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Certificate IV in Business BSB40215

Overview

This program gives you the skills and knowledge required to understand business and commercial environments and issues relating to Management, Finance, Marketing and Human Resources.

Qualification: Certificate IV in Business BSB40215
Program No: C4-BC33
Campus: CIT Reid 
Duration: 1 semester full-time (20 hours per week) face-to-face classes plus approximately 10 hours of online study and independent learning) or part-time equivalent.

This program is part of a suite of programs which includes the Certificate III in Business, the Diploma of Business and Advanced Diploma of Business. Lower level qualifications or equivalent skills and knowledge are required for successful completion of higher level programs.
Likely Job Outcome: Business Operations & Development, Frontline Manager, Marketing Assistant.
Application Type: Public
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Timetable Information

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Entry Requirements / How to Apply

You must:
- have Certificate III in Business or
- be able to demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge and have at least one year equivalent full-time work experience

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Further Study

Successful completion of the Certificate IV in Business provides entry into the Diploma of Business.

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Core - complete 1 subject

  • BSBMKG414  Undertake marketing activities
    • CIT Code: MKTG216
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, implement and manage basic marketing and promotional activities. It is a foundation unit covering general and basic marketing and promotional activities that do not require detailed or complex planning or implementation. It applies to people with no previous experience in marketing. It could be undertaken as part of a broader role of a person in a small enterprise, or as part of a marketing plan for a larger enterprise.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - complete at least 5 subjects

Not all electives will be available each semester.
  • BSBMKG414  Undertake marketing activities
    • CIT Code: MKTG216
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, implement and manage basic marketing and promotional activities. It is a foundation unit covering general and basic marketing and promotional activities that do not require detailed or complex planning or implementation. It applies to people with no previous experience in marketing. It could be undertaken as part of a broader role of a person in a small enterprise, or as part of a marketing plan for a larger enterprise.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBFIA402  Report on financial activity
    • CIT Code: MGNT381
      Cost: $70.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to report financial activity for business both in response to client requests and to meet statutory requirements such as the completion of financial reports. This unit applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of financial activities who contribute financial skills and knowledge to address reporting requirements of clients and legal authorities. They may have responsibility to provide guidance or to delegate aspects of these tasks to others.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBCMM401  Make a presentation
    • CIT Code: MKTG156
      Cost: $70.00
      Description:

      This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to prepare, deliver and review a presentation to a target audience.
      This unit applies to individuals who may be expected to make presentations for a range of purposes, such as marketing, training and promotions. They contribute well developed communication skills in presenting a range of concepts and ideas.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBMKG413  Promote products and services
    • CIT Code: SELL115
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to coordinate and review the promotion of an organisation’s products and services. It applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of the promotion of products and services specific to an organisation. They may have responsibility to provide guidance or to delegate aspects of these tasks to others.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBREL401  Establish networks
    • CIT Code: MGNT323
      Cost: $70.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and maintain effective work relationships and networks through relationship building and negotiation skills required by workers within an organisation as well as freelance or contract workers. It applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of networking and negotiation who contribute well developed skills in creating solutions to unpredictable problems through analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources. They may have responsibility to provide guidance or to delegate aspects of tasks to others.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWRT401  Write complex documents
    • CIT Code: COMM344
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan documents, draft text, prepare final text and produce documents of some complexity. It applies to individuals who work in a range of business environments and are skilled in the creation of reports, information and general promotion documents that are more complex than basic correspondence, memos or forms and that require review and analysis of a range of information sources.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBINN301  Promote innovation in a team environment
    • CIT Code: INNO112
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to be an effective and proactive member of an innovative team. It applies to individuals who play a proactive role in demonstrating, encouraging or supporting innovation in a team environment. The individual may be a team participant or a team leader. Teams may be formal or informal and may comprise a range of personnel.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Other Electives - complete a maximum of 4 subjects

Not all electives will be available each semester. See teaching area timetables for details.
  • BSBMGT401  Show leadership in the workplace
    • CIT Code: MGNT628
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead teams and individuals by modelling high standards of conduct to reflect the organisation's standards and values. It applies to individuals who are making the transition from being a team member to taking responsibility for the work and performance of others and providing the first level of leadership within the organisation. These managers have a strong influence on the work culture, values and ethics of the teams they supervise.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBMGT402  Implement operational plan
    • CIT Code: MGNT437
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement the operational plan by monitoring and adjusting operational performance, planning and acquiring resources and providing reports on performance as required.
      It applies to individuals who plan activities to achieve the measurable, stated objectives of the team and the organisation. At this level work will normally be carried out within routine and non-routine methods and procedures which require planning, evaluation, leadership and guidance of others.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBMKG401  Profile the market
    • CIT Code: MKTG134
      Cost: $105.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to profile a target market or market segments in accordance with a marketing plan and to develop market positioning strategies. It applies to individuals working in a variety of marketing communications occupational roles who have responsibility for a range of tasks involving analysis and planning.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBMKG402  Analyse consumer behaviour for specific markets
    • CIT Code: MKTG135
      Cost: $125.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse consumer behaviour for specific markets and specific needs. It applies to individuals who need to analyse consumer behaviour to examine factors that impact decisions to purchase products or services. Having thoroughly analysed consumer attitudes and behaviour, recommendations can be made on marketing strategies to increase consumption of the product or service being marketed.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBMKG408  Conduct market research
    • CIT Code: MKTG215
      Cost: $125.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to conduct market research using interview and survey methodologies (excluding specialist statistical design and analysis) and report on findings.
      It applies to individuals who undertake data and information gathering and analysis as a major part of their role and are required to conduct market research. These individuals often work in areas such as marketing, communications, strategic planning and organisational development.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBSLS407  Identify and plan sales prospects
    • CIT Code: SELL123
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify potential sales prospects by applying prospecting methods, and manage own sales performance by establishing a sales plan, while managing stress, time and sales-related paperwork. It applies to individuals working in a sales-related position in a small, medium or large enterprise in a wide variety of industries, who identify, collate and follow up sales prospect information to generate leads. Individuals undertaking this unit may be at entry level, or have experience in sales sufficient to provide advice and support about aspects of sales solutions as part of a sales team.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBSLS408  Present, secure and support sales solutions
    • CIT Code: SELL124
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to present sales solutions that respond to specific buying needs of a client, and to use sales processes associated with securing prospect commitment to proceed with a sale. It also includes attending to post-sales activities that build and strengthen the partnership between a salesperson and client, and enhance the likelihood of future sales.
      It applies to individuals working in sales-related positions in a small, medium or large enterprise, in a wide variety of industries, who may provide sales solutions individually, or provide advice and support on aspects of sales solutions to support a sales team.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBHRM405  Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
    • CIT Code: MGNT755
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to execute tasks associated with the recruitment cycle and apply in-depth knowledge of the work of the organisation, and how recruitment and selection practices fit with other human resources functions. This unit applies to individuals who support recruitment, selection and induction functions under the direction of a human resource manager.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBLDR401  Communicate effectively as a workplace leader
    • CIT Code: COMM492
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively as a workplace leader, including understanding the context, choosing methods of communication to suit the audience, and following up. This unit applies to managers, supervisors and team leaders required to communicate with other persons within the workplace.
      Communication skills cover a range of methods and contexts within principally structured environments.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Bachelor Business Studies
Advanced Diploma Business BSB60215
Diploma Business BSB50215
Certificate III Business BSB30115
Certificate II Business BSB20115

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au