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BSB40120

Certificate IV in Business (Business Administration)

Advance your business career by updating your administrative skills and getting formal recognition of your capabilities.

Take your professional career to the next level with a Certificate IV in Business.

The BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business can help you gain a competitive edge when applying for a promotion or senior role in a business. This specialised business administration qualification will prepare you for admin roles, allowing you to take on more responsibility in your existing company or with a new employer.

Completing this business admin course will prepare you for a wide range of roles across any industry. After graduating with your business administration certificate, you could find work as an executive assistant, a senior administrative manager, or an office coordinator. Whichever path you take, you will have the organisational skills and critical thinking abilities to thrive in a business environment.

Key business roles like these typically provide secure and stable employment. Plus, business admin training can put you on a high-potential career path in human resources. Human resources managers earn roughly $2,400 per week, and this field is expected to experience very strong future growth (data from Job Outlook). This is only one example of where your business administration course could take you.

By completing the BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business online with Foundation Education, you will add a nationally recognised and respected business qualification to your CV, demonstrating to prospective employers that you have the knowledge and knowhow to make a valuable contribution to their company.

Not ready for the Certificate IV yet? Consider studying the BSB30120 Certificate III in Business first. Alternatively, if you would like business training with a focus on moving into leadership roles, our BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business is also available with a specialisation in leadership.

*Source: Joboutlook.gov.au

This is a Nationally Recognised course.

Eligibility Requirements

Education

Whilst there are no formal entry requirements mandated by the training package, students’ skills and capabilities to undertake this training product will be assessed and advice on suitability will be provided during the pre-enrolment process.

Minimum Age

Students under the age of 18 years require the signed consent of a parent or guardian to enrol in this qualification. 

Residency Status

You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.

Computer Requirements

In order to complete the online part of the course you will need regular access to the following:

  • Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points
  • Internet: High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended)
  • Windows: Operating system – Windows 8 or above
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
  • MAC: Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later
  • Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download).
Qualification

Certificate IV in Business (Business Administration)

Delivery

Online available

Length

Up to 12 months

Study Load

Submit 1 unit of competency every 4 weeks to graduate in 12 months

Cost

Contact us on 1300 616 197 for course costs

Payment Options

Upfront Payment
Payment Plan

Course Outcomes

This business certificate will prepare you for several roles in a wide range of workplaces with a niche focus on administrative tasks. You will have the skills to organise business meetings, complete projects, manage workplace information systems, support HR processes, apply critical thinking and use digital technologies in the workplace, build business relationships, write complex documents, use emotional intelligence, and more.

Senior administration officer

Senior administration officers are key leaders within any organisation, ensuring the company as a whole reaches its objectives and follows best-practice processes. In this position, you will hire, oversee, train, coordinate and monitor staff in your team. This role handles a range of administrative and management jobs, effectively enabling your colleagues to focus on getting their work done.

Assistant Records Manager

Working directly with a records manager, you will assist with creating and managing the business’s recordkeeping system, provide appropriate access to documents for other staff, organise files, and delete/destroy documents when required.

Office Coordinator

Keep everything running smoothly in a professional workplace as an office coordinator. This is a key supporting role that ensures every other member of the office has the resources to complete their work effectively. In this position, you’ll handle everyday administrative jobs including answering phone calls, undertaking reception duties, coordinating team calendars, updating the office’s inventory, and communicating with colleagues via email.

Executive Assistant

Working closely with an executive or other high-level member of staff, you will play an essential role in ensuring all emails, phone calls, meetings, travel plans, and appointments are scheduled appropriately and run smoothly.

Delivery Options and Length

Online

Flexible online learning, meaning you can study whenever and wherever suits you through our online learning platform, My eCampus.

Up to: 12 months

Cost & Payment Options

Upfront Payment
Payment Plan

Your course fee includes the delivery and assessment of your qualification, your study materials (including all resources) and on-going support from our Education Team.

Upfront payment All course costs can be paid in total via VISA/MasterCard or bank deposit.

Payment plan Paid via a series of regular weekly or fortnightly instalments.

