Business Administration

Successful administration is crucial to running any thriving business, whether large or small. CIT’s Business Administration courses provide thorough and practical training designed to prepare you for a range of roles in the public or private business sectors.

You will learn practical business, marketing and computing skills in an exciting simulated business environment and have the opportunity to network with students all over Australia. As you manage realistic simulations of business products and finances, you will develop communication skills, manage accounts, maintain financial records and organise schedules. You will also advance your skills in Word, Excel, Access and MYOB.

  • Course Details

    Certificate III in Business Administration | BSB30415
    CRICOS: 086852M

    Certificate IV in Business Administration | BSB40515
    CRICOS: 087018D

    Diploma of Business | BSB50215
    CRICOS: 087140B

    Advanced Diploma of Business | BSB60215
    CRICOS: 087457C

  • Course Duration

    TOTAL CIT PACKAGE: 2 years
    Certificate III: 6 months Certificate IV: 6 months Diploma: 6 months Advanced Diploma: 6 months

  • Course Intake

    2021 Semester 2 (July)

    2022 Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July)

  • Course Campus

    CIT Reid

  • Course Fees

    Tuition Fees:

    2021-2022: $6,850 per semester

    Extra Fees:

    Certificate III: Material fees: $20, Textbooks: $215

    Certificate IV: Material fees: $35, Textbooks: $270

    Diploma: Textbooks: $300

    Advanced Diploma: Textbooks: $300

  • *Please note - Course fees are listed in $AUD and are based on a semester rate. Total course cost will vary depending on semester start date. Small fee increases may happen annually in line with CIT's fee pricing review. 2021 and 2022 fees subject to change.

  • Entry Requirements

    Academic requirements:

    • Year 12 Certificate or equivalent

    Students over the age of 20 may be eligible for adult entry. Please refer to Entry Requirements for more information.

    English requirements

    Students must meet one of the following English requirements:

    Direct entry into the Certificate IV in Business Administration may be granted once the student's application and previous qualifications have been assessed.

  • Course Subjects - Certificate III

    Certificate III in Business Administration | BSB30415 – 13 subjects

    Core: complete 2 subjects

    • BSBITU307 Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy
    • BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others

    Electives: Not all electives will be offered every semester

    Group A – complete 7 of 10 subjects

    • BSBFIA304 Maintain a general ledger
    • BSBFIA303 Process accounts payable and receivable
    • BSBWRT301 Write simple documents
    • BSBADM307 Organise schedules
    • BSBITU306  Design and produce business documents
    • BSBFIA302 Process payroll
    • BSBITU309 Produce desktop published documents
    • BSBITU314 Create electronic presentations
    • BSBITU314 Design and produce spreadsheets
    • BSBITU313  Design and produce digital text documents

    Group B - complete 4 of 21 subjects

    • BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
    • BSBDIV301 Work effectively with diversity
    • BSBADM302 Produce texts from notes
    • BSBADM303 Produce texts from audio transcription
    • BSBADM311 Maintain business resources
    • BSBCMM301 Process customer complaints
    • BSBFIA301 Maintain financial records
    • BSBINM301 Organise workplace information
    • BSBINM302 Utilise a knowledge management system
    • BSBINM303 Handle receipt and despatch of information
    • BSBINN201 Contribute to workplace innovation
    • BSBIPR301 Comply with organisational requirements for protection and use of intellectual property
    • BSBPRO301 Recommend products and services
    • BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    • BSBWOR204 Use business technology
    • BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
    • BSBWOR302 Work effectively as an off-site worker
    • BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
    • BSBPUR301 Purchase goods and services
    • BSBITU311 Use simple relational databases
    • BSBITU315  Purchase goods and services online
    • BSBITU314 Design and produce spreadsheets
  • Course Subjects - Certificate IV

    Certificate IV in Business Administration | BSB40515 – 10 subjects

    Electives: Subjects completed in the Certificate III will not need to be completed again

    Group A – complete 6 of 11 subjects

    • BSBADM405 Organise meetings
    • BSBADM406 Organise business travel
    • BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
    • BSBITU401 Design and develop complex text documents
    • BSBITA411 Design and develop relational databases
    • BSBITU404 Produce complex desktop published documents
    • BSBWRT401 Write complex documents
    • BSBADM401 Produce complex texts from shorthand notes
    • BSBADM411 Produce complex texts from audio transcription
    • BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
    • BSBINM401 Implement workplace information system

    Group B – complete 4 of 21 subjects

    • BSBEBU401 Review and maintain a website
    • BSBHRM405 Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
    • BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
    • BSBRES411 Analyse and present research information
    • BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness
    • BSBITU313 Design and produce digital text documents
    • BSBADM407 Administer projects
    • BSBITU422 Use digital technologies to collaborate in the workplace
    • BSBMED401 Manage patient record keeping system
    • BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
    • BSBITS411 Maintain and implement digital technology
    • BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment
    • BSBCUS401 Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies
    • BSBREL401 Establish networks
    • BSBFIA412 Report on financial activity
    • BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes
    • BSBMKG414 Undertake marketing activities
    • BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
    • BSBADM409 Coordinate business resources
    • BSBMKG413 Promote products and services
    • BSBCUS402 Address customer needs
  • Course Subjects - Diploma

    Diploma of Business | BSB50215 – 8 subjects

    Complete no more than 3 from each group)

    Business Administration

    • BSBADM502 Manage meetings


    • BSBMKG501 Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities

    Human Resources

    • BSBHRM501 Manage human resource services
    • BSBHRM513 Manage workforce planning
    • BSBHRM505 Manage remuneration and employee benefits
    • BSBHRM507 Manage separation or termination
    • BSBLED502 Manage programs that promote personal effectiveness
    • BSBHRM506 Manage recruitment selection and induction processes

    Management & Business

    • BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
    • BSBRSK501 Manage risk
    • BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
  • Course Subjects - Advanced Diploma

    Advanced Diploma of Business | BSB60215 – 8 subjects

    Core: complete all 6 subjects

    • BSBHRM602 Manage human resource strategic planning
    • BSBINN601 Lead and manage organisational change
    • BSBMGT615 Contribute to organisation development
    • BSBMKG609 Develop a marketing plan
    • BSBFIM601 Manage finances
    • BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

    Electives: complete 2 of 4 subjects

    • BSBMGT605 Provide leadership across the organisation
    • BSBDIV601 Develop and implement diversity policy
    • BSBMGT624 Develop and implement corporate social responsibility
    • BSBMGT617 Develop and implement a business plan
  • Likely Job Outcome

    Certificate IV: Executive secretary, personal assistant, administrative officer.

    Diploma: Team leader, front line manager, executive officer.

    Advanced Diploma: Middle or senior manager, area manager, department manager, regional manager.

  • Teaching Methods and Assessment

    Study methods include structured classes supported by online resources and workshop delivery.

    Assessment methods include projects, presentations, assignments and reports.

  • Pathways to Further Study

    While industry placement is not a course requirement, CIT’s connections to industry may provide opportunities for students to undertake unpaid work placements.

    Because CIT offers nationally recognised qualifications accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), students can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to most universities within Australia and receive credit towards a degree, even where formal credit transfer arrangements are not in place; however, this is not a guarantee.

    We advise you speak directly with your chosen university in relation to credit transfer, entry requirements and their application process.

    Certificate III in Business Administration
    6 months
    Certificate IV in Business Administration
    6 months
    Diploma of Business
    6 months
    Advanced Diploma of Business
    6 months
    = 2 years of study