Certificate IV in Business Administration BSB40515

Build up your career in office administration as a team leader with this qualification. This course has a strong focus on both communication and computers in the workplace and so it is also ideal for participants already in the workforce who wish to improve their skills in either or both of these areas. It is particularly relevant to, but not limited to, people working in business administration environments where a well developed knowledge of the business and leadership and guidance is required. Gain the essential knowledge and skills in coordinating business resources, organising meetings, designing and delivering complex business documents, administering projects, and implementing sustainable work practices. This course can also be customised to suit your business needs.

NSW Govt Funding

NSW Govt funding may be available for the eligible candidates. Please visit www.smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au to do a preliminary check of your eligibility. Alternatively, you can complete the application form available on this link: https://www.parramattacollege.com.au/enrol and send it to us via email to admin@parramattacollege.com.au.

Please do not enrol online if you find yourself eligible for NSW Govt subsidy. Just send us the completed enrolment form (https://www.parramattacollege.com.au/enrol), a copy of your Centrelink Statement if you receive Commonwealth Welfare benefit and a copy of your photo ID. We will then let you know how much subsidy you are entitled to. Alternatively you can check your eligibility on www.smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au.

BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration may also be available on full subsidy or fee free under Skilling for Recovery funding (subject to the availability of funding) for eligible candidates. Apart from meeting the normal Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria, students enrolling under Skilling for Recovery must meet one of the following criteria:

• A young person aged 17 to 24 at commencement of training, regardless of employment status, including Year 12 School leavers
• A person who is a recipient of a Commonwealth Government welfare benefit as specified in the Smart and Skilled Fee Administration Policy
• An unemployed person
• An employed person who is at risk of losing their job, for example:
• Stood down/Jobkeeper/furloughed employee: Employee that has been stood down or employee for whom employer has JobKeeper arrangement in place and at risk of becoming unemployed. Requires upskilling or reskilling for new role and employment elsewhere*
• Person returning to work (employed for 6 months or less): employed on condition of receiving training to build capacity and capability for the job role. This would be within the first 6 months of employment
• Low skilled/unskilled employee: Existing employee, with or without relevant skills or previous qualification up to Certificate III, that requires training to upskill to secure ongoing employment or future employment
• Workers in declining industries: Workers at any company in an agreed declining industry (e.g. international travel industry) who require upskilling/reskilling for redeployment

Units of competency delivered:

BSBADM405 Organise meetings
BSBADM406 Organise business travel
BSBINM401 Implement workplace information system
BSBADM407 Administer projects
BSBADM409 Coordinate business resources
BSBITU401 Design and develop complex text documents
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
BSBITS401 Maintain business technology
BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information
BSBSUS301 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


Whilst there is no pre-requisite or entry requirements to enrol into this course, it is expected that you have strong language, literacy and numeracy skills to successfully complete the assessments in this qualification. Before enrolling, you will be required to attend a pre-course suitability test to understand your current language, literacy and numeracy skills. Acceptance into this qualification will depend on your performance in the suitability test. If significant gaps are identified in the suitability test, you will be offered a Foundation Skills program to help you attain minimum level of language, literacy and numeracy skills.

Who can enrol into this course?

This course has been designed for those who deal with administrative duties or recently worked in administration areas of their workplace on a day to day basis. If you don’t have any exposure to administrative duties or have no experience working in an office environment, this qualification may not be appropriate for you.

Learning Strategies

This qualification will be delivered in a classroom environment by a qualified industry skilled trainer at Western Sydney Skills Hub at North Parramatta. Address – 410 Church St, Level 3, Suite 34, North Parramatta, NSW 2151. Please note that classes may not be available when you are reading this course description but the college still encourages the potential candidates to register their interest by joining the waiting list (available at the bottom of this page). In class delivery includes:

  • Classroom delivery by experienced and industry skilled trainer
  • Simulated in class experience
  • Activities performed in the class
  • Role play as required in a given unit of competency
  • Audio/Video presentation to introduce learners with real life scenarios
  • Self-paced trainer led activities to reinforce, extend and reflect on what has been learnt in the class

This course will be delivered over 15 weeks (2 days a week, 5 hours a day from 9.30 am to 3 pm excluding lunch break). This qualification may not have any classes during the school holiday but you will be advised if such is the case. Depending on your current knowledge and skills, 15 to 20 hours of home study per week is recommended to complete reading the learner guides, doing research if required and complete the activities.

Assessment strategies

Assessments for this qualification include both formative and summative assessments and include questions and answers, portfolio of evidence, project assignments and third party report. You will be provided with assessment tasks at the beginning of your course during the face to face session.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you believe you have relevant skills and experience satisfying the competency requirement of this qualification, please consult with your trainer for the possibility of recognition. The trainer will provide you with a clear guideline on the RPL assessments and evidence requirements. As a general rule, you will need to produce current or recent workplace evidence to claim recognition for each of the 8 units of competency in this qualification. The assessor will check your evidence and make a decision, which will be either Competent or Not Yet Competent. If Not Yet Competent, you will be duly notified and asked to make a further submission. If you are still considered Not Yet Competent, we may offer you a gap tutorial, which will attract extra fee.

Final outcome

To receive the qualification BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration, you will need to successfully complete all the required assessments. The assessor may ask you to provide further evidence if the first submission is found to be insufficient or non satisfactory. Full qualification for BSB40515 will be issued if you have successfully completed all units or Statement of Attainment for partial completion.

Have more questions to ask?

Please feel free to contact our friendly enrolment officers on 02 9687 2072 to discuss more about the course or send an email to admin@parramattacollege.com.au.

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate IV in Business Administration BSB40515.
  • Organise meetings (BSBADM405)
  • Maintain business technology (BSBITS401)
  • Coordinate business resources (BSBADM409)
  • Administer projects (BSBADM407)
  • Implement workplace information system (BSBINM401)
  • Organise business travel (BSBADM406)
  • Analyse and present research information (BSBRES401)
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices (BSBSUS301)
  • Develop and use complex spreadsheets (BSBITU402)
  • Design and develop complex text documents (BSBITU401)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.