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Certificate IV in Business Administration

Course Information

Make your career goals a reality by getting the professional edge you need to excel in administrative roles with this nationally recognised course.

This online certificate course was designed in consultation with the industry so that you are equipped with the skills and knowledge the industry needs and wants and developed against the Australian Quality Framework for business and management.

What you will learn

In this online course, you will learn the core skills and knowledge required to perform administrative office duties including preparing documents, spreadsheets and presentations; prepare and report on financial activities; organise meetings and business travel; administer projects; as well as about work health and safety policies, procedures and programs.

Why study this course?

  • Graduate with a nationally recognised qualification
  • Learn from and be supported by industry professionals with years of experience
  • This course can help you can a competitive advantage by getting skills and knowledge that can be used across many industries


Edna does not offer the Certificate IV in Business Administration. Please conduct your own research to find a provider. This page is for general information only


Technology Essentials

BSBITU401 Design and develop complex text documents
  • Prepare to produce word processed documents
  • Design complex documents
  • Add complex tables and other data
  • Produce documents
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
  • Prepare to develop spreadsheet
  • Develop a linked spreadsheet solution
  • Automate and standardise spreadsheet operation
  • Use spreadsheets
  • Represent numerical data in graphic form
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
  • Prepare a presentation
  • Deliver a presentation
  • Review the presentation

Important Business Functions

BSBADM405 Organise meetings
  • Make meeting arrangements
  • Prepare and distribute documentation for meetings
  • Record and produce minutes of meeting
BSBADM406 Organise business travel
  • Organise business itinerary for domestic and overseas travel
  • Make travel arrangements
  • Arrange credit facilities
BSBADM407 Administer projects
  • Plan project administration
  • Coordinate project administration
  • Finalise and review project administration
BSBADM409 Coordinate business resources
  • Determine resource requirements
  • Acquire and allocate resources
  • Monitor and report on resource allocation and usage

Business Finances

BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
  • Maintain asset register
  • Record general journal entries for balance day adjustments
  • Prepare final general ledger accounts
  • Prepare end of period financial reports
BSBFIA412 Report on financial activity
  • Compile and analyse financial data
  • Prepare reports
  • Provide financial business recommendations

Work Health and Safety

BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
  • Provide information to the work team about WHS policies and procedures
  • Implement and monitor participation arrangements for managing WHS
  • Implement and monitor organisational procedures for providing WHS training
  • Implement and monitor organisational procedures and legal requirements for identifying hazards and assessing and controlling risks
  • Implement and monitor organisational procedures for maintaining WHS records for the team


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