C4223 - Certificate IV in Business Administration

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Plan: C4223 - Certificate IV in Business Administration
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Certificate IV in Business Administration
Qualification national code: BSB40507
Nominal hours: 450
Career: TAFE
Duration: 0.5 year or 6 months full-time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Vocational Business Education (650T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/vocbused
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed administrative skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of administrative contexts.  They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others with some limited responsibility for the output of others.

Career outlook

People employed in the administration area usually assist professionals, managers and executives by providing a range of administrative and clerical services.

Job roles may include:

  • Accounts Supervisor
  • Executive Personal Assistant
  • Office Administrator
  • Project Assistant

Global advantage

Students can gain credit points towards their studies by taking part in an international exchange program with an institution that has an exchange agreement with RMIT. A limited number of exchange scholarships are available each year.

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Articulation and pathways


Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program.

Upon successful completion of the Certificate IV in Business Administration you may be eligible to undertake further studies in the Diploma of Business Administration.

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Entrance requirements

The entrance requirements for the program are as follows:

Current Year 12 students admitted through the VTAC process or/Mid-Year Direct Application to RMIT:  ATAR (above 35) and (through the VTAC process) a two-stage process with a middle-band of approximately 20%.

Non-Year 12 students admitted through the VTAC process or by Mid-Year Direct Application to RMIT:  Applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Pi (personal information) form or provide details on an RMIT Direct Application Form.  Non-year 12 applicants must include details of work experience and academic performance.

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External accreditation and industry links

The Certificate IV in Business Administration is a nationally defined and accredited competency based program and complies with nationally recognised programs.

A Program Advisory Committee (PAC ) that comprises of industry representatives provides regular advice and feedback on the program to ensure its relevance to business today.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.
Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library.
Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT

RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals. 

Services are available face-to-face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, numeracy and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. 

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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