Certificate IV Business Administration
|Qualification Certificate IV Business Administration|
|National course code BSB40515|
|Accreditation Tactical Training Group|
|Recognition Nationally Recognised Certificate - meets AQF standards (What's this?)|
|Duration Self paced, maximum 2 years|
|Study mode Online|
|Start date Enrol anytime|
This course aims to provide a broad range of administrative skills and an extensive knowledge base across a wide variety of organisational roles. You will develop high level written communication and office systems management skills as well as developing your knowledge management ability.
- Advance your career
Get ahead with a Certificate III Business Administration.
- Flexible Learning
Work at your own pace. No fixed timetables and exam schedules. Fit your study around your life and work commitments.
- National Qualification
This qualification is recognised with the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Who is this course for?
This qualification is designed for people working in roles such as administration officer, accounts supervisor or executive personal assistant roles and for individuals who are seeking to advance in their career.
- Learn about preparation of business documents
- Manifest competency in logistics, building and leading small teams
- Learn about the administration of business projects
- Draft and prepare simple financial documents and reports
- Coordinate and implement customer service strategies
- Learn to develop complex Microsoft Office spreadsheets, documents and presentations
There are no entry requirements for this qualification, however there are preferred entry pathways for candidates considering this qualification.
Recognition of prior learning
Skills and qualifications you already have may count towards your qualification.
This course is accredited under the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF), Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a nationally recognised qualification, BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration.
What you'll neeed.
In order to successfully enrol in this course, you must have a level of proficiency in written English, allowing you to engage in the course materials and content and ensuring you can undertake the variety of assessments.
To complete the course material you’ll need access to a computer AND smart device. Plus you’ll also need the following PC software/hardware specifications:
- Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent (Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint)
- Strong internet access Printer
- Microsoft Windows XP or MAC equivalent Scanner/Camera (you may be required to scan and email a document to your trainer/upload to the online system. If you do not have a scanner, you are able to take a photo of the document.)
You must be at least 16 years old on the date of application. If you are under the age of 18 you will also need an application signed by your parent or guardian.
- Year 10 and a minimum of one year of vocational experience OR
- Completion of a government recognised Certificate II course or higher OR
- Relevant vocational experience
Pathways into the qualification
BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration or other relevant qualification/s
vocational experience in providing administrative or operational support to individuals and/or teams but without a formal business administration qualification.
Pathways from the qualification
After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake a BSB50215 Diploma of Business or BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management.
Total Units: 10
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to organise meetings including making arrangements, liaising with participants, and developing and distributing meeting related documentation.
Code: BSBADM405 Myskills
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to report financial activity for business both in response to client requests and to meet statutory requirements such as the completion of statutory requirement reports.
Code: BSBFIA401 Myskills
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and analyse existing and required resources, their effective application and the accountability for their use.
Code: BSBMKG413 Myskills
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to organise domestic and overseas business travel, including developing associated itineraries, booking travel and accommodation, preparing travel related documentation and making travel arrangements.
Code: BSBWHS401 Myskills
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use spreadsheet software to complete business tasks and to produce complex documents.
Code: BSBITU402 Myskills
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design and develop business documents using complex technical features of word processing software.
Code: BSBITU401 Myskills
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to maintain the effectiveness of business technology in the workplace. It includes maintaining existing technology and planning for future technology requirements.
Code: BSBCMM401 Myskills
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage the ongoing relationship with a customer, which includes assisting the customer to articulate their needs, meeting customer needs and managing networks to ensure customer needs are addressed. The customer relationship would typically involve direct interaction a number of times over an extended period.
Code: BSBCUS402 Myskills
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and maintain effective work relationships and networks. It covers the relationship building and negotiation skills required by workers within an organisation as well as freelance or contract workers.
Code: BSBREL401 Myskills
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan documents, draft text, prepare final text and produce documents of some complexity.
Code: BSBWRT401 Myskills
For more detailed information about the course structure please visit Certificate IV Business Administration BSB40515 at Training.gov.au
The following occupations relate to this qualification.
Accounts Supervisors complete Business Activity Statements and prepare other office taxes; produce basic management and job costing reports; prepare budgets; supervise the operation of computer based systems; classify, record and report accounting information; and maintain inventory records.
Administration Officers carry out general administrative tasks. This may include producing documents from notes or shorthand, assisting other staff in general duties, handling colleague or client enquiries, maintaining databases, scheduling, and managing records and basic accounts.
