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Certificate IV in Business Administration

  • Qualification:

    Certificate IV

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Max 18 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Open Colleges (RTO 90796)

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This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

What you'll learn

About this course

Studying this Certificate IV in Business Administration online through Open Colleges will give you the necessary business knowledge and training to further develop your business administration skills.

Upon completion of this Certificate IV in Business Administration course you will come away with an education in communication, team-building, resource allocation and project management skills, and how these can be successfully applied to the workplace. You will be equipped with the business administration skills to implement environmentally sustainable practices and work with complex information systems.


There are no formal education requirements for this course, so anyone can apply. Applicants however, must have strong writing skills and must have completed English to an Australian year 12 standard, or equivalent.

Areas of study

While studying this online business administration course, you will learn how to:

  • Organise meetings
  • Organise business travel
  • Administer projects
  • Coordinate business resources
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Implement workplace information systems
  • Develop and use complex spreadsheets
  • Write complex documents
  • Prepare financial reports
  • Report on financial activity
Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Business Administration from Open Colleges.

A comprehensive knowledge of business practices is invaluable in the competitive business world, and business administration training will give you the boost you need to further advance your career. In this certificate program you will learn how to efficiently run a business through up-to-date systems and procedures, making you a candidate for a position of authority. This business administration program will give you the education and training to take on supervisory roles with managerial and decision-making responsibilities.

Curious about where a career in administration could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Office Administrator
  • Receptionist
  • Project Administrator
  • Executive Personal Assistant
  • Secretary
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Accounts Supervisor
  • Assistant Manager
  • Project Assistant

Payment options & support

Finance options

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

Pay in weekly instalments Pay in full
Pay just $75.87 per week with a $100 deposit Pay $2,872 upfront and save 20%

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