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Certificate IV in Business (Administration)


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Duration Up to two years
How it works Study online. With a difference
Price $2,650 up front | $122.31 per week (payment plan)
Career opportunities Adminstrative Officer | Executive Assistant
Course topics Four modules
Units 12 units of competency | Nationally recognised
Course trainers Industry experts and thought leaders.
Pathways Diploma of Business
Entry requirements No formal prerequisites | RPL available | Some equipment needed
Assessments Multiple small assessments
Start date Immediately, or whenever you're ready.
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Payment Options There are two ways you can pay for your course...

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Key Benefits

Versatile, real-world skills

The practical skills and knowledge you will gain in a Certificate IV in Business can be applied to a huge number of industries. No matter what you’re interested in, you’ll develop core administrative skills that can be used in a variety of roles.

Become a business allrounder

You will learn about all kinds of business functions and tasks, giving you a well-rounded understanding of how to work within a modern organisation – and what it takes to succeed.

Nationally recognised

The course is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. If you’re looking for a pathway to higher education in Australia, this could be it.

Course Accreditation

You’ll need to complete 12 units to obtain your Certificate IV in Business (Adminstration).

Module 1

Business Relationships and Communication

Module 2

Planning and Managing Work

Module 3

Awareness and Critical Thinking

Module 4

Producing Quality Work, Safely


Course Assessments

Course assessments

The experts who design and deliver our courses (click back to Course trainers to meet some of them) have developed an assessment framework that’s uniquely designed to help you gain a deep understanding of the material.

Assessment formats include:

Career Opportunities

The Certificate IV in Business will get you job-ready for an exciting array of roles across countless industries. Equipped with a broad range of business of administrative skills, you can easily tailor your career to match your passions and interests.

Key opportunities include:


The Certificate IV of Business can accelerate your learning journey to future studies, including the Diploma of Business.

Interested in university? You may even be able to get course credit toward a related degree. Just be sure to check with your chosen university about entry options, before enrolling with Monarch.

Entry requirements

Course entry requirements

There aren’t any formal prerequisites. But to make sure you get the most out of training with us, the following enrolment process applies:

What equipment will I need?

You will need access to the following equipment to successfully complete the course:

Am I eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL)?

We may be able to take into account relevant knowledge and skills you’ve gained through previous formal or informal training, education and employment. To find out more, refer to our Student Information Handbook by clicking here, or get in touch with one of our friendly Course Consultants.

Course Topics

The Certificate IV has seven core units and 13 elective units. These cover a range of the most important skills in terms of technical ability, client service, and the practical side of working in the industry.

Module 1

Relationships and Communication

What do most jobs have in common? Working with people, of course! In your first module, you will learn essential communication skills and strategies, and how to build strong working relationships with others. On top of that, you will also cover some human resources basics.

Module 2

Planning and Managing Work

In today’s digital world, you will need to know how you can plan and manage work using the right tools. This second module you teach you all about applying and using digital technologies for all sorts of tasks, as well as undertaking project work.

Module 3

Awareness and Critical Thinking

For your third module, you will put on your critical thinking cap and learn how to make logical, well-informed decisions. Additionally, you’ll unpack the art of emotional intelligence, and how to plan and prioritise your work – exactly the kinds of soft skills employers are after.

Module 4

Producing Quality Work, Safely

Learn how to efficently run meetings and produce quality documents. In this final module you’ll gain practical experience designing and producing documents as well as what it takes to ensure a safe working environment, for both yourself and others.

Course Duration

This course is designed to be completed within 12 months however you have up to 24 months to complete the course.

There is no minimum timeframe to complete this course. Students who are highly motivated and well organised can complete the full course at an accelerated pace.

The key factors that influence course completion are a student’s experience, time availability, how fast they work and how committed they are!

How it works

More than online

You’ll get:

How does it work?

This course has been developed to give you absolute flexibility. Study on your couch, on public transport, on your break at work, out in the park – wherever and whenever you like. The best part is, with Monarch Institute, ‘online’ doesn’t mean ‘alone’. You’ll be backed by our trainers at every step along the way.

What support will I get?

Your trainer will be happy to contact you via phone, Zoom, or email (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm). So you definitely won’t feel alone. You’ll also have access to our student Facebook groups, so you can discuss the material with other students. It’s a handy way to stay in touch with trainers and others in the same course.

Course Price

Upfront payment

$2,650 (Total)

The most cost-effective option. Pay up front and save 20% compared to the total payment plan. Payment options include electronic funds transfer (EFT), credit card (Mastercard or Visa), cheque or cash.

Payment plan

$122.31 per week – paid over 26 weeks (Total: $3,180)

This option is suitable for students wanting to manage their cash flow. It’s handy if you want to get started right away, but don’t have the full amount on hand. Payment must be made with Mastercard or Visa.

Meet your trainers

Industry experts and thought leaders.
Glenn Buesnel-May
"Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from."
– Seth Godin

I started my career in the Banking sector, with experience in lending and securities. I then spent over 20 years in the Royal Australian Air Force as a Logistics Officer and later specialised in Education and Training, where I was a trainer, assessor and executive.

In 2007, I established a private business as a consultant, specialising in Leadership, Management, Business and Professional Development training. I have qualifications in HR, Management, Leadership, Coaching, Warehousing, Transport and Logistics, the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Advanced Facilitation. I also trained in Professional Mentoring, Workplace and Leadership Coaching,  Counselling and Conflict Management and underwent undergrad studies in Human Resources.

What gets me out of bed in the morning?

I live for weekends, where I spend it exploring, listening to and making music, camping, flying aircraft, playing with my Staffy, named Harper Cookie Face!

Any questions? Ask away!