Certificate IV in Business


If you love the buzz of doing business and getting things done, then this is for you. It's a more challenging course, designed for those who already have some work experience in business and/or admin. It’s more suited for those who want to work behind the front line, away from customers.

Your Investment:

From $2950

The course investment starts from $2950. With amazingly affordable pricing, we offer two options to allow you to spread out your investment

Entry Requirements
Pre Req's:


There are no ATAR or other entry requirements to start studying this course. Just a desire to learn! 



On average these courses can take 8 months to complete. If you have the time and can apply yourself, it is possible to complete it in a much faster timeframe. 


100% online

Our courses are delivered 100% online using some of the most innovative and engaging learning materials available with full mentor support every step of the way.

Start Dates


This course is available to start now or whenever you are ready to go. Just use the Enrol Now button at the top of the page to get started and enrol online.  

Nationally Recognised Training

Recognised Training

This is course is a nationally recognised training programme that can lead to vocational qualifications and credentials that are recognised across Australia.


Watch our short explainer video to find out more about the Certificate IV in Business including:

  • What roles you can expect to get out of the course
  • What you will learn in the course
  • Your average salary and career expectations
  • What level of study is the right level for you
  • What to expect when you study this course including times, costs and how to get started!


We have two plans to help fit your chosen course in with your budget. Decide which investment plan suits you best from the options below. When you are ready to apply, click the ENROL NOW button and select your choice in the online enrolment form.

Step 1 - Free Business Course
(save 20% off the full fee)

Fast Track me

On enrolling: $1475
After 3 months: $1475

Total =$2,950

Step 2 - Free Business Course
(get started for just $150)

Start Me Up

On enrolling: $125
52 weeks @$65.67pw
*Payments can be structured weekly, fortnightly or monthly
Total =$3,540

Nothing else to pay!

All the learning materials, tuition, assessments, student support and issuing of your Certificate are provided in the fee.

The fineprint: 

  • your Certificate can only be issued once all payments have been made in full. 
  • if you want us to send you a second Certificate, this can be done at a cost of $50 each time.
  • If for any reason, you are not 100% happy with your course, Edmund Barton College offers you a 30-day money-back guarantee.  That is, if you choose to cancel, Edmund Barton College will refund anything you have paid in excess of our admin fee. The conditions are;
    • You have not completed more than 1 unit through to assessment stage, and
    • You let us know in writing that you wish to cancel within 30 days of enrolling, and
    • The admin fee is equal to one month’s payment under your chosen course’s “Start Me Up” plan.
    • If you would like to dispute a payment or claim a refund, please contact us at info@edmundbartoncollege.edu.au
  • if you cancel, then you could be eligible for an Academic Transcript, which will entitle you to credit for the units you have successfully completed. Feel free to request this.

Select your own units!

Select from a wide range of units that you can combine into any combination to allow you to study the course that interests you, built around your desired outcomes and that will help you reach your career goals.


You must choose 12 units in total ( 6 Core units and 6 Electives)

CORE UNITS: All the following 6 units are compulsory

BSBCRT411 - Apply critical thinking to work practices

BSBTEC404 - Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment

BSBTWK401 - Build and maintain business relationships

BSBWHS411 - Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures, and programs

BSBWRT411 - Write complex documents

BSBXCM401 - Apply communication strategies in the workplace

ELECTIVE UNITS: You must choose 6 units altogether, according to the Group options.

Group A: you must choose minimum 2 units … and up to 4 units

BSBPEF401 - Manage personal health and wellbeing

BSBPEF402 - Develop personal work priorities

BSBPEF403 - Lead personal development

BSBPEF502 - Develop and use emotional intelligence

Group B: you must choose minimum 2 unit … and up to 4 units

BSBCMM411 - Make presentations

BSBCMM412 - Lead difficult conversations

BSBLDR411 - Demonstrate leadership in the workplace

BSBPEF501 - Manage personal and professional development

BSBXTW401 - Lead and facilitate a team

BSBHRM415 - Coordinate recruitment and onboarding

BSBMKG434 - Promote products and services

BSBOPS402 - Coordinate business operational plans

BSBOPS403 - Apply business risk management processes

BSBOPS404 - Implement customer service strategies

BSBSTR402 - Implement continuous improvement

BSBSUS511 - Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability


The average dedicated student should expect to do 1 unit every 2-3 weeks. In a Certificate IV in Business, there are 10 units to complete. So, you should expect around 8 months to complete. It’s OK to take longer, but there is a maximum time frame of 12 months.

There is no minimum time period, meaning if you have the time now to apply yourself, you can complete this course as fast as want.


