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Certificate IV in Business Administration

Need to develop your administrative skills? Looking to apply these skills to meet your organisation’s requirements? Learn how to apply new skills in a practical way that boosts your level of confidence and allows you to function effectively and efficiently in your role.

The Certificate IV in Business Administration is your gateway to acquiring a range of practical tools to enhance your skills base and to improve your career prospects.

Course overview

The Certificate IV in Business Administration is ideal for personal and executive assistants who currently hold roles in administrative contexts looking for a broader knowledge base as well as ongoing professional development. This course is now Australia’s leading qualification for executive and personal assistants, office administrators, project assistants, receptionists and those in clerical roles.

The Certificate IV in Business Administration qualification focuses on the development of high level skills with word-processing, spreadsheet and desktop publishing applications. Learn how to produce complex documents, organise meetings and business travel schedules and write complex documents.

The course also allows a range of elective subject options to enable students to select the skills and knowledge they need that best suits their chosen career path . It suits employees who already have strong skills with word processing and writing workplace business documents.

Additionally, students studying by distance mode will be eligible to attain online help from the yourtutor service. View the introductory video for more information.

Career pathways

Upon successful completion of the Certificate IV in Business Administration, graduates may apply for roles such as:

  • Office administrator
  • Project assistant
  • Sales support

Entry requirements

Entry requirements differ according to course provider. As a minimum, prospective students are expected to have adequate literacy levels and above average written communication skills.

In some cases, although there may be no formal entry requirements, experience in an administration role or basic Microsoft Office skills are highly recommended.

The preferred pathways, are:

  • after achieving the BSB30407 Certificate III in Business Administration or other relevant qualification/s;
  • providing evidence of competency in the majority of units required for the BSB30407 Certificate III in Business Administration or other relevant qualification/s;
  • some vocational experience in providing administrative or operational support to individuals and/or teams but without a formal business administration qualification.

Course duration

Course duration is dependent on study mode.

Online and distance study students will have the benefit of self-paced study with the average student able to complete the course within 46 weeks studying 5 hours per week. Most online programs will allow students more time to complete the course.

Students wishing to study via classroom delivery should speak to a CoursesNow consultant to discuss provider options.

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Delivery Methods Online
Finance Option Finance Available
Study Time 6 months-1 year

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