Certificate IV in Business Big Data Online

BSB40120
18 months
Online

Big data - it’s here now, and the future. Study online BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business (Big Data) and get the skills you need for job opportunities in data analysis, business intelligence, data insights, and marketing and performance.

  • Course code: BSB40120

  • Delivery mode: Online

  • Course duration: 18 months

  • Qualification: Certificate IV

  • Eligibility: This course is not available to International students

  • Nationally recognised: Yes

  • Awarded by: Swinburne University of Technology

  • Assessments

    • Online quizzes, including multiple choice and short answer questions

    • Portfolio of evidence

    • Written reports

    • Case studies

    • Video and audio role plays and demonstrations.

Do you want to help businesses grow and get ahead of their competition? With big data skills you will be able to help businesses translate ever increasing and complex data into meaningful insights.

As more and more industries recognise the potential of big data, employees with skills in capturing, interpreting and taking advantage of that data will grow in importance. Companies in every sector, industry and government are investing in employees with these skills today and in the future. Big data skills are needed in a broad range of industries and jobs that use big data analysis techniques in their day-to-day work. Study big data online and earn the nationally recognised (BSB40120) Cert. IV in Business (Big Data) qualification.  

Big data is the term used for large volumes of structured and unstructured data that is too large to process through traditional database and software methods. Big data is the field that works with analysing, systematically extracting information from, or otherwise manipulating these very large data sets.

With this nationally recognised online data analytics course you will gain a specialisation in big data, with the skills and knowledge required to analyse transactional and non-transactional big data in order to provide insights that are used in organisations. It involves identifying trends and relationships within big data, and establishing data acceptability, as well as forming recommendations based on the analysis, and reporting on analysis findings. Enrol now to study big data online. Work towards your Certificate IV with Swinburne Open Education.

This course is not available to International students.

 

Skills you'll learn

  • Understand mathematical and statistical concepts

  • Complete complex calculations and record numerical data

  • Identify and interpret information from big data sources

  • Prepare big data analysis in/for reports

  • Efficiently and logically sequence the stages of big data analysis

  • Use modern technology platforms to analyse big data

  • Apply basic programming to conduct big data analysis.

 

Your career opportunities

  • Big data analyst

  • Business intelligence analyst 

  • Data and insights analyst

  • Marketing and performance analyst.

 

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Start your big data career

Source: Career outcome information from My Skills (Oct 2023).

 

Why study Certificate IV in Business Big Data online

  • Gain a specialisation in big data, with the skills and knowledge required to analyse transactional and non-transactional big data in order to provide insights that are used in organisations.

  • Learn to identify trends and relationships within big data, establish data acceptability, as well as form recommendations based on the analysis, and report on analysis findings. 

  • Our flexible online study allows you to continue with your current role while you study.

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Study online with our world-class learning platform

  • Designed and delivered online so you can learn anywhere, anytime

  • Study on any device - desktop, tablet or mobile

  • Learn through regular trainer-lead online sessions and native content

  • Engage with your learning community through online forums and messages

 

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Once you have enrolled in this online course, you can access our online platform and start with the first module. You will need to complete a module and then the next module becomes available to you.

This big data course contains 12 online modules, which have been designed to cover the following units of competency, including 6 core units and 6 elective units.

Expand units below, to get an understanding of topics and objectives.

BSBCRT411
BSBCRT411 Apply critical thinking to work practices

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use advanced-level critical thinking skills in a workplace context. This includes using methods of analysis, synthesis and evaluation.

BSBTEC404
BSBTEC404 Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand the fundamentals of using digital technologies to collaborate in a workplace context, including working as part of a remote team. It involves undertaking a basic review of organisational processes to identify opportunities for using digital technologies to complete work tasks more efficiently and effectively.

BSBTWK401
BSBTWK401 Build and maintain business relationships

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, develop and maintain effective work relationships and networks through relationship building and negotiation skills required by workers. These workers may be within an organisation as well as freelance or contract workers.

