This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to direct the administrative
functions of a business at a senior level. Specialist streams are available in medical, finance,
general and eBusiness.
Berwick (part time evening only)
Cranbourne (flexible only)
Day or evening, flexible and online
Full time: 1.5 years (including Certificate II in Business and Certificate III in Business
Administration) or *6 months with relevant experience
Part time: 3 years (including Certificate II in Business and Certificate III in Business
Administration) or *1 year with relevant experience
*Students, with previous relevant experience, will be required to provide evidence and
successfully complete departmental documentation designed to assess previous skills and
knowledge, via the Skills Recognition process.
Advanced written communication skills. Certificate III in Business Administration or equivalent underpinning knowledge and skills, as shown through the Skills Recognition process.
VTAC and direct to Institute
This unit covers organising meetings including agendas, informing participants and preparing
Organise business travel
This unit covers organising domestic and overseas business trips and associated itineraries
and making travel arrangements
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to design and develop a database
(including queries, forms and reports) to meet a defined need Develop and use complex
spreadsheets This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to use spreadsheet software to complete business tasks and to produce complex documents
Design and develop complex text documents
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to design and develop business documents using the complex technical features of word processing software
Produce complex desktop published documents
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to design and produce complex desktop
Make a presentation
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to prepare, deliver and review a presentation to a target audience
Monitor a safe workplace
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor the organisation's occupational health and safety (OHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area to meet legislative requirements
Electives need to be chosen from the areas of:
Administrative Officer, Legal/Medical Secretary, Administrator, Office Administrator, Personal
Assistant, Secretary, Officer Trainer.