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Certificate IV in Business (Finance) BSB40120

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Introduction

Our nationally accredited BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business (Finance) is designed to provide you with the skills to manage and oversee the financial operations of a business. You’ll learn accounting practices, budget planning and analysis, and financial management and reporting, which will prepare you to manage the financials of any business.

Course Breakdown

E1388

BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business (Finance)

Course duration: Self-paced - maximum of 18 months

Recommended hours per week: 26h

Delivery method: Online

Qualification level: Certificate IV

Awarded by: Open Colleges Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90796)

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Industry Overview

This course is perfect if you have no experience but would like to launch a career in office administration that has a particular focus on finance.

The Certificate IV is also an ideal way to formalise your current work experience if you are already in the industry but need a qualification to get ahead.

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation. You may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and complete your studies faster. Please note - limitations do apply.

Is this course for you?

This course is for people who have HR experience or those have completed previous study in Human Resources at a Certificate IV level.  

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation. You may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and complete your studies faster. Please note - limitations do apply.

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation. You may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and complete your studies faster. Please note - limitations do apply.

What you will learn

During your studies you will learn how to:

  • Use digital technologies to collaborate with your colleagues
  • Write complex documents
  • Apply critical thinking to your work tasks
  • Apply communication strategies in the workplace
  • Implement and monitor WHS policies and procedures
  • Build and maintain business relationships
  • Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • Develop your own personal work priorities
  • Process financial transactions and maintain the appropriate financial records
  • Report on financial activity
  • Establish and maintain a payroll system

Learning Material

Your learning materials are accessed through our online platform OpenSpace. These learning materials include 

  • Learning content 
  • Media 
  • Additional resources 
  • Learning activities 
  • Self-checks 

Your trainer

Kimberly Kim
Kimberly has over 11 years’ experience in training and assessment in tertiary and vocational education and training institutes.  She has also run her own public accounting and tax practice for over two years, after 10 years of working in tax and accounting field.
Tanya Galey
Tanya has many years of experience working in the Airline Industry through her role at World Aviation Systems who represent various airlines here in Sydney (Air Tahiti Nui and Hawaiian Airlines to name a few). She has extensive knowledge of Sales, marketing, reservations and the general business operations of an Airline.
Rosalie Pellew
Rosalie Pellew has over 30 years' experience in customer engagement; workplace training and assessment; facilitating adult education; leading and coaching customer contact teams; and supporting on-line learning students.
Mohammad Rahman
Mohammad has been in the Accounting and Finance field since 2015, taking on various roles like bookkeeper, taxation accountant, financial accountant, and payroll officer. His experience triggered his interest in becoming an Accounting Trainer in vocational education.
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Academic Information

Open Colleges may make changes to the course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or other regulatory requirements.

Certificate IV in Business (Finance)

BSBTEC404
Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment
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  • Review existing digital technology use in the business 
  • Identify opportunities to implement digital technologies for workplace collaboration 
  • Implement and use digital technologies to collaborate in the workplace 
BSBXCM401
Apply communication strategies in the workplace
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  • Prepare for communication 
  • Use communication strategies to provide work instruction 
  • Facilitate workplace communication 
  • Monitor and support team communication
BSBPEF502
Develop and use emotional intelligence
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  • Prepare to develop emotional intelligence 
  • Develop emotional intelligence 
  • Promote development of emotional intelligence in others 
BSBWRT411
Write complex documents
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  • Plan complex document 
  • Draft complex document 
  • Finalise complex document 
BSBCRT411
Apply critical thinking to work practices
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  • Establish role of critical thinking in workplace 
  • Lead critical thinking process 
  • Develop critical thinking mindset 
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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

We understand that you may already have many skills and areas of expertise that you have obtained in different ways and these are recognised through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

Our Credit Transfer & Recognition of Prior Learning Policy, available in the Key Student Information section of our website, provides more information about our RPL process. Alternatively, you can contact an Enrolment Consultant to discuss your RPL options.

Course Duration

The duration for the course is self paced - maximum of 18 months. As a self-paced online course, the time it will take you to complete is flexible and dependent on ability and time available.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

There are no mandated education entry requirements for this qualification, per the BSB Business Services Training Package.

There are no mandatory Open Colleges entry requirements.

It is also recommended that students

  • Are 18 years old (note students under 18 will need permission from a parent or guardian to enrol)
  • Have language, literacy and numeracy skills that ensure the ability to read and comprehend technical terms and communicate effectively through email. These skills are equivalent to those that would be required to successfully complete Year 12 or ACSF Level 3, or
  • Have completed a qualification at Certificate III level or higher
  • Have access to a modern computer with video / audio playback capabilities and high-speed internet
  • Have access to Microsoft Office or equivalent
  • Have basic computing skills, including ability to make a short video
  • Have access to a digital video recording device to save and upload video/image files to OpenSpace, e.g., mobile phone/smartphone.

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old.

Physical requirements

You’ll be required to operate office equipment and resources including telephone, photocopier, scanner and printer in a safe environment that includes an ergonomically sound computer workstation.