The Certificate IV in Business course is perfect if you are looking for a more demanding/rewarding course that better reflects your abilities. It’s the next level up from the entry-level - and a step down from the Diploma - and your expected answers to assessments should match the increased depth and breadth of the content.  It’s obviously more respected - and looks better on your resume - when you’re looking for a business or admin job or promotion. It flows naturally from the Certificate III in Business and is a good lead into the Diploma level. 

You’ll learn about how business operates and what is the best thing to do in a business environment.  You could have 1 -2 years experience in an Admin Assistant role in a larger organisation, or a Team Leader or even an Office Manager for a smaller business. Some of the things you’ll do in your job at this level would include using some discretion in business practices, judgment and responsibility for the admin of the business, and applying relevant theoretical knowledge. You may even provide technical advice and support to a team. You’ll work with outside suppliers to purchase the right equipment, make sure they arrive on time and work properly. You might work under supervision, and may have some authority to delegate.

We’re pretty sure you’ll also get a lot of confidence to prepare you for work. You can learn how to do business stuff in a business environment, try a few things, get some feedback from our Mentors, and then become really good at this. You can slap your resume - complete with your new Qualification - onto the desk of the job interviewer knowing you’ve got what they want!

The Certificate IV in Business is a solid, broad course that is applicable in all business, which means you can go almost anywhere once you’ve got some experience and shown how good you are! Some of our graduates head down these paths;

  • Admin Manager
  • Team Leader
  • Senior Customer Service
  • Executive Assistant
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Real Estate

You’ll naturally get credit for what you do in this course. Upon completing a Certificate IV in Business, you can continue your studies through the Diploma of Business or Diploma of Leadership & Management. The credits you earn in this course can count towards further qualifications, which means it’s quicker and cheaper to advance to higher qualifications.

Don't just take our word for it

Listen to one of our previous students, Tarek, talk about the 3 main reasons why he thinks you should study at Edmund Barton College.

1) Affordable courses that are all AQF (Australian Qualification Framework) certified.

2) An amazing system that allows you to study in your own time. The harder you study- the faster you complete your course.

3) An excellent support system that gives you the help you need.

Tarek I. - A previous student in Diploma of Business

Why Study At Edmund Barton?


We understand students have families, work and hobbies - and our programmes are designed to work with, not against, your current life and obligations. It's never been easier to integrate education fully into your lifestyle.

Flexible study courses
Quality training and learning materials


Our students come away with more than just a qualification - they develop a deep and lasting understanding of the business fundamentals they need to succeed. Our unique approach to education ensures that your classes are enjoyable, engaging and that the knowledge you gain stays with you for years to come.


When you succeed, we succeed. Because of this, we are truly committed and passionate about every single student we work with. Students find unsurpassed support, guidance and assistance with everything from coursework to career planning and support when they enrol with us.

Supportive learning
Boost your career


Boost your career options and showcase your talent; anyone can go to a conventional school; it takes someone with exemplary motivation and skills to complete our challenging but engaging program. Employers know this, and your resume will stand out from the crowd once you've completed your studies - as someone who goes the extra mile to reach their goals.

Students who choose us get more than just a great education and a great start to a career - they get a fully integrated experience that will resonate for years to come. Anyone can go the conventional route, but our students choose us because they want an amazing start and the full support that our engaged and involved faculty and staff can offer.

Yep. All over Australia. It’s endorsed by all State and Commonwealth governments and recognised by other RTO’s. Validation on the course we’re delivering to you can be found at  https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/BSB30415

Edmund Barton College is an RTO (our number is 90768 … you can find us at https://training.gov.au/Organisation/Details/90768) and we’re registered with ASQA (that’s the Commonwealth Government’s department who regulate and authorise Training Organisations like us (see https://www.asqa.gov.au/). It’s under ASQA’s rules that we operate and, if we don’t play by their rules, they can kick us out! We’ve been audited multiple times and are registered through to 2025.

Since 2003. We’ve been delivering training and graduating thousands of people under our parent company, Maddisson Employment. Now, we’re delivering the same courses but under a new trading name, Edmund Barton College.

Essential Information

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites or licensing, legislative or certification requirements required to undertake this qualification.



  • We’ll supply you with all the learning materials you’ll need.
  • You will need to have access to a computer, the internet and an email address.

You will also need to get yourself a USI number (https://www.usi.gov.au) which is free and records your results with the government for future security. More on this later.

Assessment Methods


There are a variety of assessment methods, and we can be flexible in how we receive your assessment, including;

  • Online
  • Paper
  • Video
  • Q&A
  • Demonstration
  • Short written answers
  • Longer written answers
  • Third party observation

RPL and Credit Transfer

RPL & Credit Transfer

If you have done some of this course before, or you have done some units that appear in this course, or you have good experience in this type of work, then you can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfer. You don’t have to take up this option, but it’s available upon request. Evidence will be required.