Qualification details

BSB41910 - Certificate IV in Business (Governance) (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to BSB41907 - Certificate IV in Business (Governance) 11/Mar/2009
Is superseded by and equivalent to BSB41915 - Certificate IV in Business (Governance)Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages 24/Mar/2015

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 10/Mar/2009

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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BSBATSIC411C - Communicate with the communityCommunicate with the community N/A
BSBATSIC412A - Maintain and protect cultural values in the organisationMaintain and protect cultural values in the organisation N/A
BSBATSIL408C - Manage a board meetingManage a board meeting N/A
BSBATSIL411A - Undertake the roles and responsibilities of a board memberUndertake the roles and responsibilities of a board member N/A
BSBATSIL412A - Participate effectively as a board memberParticipate effectively as a board member N/A
BSBATSIL413A - Review and apply the constitutionReview and apply the constitution N/A
BSBATSIM414C - Oversee the organisation's annual budgetOversee the organisation's annual budget N/A
BSBATSIM416A - Oversee organisational planningOversee organisational planning N/A
BSBATSIM417A - Implement organisational plansImplement organisational plans N/A
BSBATSIM418A - Oversee financial managementOversee financial management N/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 512000 Office And Practice Managers 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3292-11 Project Or Program Administrator 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0803 Business And Management 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Governance 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Non-Executive Director,Executive Director,Board Member,Indigenous Organisation Board Member,Board Secretary 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 512000 Office And Practice Managers 03/Aug/2011 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3292-11 Project Or Program Administrator 03/Aug/2011 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0803 Business And Management 03/Aug/2011 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 10/Mar/2009 
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Modification History

Not applicable.



This qualification reflects the role of individuals who undertake responsibilities required of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, and who bring a wide range of knowledge, skills, talents and experience to their organisations.

Boards of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-managed organisations operate in two worlds; they have cultural obligations to their community as well as legal and financial obligations to the wider community and funding bodies.

In their special role of leading their organisations, board members would ensure that while fulfilling their duties, they are individually and collectively contributing the best value to the board, organisation and community.

Job roles 

Possible job roles relevant to this qualification include:

  • board member
  • contact officer or secretary
  • manager and senior staff member in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation
  • public servant working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boards of governance.

Pathways Information

Qualification pathways 

Entry requirements 

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Pathways into the qualification 

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • some vocational experience working on or with a board of governance, but with no formal qualifications


  • full attendance and participation in introductory Corporate Governance workshops, Indigenous Leadership programs or other relevant non-accredited training


  • after achieving BSB30110 Certificate III in Business or other relevant qualifications.

Pathways from the qualification 

BSB50710 Diploma of Business (Governance) and a range of other Diploma qualifications.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Licensing , legislative , regulatory or certification considerations 

There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, Aboriginal and Torres Strait organisations operate in a variety of environments and some aspects of governance activities may be subject to legislation, rules, regulations and codes of practice relevant to different job roles and jurisdictions.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary


The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :


  • communicating in culturally appropriate ways
  • discussing information, questioning outcomes and actions, sharing ideas, and clarifying information with staff and other board members
  • networking and negotiating with members of the community
  • providing information to the community about the organisation's activities and board decisions


  • encouraging a team approach where individual contributions are recognised and acknowledged
  • identifying people and delegating authority to relevant team members
  • making decisions in the best interests of the organisation and the community
  • seeking stakeholder participation in decision making


  • analysing and evaluating information
  • ensuring activities follow the constitution and organisational policies and procedures
  • questioning outcomes and actions of financial reports
  • reviewing effectiveness and efficiency of decisions and direction of the organisation

Initiative and enterprise

  • reviewing the board and board members
  • seeking funding for new activities
  • adding value to, and building positive reputation of, the organisation

Planning and organising

  • developing organisational plans
  • planning and organising annual meetings, general meetings and board meetings
  • planning regular community forums
  • setting directions for the future of the organisation


  • adhering to the operational structure of the board and performing responsibilities as per the role description
  • fulfilling duties and legal responsibilities
  • modelling respect for community culture and values


  • promoting an environment that encourages people to enhance their skills and knowledge
  • seeking advice from cultural and technical advisers
  • sharing skills with others


  • using technology:
  • for communication, time scheduling and planning
  • to gather information

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

Total number of units  = 12 

7 core units  plus

5 elective units 

Three elective units  must be selected from the elective units listed below.

Two units  may be selected from the elective units listed below, from elsewhere in this Training Package, or from any other currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at this qualification level, or Certificate III or Diploma level.

Elective units must be relevant to the work outcome, local industry and/or community requirements and the qualification level.

Core units 

BSBATSIC412A Maintain and protect cultural values in the organisation

BSBATSIL411A Undertake the roles and responsibilities of a board member

BSBATSIL413A Review and apply the constitution

BSBATSIM416A Oversee organisational planning

BSBATSIM417A Implement organisational plans

BSBATSIM418A Oversee financial management

BSBATSIM419A Contribute to the development and implementation of organisational policies

Elective units 

ATSI governance 

BSBATSIC411C Communicate with the community

BSBATSIL408C Manage a board meeting

BSBATSIL412A Participate effectively as a board member

BSBATSIM414C Oversee the organisation's annual budget

BSBATSIM420A Oversee asset management

BSBATSIM421A Support a positive and culturally appropriate workplace culture

BSBATSIW416C Obtain and manage consultancy services

BSBATSIW417C Select and use technology


BSBRES401A Analyse and present research information


BSBSUS301A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

NOTE : This qualification is copyright to the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations.