Certificate in Business Administration

Do you have a business idea and need to learn more about the processes of the business? Are you moving up in your current role and need to develop skills to help manage the business operations and efficient office administration? Do you want a new set of skills on your resume that can be transferred across multiple industries? Then this course is for you.

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Approximately 200 hours
to complete the course, which
has 2 key modules made up of
17 subjects.

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites to complete this course. However, you must be able to read, analyse and comprehend, printed information in English, and to write statements and solve problems to complete the course. You must also have reliable access to a computer and a reliable internet connection and have basic computer skills.


Upon completion of your course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion and a Statement of Attainment for each module completed.


Online, flexible learning at
your own pace.

Availability of Content

12 months to access the course content (extensions are considered on a case-by-case basis)

Approval & Recognition

Careerhouse is an approved and recognised member of IARC. The IARC is an International association which recognises institutions who aspire to excellence in tertiary education.

This foundation course is designed to give you the essential knowledge on how most businesses operate and an understanding of how their functions are interrelated to competitors and the economic environment overall. You will develop the skills and knowledge you need to better understand how to run an efficient and productive operation of an office, as well as strengthen your basic administrative skills which can be used across many industries and roles.

Course Outline

Students will undertake 2 Key Modules, made up of 17 subjects.

Module 1: Office Practices (100 hours)

Designed to deliver the basics in administration and how an office works, from common communication systems, to phone skills and computer applications. You will learn how businesses operate and the best practice for business administration.

Module 2: Operations Management (100 hours)

This module provides essential knowledge on how businesses operate, across multiple industries. Designed as an excellent foundation module, it aims to deliver an overview of how business functions are interrelated, both to other competitors and the economic environment overall.

For the full subject list and course guide, fill out our Enquiry Form and our course advisors will be in touch.


Assessments are a critical step in the learning process. They help ensure you stay on track and meet the learning objectives of each lesson before moving onto the next. They also help your tutor identify where any further support may be required, so that you get the most out of your course.

You will learn via various methods; a combination of reading, interacting with tutors, undertaking research and watching videos. Each lesson will conclude with an assignment which is marked by your assigned tutor and returned to you with feedback, and if necessary, some recommended additional reading. Assessments may come in the form of – case studies, quizzes and written assessments.

Who will this course interest?

This course is a beginner level course and will lay a sound foundation of knowledge and skills in office administration and how a business operates.

This course may be of interest to people working, or aspiring to work in or as:

Office Administration
› Office Manager
› Receptionist
› Executive Assistant

If you have a specific job in mind, it is important that you research exactly what is required before enrolling in a course. Different roles will require different skills, qualifications and recognition. If you are unsure, one of our course advisors will be able to help you with this.

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