BSB40515 - Certificate IV in Business Administration

A multi-talented administrator? Get recognised for it.

If you've been working in business, and/or have experience in administrative tasks that keep the office running smoothly, you may have already mastered the skills required to earn formal recognition.

Ideal if you are entering, wanting certification for, or hoping to improve employment opportunities in the field of Business Administration, skills like managing records, addressing customer needs, attending to business technology, or reporting on financial activity form the backbone of this qualification.

Tally up your talents in Business Administration and prepare for a profitable future.

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Yes. Because all of our qualifications are issued by reputable RTOs and contain the nationally recognised training logo, they each verify that a candidate has met the Units of Competency required to work in their industry occupation. These qualifications do not indicate how you have obtained the qualification (i.e. through RPL), and are exactly the same as a qualification received from a training provider through any other means.

Get Qualified Australia allows you up 3 months to complete the RPL process, however the actual duration is dependent on the length of time it takes you to provide your evidence. While this is generally 4 weeks, the quicker you submit your evidence, the sooner the process will be completed.

Once all the required evidence has been submitted and your evidence has been assessed, the RTO will then review and issue your qualification within 2-4 weeks, provided that no further evidence is required. This makes it possible for you to achieve your qualification in as little as 1 month, and up to 3 months.

Requests for extensions beyond the allotted 3 month period will be considered on an individual case basis.

While our Customer Service Agents will determine the best evidence for your portfolio, evidence generally takes the form of:

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  • Job Description
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  • Workplace communication
  • Bookkeeping and financial records

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The options are really endless. Most people use qualifications to enhance their careers, from achieving a promotion or pay rise, to climbing organisational ranks and getting new job opportunities. In fact, qualifications have shown to increase employability by 11%, and result in promotions 42% of the time.

Other people might use their qualification to improve visa or migration prospects, access postgraduate study, open up their own businesses, meet regulatory requirements, or obtain a licence in their industry or occupation.

Please note that while our qualifications may help you meet minimum licensing requirements, only your state’s relevant licensing authority may issue you your licence. For more information about trades licensing, click here.

Total number of units = 10 

This qualification has no core units 

10 elective units , of which:


  • 5 elective units must be selected from the Group A units listed below

  • 5 elective units may be selected from the Group A or Group B units listed below, or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level

  • if not listed below, 1 elective unit may be selected from either a Certificate III or Diploma qualification

  • BSBITU307 Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy cannot be selected as an elective unit for this qualification.


Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.


Elective Units 

Group A  units 

Unit Code

Unit Title


Produce complex texts from shorthand notes


Organise meetings


Organise business travel


Produce complex texts from audio transcription


Prepare financial reports


Implement workplace information system


Design databases


Design and develop complex text documents


Develop and use complex spreadsheets


Produce complex desktop published documents


Write complex documents


Group B units 

Unit Code

Unit Title


Administer projects


Coordinate business resources


Make a presentation


Report on financial activity


Promote innovation in a team environment


Maintain business technology


Promote products and services


Undertake marketing activities


Manage patient record keeping system


Establish networks


Review and maintain a website


Address customer needs


Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies


Analyse and present research information


Identify risk and apply risk management processes


Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements


Not Available

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Visit Get Qualified Australia’s Trade Licensing page for more information surrounding licensing

  • Asset Training Australia - Provider Code 31718

  • Advanced Careers College - Provider Code 91445

  • Australia Institute of Business and Technology  - Provider Code 41138

  • DNA Kingston Training - Provider Code 6811

  • The Australian Academy of Business - Provider Code 32138

  • The Parramatta College Inc - Provider Code 90276

  • The Spectrum Organization Association Inc - Provider Code 2441

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