Course Description

Open Colleges' BSB40515 Certificate IV Business Administration is a nationally recognised qualification that provides you with valuable preparation for office administration and project assistant roles.

Among other administrative skills, you will learn how to organise business travel, arrange meetings, coordinate business resources and implement environmentally sustainable workplace practices.

You will also develop your ability to solve problems and learn to analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. Successful completion of the course will create a pathway to further business studies should you wish to continue your education.

Open Colleges' BSB40515 Certificate IV Business Administration is a nationally recognised qualification that provides you with valuable preparation for office administration and project assistant roles.

Among other administrative skills, you will learn how to organise business travel, arrange meetings, coordinate business resources and implement environmentally sustainable workplace practices.

You will also develop your ability to solve problems and learn to analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. Successful completion of the course will create a pathway to further business studies should you wish to continue your education.

Potential career outcomes

  • Accounts Supervisor
  • Executive Assistant
  • Office Administrator
  • Program Coordinator
  • Project Administrator

Disclaimer

The Course Material provided by Open Colleges Pty Ltd is based on the legislative framework provided and maintained by the Australian Government. Any reference to legislation, Australian Standards, Codes of Practice and guidelines for industry will be based on the use of the appropriate Australian legislative framework.

Course number E1063IN
Qualification name BSB40515 Certificate IV Business Administration
Course duration Maximum 18 months
Delivery Method Online
Recognition Nationally Recognised Nationally Recognised Training
Assessments Case studies, Portfolio of evidence, Projects, Questions, Written reports
Awarded by
  • Open Colleges (Provider number: 90796)

Open Colleges' BSB40515 Certificate IV Business Administration is a nationally recognised qualification that provides you with valuable preparation for office administration and project assistant roles.

Among other administrative skills, you will learn how to organise business travel, arrange meetings, coordinate business resources and implement environmentally sustainable workplace practices.

You will also develop your ability to solve problems and learn to analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. Successful completion of the course will create a pathway to further business studies should you wish to continue your education.

Open Colleges may make changes to the course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or other regulatory requirements. Please download the course guide for current information about the course and its status.

Module 1

  • Organise business itinerary for domestic and overseas travel
  • Make travel arrangements
  • Arrange credit facilities

Module 2

  • Make meeting arrangements
  • Prepare and distribute documentation for meetings
  • Record and produce minutes of meeting

Module 3

  • Plan project administration
  • Coordinate project administration
  • Finalise and review project administration

Module 4

  • Determine resource requirements
  • Acquire and allocate resources
  • Monitor and report on resource allocation and usage

Module 5

  • Investigate current practices in relation to resource usage
  • Set targets for improvements
  • Implement performance improvement strategies
  • Monitor performance

Module 6

  • Identify and source information needs
  • Collect, analyse and report information
  • Implement information systems
  • Prepare for information system changes

Module 7

  • Prepare to develop spreadsheet
  • Develop a linked spreadsheet solution
  • Automate and standardise spreadsheet operation
  • Use spreadsheets
  • Represent numerical data in graphic form

Module 8

  • Plan documents
  • Draft text
  • Prepare final text
  • Produce document

Module 9

  • Compile financial information and data
  • Prepare statutory requirement reports
  • Provide financial business recommendations

Module 10

  • Maintain asset register
  • Record general journal entries for balance day adjustments
  • Prepare final general ledger accounts
  • Prepare end of period financial reports

Education

There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old.

English

This course requires learners to read online learner modules, undertake a range of task-driven assessments and engage in online discussions. Consequently, learners need to have an effective command of written and spoken English. As a guide we recommend that learners currently or have previously:

  • Been employed in a workplace for at least one year, where they predominantly use English language in verbal and written communications and/or;
  • Have successfully completed one year of study taught predominately in English language and/ or;
  • Have achieved an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination score of 5.5 during the past three years and/or;
  • Have achieved an overall pass score on our free Open Colleges Language, Literacy and Numeracy tool available on our website for a Certificate IV.

