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Foundation Studies – Certificate IV in Business (BSB40120)

National Course Code: BSB40120
CRICOS Course Code: 105430E
Commencement Dates: 29 Jan 2024 / 22 Apr / 15 Jul / 07 Oct
Hours per Week: 20 hrs/wk average
Course Duration: 6, 9 or 12 months
Class Size: Average 16
Delivery Mode: Available Face-to-Face , Online or Blended
English Entry Requirements: CEFR B2 / IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
Academic Entry Requirements: Year 11 (or equivalent)

This program is designed for Australian and International students at pre-undergraduate level requiring a foundation program to meet the academic requirements of Australian Universities and Higher Education Providers. The program is a Certificate IV course under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF - Level 4).

On successful completion of this alternative pathways to university program, students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to confidently enter undergraduate programs and are eligible for direct entry to Murdoch University, Edith Cowan University, Curtin University, or other universities of choice at first year level.

  • Our comprehensive and customised curriculum provides learners with valuable business skills as well as a range of vital study skills to prepare for further studies.
  • Gain a nationally recognised business qualification and fast-track your entry into a range of Bachelor Degree programs at our partner Universities - and save thousands of dollars!
  • Apply for packaged enrolment offers with a range of our University partners to apply for one Student Visa for the entire study plan
  • No IELTS score required as part of our pathway/direct entry program with our partner Universities
  • Course Articulation: This course is ideal for students unable to meet academic entry requirements as an affordable and effective pathway to university. Additionally, upon completion of the Certificate IV in Business (BSB40215), students can articulate to the Diploma of Business (BSB50215). Students completing our specialised University Pathway Diploma receive full course credit for the first year of a range of Bachelor Degree programs at our partner Universities

Subject Information

Subjects/Units of Competency: 

Students must complete all 12 units of competence below, with a minimum Pass Grade to be awarded AQF qualification.

Business Communications 500 (COM500)

  • 1. BSBXCM401 Apply communication strategies in the workplace
  • 2. BSBWRT411 Write complex documents

Work Health Safety 500 (WHS500)

  • 3. BSBWHS411 Implement & monitor WHS policies, procedures, and programs

Information Systems 500 (INFO500)

  • 4. BSBINS402 Co-ordinate workplace information systems
  • 5. BSBTEC404 Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment

Accounting 500 (ACC500)

  • 6. BSBFIN401 Report on financial activity

Legal Framework 500 (LEG500)

  • 7. BSBESB402 Establish legal & risk management requirements of new business ventures
  • 8. BSBOPS403 Apply business risk management processes

Business Relationships 501 (MGT500)

  • 9. BSBTWK401 Build and maintain business relationships
  • 10. BSBCRT411 Apply critical thinking to work practices

Business Practices 502 (MGT500)

  • 11. BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities
  • 12. BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence

Sample Timetable


Foundation Studies - Certificate IV in Business Timetable
Time Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri
10:15 am - 11:15 am Face-to-Face on campus class
11:15 am - 11:30 pm Break
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Face-to-Face on campus class
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch break
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Face-to-Face on campus class
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Independent supervised on campus learning session

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