Business Administration And HR Courses

Certificate IV In Business Administration

Course Code: BSB40515

Begin your Career in the Competitive Business Administration Industry!

Quick Facts

Course Code: BSB40515
Course Name: Certificate IV In Business Administration
Course Duration: Up to 12 Months (Self-Paced)
Delivery Method:  Self-Paced Online Course Delivery
Career Pathways: Office Administrator, Accounts Supervisor, Executive Personal Assistant, Project Assistant

Where Can The BSB40515 Certificate IV In Business Administration Take Your Career?

The Cert IV in Business Administration (BSB40515) will give you that extra ‘edge’ in the highly competitive business administration industry, and is perfect for anyone wishing to engage in job roles such as:

- Office Administrator
- Accounts Supervisor
- Executive Personal Assistant
- Project Assistant

Course Delivery

The most effective and popular method of delivery is through Online Learning, enabling students to complete their Certificate IV in Business Administration (BSB40515) at their own pace. This delivery method is so popular because students are able to complete their course from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, or in fact anywhere in Australia at times that are most convenient for them.

Course Duration: You will have 12 months to complete the course from your enrolment date through online/distance learning.

What Will You Learn In The Business Administration Course?

Business administration professionals comprise the largest population of office professionals in the workforce. This Certificate IV in Business Administration (BSB40515) course will further develop your administrative skills and will give you the tools to provide leadership and guidance to others. By completing this certificate you will advance your administrative skills, giving you a broad knowledge useful for a variety of business situations.

During this course, you will learn how to prepare financial reports, organise and coordinate meetings and other business resources, and promote an innovative team environment. Additionally, you will gain skills to apply risk management processes and implement policies to ensure a safe environment.

Course Outline & Structure

Expected Study Hours: There are a total of 624 expected study hours for this course. This equals approximately 12 hours of study per week for the full 12 month course, however you may work at your own pace and complete your course faster if you’d like!

Assessment Methods: Assessment is conducted using a combination of written questions, case studies, and practical assessment to give you maximum opportunity to develop your administrative skills and knowledge.

BSB40515 Course Units

The BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration is comprised of a total of 10 units, which have been carefully selected to ensure they meet the needs of a wide range of administration professionals.

Group A Units:
BSBADM405 Organise meetings
BSBADM406 Organise business travel
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
BSBWRT401 Write complex documents
Group B Units:
BSBADM409 Coordinate business resources
BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment
BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information
BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes
BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements

Other qualifications with similar units include the BSB41015 Certificate IV in Human Resources or the BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites required to enter the Cert IV in Business Admin (BSB40515). However, it is preferred that students:

- Are 18 years or older
- Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent)
- Hold a Certificate III in Business Administration OR some industry experience in a relevant role (e.g. Office Administration Assistant, Receptionist, Accounts Clerk, Data Entry Operator)
- Have basic computer skills
- Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)


To support you in your studies we will provide:

- Online Course Materials and Resources
- Comprehensive Webinar
- Simulated Workplace Environment
- MYOB Student Edition
- Templates and access to relevant Acts and Regulations
- Ongoing Trainer Support via Phone and Student Messaging System

To complete your studies you will need to have access to:
- A Computer (PC or Mac) with Internet (ADSL 2+ and Google Chrome is recommended)
- Latest Adobe Acrobat Reader (Essential for Mac Users)
- Latest Microsoft Word and Powerpoint
- Video Recording Equipment
- At least 3 people to participate in assessment activities

Having access to a workplace would be beneficial, however you will be provided with a simulated environment if you are unable to secure a simulated workplace environment where this is not possible.

Ambition Training Institute is responsible for issuing of all qualifications and statements of attainment. Any changes to the arrangements will be communicated to students.

Qualification Pathways

After completing the Certificate IV in Business Administration, learners can continue their studies with the Diploma of Business Administration BSB50415. The Diploma qualification is suitable to advance into roles such as an Administration Manager, or General Office Manager.

Once enrolled, you may also consider additional training to complement your business skills, with courses such as:

- FNS40217 – Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
Ideal for anyone looking to enter the financial services industry.

- BSB41015 Certificate IV in Human Resources
- BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
- BSB 41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice
- TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Ideal for anyone looking to conduct training in business administration.

Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have work experience in the training industry or have completed relevant training in the past, you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL). The RPL process begins after enrolment – simply indicate you’d like to apply for RPL on your enrolment form and a trainer will send you an RPL kit and discuss your RPL opportunities. To receive RPL, you will need to provide up to date evidence of the competencies required for this qualification.

For policies on refunds, extensions, other fees, complaints, appeals, replacement certificates or statements of attainment, please see the Ambition Training Institute Student Handbook.