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Further develop an understanding of how a business works, identifying the main functions of a business and how they contribute to organisational objectives in a supervisory capacity.

In increasingly competitive and rapidly changing times the Certificate IV in Business will help individuals develop business skill and a broad knowledge base that can be applied in a wide variety of industries or as a stepping stone to complete further studies with the Diploma of Business.  Students will learn how to monitor a safe workplace, lead work teams, address customer needs and establish business networks.  Other areas of study include reporting on financial activity and producing various computer documents.

This qualification provides a pathway to the Diploma of Business and credit towards a Bachelor of Business at James Cook, Central Queensland, or other universities.

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Full time: up to 22 weeks per course / up to 5 days per week

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  • International fee $6,000

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Cairns Full time / up to 5 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

International Student specific entry requirements:

English: For students whose first language is not English, the required minimum English language levels is IELTS 5.5 or equivalent, with no individual score less than 5.0 or equivalent assessment.
More information on English entry requirements can be found on our website.

Academic: The minimum requirements can be one of the following:

  • Certificate II or III – 10 years of schooling (or equivalent)
  • Certificate IV or Diploma – 12 years of schooling (or equivalent)
  • Mature –aged entry with work experience in a related field

Please send certified and translated copies of your English results and academic certificates to the International Student Unit together with your completed and signed application form.





Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.


Cairns Campus: Full time over 22 weeks (20 weeks of full time study plus 2 weeks of holidays)



Students need to successfully complete 10 units to gain the qualification; 1 core and 9 elective units.

BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements Core
BSBFIA301 Maintain financial records Elective
BSBCUS402 Address customer needs Elective
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation Elective
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports Elective
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets Elective
BSBWRT401 Write complex documents Elective
BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities Elective
BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information Elective
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals Elective


Not all electives available at all campuses

Payment options explained

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.



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The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.


You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional costs

Students may need to purchase stationery items such as paper, pens and a USB drive.

A Student Administration Charge of $48.00 is applicable to all enrolments, paid once per calendar year.


Allows you to move into a wide range of business areas working at the supervisor or lower management level. You will develop skills to apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. You may be learning to provide leadership and guidance to others depending on the units studied.

Job prospects

  • Administrator
  • Clerical Assistant
  • Legal Secretary
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Office Administrator
  • Medical Receptionist

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Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited!
Before you apply, make sure that you check that you meet the specific academic and language requirements for your chosen course.
The application process

To support your application, please supply your supporting documents.
These include:

Read the student rules and refund policy.


If your application is successful, we will send you an Offer of Place letter. To accept it and secure your place in your chosen program, you will need to:

After you have accepted your Offer of Place, you will receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and with your CoE you can apply for your student visa. You will need to arrange your student visa before you come to Australia.


Compulsory Orientation
All students must participate in compulsory International orientation on the Friday before classes commence.

Last updated on 1 December 2016

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