Open up a world of career opportunities in business by completing a traineeship in your workplace.

Traineeships are a great way to be paid for work, learn and earn a qualification. Trainees must be employed within an administration/business industry. A training contract between the employer and the trainee is required prior to enrolment.

The Certificate IV in Business qualification provides skills and knowledge needed to develop your career in the business world. You will become competent in a wide range of general information and communications including critical thinking.

Within the qualification you will learn how to develop personal work priorities, use emotional intelligence to collaborate in a workplace environment, produce spreadsheets and business documents as well as understanding environmentally sustainable work practices and organising business meetings.

The program reflects both existing practice and emerging trends in business, providing you with readily transferable professional skills.

Please note: The information on the page is for trainees only. We do offer this course for non-trainees.
View the non-traineeship version of this course.

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, to continue your learning journey, this program will be delivered remotely where possible.

Participants will be required to engage with theoretical components of the course online and via video conferencing software rather than attend classes. Refer to our COVID-19 Online Service Standards for details of minimum technical requirements and support available.

Practical skills training and assessment will be carried out in scheduled small classes in order to meet social distancing requirements. The usual rhythms of block or day release may be disrupted temporarily given the altered scheduling of practical training and assessment. It may be possible for apprentices and trainees to capture assessment evidence in their workplace. This will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis with the individual and their employer.

Students will be required to provide evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19 prior to coming onto campus. Visit our Coronavirus page for up-to-date information.

If you have any queries regarding the course delivery or practical skills training and assessment, please contact our student information centre on 1300 244 746 or

Course code
Delivery location
Not available Online
Not available for International students
Full Time, 12 months. Part Time, 24 months.
Start dates
Ongoing at your workplace.

Chisholm courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.