Gain the skills to become the personal assistant to a CEO or office administrator of a dynamic business. Be the backbone of an organisation, with business administration skills for a wide range of industries.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Organise face-to-face and virtual meetings
Use business administration software including Microsoft Office suite and Microsoft Teams for workplace tasks and projects
Produce complex business documents
Make and deliver presentations
Oversee workplace projects
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Confidence organising people in a business and managing your boss's schedules
Exposure to realistic simulated office environments
Experience performing key business administration duties independently and in a team
Strong pathways to enhance your career opportunities
Confidence creating and managing complex business documents
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Completed your Higher School Certificate or equivalent level of study or
Completed a Certificate III in Business or
Approximately 2 years' relevant work experience in industry
Confidence in creating and managing multiple files across the Microsoft Office suite, such as compiling information using Excel spreadsheets and Word documents
Time management and organisational skills
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Executive assistant to a CEO, Executive assistant, Personal assistant , Administration supervisor, Office supervisor, Clerical supervisor, Reception manager, Administration coordinator, Office coordinator, Administration assistant, Office administrator and Secretary
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate IV in Business (Administration) does not have any post-graduate courses.
The Certificate IV in Business (Administration) does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Business (Administration) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 12 Units of competency, including 6 core and 6 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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