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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Business Administration

  • National Course Code: BSB40515
  • TAFE NSW code: BSB40515-01V05-20LIS-015

Location – Lismore

Study Type

PT Evening

Course Start Date

Anytime

Study Commitment

11.5 Hours per week

Duration

36 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

Be an indispensable part of any team when you study the nationally accredited Certificate IV in Business Administration. Learn valuable skills you can take into roles like Executive Assistant and Administration Officer; and work in a number of exciting industries including technology, finance, advertising, travel and education.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn how to:

  • Using different software packages - including Microsoft Office suite
  • Write complex business documents
  • Arrange meetings and business travel
  • Oversee projects

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the personal qualities needed to get ahead fast:

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

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Success in this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised Certificate IV qualification
  • A strong foundation to continue your business administration study

Career outcomes and job roles:

  • Executive assistant
  • Personal assistant
  • Project assistant
  • Office administrator
  • Administration officer (Local Government)

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your education and career further:

  • Diploma of Business Administration
  • Diploma of Business
  • Bachelor in Business with TAFE NSW Degrees

INDUSTRY DEMAND

Administrative assistants and support workers are employed in practically every industry, including schools, hospitals, government agencies, legal offices, digital and media agencies and more. This is a career choice with endless opportunities for employment and professional growth. The projected employment growth in Australia for this type of role over the five years to 2023, is 6.6%.

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 knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

TRAINING PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate IV in Business Administration as either a traineeship or non-traineeship, so you cancreate the career you want.

Non-traineeship

There are no entry requirements for non-trainees. You can enrol in this course now.

Traineeship

To be eligible for this course you must:

  • Be in relevant employment as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR 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
  • Typing skills
  • Time management and organisational skills

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

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course a local entry requirement for Lismore Campus for this qualification is for students to have completed Certificate III in Business Administration or equivalent qualification.

It is beneficial for students to have access to a computer at home to allow for practice and completion of at home activities and completion of assessment work. Students will also have access to TAFE campus library resources to complete any work.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • To complete your course work as per your individual learning plan time frame and participate regularly and consistently. This is a blended learning environment that consists of self paced, self directed learning with a teacher available for assistance during on campus learning, online connected learning using MS Teams and online Moodle.
  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills as defined in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). If you haven't studied at this level or above before, you may be required to undertake an assessment of your LLN skills so that we can better understand your academic capabilities and identify areas where you may need support. If you do not meet these requirements a Teacher will discuss alternative options or support services available to help you achieve your study goals.

There is no work placement component to this course.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part time evening course. You will need to attend approximately 6 hours of class, over 2 evenings a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 5.5 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 4.9 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research and assessment preparation.

Course attendance is a combination of face-to-face campus learning, online-connected learning using MS Teams and online Moodle. You will receive a delivery timetable on your first day of campus attendance with further details for online-connected learning and using MS Teams.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • Are currently employed in administration industry
  • Have a good understanding of work place expectations and practices
  • Have good skills in communication and team work
  • Have completed Certificate III Business Administration and wish to move to complex technology units and more senior activities within an organisation
  • Those already working in business administration who would like to apply for higher level roles or advancement

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
Additional LLN support may be provided in the classroom where a need has been highlighted through screening. Students who have identified as having a disability are eligible to receive individual tutorial support determined on an individual basis.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

This course is currently scheduled on Monday and Wednesday from 5.00pm to 8.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

  • Students will need to provide their own general stationery, (ie, pen, pencil, eraser, highlighters and stapler), including an A4 ring binder/dividers and plastic sleeves for handouts: Approx $20.00
  • Headphones and a USB storage device or access to a cloud storage account will also be required: Approx $20.00

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Elective Units
Number Title
BSBCUS402 Address customer needs
BSBADM409 Coordinate business resources
BSBITU401 Design and develop complex text documents
BSBITU314 Design and produce spreadsheets
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
BSBADM406 Organise business travel
BSBADM405 Organise meetings
BSBWRT401 Write complex documents

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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Course Location

Lismore
64 Conway Street, Lismore
Phone 131 601

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