This valuable career-focused qualification combines the knowledge of business administration with essential leadership and management skills. It will deliver important qualifications to professionals who wish to enhance their job prospects. The dual-delivery mode gives you the necessary qualifications you need in a time efficient, self-paced format.

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This is a nationally accredited qualification

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Course Description

This Dual Certificate IV is delivered by expert trainers in one of three delivery methods: online, classroom, or blended.

The online training program is our most popular delivery method and provides access to a fully customised e-learning environment, MyUpskilled. MyUpskilled includes powerpoint resources, reading materials, discussion boards, forums, access to assessments, resources, videos (including access to the video training library) and blogs.  The course is conducted over a 12-18 month period with one unit of competency expected to be completed each month.
Classroom and blended delivery formats are also available, but subject to minimum numbers. Please contact our education managers to find out more about our face-to-face options.

Course Features

All students will be provided with the textbook Management: Theory and Practice, Kris Cole (2012), Pearson Education Australia

  • Access to fully customised online learning platform, MyUpskilled
  • Access to the Student Support Services (Helpdesk) where students can receive support and assistance in the use of the LMS as well as any administration enquiries
  • Regular contact with their trainer via email, telephone and/or LMS communication tools
  • Trainer/Student Messaging System
  • Webinars - both live and recorded sessions
  • Unlimited access to world leading video training provider
  • Access to Upskilled's Student Rewards Program

Course Duration

This course is delivered online over a duration of 12-18 months.


Graduates of this training program receive the nationally accredited awards BSB40515 - Certificate IV in Business Administration and BSB42015 - Certificate IV in Leadership and Management.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal prerequisites for this qualification.

This qualification is suited to participants who possess a sufficient grasp of the English language, and appropriate attitude and motivation to enable them to undertake the demands of a Certificate IV level qualification including these entry requirements:

  • English language proficiency (Year 12 English or equivalent); OR
  • Obtain a Certificate III before enrolling in a Certificate IV level qualification, OR
  • Demonstrate appropriate academic standing or workplace experience for the chosen qualification

Students will be required to have regular access to a computer and internet access to complete this course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is available for each Unit of Competency based on relevant workplace experience, formal training, or other expertise. To apply for RPL, please submit documentation in portfolio form for evaluation by Upskilled assessors.

Unit Outline

In total, there are 18 Units of Competency to complete to obtain both qualifications. All units must be successfully completed to attain both the Certificate IV in Business Administration and the Certificate IV in Leadership and Management. 

There are 10 Units of Competency as identified in the National Business Services Training Package to successfully complete to attain the Certificate IV in Business Administration. There are also an additional 8 Units of Competency to successfully complete the Certificate IV in Leadership and Management. Other elective streams are available upon request. 

Unit Code
Unit Name (Business Administration)
BSBADM406 Organise business travel
BSBWRT401 Write complex documents
BSBMGT405 Provide personal leadership
BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
BSBINM401 Implement workplace information system
BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
BSBITU401 Design and develop complex text documents
BSBMGT401 Show leadership in the workplace
BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes
BSBADM405 Organise meetings
Unit Code
Unit Name (Leadership & Management)
BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships
BSBLDR401 Communicate effectively as a workplace leader
BSBMGT402 Implement operational plan
BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness
BSBCUS402 Address customer needs
BSBMGT403 Implement continuous improvement
BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities
BSBCUS401 Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies

Career Outcomes

This Dual Certificate IV is broad-ranging, and therefore is potentially appropriate to many industry sectors, including business, administration, sales, trade, manufacturing, retail, services, and many others. The building of key competencies in a range of managerial contexts makes this valuable training for anyone tasked with the regular or occasional supervision of others and has great relevance for a very broad range of job roles.

The capabilities the certificate targets are particularly pertinent for:

  • Accounts Supervisors
  • Executive Personal Assistants
  • Office Administrators
  • Project Assistants
  • Receptionists
  • Office Managers
  • Coordinator
  • Leading Hand
  • Supervisor
  • Team Leader
  • Individuals aspiring to positions such as these

Further Study

Pathways from this dual qualification include:

The Diploma of Leadership & Management (BSB51915) or other related Management diplomas.

The Diploma of Business Administration (BSB50415) or other related Business diplomas.

Flexible Payment Options

Upskilled offers three flexible payment options for our students. Enquire now for more information on payment methods and government funding.

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Total course cost: $4,624

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Total course cost: $5,440

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