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Certificate IV in Business Administration

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  • Objectives
    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.
  • Entry requirements
    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.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate IV in Business Administration
  • Course description
    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.

    Selection Criteria
    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.

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