Computing

You will need access to a computer and the internet and have basic computing skills. Minimum specifications for your computer are:

All users:

  • Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
  • Broadband internet connection
  • 2GB of RAM
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive
  • Adobe Reader XI or equivalent
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher.
  • Access to printer and associated software
  • Access to scanner and associated software
  • Digital imaging software
  • File compression software.

Windows users:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or higher (Windows 8 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)

Mac OS users:

  • Mac OSX v10.5 or higher (Mac OSX v10.6 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)

Equipment

You will need access to a digital video recording device and/or a digital camera and associated software to save and upload video, audio and image files to OpenSpace. Many mobile phones and smart phones include this technology.

You will also need access to software to view online videos and images. Software such as Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer etc are available as a download from the internet.

Some assessments include a component for you to record an audio or video. The requirements for these vary depending on the assessment. If you are unable to conduct these in the workplace and this is a requirement of the assessment, you have the option of engaging with friends, family and other students to record this via other means, such as Skype.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study this course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies.

You can access the Language, Literacy and Numeracy tool here.

Damian Kasper

Damian has worked in the IT industry for over eight years in many different roles. Starting from desktop support, he progressed to network and systems engineering, software development and IT project management. He has worked for international organisations in both Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea, while learning to fluently speak Tetun. His most recent position was IT Manager for a large multinational corporation. Damian’s qualifications include the Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Networks & Systems), TAE40110 Certificate IV Training and Assessment and Certificate II in Information Technology.

Holly Radford

Holly is an enthusiastic and dedicated professional with over 13 years' experience in business administration, account management, marketing and print. She has also been working within the education and training industry since 2013, in both a face-to-face and online capacity, and is passionate about the power of education.

Holly holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Diploma of Business Administration, Diploma of Business, Diploma of Marketing Communication, Certificate IV in Training & Assessment and a Certificate III in Printing & Graphic Arts. She is also currently completing the Diploma of Social Media Marketing.

Jonathan Lavaro

Jonathan Lavaro is a passionate educator with nearly 16 years of teaching experience in the vocational and university sector. Jonathan currently lectures at the University of Southern Queensland, Sydney Education Centre and was also a visiting lecturer at the Zhejiang University of Science and Technology, China. Besides lecturing, he is also an instructional designer, a course developer and an avid public speaker. Jonathan holds a Masters in Information Technology, a Graduate Diploma in Information Technology, a Post-Graduate Diploma of Business and a Graduate Certificate in Education. He also runs a successful education consultancy business specialising in course resource design and development.

Lee Cuff

Lee has worked in the clerical industry for over 20 years. Specifically, her focus has been on small business management. Lee gained her Bachelor of Vocational Education and Training and focused her skills by training students in the classroom as well as by distance learning. She has teaching experience in all aspects of business and training and assessment. She is currently the CEO of a Registered Training Organisation and specialises in the compliance and management of the RTO. Lee is also a small business owner herself, working at a cafe and catering business.

Lorraine Danos

Lorraine Danos is an experienced bookkeeper who has been working as a trainer with Open Colleges since 2004. She has worked across many industries, including manufacturing, community services, hospitality and property management, and has particular experience with the transfer of records from manual to computerised systems. Lorraine has also written a bookkeeping course which was certified by the NSW Vocational Education & Training Accreditation Board (VETAB), recently replaced by the Australian Skills Quality Authority.

Suzanne Judge

Suzanne has worked in many fields in local government from finance, records management, property management, procurement, executive assistance and strategic planning. She has been a trainer and assessor in the Business Services Training Package for the last seven years for Open Colleges, St George TAFE and the NSW Department of Education and Training.  Suzanne currently serves on the Training and Advisory Board of Open Colleges and holds a Bachelor of Business from UTS, a Postgraduate Diploma in Local Government from Charles Sturt University and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

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