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BSB40515 – Certificate IV in Business Administration

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BSB40515 – Certificate IV in Business Administration


This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed administrative skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of administrative contexts. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others with some limited responsibility for the output of others.

Course Structure

Students are required to complete 10 Units of Competency for this qualification. There is no core unit in this qualification.

National Code Title Core/Elective
BSBADM401 Produce complex texts from shorthand notes Elective Unit
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports Elective Unit
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets Elective Unit
BSBITU404 Produce complex desktop published documents Elective Unit
BSBWRT401 Write  complex documents Elective Unit
BSBADM407 Administer projects Elective Unit
BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes Elective Unit
BSBINN30 Promote innovation in a team environment Elective Unit
BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment Elective Unit
BSBITS401 Maintain business technology Elective Unit
BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Elective Unit


Duration / Completion

The course is expected to be completed 30 weeks including holidays with the study load of 20 hours per week via Face to face delivery mode in class room.


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Intake Dates

There is no set course commencement dates meaning individuals can enrol and commence their chosen course at any time

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Develop work priorities, teams & individuals
  • Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies
  • Implement and monitor WHS policies and procedures
  • Promote innovation & change
  • Produce complex business documents
  • Undertake business planning
  • Administer projects

Job Roles / Career

  • Accounts Supervisor
  • Executive Personal Assistant
  • Office Administrator
  • Project Assistant.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal prerequisites required to enter the BSB40515- Certificate IV in Business Administration. However, prior to commencement of training the student in a pre-training interview must be assessed as meeting the following criteria:

  • All students must be the age of 18 or over at the time of applying for admission.
  • Satisfactory completion of studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification is required for entry into this course.
  • Mature age students will also be considered without the minimum education requirements but with relevant work experience within chosen area of study and a demonstrated capacity to meet course requirements. A minimum of 5 years supervision experience would normally be expected but each case will be reviewed individually with relevant work experience evidenced by work reference letter on company letterhead, work samples and curriculum vitae submitted will be considered.
  • Successful completion of LLN test, recommended entry at ACSF level 3.

Pathways into the Qualification

  • BSB30412 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.
Examples of indicative job roles for candidates seeking entry based upon their vocational experience include:

  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Clerk
  • Data Entry Operator
  • Junior Personal Assistant
  • Medical Records Officer
  • Receptionist
  • Office Administration Assistant
  • Office Administrator
  • Word Processing Operator

This breadth of expertise would equate to the competencies required to undertake this qualification.

Pathways from the Qualification

After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake:

  • BSB50407 Diploma of Business Administration.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)

Students may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) by providing evidence that they have the required skills and knowledge in the specific areas of competency through work /industry experience and/or completed eligible assessments in an equivalent or higher qualification. Appropriate credit transfer may be granted to eligible students against each unit of competency on evidence to successful completion of the same unit in an equivalent or higher nationally endorsed qualification. Students with credit transfers or recognition of prior learning will finish the course in a shorter duration and are advised to consult appropriate authorities/bodies for applicable criteria if they are planning further study or stay in Australia

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit. (Source: AQF)

Credit Transfer

Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications. (Source AQF)


On successful completion of this course the student would be awarded BSB40515 – Certificate IV in Business Administration which is nationally recognised qualification. This could help student gain entry into career paths or higher education in Business stream. Students who do not complete all units may be eligible for a Statement of Attainment in partial completion of a BSB40515 – Certificate IV in Business Administration

How to Apply

  • Download the Student Enrolment Form, then complete and send it with the necessary documents by post or email.
  • Complete the Online Application Form and attach the necessary documents.
  • Visit our RTO and then apply directly.

For additional information about how to apply for this program, please contact office.