Specialization in Business Essentials

Compiled from BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business


Package 6 consecutive units in our BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business & on successful completion, get a Specialization in Business Essentials.

The Specialization in Business Essentials gives students the flexibility to package 6 consecutive units found in our BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business. On successful completion of these units, you will have started developing key skills to support you in a variety of business services job roles that support administration and operations.

Students who successfully complete our BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business - Specialization in Business Essentials will be entitled to receive a Statement of Attainment for units completed successfully. The full BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business is available by completing the remaining units offered in the program.

Why Choose the Specialization in Business Basics

  • This short-term study option is ideal for gap year students or those looking for an introduction to our full qualifications
  • Explore a comprehensive set of topics to prepare you for business services jobs supporting administration and operations – the specific skills you learn will depend on the 6 units you take
  • Receive a Statement of Attainment for each unit that you complete successfully
  • Upon completion of the Specialization in Business Essentials, you have the option to continue on and complete the full BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business
  • Combine your program with progressive qualifications and build a long-term study plan to achieve your learning and career goals

Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney


Weekday 28-34 weeks
Weekend 28-34 weeks

(20 hours/week)
Includes 6 hours/week online study + 14 hours/week in class study

Total length includes 24 weeks study + up to 10 weeks scheduled breaks

Weekday schedule: Wednesday/Thursday available at Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney campuses
Weekend schedule: Friday/Saturday available at Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney campuses


Intermediate 2


2024 - Jan 29, Feb 26, Mar 25, May 20, Jun 17, Jul 15, Sep 9, Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 30


2024 - Jan 1 - 26; Apr 22 - May 17;
Aug 12 - Sep 6; Dec 2- 20; Dec 23-27 (Christmas)



Work while you study

In Australia student visas typically include the right to work up to 48 hours every 2-week period once your course starts. Working while you study is a great way to immerse yourself in Australian life and earn extra money. Learn more about top industries and typical student jobs available in your study city.

Program Units

Take 6 consecutive units out of the following 12 units offered in the BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business.*

*Units offered in the BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business run in sequence. When you take the specialization, the particular 6 units available to you will depend on your start date.

In this unit you will learn how to prepare, deliver and review presentations for a range of purposes such as marketing, training and promotions. Topics include: Prepare presentation; Deliver presentation; Review presentation.

In this unit you will learn how to use advanced level critical thinking skills in the workplace. Topics include: Establish role of critical thinking in the workplace; Lead critical thinking process; Develop critical thinking mindset.

In this unit you will learn how to effectively express, present and debate ideas, using creative techniques to engage others. Topics include: Establish framework for communication; Develop ideas for communication; Debate and discuss ideas.

In this unit you will learn how to prepare, coordinate and review basic marketing activities for small or large enterprises. Topics include: Prepare to undertake marketing activity; Co-ordinate marketing activities; Review marketing activities.

In this unit you will learn how to plan and prioritise your tasks at work, and how to seek and evaluate feedback on your work performance. Topics include: Plan personal work schedule; Implement personal work schedule; Review personal work priorities.

Package this Program

Combine progressive programs to create a long-term study plan at Greystone College Australia and earn multiple qualifications. Study as long as 5 years by combining your Specialization in Business Essentials with other qualifications. Learn more about package programs, and explore other program options.

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