Certificate IV in Business Administration

General Description: 

This qualification is suited to a range 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 information from a variety of sources.

They may provide leadership and guidance to others.

Career Opportunities: 

Job roles

  • Accounts Supervisor
  • Executive Personal Assistant
  • Office Administrator
  • Project Assistant.
  • Course Duration: 

    Generally this study course takes between 0.5 months -1 year to finish, based upon your own circumstances and also the mode of study which you decide on. For example, if you were to does this study course online and regularly commit time and energy to complete the tasks and assignments each week chances are you'll complete the course well ahead of the time.

    Method of Study: 

    In-class study will provide you with a structured educational experience and consistent face-to-face contact with your trainers, educators, lecturers and peers. Online, Correspondence and Distance Education programs provide the opportunity to study from just about anywhere, anytime! This is ideally suited if you want flexibility and can't commit to enrolling in regular classroom sessions. You should be able to learn at your own personal tempo and complete your training according to your individual timetable. Contact us right now to investigate which study method might suit you best.

    Course Category: 

    This particular course falls within the Business, Management & Finance type of courses. Business and commerce is the study of the principle as well as approach regarding planning, leading, arranging, motivating and co-ordinating the human and material resources of private and public firms and institutions. It features the retailing and provision of goods and services plus personal development. The main purpose associated with this unique field of training is to build up an understanding of the theory and practice of decision making in addition to policy creation, organisational development, planning, fiscal management, as well as the marketing and selling of goods and services. Some of the courses provided in this specific category consist of: Accounting, Business, Management, Sales and Marketing, Office Studies, Banking, Finance and Commerce to name a few.


    There are no formal prerequisites for this qualification.

    Recognition of Prior Learning: 

    Recognition is available (on application) to students with prior skills, experience, knowledge or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, in a related area. Recognition may reduce the duration of your studies. To apply for RPL, please contact us today at to obtain a RPL Kit and submit documentation in portfolio form for evaluation by AusCHS assessors(Subjective to evidence provide, mapped and assessed against the required unit/s of competency)


    Competency determination is made after all relevant evidence is gathered. AusCHS is receptive to evidence gathered from a variety of sources including our own assessment processes. AusCHS assessment processes include:

    • Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Transfer
    • Written/Oral Questions
    • Written reports/Portfolio Assessments
    • Scenarios
    • Role Plays
    • Projects

    When you finish this course you can apply to do BSB50415 Diploma of Business Administration or a range of other Diploma qualifications.

    In addition, depending on units/electives completed in this course, you may be eligible for advanced standing in other courses and other Training Package qualifications.


    Total number of units = 10

    This qualification has no core units

    10 elective units , of which:

  • 5 elective units must be selected from the Group A units listed below
  • 5 elective units may be selected from the Group A or Group B units listed below, or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level
  • if not listed below, 1 elective unit may be selected from either a Certificate III or Diploma qualification

    BSBITU307 Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy cannot be selected as an elective unit for this qualification.

    Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

    Elective Units

    Group A units

    BSBADM401 Produce complex texts from shorthand notes

    BSBADM405 Organise meetings

    BSBADM406 Organise business travel

    BSBADM411 Produce complex texts from audio transcription

    BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports

    BSBINM401 Implement workplace information system

    BSBITA401 Design databases

    BSBITU401 Design and develop complex text documents

    BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets

    BSBITU404 Produce complex desktop published documents

    BSBWRT401 Write complex documents

    Group B units

    BSBADM407 Administer projects

    BSBADM409 Coordinate business resources

    BSBCMM401 Make a presentation

    BSBCUS401 Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies

    BSBCUS402 Address customer needs

    BSBEBU401 Review and maintain a website

    BSBFIA402 Report on financial activity

    BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment

    BSBITS401 Maintain business technology

    BSBMKG413 Promote products and services

    BSBMKG414 Undertake marketing activities

    BSBMED401 Manage patient record keeping system

    BSBREL401 Establish networks

    BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information

    BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes

    BSBSUS301 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

    BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements

  • Course Fees: 

    Smart and Skilled Student Fees (Only for NSW residents)

    The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 1300 600 888 for further information and advice.

    First qualification- $1570

    Second qualification- $1830

    Concession- $240

    Exemption- $0

    Trainees: from 2016 if you are starting a traineeship that is on the NSW Skills List, your Smart and Skilled fee for the whole qualification will not be more than $1,000.

    The fees indicated above are based on students being approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. Students can pay their fee upfront or undertake a AUSCHS's Instalment Plan which will commence at the time of enrolment.

    Fee For Service - $4800
    Payment Plans Available**
    **conditions apply