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The Skills You Will Gain From A BSB40120 Certificate IV In Business

It’s always a good time to study and learn new skills. In our rapidly changing world, there has been a noticeable increase in people taking steps to reskill or upskill, not only to further their careers but to also broaden their horizons and opportunities. For this reason, business courses provide some of the most versatile and beneficial options.  

Business courses cover everything from mastering digital technologies to writing complex business documents, giving you a broad range of skills and many different application options.  

Our BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business, which some may know from the previous course code BSB40215, is the perfect training for people who are looking to upskill to specialist roles or master self-development skills. The course prepares students for moderately complex administrative or operational tasks and equips them with a broad knowledge base to be able to apply solutions to a range of unpredictable problems. On top of this, they will learn the skills to analyse information from a variety of sources.  

The value of this course is that these broad skills can be used in a variety of business roles and industries. This is not only beneficial to graduates but it also appeals to employers and businesses as well.  

Let’s take a closer look at the key skills you will learn in this course. 

Skills you’ll gain in the BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business 

  • Applying critical thinking to workplace practices 

The ability to think critically is a valuable skill in any workplace, but particularly in business roles. Using these skills to analyse and improve workplace practices will make business more efficient and productive. By looking at current processes within the workplace, you’ll be able to identify issues that may be arising and make informed decisions to improve them. 

  • Using digital technologies to collaborate 

As the use of digital technologies is on the rise, one of the key skills that everyone in a business role must possess is grasping these digital technologies, particularly for collaboration purposes. Now that working remotely is a growing trend, being able to collaborate with colleagues, clients and stakeholders online is imperative to business success. A business course will prepare you for this in your future roles.  

  • Building & maintaining business relationships 

Like many industries, business success is built on good relationships. This includes relationships within the business, but most importantly with customers or clients and business stakeholders. Being able to create and nurture good relationships generally means greater customer satisfaction and retention. This, in turn, helps businesses continue to grow and be successful.  

  • Implementing & monitoring WHS  

While not at the forefront of everyone’s minds when it comes to business roles, WHS is an integral part of businesses of all shapes and forms operating effectively. This course will equip you with the skills to work with WHS policies, procedures and programs, as well as being able to manage the implementation and supervise the correct application of these procedures.  

  • Writing complex documents 

Every business industry will have its own unique procedures and documentations, but understanding and being able to write these complex documents is an important skill that can be applied in many different settings. This valuable skill prepares graduates for roles of greater responsibility and adds to their versatile skill-set.  

  • Applying communication strategies 

Being able to use communication strategies in the workplace can help in every situation, from day to day operations to important businesses meetings. This versatile skill doesn’t just apply to roles in business, but can be used in any role or career graduates pursue. Having a nationally recognised qualification from OPEC College under your belt will allow you to advance your chosen career and pursue new opportunities in business.  

These are only some of the skills you will gain when taking the Certificate IV, with many other options for elective units and opportunities to upskill available. Graduates of this business course will be able to provide leadership and guidance to others, as well as having some responsibility for the output of others. This places them in good stead for progressing to management and leadership roles in the future.  

All of these skills can be used in a vast range of roles and business settings, preparing graduates for many career opportunities. The course takes approximately 12-24 months to complete and provides graduates with nationally recognised training across 12 units of study. 

If you’d like to find out more about this course, you can find all the information here.  

We hope this article has given you some valuable information about the benefits of the Certificate IV (previously coded BSB40215). If you have any questions about this course or any of our other BSB40120 Business Courses, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team here.  


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