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Certificate IV in Business Administration


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This starter qualification is perfect for anyone wanting an entry level role in a business environment with solid knowledge of back office administration processes and technologies.

There are multiple ways to study Certificate IV in Business Administration with Open Colleges

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Entry Requirements
Year 10, Certificate II or higher, Language literacy and numeracy

One, some or all of these entry requirements must be met. Check with the provider before enrolling.

Nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Case Studies, Portfolio of Evidence, Presentations, Projects, Short-Answer Questions, Video, Written Assessments

Course Overview

With a focus on financial skills, this is an all-round course that will prepare you to take on a variety of in-demand office administration roles.

If you're organised, great at numbers and a top communicator, you'll be in demand by employers for roles such as account supervisor or accounts clerk. Many businesses need these types of positions in-house, meaning that your knowledge and skills will serve you well for many years to come, in a variety of potential environments.

By combining the finance component with business administration, you’ll have skills and insider knowledge that will keep your job in-demand and interesting. This is simply a great all-round qualification and a real way to get ahead.

This Certificate is useful for people looking to gain skills that will get them a job in business, finance and administration, but also for those who are currently employed who need to take their formal qualifications to the next level. The BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration (specialising in Finance) gives you training in financial services, payroll and coordination of business resources as well as office basics like managing multiple tasks, writing complex documents and working on set projects.

This course can be done in your own time around your current work, study or family commitments.

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Course Content

To obtain a Certificate IV in Business Administration with Open Colleges, you’ll need to complete some or all of the following units of study successfully. Units may vary or change so check with the provider before enrolling.

A total of 10 Study Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

Core Units

There are no Core Units for this qualification.

Elective Units

10 Elective Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

  • Organise meetings

  • Organise business travel

  • Administer projects

  • Coordinate business resources

  • Maintain financial records

  • Prepare financial reports

  • Report on financial activity

  • Implement workplace information system

  • Develop and use complex spreadsheets

  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

  • Write complex documents

  • Establish and maintain a payroll system

  • Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry

Course Provider

Open Colleges has been delivering quality education for over 100 years. During this time, we have honed our unique learning model to become Australia’s leader in online learning. We’ve achieved this by continuously evolving our approach to meet the needs of our learners by offering flexible, accessible, affordable and supportive courses.

So far, we’ve have helped over 700,000 people gain the skills to launch, change or take the next step in their careers. All of us at Open Colleges put the student at the centre of everything we do, whether that’s helping you find the right course, designing a new course, making improvements to our online campus or giving you the support you need to reach your goals.

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