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0.5 Year


The Certificate IV in Business (Administration) will help you become a vital part of any team in a variety of different industries.

Every sector demands administrative support to ensure the smooth running of its business. Growth is expected in this field right across the globe.

Learn valuable organisational, communication and problem-solving skills that will carry you into roles like an executive assistant, project assistant, administration officer and more. You could work in a number of exciting industries, including technology, finance, advertising, travel and education, as well as government and charities.

TAFE NSW utilises Virtual Enterprise software, which mimics real workplace documents, including organisation charts, policies and procedures.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to: 

  • Use different software packages - including Microsoft Office suite
  • Write complex business documents
  • Manage conflicting diaries
  • Contribute to projects


Build your experience and get practical skills in: 

  • Typing and other keyboard skills
  • Organising meetings
  • Organising business travel including preparing complex text documents and spreadsheets, organising meetings, making presentations, organising travel and itineraries, administering projects


Develop the qualities you need to get ahead in this industry:

  • Organisational ability
  • Problem solving skills
  • Collaborative working style
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Confident communication and strong interpersonal skills


This qualification could help you prepare for roles like:

  • Executive Assistant
  • Personal Assistant
  • Project Assistant
  • Office Administrator


When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Academic Requirements:

English Language Requirements:

  • Academic IELTS 6.0 (with no individual band less than 5.5) or equivalent

Additional Requirements:

  • It is recommended for students to have experience utilising Microsoft applications such as Word and Excel.

TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs are met. The level of support you need may be assessed via a review of your LLN skills with written tasks and a one-on-one interview. If you need to strengthen your LLN skills, an individual training plan will be created with you.

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • Some experience working in an administrative role in an office environment
  • Some experience with different computer software like Microsoft Word, Excel
  • Typing skills
  • Time management and organisational skills

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from a range of courses offered at multiple campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network and socialise.

Learn more about TAFE NSW study locations

LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$7,520
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$7,520


Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the resources, counselling and facilities to support you while you are studying.

We offer a range of support services including: 

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support 
  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service 
  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
  • LinkedIn Learning -  an online resource that offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills


To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units. 

Note: Additional units may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

  • Packaging Rules Total number of units = 12
  • 6 core units plus
  • 6 elective units, of which:
  • 2 elective units must be selected from Group A for the remaining 4 elective units:up to 4 units may be selected from Groups A – J
  • If not listed, up to 2 units may be selected from a Certificate III, Certificate IV or Diploma from this or any other currently endorsed Training Package qualification or accredited course.
  • This qualification can provide for specialisations. To achieve a specialisation, the following additional packaging rules must be adhered to: For specialisation in Business Administration, 4 elective units must be selected from Group C.
  • Core Units
  • BSBCRT411 - Apply critical thinking to work practices
  • BSBTEC404 - Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment
  • BSBTWK401 - Build and maintain business relationships
  • BSBWHS411 - Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs
  • BSBWRT411 - Write complex documents
  • BSBXCM401 - Apply communication strategies in the workplace
  • BSBPEF402 - Develop personal work priorities
  • BSBPEF403 - Lead personal development
  • BSBTEC401 - Design and produce complex text documents
  • BSBTEC402 - Design and produce complex spreadsheets
  • BSBOPS401 - Coordinate business resources
  • BSBOPS405 - Organise business meetings


From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.


Build your expertise with a TAFE NSW Business Administration study pathway:


Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.

TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.