Online

Contact us on 1300 616 197 for course costs

Course Structure & Prerequisites

BSBCRT411

Apply critical thinking to work practices
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use advanced-level critical thinking skills in a workplace context. This includes using methods of analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The unit applies to individuals who evaluate existing or proposed work practices. These individuals are typically responsible for reviewing or developing work processes, products or services that may be proposed or already existing.

BSBTEC404

Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand the fundamentals of using digital technologies to collaborate in a workplace context, including working as part of a remote team. It involves undertaking a basic review of organisational processes to identify opportunities for using digital technologies to complete work tasks more efficiently and effectively. The unit applies to those who use problem-solving skills and take responsibility for adopting and promoting approaches to improve organisational operations, particularly relating to the use of digital technologies.

BSBTWK401

Build and maintain business relationships
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, develop and maintain effective work relationships and networks through relationship building and negotiation skills required by workers. These workers may be within an organisation as well as freelance or contract workers. The unit applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of networking and negotiation who contribute to creating solutions to unpredictable problems. They may have responsibility for and provide guidance to others.

BSBWHS411

Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor an organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in order to meet legislative requirements. The unit applies to those with supervisory responsibilities in a work area who have a broad knowledge of WHS policies and contribute well-developed skills in creating solutions to problems through analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources. They provide supervision and guidance to others and have limited responsibility for the output of others.

BSBWRT411

Write complex documents
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, draft and finalise complex documents. The unit applies to individuals who work in a range of business environments and are skilled in the creation of documents that are more complex than basic correspondence, memos and/or forms and that require review and analysis of a range of information sources.

BSBXCM401

Apply communication strategies in the workplace
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate and apply communication strategies in the workplace within any industry. This unit has a specific focus on the communication skills required for supervisor level workers with responsibility for other workers.

BSBPEF401

Manage personal health and wellbeing
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify signs and sources of strain on personal health and wellbeing (both physical and mental) within job roles and according to key performance indicators (KPIs). The unit applies to individuals who operate with a high level of autonomy, have excellent communication skills and apply knowledge of organisational policies and relevant legislation.

BSBPEF502

Develop and use emotional intelligence
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and use emotional intelligence to increase self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management in the workplace. The unit applies to individuals who are required to identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information from a range of sources and who deal with unpredictable problems as part of their job role. These individuals may be responsible for leading a team or work area.

BSBOPS405

Organise business meetings
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to organise meetings including making arrangements, liaising with participants, and developing and distributing meeting related documentation. The unit applies to those employed in a range of work environments who are required to organise a variety of business meetings. They may provide administrative support within an enterprise or have responsibility for these tasks in the context of a particular team, workgroup or project.

BSBPMG430

Undertake project work
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake a minor project or a section of a larger project. It covers developing a project plan, administering and monitoring the project, finalising the project and reviewing the project to identify lessons learned for application to future projects. The unit applies to individuals who play a significant role in ensuring a project meets timelines, quality standards, budgetary limits and other requirements set for the project.

BSBINS402

Coordinate workplace information systems
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and review workplace information systems. It involves identification, collection, initial analysis and use of information. The applies to individuals whose work will normally be carried out within methods and procedures which require planning and evaluation, leadership and guidance of others, and some discretion and judgement.

BSBHRM417

Support human resources functions and processes
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support work across a range of human resource functional areas. The unit applies to individuals who require a broad understanding of human resource functions, associated policy frameworks and the administrative requirements to support these functions and policies.

Prereqs

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

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Recognition of Prior Learning

Given that some students may already be able to demonstrate their competence in some units, a recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment process may be available to students to recognise skills and knowledge that may have been gained through formal and informal training and/or learning, work experience and life experience.

Why choose us?

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Having a flexible study option means that I can still work full-time and have a social life whilst completing my qual

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Flexible Online Study

All of our courses are delivered online, giving you the flexibility to choose your course length.

Dedicated Student Support

Our industry experienced Technical Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation.

Industry-relevant Courses

Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to equip you with job-ready skills.

Nationally Recognised Training

All of our courses are Nationally Recognised and accredited. 

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