Business Administration Courses

If you love helping and contributing to a business’s success, then a course in Business Administration could be for you!

Certificate IV in Business Administration


This level is suitable for people who have 1-2 years’ experience on the job or are looking for a more demanding out of school course.

COST: From $2950 



This level is suitable for someone who would like to get an introduction to business skills.

COST: From $2450 


Is Business Admin Right For Me?

Business Administration is a core skillset for anyone wanting to improve their understanding of how to run a business.

You may want to study business administration for many reasons, such as;

  • Learn business fundamentals before starting your own business venture.
  • Leaving school and wanting to join the workforce at a higher level.
  • Wanting a solid pathway to diploma courses and/or university.
  • Improve your prospects inside your current job.
  • You want to get an admin job in an office such as an office manager.
What Could I Learn?

Subjects you can learn as part of Business Administration courses include the following (note that this list contains subjects from Certificate III and Certificate IV)

  • Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy
  • Contribute to the health and safety of self and others
  • Organise schedules
  • Process payroll
  • Process accounts payable and receivable
  • Maintain a general ledger
  • Create electronic presentations
  • Design and produce business documents
  • Write simple documents
  • Maintain business resources
  • Process customer complaints
  • Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • Work effectively with diversity
  • Maintain financial records
  • Organise workplace information
  • Contribute to workplace innovation
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Use business technology
  • Organise personal work priorities and development
  • Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
  • Organise meetings
  • Design and develop complex text documents
  • Develop and use complex spreadsheets
  • Produce complex desktop published documents
  • Write complex documents
  • Make a presentation
  • Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies
  • Address customer needs
  • Promote innovation in a team environment
  • Promote products and services
  • Establish networks
  • Identify risk and apply risk management processes
  • Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
  • Maintain business resources
  • Design and produce business documents
  • Manage meetings
  • Undertake project work
How Can it Help Me?

Here is a list of possible roles that Business Administration could enable. Note that both Certificate III and Certificate IV roles are listed here.

  • Receptionist
  • Admin Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Property Manager
  • Purchasing Officer
  • Executive Assistant
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • TV / Film Assistant
  • Executive Assistant
  • Personal Assistant 
  • Strata Managing Agent
  • Project Assistant
  • Office Administrator
  • Administration Officer (Local Government)
  • Business Administration Officer (Local Government)
  • Office Supervisor (Local Government)
  • Corporate Administrative Supervisor
  • Senior Customer Contact Leader
  • Board Secretary
  • Accounts Supervisor
Cert III vs Cert IV

The differences between a Certificate III and Certificate IV

A Certificate III in Business Administration is a great qualification to start your studies and get experience for your first entry to the world of business. Whether you have just left school and are looking for a course that will kick off your career in business or looking for somewhere to start with a career change, this Certificate III course is a great starting place.

In this course, you will learn business-specific administration skills which will help you progress from an entry-level employment position and will be a great way to start building your career.

Maybe you have some basic business experience, or even if you don't, that's fine!


A Certificate IV in Business Administration is the perfect qualification for you if you are looking for a more advanced course to study out of school or if you already have 1-2 years of experience in business. This course will help give you deeper and broader knowledge and skills in business.

A Certificate IV in Business Administration is designed to prepare students to become skilled employees with a broad range of specialised knowledge and the course content will be factual, technical, and actionable as well as some theory.

A Certificate IV in Business Administration is an outstanding choice if you are planning to expand your business skills and will vastly increase your problem solving and decision-making skills.



Certificate III

From $2450

  • Medium depth
  • Entry level
  • Become a stronger candidate
  • Preperation for assistant level
  • Support Role
  • Back office
  • Work under supervision

Certificate IV

From $2950

  • Increased breadth & depth
  • Challenging entry level
  • Become a serious contender
  • Preperation to lead a team
  • Self starter role
  • Back office or customer facing
  • Confidence for all admin tasks
  • Readiness for the unexpected!
  • Higher pay & promotion expectations


None! We don’t ask for any prior qualifications


Study in your own time. Apply yourself more and complete the course faster! 


Anytime! Whenever you are ready.


A range of payment options to suit everyone's requirements.

Nationally Recognised Training

Nationally Recognised Training

All of our courses are Nationally Recognised Training programmes that can lead to vocational qualifications and credentials that are recognised across Australia.


Our courses are delivered 100% online using some of the most innovative and engaging learning materials available. All of our courses are full of engaging materials and interactive quizzes designed to make your learning fun along with assessments that consist of quizzes, short answer, and long answer questions.



Edmund Barton College has been operating in Australia for over 17 years, since 2003. During that time we have graduated 1000's of business students all over the country.
Our online delivery software has taken many years of work and research to help deliver the learning materials that you are using today.

So easy!

No parking or traffic problems. You don’t even have to leave your home to study. 

Fit your studies in around your life- not the other way around. 

Join a community

When you’re studying online, you can mix with other like-minded students all around Australia. So, you’re in good company!

You’ll love the flexibility!

Have you got stuff in your life that you have to do (work, family, etc)? When you study online, you can fit in your studies to a time and a place that works for you!

No pass or fail marking or assessment scoring

This is all about whether you are competent enough in the unit to move on to the next not about passing and failing. What you will get is support and help to complete the unit.

Design your own course... even after you started studying!

You can build your own course by selecting whichever units you would like to study. Even better, you can do this after you've started studying them as well!



Take a look at the online business courses we offer. 

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Try a unit to see if it is the right course and the right level of study for you. 

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Don't just take our word for it

Listen to one of our previous students, Tarek, talk about the 3 main reasons why he thinks you should study at Edmund Barton College.

"1) Affordable courses that are all ASF (Australian Skills Framework) certified.

2) An amazing system that allows you to study in your own time. The harder you study- the faster you complete your course.

3) An excellent support system that gives you the help you need.

Tarek I. - A previous student in Diploma of Business

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If you love the feeling of directing, organising and leading people, taking on responsibilities, and working towards collective success, then a Leadership and Management Course is for you.