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BSB40507 – Business Administration Certificate IV

TAFE NSW Course Number: 17808
National Course Code: BSB40507
Training Package: BSB07 Business Services

We are just finalising the details regarding enrolment under the Smart and Skilled reform and should have this course ready from November 2014.

If you would like to discuss other options that are available please call us on 1300 362 346, otherwise check back with us in November for enrolment into this course.

Course description

In our Certificate IV in Business Administration course you will learn high level administrative skills and knowledge relevant to a variety of senior administrative roles. You will also develop skills in problem solving, analysis and evaluation, supervising others and managing teams.

We highly recommend you complete a personalised career and study profile to confirm this course is right for you, you will find the Career Voyage link under Need Help Deciding below.

Other information

You can do this course as part of a traineeship.

To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...
If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

What are the entry requirements? (including Recognition of Prior Learning)

There are no formal education requirements for entry into this course. Preferred pathways into this course include evidence of competency in the majority of units in Certificate III in Business Administration or other relevant qualification, or relevant workplace experience.

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. For more information on Credit for this course please refer to 'If you have the skills, get credit for a unit or this course' below.

Please note: Some industries have their own legislative or licensing requirements. TAFE NSW recognition does not apply to these.

Under 17 and wanting to leave school?

If you are under 17 and want to leave school, your options have been affected by a recent change in NSW law. From January 2010 you must complete Year 10 and then continue in either full-time education, training, paid employment or a combination of these options until you’re at least 17 years of age. More information about options for school students under 17 is available from the NSW Department of Education and Communities - The new school leaving age.

What kind of work could I do?

You can be an office administrator, an accounts payable/receivable team leader or a legal and medical office supervisor.

What further study is available once I finish this course?

After you have completed this course, you can apply to do BSB50407 Diploma of Business Administration (17809) or a range of other diploma qualifications. In addition, depending on units/electives completed in this course, you can apply for advanced standing in other courses and other training package qualifications.

Pathway to university or higher education

Thinking of studying next year? Not sure if you should go to TAFE or uni? Let us help you decide. At TAFE NSW - Western Sydney Institute we offer you the flexibility to fast-forward your career with Pathways.

Choosing to study at TAFE before going on to uni can see you graduating and entering a competitive workforce sooner — and not with one, but two, nationally recognised qualifications! For more information visit

What are the units I am required to complete?

  • BSBADM405B – Organise meetings
  • BSBADM406B – Organise business travel
  • BSBADM407B – Administer projects
  • BSBCMM401A – Make a presentation
  • BSBCUS401B – Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies
  • BSBFIA302A – Process payroll
  • BSBITU303A – Design and produce text documents
  • BSBITU304A – Produce spreadsheets
  • BSBITU401A – Design and develop complex text documents
  • BSBITU402A – Develop and use complex spreadsheets
  • BSBLED401A – Develop teams and individuals
  • BSBWRT401A – Write complex documents

The above list includes units being offered at OTEN and that are required to complete this qualification. Other TAFE NSW colleges may offer different elective options. If licensing in another State other than NSW is required, please check requirements with the relevant State.

If you have the skills, get credit for a unit or this course!

You don't need to study what you already know! The skills, knowledge and experience you have gained from your previous learning, work experience and life in general may be taken into account.

To apply for recognition in one or more units you must clearly show that you have the equivalent and relevant skills, knowledge and experience of the unit or group of units.

For Credit transfer where you have completed previous studies either with TAFE NSW or with another tertiary provider complete the Enrolment Adjustment - Credit – Previous Studies form, and include any required evidence. Submit these documents to your teaching section via OTEN.

For Recognition of Prior Learning, look through the relevant unit of competency forms below. Attach your evidence to a completed yellow Enrolment Adjustment – Credit – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) form and submit to OTEN for assessment. Keep a copy of all completed forms for your records.

Recognition for Unit of Competency forms

Do I need additional resources to study this course?

You will require:

• Regular access to an IBM compatible computer with up-to-date virus protection
• Access to a printer
• Windows 7 or higher
• CD/DVD drive
• Email and internet access
• Microsoft Office Professional 2007 or 2010

Your learning materials will be provided in:

•Online Learning Support site (OLS)

This qualification is completed by:

• assignment work.

I would like to talk to someone before I enrol

The Business Administration Teaching section: or (02) 9715 8055, 1300 366 175

We are committed to enhancing all students' prospects to reach their potential and achieve a positive future. We recognise that for some students additional support services are fundamental to ensure success. We have the following expert support services available at each College which you may access by calling (02) 9715 8446 or 1300 655 993 to make an appointment: Counselling and Career Development, Disability, Aboriginal, Multicultural, Outreach, Adult Basic Education and Open Learning Centre Support Services.

Need help deciding?

Our free online career and study planning tool can help.

You will receive a personalised career and study profile based on your responses. If you would like to discuss your results in person, please contact our Counselling and Career Development Unit by calling 1300 655 993 or 02 9715 8446. To get started click the link below:

Not sure what to study? Complete your FREE personal Career Profile

Further study options

Important information for 2015

From 2014 there will be a staged implementation of Smart and Skilled, including the introduction of an entitlement to government subsidised training from 1 January 2015. For more information on Smart and Skilled and how it may affect the fees you pay in 2015, please visit

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