Certificate IV in Business Administration (BSB40515)


This qualification reflects 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 with some limited responsibility for the output of others. The Certificate IV in Business Administration BSB40515 provides participants with the comprehensive supervisory skills required to excel in administrative management. Participants build confidence and capability across a range of vocational applications fundamental to the daily administrative practice of commercial organisations.

Qualification Rules

Participants need to complete ten (10) units of competency in total following the guidelines as outlined in the Business Services Training Package Qualifications Rules which requires:

  •  10 elective Units

Please note: All the below units have been selected by the college through an extensive consultative process with the industry partners and they have been identified as containing knowledge and skills appropriate for the industry.

The full list of units can be found within the Business Services Training Package BSB07 and are made available for all AAIC training staff and students to review. The units offered by the RTO are listed as below:

Unit Code Unit Name
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation Elective
BSBADM405 Organise meetings Elective
BSBCUS402 Address customer needs Elective
BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes Elective
BSBINM401 Implement workplace information system Elective
BSBMKG413 Promote products and services Elective
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets Elective
BSBWRT301 Write simple documents Elective
BSBITU401 Design and develop complex text documents Elective


This course will be delivered over 40 week’s duration (800 Student Contact Hours) of full time study over a 52 weeks’ timeframe which also includes 12 weeks holidays.

Delivery Methods

This program is delivered in a classroom based environment where all students must attend a minimum of 20 hours per week.

Participants will need to purchase resources as notified in the student handbook. The trainer will provide any additional learning material where gaps are identified in either the participant’s underpinning knowledge or the training resources.

Assessment Methods

Assessment will be a Learning and Assessment pathway.

Participants will be advised of the assessment requirements at the beginning of each unit. Assessment will usually commence in the session following delivery or as advised by the trainer. As this is a competency based program, assessment continues throughout the program until the participant either achieves competency in the assessment tasks or a further training need is identified and addressed.

The assessment process may include:

  • Written Questions
  • Case studies
  • Projects (simulation/Real Work)
  • Assignments
  • Presentations
  • Role plays
  • Written examinations
  • Integrated assessment of some units may occur

Employment Pathway

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Accounts Supervisor
  • Executive Personal Assistant
  • Office Administrator
  • Project Assistant

Pathways for further studies

Participants are provided with advice on employment and training options throughout the delivery of the program by AAIC’s experienced training and support staff.

Training Pathway

 Certificate IV Diploma
 BSB40515-Certificate IV in Business Administration BSB50415-Diploma of Business Administration

After achieving the BSB40515 – Certificate IV in Business Administration, candidates may wish to undertake BSB50415 – Diploma of Business Administration offered at AAIC.

International Students Entry Requirements

Entry into this program requires International Students to fulfil requirements as listed below:
• Must be 18 years of age or over
• Completed year 12 (HSC or equivalent)
•Minimum 5.5 IELTS score or equivalent as per the following:

a.    TOEFL iBT 46
b.    PTE Academic 42
c.    TOEFL PBT 527
d.    OET Pass
e.    Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 47

Location: Adelaide

Delivery mode: Class room based


Course Fee $8000
Application Fees $250 (Non-Refundable)
Text Books $200

Single Overseas Student Health Cover $550 per Annum Approximately
Family Overseas Student Health Cover $5000 per Annum Approximately