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  • BSB30415
  • 095392D

Certificate III in Business Administration

At a glance

At a glance

Establish your career in business administration with this entry-level course and open up a world of employment opportunities such as office assistant, accounts payable clerk or general clerk.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Junior Personal Assistant
  • Office Assistant
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Receptionist
COURSE OUTCOME

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Course overview

Course overview

Kick start your career with this entry-level course in business administration. This course will give you the practical skills to successfully work in an office or business environment.

You will develop a broad range of knowledge covering keyboard speed and accuracy and health and safety for yourself and others. You also have the opportunity to specialise in units that focus on payroll processing, electronic presentations, working effectively with diversity, and the use of business technology. This course is taught by industry experts that are dedicated to guiding you to achieve their goals, no matter where your career takes you.

Successful completion of the course provides you with the practical skills to work in many office and business roles. You will also develop a solid foundation for further study.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 11 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBITU307
Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy
BSBWHS201
Contribute to health and safety of self and others

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
North and Far North Queensland
BSBWOR301
Organise personal work priorities and development
BSBITU309A
Produce desktop published documents
BSBFIA304
Maintain a general ledger
BSBFIA303
Process accounts payable and receivable
BSBDIV301
Work effectively with diversity
BSBITU301
Create and use databases
BSBWRT301
Write simple documents
BSBITU304
Produce spreadsheets
BSBITU303
Design and produce text documents
BSBFIA302
Process payroll
BSBADM307
Organise schedules
BSBITU302
Create electronic presentations
BSBITU201
Produce simple word processed documents
BSBITU306
Design and produce business documents
BSBCUS301
Deliver and monitor a service to customers
Greater Brisbane
BSBITU302
Create electronic presentations
BSBITU303
Design and produce text documents
BSBITU304
Produce spreadsheets
BSBADM307
Organise schedules
BSBITU306
Design and produce business documents
BSBWRT301
Write simple documents
BSBWOR301
Organise personal work priorities and development
BSBITU202
Create and use spreadsheets
BSBCUS301
Deliver and monitor a service to customers
BSBFIA302
Process payroll
BSBFIA303
Process accounts payable and receivable
Wide Bay Burnett / Sunshine Coast
BSBADM307
Organise schedules
BSBWOR301
Organise personal work priorities and development
BSBITU303
Design and produce text documents
BSBITU304
Produce spreadsheets
BSBWRT301
Write simple documents
BSBITU309
Produce desktop published documents
BSBCUS301
Deliver and monitor a service to customers
BSBITU302
Create electronic presentations
BSBITU306
Design and produce business documents
BSBSUS201
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBDIV301
Work effectively with diversity
Gold Coast
BSBADM307
Organise schedules
BSBCUS301
Deliver and monitor a service to customers
BSBITU302
Create electronic presentations
BSBITU303
Design and produce text documents
BSBITU304
Produce spreadsheets
BSBITU306
Design and produce business documents
BSBITU309
Produce desktop published documents
BSBWOR301
Organise personal work priorities and development
BSBWOR204
Use business technology
BSBWRT301
Write simple documents
BSBFIA303
Process accounts payable and receivable
Darling Downs and South West
BSBWRT301
Write simple documents
BSBITU303
Design and produce text documents
BSBITU201
Produce simple word processed documents
BSBADM307
Organise schedules
BSBCUS301
Deliver and monitor a service to customers
BSBITU307
Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy
BSBWOR301
Organise personal work priorities and development
BSBITU309
Produce desktop published documents
BSBITU302
Create electronic presentations
BSBITU202
Create and use spreadsheets
BSBITU304
Produce spreadsheets
BSBITU306
Design and produce business documents
Online study - Most complete at least 7 units from the following list - you can complete all 9 units
BSBADM307
Organise schedules
BSBITU302
Create electronic presentations
BSBITU303
Design and produce text documents
BSBITU304
Produce spreadsheets
BSBITU309
Produce desktop published documents
BSBITU306
Design and produce business documents
BSBWRT301
Write simple documents
BSBFIA303
Process accounts payable and receivable
BSBFIA302
Process payroll
Online study - Then, choose from the remaining list - ensuring you have completed 13 units in total - 11 electives units as well as 2 core units
BSBITU201
Produce simple word processed documents
BSBCUS301
Deliver and monitor a service to customers
BSBWOR301
Organise personal work priorities and development
BSBDIV301
Work effectively with diversity

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Domestic Students
Prospective students should have completed Year 10 with a sound achievement in English and/or complementary work experience. 

Mature-aged students should show experience and/or qualifications indicative of success.   If you’re under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.

International Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to International Students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.  For more information visit Department of Home Affairs - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect 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.  General materials including a USB, stationery and notebook.  Some text books will be required. A list will be provided.

Need to know

When studying online it is strongly recommended students follow the preferred order of study and enrol in no more than two units per intake, unless otherwise advised. 

 

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.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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Get started with TAFE Queensland

If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland