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BSB30120

Certificate III in Business

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

Kick start your career with this entry-level course in business administration designed specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. This course will give you the practical skills to successfully work in a range of office and business environments.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Thursday Island Start date: 04 Oct 2022 Duration: 9 months
STUDY LOCATIONS Far North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
JobTrainer
$0
Concession
$330
Subsidised
$330
Full Fee
$3,705
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Course overview

Kick start your career with this entry-level course in business administration designed specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. This course will give you the practical skills to successfully work in a range of office and business environments.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working as general clerks grew strongly over the past five years and is expected to continue to grow in the future. This is a very large occupation with over 182,000 job openings expected over the next five years, ensuring strong job outcomes for graduates.

Develop a sound basis in workplace health and safety and develop practical skills including maintaining business resources, operational plan support, contributions to team effectiveness, purchase of goods and services, and customer complaints.

This course is taught by industry experts that are dedicated to helping you achieve your career goals.

Successful completion of this course will give you with the practical skills required to work in a number of office and business roles. You will also develop a solid foundation for further tertiary study.

What can I do?

  • Accounts Clerk
  • Junior Personal Assistant
  • Office Assistant
  • Receptionist

Course outcome:

BSB30120 Certificate III in Business

JobTrainer funded course

This course is eligible for JobTrainer funding, meaning it could be free for eligible school-leavers, young people and job seekers looking to develop new skills. Training is proudly delivered by TAFE Queensland and jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government. Learn more >

Residential blocks

Courses designed specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students include intensive blocks of training on campus known as residential blocks. Funding support is available for students who need to travel away from their communities to cover necessities like travel, accommodation, and meals. To see if you're eligible contact our student support officers.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 7 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBCRT311
    Apply critical thinking skills in a team environment
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBCRT311
    Unit description :
    This unit describes skills and knowledge required to apply critical thinking skills to generate solutions to workplace problems in a team environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply critical thinking skills in a team environment

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBPEF201
    Support personal wellbeing in the workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBPEF201
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to advocate for and feel empowered about personal wellbeing in the workplace. It involves developing and applying basic knowledge of factors that may influence wellbeing, both positively and negatively.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Support personal wellbeing in the workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBSUS211
    Participate in sustainable work practices
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBSUS211
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to measure, support and find opportunities to improve the sustainability of work practices.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in sustainable work practices

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBTWK301
    Use inclusive work practices
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBTWK301
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise and interact productively with diverse groups of individuals in the workplace.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use inclusive work practices

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBWHS311
    Assist with maintaining workplace safety
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBWHS311
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with implementing and monitoring an organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs as part of a small work team.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Assist with maintaining workplace safety

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBXCM301
    Engage in workplace communication
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBXCM301
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate (through written, oral and nonverbal form) in the workplace within an industry.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Engage in workplace communication

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Thursday Island
04 Oct 2022
9 months
Full time residential blocks: 17 - 28 October 2022, 21 November - 2 December 2022, 30 January - 10 February 2023, 27 - 31 March 2023, 8 - 18 May 2023, 12 - 23 June 2023
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $3,705

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Certificate III in Business (BSB30120)

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Certificate III in Business

COURSE CODE: BSB30120
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

To complete this program you must:-

  • identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, as this training product has been developed specifically for you in support of equity policy for post compulsory education; and
  • attend an interview to determine your literacy and numeracy skill levels and discuss study arrangements. This is important as you need to commit to attending 5 residential blocks in Cairns.

Also, it is highly recommended you have an understanding of computer applications and basic finance operations.

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course however students will need to provide their own USB and stationery. 

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable Internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Need to know

To complete this program you are required to complete a combination of face to face residential block training and flexible self-paced learning.  The residential block training consists of 4 x 2 week blocks and 1 x 1 week block. All units will be delivered during the residential blocks, with access to computers and learning support. You'll be required to complete some activities and assessments in your own time. Teacher support will be available.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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