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BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration

This qualification is designed to reflect the role of individuals who use well developed administrative skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of administrative contexts. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others, and have some limited responsibility for the output of others.

Participants may include those that aspire to , or work as

* Accounts Supervisor
* Executive Personal Assistant
* Office Administrator
* Project Assistant
* Those that are employed in a clerical role and are seeking promotion to a supervisory position


You have a total of 2 years to complete the Certificate IV, however, based on a study commitment of 15 to 20 hours a week, candidates are able to complete this in 12 months.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.


A possible training pathway for a student completing this qualification could be the following:

* BSB50415 Diploma of Business Administration
* BSB50215 Diploma of Business

These qualifications represent a logical pathway regardless of whether the RTO offers the qualifications.

After achieving the BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration, candidates may undertake a qualification in a specialist area within the BSB Business Services Training Package such as administration, management or human resources at Diploma level.

‘Course Credits’ may be gained for further study on completion of this qualification.

Job roles

Job roles associated with this qualification relate to the delivery of training and assessment of competence within the VET sector.

Employment outcomes may include the following role/s:

* Administrative Assistant
* Executive Personal Assistant
* Business Administration Officer

Course Content

10 units are required for award of this qualification including:

 * Ten (10) are elective units

The Nominal Hours for the Qualification as per the Victorian Implementation / Purchasing Guide are 345-620

On successful completion of the following 10 units you will have attained the BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration

The following tables outline the Units of Competencies and FMedge subjects available for this Qualification.

Unit Code Unit Title Core /Elective
BSBITU401  Design and develop complex text documents  Elective
BSBITU402  Develop and use complex spreadsheets  Elective
BSBRSK401  Identify risk and apply risk management processes  Elective
BSBWHS401  Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet  legislative requirements  Elective
BSBCMM401  Make a presentation  Elective
BSBRSK501  Manage risk  Elective
BSBADM405  Organise meetings  Elective
BSBFIA401  Prepare financial reports  Elective
BSBPMG522  Undertake project work  Elective
BSBWRT401  Write complex documents  Elective

Please Note: The elective units of competency have been selected by FMedge following industry consultation and are offered in the standard delivery of this course by FMedge. Candidates who have attained competency in alternate units may be eligible to substitute those units for Credit transfer/RPL or RCC in accordance with the training package rules for the BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration. Where this course is offered for our corporate clients and subject to the training packaging rules alternate electives may be substituted to provide customisation to their specific requirements.


Upon successful completion of the required 10 units, you will be awarded BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration.

Delivery Methods

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Programs can also be designed to meet your timeframe and the specific needs of your personal circumstances, your organisation and market sector.

Please contact us to discuss your organisation’s specific training needs and preferred delivery method (Online, classroom based or a blended approach).

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