However, all programs may be subject to ongoing review by the Management Committee.
Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated May 3, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Jan 2020
6 months
6,100 AUD
citizens; international students $6,200
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