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BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration

2018

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Overview

Estimated completion time: 1 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
BUSINESS AND CLERICAL
Occupation types
Business Administration Managers Nfd

This qualification is suited to those working as administrators and project officers. In this role, individuals use well developed skills and a broad knowledge base to apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems and analyse information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others with some limited responsibility for the output of others.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a minimum of one (1) years' experience in a business administration or clerical role. A Pre - enrolment interview will be conducted and your lecturer will determine whether a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment is necessary to establish support requirements.

Course fees

Based on course nominal hours of 435- 510 hours, approximate 2018 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $1,305.00 - $1,530.00
Domestic Full Fees: $6,525.00 - $7,650.00
Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

Domestic full fees

This course is a full fee paying course. VET full fees will apply to all new and continuing domestic students enrolling in this course.
2018: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses is available 2018 VET Fees.pdf

VET tuition fees

This course is subsidised by the NT Government. Information about VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available in the VET Student Guide, VET Fees online or 2018 VET Fees.pdf. VET Tuition Fees for 2018 will be charged at $3.00 per nominal hour for subsidised training.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Legal Administration,Ground Operations,Business Administration,Recordkeeping,Government Service Delivery,Governance,Environmental Health,Property,Courts,Local Government Administration,Public Administration,Accounting and Bookkeeping include:

  • Executive Assistant
  • Strata Managing Agent
  • Personal Assistant
  • Project Assistant
  • Office Administrator
  • Administration Officer (Local Government)
  • Business Administration Officer (Local Government)
  • Office Supervisor (Local Government)
  • Waste Management Administrative Supervisor
  • Senior Clinical Coder
  • Board Secretary
  • Accounts Supervisor
  • Skills recognition

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
    RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
    This can include skills from:

    • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
    • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
    • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

    RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

    Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

    For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact the RPL Coordinator on 1800 085 209 or email vet.rpl.enquiries@cdu.edu.au.

    Credit Transfer
    Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

    Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
    In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

    Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

    Pathways

    VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline

     

    Students who successfully complete VET qualifications at the Certificate IV level or above and subsequently enrol in a Bachelor degree in the same field or discipline, will receive advanced standing as detailed in the table below.

    Completed Award Course Level
    HE
    VET
    to a HE Award
    Credit granted for a completed award in the same field
    Certificate IV
    *
    3 year Bachelor award
    up to 40 credit points
    Certificate IV
    *
    4 year Bachelor award
    up to 40 credit points
    Diploma
    *
    *
    3 year Bachelor award
    up to 80 credit points
    Diploma
    *
    *
    4 year Bachelor award
    up to 80 credit points
    Advanced Diploma
    *
    *
    3 year Bachelor award
    up to 160 credit points
    Advanced Diploma
    *
    *
    4 year Bachelor award
    up to 160 credit points
    Associate Degree
    *
    3 year Bachelor award
    up to 160 credit points
    Associate Degree
    *
    4 year Bachelor award
    up to 160 credit points

    Pathways from the qualification

    BSB50215 Diploma of Business, or you may gain direct entry into Higher Education in particular the degree in Commerce.

  • This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the BSB Business Services Training Package.

  • Away from base

    AFB: This is an approved Away From Base (AFB) 'mixed-mode' course.For further information about AFB see www.cdu.edu.au/afb

    Employability skills

    Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

    Location and study mode

    Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

    Locations: Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine, Palmerston, Tennant Creek, Waterfront Darwin

    Study Mode: Internal, Mixed mode
    Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.

    Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Contact details

Business (Central)
Location: Alice Springs Campus
Phone: 08 8959 5467
Fax: 08 8959 5344
Email: Business_Central@cdu.edu.au

Business (Top End)
Location: Darwin Waterfront
Phone: 08 8946 8877
Fax: N/A
Email: businesstopend@cdu.edu.au

Course structure

 

To achieve a Certificate IV in Business Administration a total of TEN (10) units of competency must be completed comprising  of Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.
  • 5 electives must be from Group A units listed below
  • 5 electives may be selected from Group A or Group B units listed below

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 435-480.

ALICE SPRINGS

Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY Group A
BSBADM405 Organise meetings
20
BSBADM406 Organise business travel
20
BSBITU401 Design and develop complex text documents
100
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
50
BSBWRT401 Write complex documents
50
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY Group B
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
30
BSBCUS401 Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies
40
BSBCUS402 Address customer needs
50
BSBMKG413 Promote products and services
40
BSBMKG414 Undertake marketing activities
50
BSBREL401 Establish networks
35
BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes
50
BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
50
  Total nominal hours for the qualification
435-480

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 450.

WATERFRONT DARWIN

Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY Group A
BSBADM405 Organise meetings
20
BSBADM406 Organise business travel
20
BSBITU401 Design and develop complex text documents
100
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
50
     
BSBWRT401 Write complex documents
50
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY Group B
BSBADM407 Administer projects
40
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
30
BSBCUS402 Address customer needs
50
BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
50
BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information
40
  Total nominal hours for the qualification
450

 The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 510.

TENANT CREEK

Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY Group A
BSBITU401 Design and develop complex text documents
100
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
50
BSBITU404 Produce complex desktop published doccuments
50
BSBITA401 Design databases 60
BSBINM401 Implement workplace information systems
40
BSBWRT401 Write complex documents
50
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY Group B
BSBCUS401 Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies
40
BSBEBU401 Review and maintain website
50
BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team invironment 40
BSBFIA402 Report on financial activity 
30
   
40
  Total nominal hours for the qualification
510

 

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