Business administration courses will provide you with administrative skills and the technical ability to start a career in business sectors. The Certificate IV in Business Administration will provide you with comprehensive supervisory skills to work in administrative management. The course has been designed for people who have existing clerical and technical skills and knowledge. This course is available on-campus in both full time and part time modes. Business Administration graduates can look forward to rewarding careers as office manager/supervisors, executive assistants, office administrators, computer operators and clerical assistants or receptionists.
For non Year 12 applicants, the Certificate IV in Business Administration requires you to be at least 18 years of age and to have been out of full-time study for at least 12 months. There are no minimum tertiary entrance requirements for current Year 12 applicants. You will be expected to have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to undertake this course.
Certificate IV in Business Administration
Modules / Units of Competency
There are a number of Modules / Units of Competency that form the Certificate IV in Business Administration . The Modules / Units of Competency and hours listed below are included in the current Gordon course structure and are subject to change.
Title Approx. Hours
Organise meetings 20
Write complex documents 50
Design databases 60
Design and develop complex text documents 100
Develop and use complex spreadsheets 50
Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies 40
Monitor a safe workplace 50
Prepare financial reports 50
Analyse and present research information 40
Establish effective workplace relationships 50
The Certificate IV in Business Administration can also be studied full time or part time. Full time students can expect approximately 24 hours of class attendance each week for one semester. Part time students can expect 12 hours (two days) of class attendance each week for a minimum of four semesters. Part-time evening students can expect 6 hours (two evenings) of class attendance each week for the same period. Full time and part time student intakes are generally in February and July.
If you are interested in studying the Certificate IV in Business Administration full-time (starting in February) you must apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Please refer to the VTAC website www.vtac.edu.au or the VTAC Guide (available from newsagents) for specific application information.
If you would like to study the Certificate IV in Business Administration full-time (starting in July) or part-time you must complete a Direct Entry Application Form. See details in above paragraph.
Full-time direct entry applications (February start) for the Certificate IV in Business Administration may be made after the VTAC Very Late Application closing date if course places are still available.
Full time applications to study the Certificate IV in Business Administration in February will be based on ENTER scores for exit Year 12 students. Non Year-12 applicants will be given preference if you have demonstrated your knowledge or and interest in the business administration sector. Part-time applications will be accepted in date order of receipt of applications.
Links and options exist between various levels of study. Accredited pathways exist enabling students to move between courses within the Gordon and to other higher education institutions.
Certificate IV in Business Administration
* Executive assistant
* Personal assistant
* Office manager
Diploma of Business Administration
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience. For further information refer to the RPL brochure that can be found under Downloads & Forms.
Gordon Institute Support Services
The Gordon offers a range of support services to assist prospective students with course, career or fee advice. For enrolled students, the Gordon provides general education support, counselling and careers advisors, disability support services and an Indigenous Education Unit. The Gordon also offers an on-campus Student Residence for students living away from home. If you need assistance in any of these aspects please let a Gordon staff member know so that we can arrange assistance where appropriate.