BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business (Finance)


Qualification:  BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business (Finance)
Duration:  12 – 18 months

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Take the next step in your career and master office administration, financial reporting and payroll management with our certificate in business administration, specialising in finance.

Gain the skills needed to organise and coordinate office environments, and to provide a high level of administration support. This nationally recognised online office and payroll administration course will also teach you to prepare financial reports, to develop and use complex spreadsheets, and learn to establish and maintain a payroll system.

By combining in-demand office admin skills with financial reporting and payroll knowledge, this online business administration course will open up a range of career opportunities, and will ensure you’re job-ready with a specialisation in financial administration.

If you are already working in the industry, this nationally recognised qualification is a great way to formalise your current experience and climb the career ladder.

Take the next step in your career by studying business finance with our flexible online finance course, allowing you to continue with your current role while you study.

You will learn to:

  • Use the foundations of operational systems

  • Prepare financial reports

  • Develop and use complex spreadsheets

  • Establish and maintain a payroll system

Career options include:

  • Executive personal assistant

  • Office administrator

  • Sales account assistant

  • Project officer

  • Finance administrator.

Start your career in a growth industry

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67.8% Improved Their Career

Graduates of the Certificate IV in Business course started or expanded a business, have a new job, got more highly skilled work, or received a promotion or higher pay.

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$57,800 Salary

The middle of the range salary earned by course graduates starting their first full-time job after graduating.

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31.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers

Graduates of the Certificate IV in Business course are most often employed in clerical and administrative jobs.

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

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


BSBPEF401 Manage personal health and wellbeing


BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities


FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers


FNSACC411 Process business tax requirements


FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets


FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems


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Frequently asked questions

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.

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Q.   How can I access trainer support?

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

Q. Do you help me find a job once I graduate?

At Swinburne Open Education, it’s not only about qualifications. We know you want to get a good job when you finish your studies, and our Careers Team will help you with valuable job-hunting skills such as CV writing and interview techniques. We are here to support you every step on the way. Our job finishes when yours starts.

Q. Can I pause my study if something in my life changes?

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.

Q. What if the course end up not being right for me?

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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