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    • Course code
    • Location
      Dandenong , Frankston , Online , In your workplace
    • Length
      Part Time

      1.5 years

      Full Time

      6 months

    • How to Apply
      Direct to Chisholm by selecting the “Apply Now” button on the course page at chisholm.edu.au

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    Certificate IV In Business

    Learn the skills you need to effectively manage the office administration aspects of a business.

    When you complete the Certificate IV in Business, you’ll have the confidence and ability to direct a variety of workplace administration functions.

    You’ll learn practical skills in areas such as development of presentations, spreadsheets, databases and desktop publishing documents, along with organisation of travel, meetings and safe workplace practices. Specialist streams in medical, finance and general administration are also available.

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      Experienced teachers, who are experts in the field, will guide you through the program, which involves office simulated activities, research, report writing and compilation of portfolios of evidence. There will also be opportunities for practical placement in industry.

      This nationally recognised qualification may lead to employment in roles such as administration officer, legal/medical secretary or personal assistant.

      The course can be completed part time over one and a half years or full time over six months.

      We offer flexible and supportive study options (including on site or online) to fit in with your work or lifestyle.

      Once complete, this qualification will provide a guaranteed pathway into Chisholm’s Diploma of Business Administration. And you’ll be able to gain credit for your studies if you choose to undertake a Bachelor of Business in the future.

      Chisholm TAFE is the largest provider of tertiary and vocational education in Melbourne's south east. With state-of-the-art facilities, professional training and support, you'll enjoy studying at Chisholm. So why wait? Enquire now.

    • Possible job outcomes

        Legal/Medical Secretary

        Administration Officer

        Personal Assistant

        Office Trainer


    • Sample units of study

      BSBITU402A - Develop and use complex spreadsheets

      BSBRES401A - Analyse & present reseach information

      BSBITU401A - Design and develop complex text documents

      BSBITU404A - Produce complex desktop published documents

      BSBITU306A - Design and produce business documents

      BSBADM406B - Organise business travel

      BSBITA401A - Design databases

      BSBWHS401A - Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements

    • Costs

      Indicative annual tuition fee* (GST Exempt):
      Government subsidised: $2565.00
      Government subsidised concession: $513.00
      Full fee: $4845.00 Payment plans available.

      Materials fee: $120.00  per year  (GST Inclusive)

      Student services and amenities fee**: $150.00  per year  (GST Inclusive)

      Ancillary fee: $25.00

      *Indicative fees as published are based on typical annual student contact hours per course, and are subject to change, given individual circumstances at enrolment.
      ** Concession rate $50.00, but only if concession rates are applicable for this course.
      Check here to see if you are eligible for government-subsidised training. Training to eligible students is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding.

    RPL and credit transfer

    You could be granted full or part qualification based on your existing skills, knowledge and experience. Find out if you're a candidate for RPL...

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    Applying and Enrolling

    To enrol at Chisholm, you need to apply, and then be accepted. Procedures to apply for courses vary. A TAFE application may go through VTAC, for example. In other cases the application may be direct to Chisholm or through your employer or school.

    With a successful Chisholm Institute of TAFE application, in some cases,  you may need to attend an information session or submit a portfolio prior to completing your enrolment.

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