Board Secretaries provide administrative support to Boards or similar governing bodies. They take minutes, circulate papers, and liaise between the Board and the Chief Executive Officer. Depending on the company, their duties may also include providing advice to the Board on governing principles and policy, helping to implement the Board's decisions, and ensuring good lines of communication between the Board, employees, managers and members of the public.
Business Administration Officers (Local Government) focus on local government business issues. They may administer contracts, prepare tender documentation and responses to tenders, develop and maintain supplier relationships and prepare accounts and rates notice forms.
Executive Assistants provide direct administrative support to senior managers. They may produce texts from notes, shorthand or audio; create presentations and simple databases; organise schedules; administer projects; and prepare financial reports
Office Administrators carry out administrative tasks to ensure the smooth running of an office. They may lead and develop teams of staff, establish business networks, coordinate business resources, report on financial performance and implement customer service strategies.
Office Supervisors oversee the day-to-day running of a local government office. They supervise office staff and activities, and monitor supplies. They may supervise offices dealing with rates, policy, community programs or other areas of local government responsibility.
Personal Assistants carry out liaison, coordination and organisational tasks to support managers and professionals. They deal with operational matters; research and prepare reports, briefing notes, memoranda and correspondence; carry out secretarial duties; maintain appointment diaries and make travel arrangements. They may supervise secretarial and clerical staff.
Project Assistants provide administrative support to project teams and management. They prepare documentation, correspondence and reports; deal with invoices and expense claims; arrange meetings; compile research; and perform secretarial and clerical duties as required.
Senior Clinical Coders translate descriptions of medical diagnoses and procedures into codes, which record health care data. They work in hospitals, community health centres or private practice as senior members of staff in administrative teams.
Strata Managing Agents manage the financial and administrative affairs of multi-unit properties, and oversee day-to-day upkeep. They maintain accounts and records, coordinate maintenance, and handle disputes.
Waste Management Administrative Supervisors manage the administrative aspects of waste management plants. They administer all human resource services, oversee budgets and finances, and train and lead work teams.
The following industries relate to this qualification.
This sector covers the auditing of accounting records, preparation of financial statements and tax returns and bookkeeping.
This sector covers the establishment and maintenance of procedures, records, and regulations for commercial activities. For qualifications relating to specific aspects of business administration, use the headings Governance, Human Resource Management, Occupational Health & Safety, Purchasing and Procurement, Quality Auditing, or Recordkeeping.
This sector covers the operation of civil and criminal courts.
This sector covers all aspects of the natural and built environment that may affect human health.
This sector covers the use of institutions and structures of authority to allocate resources.
This sector covers the provision of non-inflight services to air transport, including baggage handling, refuelling, and customer administration.
This sector covers the administrative aspects of a legal office work environment.
This sector covers the administrative tasks of local government.
This sector covers property management, leasing, sales and agency administration across the range of property sectors. For qualifications relating to specific aspects of the property industry, use the headings Asset Maintenance, Property Management, or Real Estate.
This sector covers the organisation of government policies and programmes which are carried out by public servants at all levels of government.
This sector covers the maintenance of the records of an organisation and includes classifying, storing, and securing records.
We offer subsidised training in the following highlighted states and territories
Your investment in skilling your staff through training may also bring with it a number of State and Australian Government financial incentives.
Financial incentives you may be eligible for include:
- Australian Government standard Commencement and Completion Incentives ranging from $750
to over $4,000
- Training award pay rates (if required)
- Exemption or rebates from payroll tax (where applicable)
- Exemption of apprentice’s wages from workers compensation premium calculations (NSW apprentices)
- Extra incentives to assist in the employment of under-represented groups such as
- Apprentices or trainees with a disability, mature age, school-based and Indigenous
- A number of extra incentives which are available for certain areas or qualifications
Note Incentives are dependent on meeting eligibility criteria.
Contact Allara Leaning on 1300 772 724 to discuss your eligibility for incentives.
|Course Category||1st Qualification||2nd Qualification||Apprenticeship/Traineeship||Concession|
|Certificate IV Business Administration BSB40515||$1580||$1850||$1000||$240|
|Course Category||Course Fees Range*|
|Apprenticeships, traineeships and priority industry training (Certificate II to IV)||$1200||$1700||$415|
|*The Student tuition fees (course Fees) are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fees.|
|Apprenticeships (First Year)||$350||$0|
|Apprenticeships (Each subsequent year)||$600||$0|
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Fees for RPL applications are calculated on a case by case basis and may be reduced due to credit transfer. The base price for RPL applications is:
- Certificate II to Certificate IV qualifications $1,500^
- Diploma to Advanced Diploma qualifications $2,000^