Certificate IV in Business Administration specialising in Finance

Course Description

Business Administration
Certificate IV
Open Colleges

What you'll learn

Step into a job you’ll love with this nationally recognised Certificate which gives you many general and specialised skills, allowing you to work in a variety of business environments.

If you're organised, great at numbers and a top communicator, you'll be in demand by employers for roles such as account supervisor or accounts clerk. Many businesses need these types of positions in-house, meaning that your knowledge and skills will serve you well for many years to come, in a variety of potential environments.

By combining the finance component with business administration, you’ll have skills and insider knowledge that will keep your job in-demand and interesting. This is simply a great all-round qualification and a real way to get ahead.

This Certificate is useful for people looking to gain skills that will get them a job in business, finance and administration, but also for those who are currently employed who need to take their formal qualifications to the next level. The BSB40507 Certificate IV in Business Administration (Specialising in Finance) gives you training in financial services, payroll and BAS skills as well as office basics like managing multiple tasks, writing complex documents and working on set projects.

This course can be done in your own time around your current work, study or family commitments.

Potential Careers

  • Accounts supervisor
  • Accounts payable/accounts receivable clerk
  • General clerk
  • Data entry operator

Entry requirements

Minimum education

  • Year 10 or equivalent OR
  • relevant qualification OR
  • relevant vocational experience

Minimum age

Minimum age of 16 years. If you are under 18 your application must be signed by a parent or guardian.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. For students who do not have access to either a computer or the internet please contact a course and careers adviser to discuss alternative methods of communication.

Minimum specifications for PC are:

  • Microsoft Office 2007 or equivalent,
  • Microsoft Windows XP and
  • DVD/CD-ROM drive.

Students will also need access to a printer and the following applications:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader and
  • Macromedia Flash player.

English language requirements

If English is your second language and you did not complete the last two years of secondary education in English, you are required to provide evidence of English language competency before enrolling into the course.


  • BSBINM401A: Implement workplace information system
  • BSBITU402A: Develop and use complex spreadsheets
  • BSBWRT401A: Write complex documents
  • BSBADM405B: Organise meetings
  • Study Period 1: Certificate IV in Accounting
  • FNSBKG405A: Establish and maintain a payroll system
  • BSBFIA401A: Prepare financial reports
  • BSBFIA402A: Report on financial activity
  • BSBADM407B: Administer projects
  • FNSBKG404A: Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks

For more information about this course please complete the enquiry form.

Open Colleges (RTO number 90796)

About the course provider

This Certificate IV in Business Administration specialising in Finance is delivered by Open Colleges. At Open Colleges, we put you at the centre of everything that we do. We measure our success in the success of our students. With more than 100 years of experience in distance learning, we have the expertise in delivering education and training to individuals seeking to launch, change or accelerate their careers.

We focus on meeting the specific needs of adult learners by delivering highly flexible, accessible and affordable learning opportunities. Our unique learning model provides you with ultimate control – to study anywhere, anytime and at your own pace. Our online campus – OpenSpace – provides you with access to learning resources, expert trainers and assessors, collaboration with other learners and a comprehensive range of support services.