BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business

CRICOS Course Code: 086881F

Duration:  52 weeks full time (includes 3 term breaks): 

  • 20 class hours each week during term

  • 4 terms

  • 4 terms x 10 weeks x 20 hours = 800 class hours.


Fees: Please refer to our Price List.



This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of contexts. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others with some limited responsibility for the output of others.


Job Opportunities:

  • Administrator

  • Project Officer


Entry Requirements: 

  • graduate from senior high school (Year 12 or equivalent) or BSB30115 Certificate III in Business

  • over 18 years old at the time of enrolment

  • graduate from Intermediate English: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent 

International students: 


Entry into the course will depend on the Australian Immigration office’s Assessment Level for an international student’s country. At present, countries are classed from Level 1 through to Level 3. See Immigration’s website: for details.



To gain BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business you must successfully complete the following units:

Unit Codes

Unit Name


Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements


Develop & use complex spreadsheets


Implement operational plan


Analyse and present research information


Promote products and services


Lead Team Effectiveness


Undertake Project Work


Write complex documents


Implement continuous improvement


Report on financial activity


Delivery Methods

This course is delivered off-the-job, on campus, face to face. It has theory classes and practical sessions involving small groups and individual activities.

Each class uses class sets of learning material. Students are given assessment requirements at the commencement of the course, and the assessment materials at the teacher’s discretion.


Assessments Methods include:

  • Demonstrations

  • Presentations

  • Class Tests

  • Projects

  • Written Reports

  • Financial Calculations



Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised certificate. Students who do not complete all units may be eligible for a Statement of Attainment in partial completion of a BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business.



 On completing this qualification students can choose:

  • BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership & Management


National Recognition & Course Credit Transfer:  

Certificates, diplomas, and statements of attainment issued by any other Australian college (Registered Training Organisation) are recognised by Mercury Colleges and students will not be required to repeat these units.  To apply for Credit Transfer students must present their original document or its certified copy. The national codes and titles must match Mercury’s. There is no fee for this.

If granted credits, those on a student visa may have their course and visa shortened.


Recognition of Prior Learning: 


RPL is a pathway to a qualification without sitting in classes.


A good example of RPL working is where a student at home has learnt how to use a computer. By proving that he has the skills and knowledge required by a college’s computer course, he can get a college certificate in one afternoon. He can prove this in ways such as: 

  • Demonstrating his ability, sitting at a pc or Mac

  • Answering a teacher’s questions during an interview

  • Submitting references, contracts and job descriptions from work

  • Sitting a test

  • Showing examples of work

Please refer to our Price List for the RPL assessment fee.


For further information about RPL, please contact Mercury’s Academic Manager.


If you need qualifications from overseas equated to its Australian equivalent, please contact the  National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR). 

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