Certificate IV in Business Administration

National Code: BSB40515
TAFE SA Code: TP00784


Through this course you will learn to use well-developed administrative skills as well as develop broad knowledge in a variety of administrative contexts, apply solutions to unpredictable problems, analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources and provide leadership and guidance to others.

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Up to 24 months 
Study Mode
Study Load

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 24 month course
$522 - $827
$1,044 - $1,653
$279 - $442
$558 - $884

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
    • Some units may not be available at some campuses. In particular, specialist units (for example health) may not be offered on campus but can be completed online. Study sessions may vary including a combination of on campus, online and/or independent study. Lecturer support will be available for all options.
    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Project manager, personal assistant, administration supervisor, customer service supervisor.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in Business Administration (BSB40515)
    This qualification is designed to provide a range of well-developed administrative skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of administrative contexts. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 10 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Administer projects 40
    Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies 40
    Design and develop complex text documents 100
    Design databases 60
    Develop and use complex spreadsheets 50
    Develop teams and individuals 40
    Develop work priorities 40
    Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements 50
    Organise business travel 20
    Organise meetings 20
    Produce complex desktop published documents 50
    Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff 50
    Write complex documents 50
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