BSBWHS411
BSBWHS411 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor an organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in order to meet legislative requirements.

BSBWRT411
BSBWRT411 Write complex documents

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, draft and finalise complex documents.

BSBXCM401
BSBXCM401 Apply communication strategies in the workplace

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate and apply communication strategies in the workplace within any industry.

BSBPEF401
BSBPEF401 Manage personal health and wellbeing

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify signs and sources of strain on personal health and wellbeing (both physical and mental) within job roles and according to key performance indicators (KPIs).

BSBPEF402
BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and prioritise own work tasks. It also addresses the skills and knowledge to monitor and obtain feedback on personal work performance.

BSBXBD402
BSBXBD402 Test big data samples

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to test captured transactional and non-transactional big data samples prior to using them in the organisation. It involves assembling or obtaining raw big data, processing that big data, and testing it in a way that enables it to be used more broadly within the organisation.

BSBXBD403
BSBXBD403 Analyse big data

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse transactional and non-transactional big data in order to provide insights that are used in an organisation. It involves identifying trends and relationships within big data, and establishing data acceptability. It also involves forming recommendations based on the analysis, and reporting on analysis findings.

BSBXBD404
BSBXBD404 Use big data for operational decision making

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse, interpret and apply insights from big data when making operational decisions. It involves applying skills in decision making and techniques for using big data in day-to-day work.

BSBXBD406
BSBXBD406 Present big data insights

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to present insights relating to transactional and non-transactional big data in a format that is appropriate and accessible to the work area requesting it.

 

Course requirements

There are no formal requirements for this Cert IV big data qualification. However, participants must be 18 years' old or over.

This course is not available to International students.

The Swinburne Open modern online learning platform has been designed so that you can study online anywhere, anytime. You will need to meet the following IT requirements to use our platform for this Certificate IV course:

Desktop or laptop

  • Latest version of Chrome or Safari

  • Microsoft Office (2010 or higher)

  • Adobe PDF Reader

Mobile or tablet*

  • Latest version of Chrome or Safari

  • Latest version of Android

  • Latest version of iOS

* Students using a mobile or tablet will need to upload documents from a laptop or desktop or have a Dropbox account.

 

Online study FAQs

We understand you need to fit study around your busy life. Our online learning platform is designed with this in mind, so you can study on any device, anywhere, anytime. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.

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Swinburne Open Education is an online education provider and all courses are delivered digitally, allowing you to learn anywhere, anytime. 

Our world-class learning platform is online native and can be accessed on any device. We’ve created a joyful experience with natively accessible information, alleviating the need to download presentations and allowing you to focus on learning the content rather than how to use our platform.

Online modules are broken down into topics and subtopics specific to the module. Each module contains a range of learning styles including written text, diagrams, instructional videos and formative activities that provide you with instant feedback and prepares you for summative assessments. 

Learning is supported by regular trainer-led online sessions. At the end of each module and prior to the sequential module, skills and knowledge are evaluated through summative assessments. Assessment consists of online quizzes, assignments and supervised tests. Through our learning platform you will:

  • Access your learning materials and assessments

  • Undertake and upload assessments

  • Engage and interact with your trainer

  • Participate in student forums and find a ‘study buddy’

  • Access your assessment grades and feedback

  • Access student support services.

More information about learning online with Swinburne Open Education can be found in our Student Handbook.

You can access our dedicated trainer support using your choice of communication – online chat, email, phone call, or video chat.

Self-paced learning gives you the flexibility to fit study around your life. We understand life doesn’t always go to plan. You can apply for extensions for up to 6 months (3 months per extension) if needed. See more details in our full FAQs.

If you are less than half way through your enrolment period and it’s not working out, you can opt-out of the second half and reduce your course fee liability to 50% of the total course fee. Refer to the Student Agreement for full terms and conditions.

 

 

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