This course is for students who want to develop supervisory and administrative skills and a broad knowledge base in a variety of administrative contexts. They will apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others with some limited responsibility for the output of others. Competencies will include computing units, team skills, prioritising, report and business writing skills, organising meetings and business travel, work health and safety and administrative skills.
|How to Apply||Please Enquire|
|AQF Level||Level 4: Certificate IV|
There are no entry requirements for this qualification however completion of Year 12 is desirable, Certificate III in Business Administration or other industry specific qualification is recommended.
Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations
- Administration supervisor
- Executive personal assistant
- Office administrator
- Project administrator
Standard Course Structure
To successfully complete this course, students must complete 10 units, consisting of:
5 units from Group A and 5 units from Group B or Other Electives.
Elective Units - Group A
|BSBADM406||Organise business travel|
|BSBINM401||Implement workplace information system|
|BSBITU401||Design and develop complex text documents|
|BSBITU402||Develop and use complex spreadsheets|
|BSBITU404||Produce complex desktop published documents|
|BSBWRT401||Write complex documents|
Elective Units - Group B
|BSBADM409||Coordinate business resources|
|BSBCUS402||Address customer needs|
|BSBMGT401||Show leadership in the workplace|
|BSBMKG413||Promote products and services|
|BSBMKG414||Undertake marketing activities|
|BSBRSK401||Identify risk and apply risk management processes|
|BSBWHS401||Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements|
|BSBWOR404||Develop work priorities|
2018 Study Sequence
Online - enrol into one unit at a time as per the following order:
2017 Study Sequence
It is recommended that students study in the following sequence
The units from Other Electives can be selected in lieu of recommended units - this can be discussed further with the teacher.
Course Assessment Information
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Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.
Duration and dates
12 - 18 months
Ten (10) units must be successfully completed - Five (5) are to be selected from Group A and the remaining units to be selected from Group B or other electives.
Distance students require strong self motivation and must have 4-6 hours per week available for study for each unit. This course is self paced so students must have sound literacy, numeracy skills and technology skills to read and follow textbooks and online course material. This course is delivered by distance education so students must have access to a computer and the internet. Students are allocated 10 weeks from enrolment to complete each unit.
2018 Unit Availabilities
Please check this page regularly for updates.
|Course code||Course name||Short Course|
|BSB50215||Diploma of Business||No|
Is what I already know taken into account?
Yes. Your history of study, skills and experience does matter. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training. This may be applied using the national standard for Mutual Recognition or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Documentary evidence will be requested.
The following textbooks are required:
- The Business Communication Handbook (10th Ed), Judith Dwyer, 2016, Cengage, ISBN 978-0170354172
- Management theory and practice (6th ed), Kris Cole, 2015, Cengage, ISBN 978-0170354059
Textbooks can be purchased as hard copy or electronic versions.
What else might I find useful?
Financial assistance with fees may be available through concessions or via ‘Time to Pay’ payment plan. This and other information such as student support, study and library assistance can be found at www.cqu.edu.au/current-studentt