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  • Learning MethodOnline
  • IntakesStart Anytime
  • LocationsAustralia Wide
  • DurationMax 18 months
Nationally Recognised Training

Please note that Open Colleges is a private institution and it is unlikely any government funding will be available for this course. This course will not qualify for Free TAFE. 

Course Overview

Career Outcomes:

  • Administrator
  • Sustainability Manager
  • Business Analyst

The course is designed to train students to become business administration specialists, and is suitable for those with no experience as well as those with existing experience in the industry. 

The course covers skills such as digital collaboration, critical thinking, communication strategies, WHS policies, emotional intelligence, business meetings, project work, and the use of digital solutions for work processes. 

The potential career outcomes include various administrative and business roles such as an administrator, sales assistant, personal assistant, and sustainability manager. Learning materials for the course are accessible online through OpenSpace, and include learning content, media, additional resources, learning activities, and self-checks.

Upon completion of this course, you will be issued with BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business (Administration) by Open Colleges Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90796)

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Job Outcomes

Career Outcome:

  • Administrator
  • Assistant Records Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Customer service assistant
  • Exporter
  • Importer
  • Office Administrator
  • Personal Assistant
  • Sales Assistant
  • Sustainability Manager
  • Sustainability Officer
  • Trade Coordinator

Prerequisite & Entry Criteria

There are no mandated education entry requirements for this qualification, per the BSB Business Services Training Package.

There are no mandatory Open Colleges entry requirements.

It is also recommended that students

  • Have language, literacy and numeracy skills that ensure the ability to read and comprehend technical terms and communicate effectively through email. These skills are equivalent to those that would be required to successfully complete Year 12 or ACSF Level 3, or
  • Have completed a qualification at Certificate III level or higher

Minimum age

  • Are 18 years old (note students under 18 will need permission from a parent or guardian to enroll)


Equipment and Tools:

  • Have access to a modern computer with video / audio playback capabilities and high-speed internet
  • Have access to Microsoft Office or equivalent
  • Have basic computing skills, including ability to make a short video
  • Have access to a digital video recording device to save and upload video/image files to OpenSpace, e.g., mobile phone/smartphone.

Access to others

This course includes a requirement to record video and/ or audio roleplays.  These will require participation by 1-2 other people sourced by you. 


Module 1

Module 2

Module 3

Module 4

Module 5

Module 6

Module 7

Module 8

Module 9

Module 10

Module 11

Module 12

Assessment details

  • Multiple choice Quiz
  • Projects
  • Role plays
  • Video
  • Written assessments


PLEASE NOTE – Open Colleges is a privately-run Registered Training Organisation (RTO), not government-run like a TAFE. Therefore, Open Colleges cannot offer government funding. Please check eligibility requirements before beginning an enrolment with Open Colleges.

Fees for this course depend on the payment method and any existing promotions available with Open Colleges.

Always remember to enquire about any:

  • Discounts
  • Payment Plans

which may be available.


About the Institution

Open Colleges (RTO 90796) is an Australian education market leader with over 125 years of experience. Now an online learning market leader, Open Colleges focuses on supporting individuals to learn at their own pace.