Equipment and tools

This course includes a requirement to record video and/ or audio roleplays.  These will require participation by 1-2 other people sourced by you. 

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Studying online with Open Colleges

Flexibility - study at your own pace

When you study online with Open Colleges you’re in control.

You can choose to complete your course quickly, or keep to a steady pace. Learning is fully flexible so you can fit your everyday commitments around your studies.

Everything you need to study is online so you can study wherever you like – but that doesn’t mean you’re on your own.

OpenSpace is our online learning platform. It’s where you’ll go to access your learning materials, contact your expert trainers and assessors and upload your assessments.

What is OpenSpace?

It’s important to us that we deliver a superior, online learning platform that meets our students’ needs. That’s why we have upgraded to our brand new, custom-designed learning platform, OpenSpace.

OpenSpace provides you with a user-friendly interface, that is mobile responsive. This means that you can complete your coursework using your laptop, iPad, or mobile device. All coursework is automatically saved, providing you with the flexibility you need to complete your studies anywhere, anytime.

How to get support?

Learning Support

The learning support team will be with you every step of the way, from enrolment to graduation. They’re here to help you get the most out of your online course. They can assist by providing non-academic support - like helping you craft an achievable study plan so that you can graduate in a realistic timeframe. If you’re finding it tough to stay motivated throughout your course, they’ll be there to help keep you on track.

Student support

The Student Support team is your one-stop service centre for all student administrative issues – including enrolment, change of contact details, OpenSpace support, assessment results and certification.

You can access the Student Support team by email or phone

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  • Save 12%

    Total course cost: $5,110.00 was $5,810.00

    Paid weekly, over the length of your course.

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    Total course cost: $3,776.50 was $5,810.00

    Get the best value when you pay upfront

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Kimberly Kim

Accounting & Finance
Kimberly has over 11 years’ experience in training and assessment in tertiary and vocational education and training institutes.  She has also run her own public accounting and tax practice for over two years, after 10 years of working in tax and accounting field.
Kimberly has over 11 years’ experience in training and assessment in tertiary and vocational education and training institutes.  She has also run her own public accounting and tax practice for over two years, after 10 years of working in tax and accounting field. Kimberly holds a Masters of Business Administration majoring in Professional Accounting and is a Certified Professional Accountant with a passion for teaching.
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Tanya Galey

Business & Leadership
Tanya has many years of experience working in the Airline Industry through her role at World Aviation Systems who represent various airlines here in Sydney (Air Tahiti Nui and Hawaiian Airlines to name a few). She has extensive knowledge of Sales, marketing, reservations and the general business operations of an Airline.
Tanya has many years of experience working in the Airline Industry through her role at World Aviation Systems who represent various airlines here in Sydney (Air Tahiti Nui and Hawaiian Airlines to name a few). She has extensive knowledge of Sales, marketing, reservations and the general business operations of an Airline.

Through her role at World Aviation she travelled extensively and gained knowledge on various destinations first hand. Tanya has been teaching Certificate III and Diploma of Tourism for the past 10 years to pass on her passion/knowledge for the Tourism Industry to her students. Recently Tanya has received her Certificate IV in Business Administration to supplement her current role as Operations Manager of a financial planning firm. While still consulting with the travel industry she has been in the financial Industry for the past 5 years developing relevant policies/procedures and complying with regulatory practices.

Tanya’s qualifications are Diploma of Tourism, Certificate IV in Tourism, Certificate III in Tourism , Certificate IV in Training & Assessment and Certificate IV in Business Administration.
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Rosalie Pellew

Business & Leadership
Rosalie Pellew has over 30 years' experience in customer engagement; workplace training and assessment; facilitating adult education; leading and coaching customer contact teams; and supporting on-line learning students.
Rosalie Pellew has over 30 years' experience in customer engagement; workplace training and assessment; facilitating adult education; leading and coaching customer contact teams; and supporting on-line learning students.

Rosalie’s experience spans various industries from retail and telecommunications to food production. Rosalie has been in Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector for over 14 years.

Pursuing her passion for adult education, Rosalie refocused into student services to assist students through their learning journey and beyond to training and assessing. She holds a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, Diplomas in Teaching, Adult Education, Business Administration, Business and Leadership & Management.
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Mohammad Rahman

Accounting & Finance
Mohammad has been in the Accounting and Finance field since 2015, taking on various roles like bookkeeper, taxation accountant, financial accountant, and payroll officer. His experience triggered his interest in becoming an Accounting Trainer in vocational education.
Mohammad has been in the Accounting and Finance field since 2015, taking on various roles like bookkeeper, taxation accountant, financial accountant, and payroll officer. His experience triggered his interest in becoming an Accounting Trainer in vocational education. Since 2017, he's been training and assessing Accounting in different institutes, including TAFE. He's deeply passionate about teaching and finds joy in sharing his knowledge and experience with learners. With a Bachelor of Business and Commerce in Accounting, Mohammad brings both academic and practical expertise to his role, ensuring students are well-prepared for the industry.