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  • BSB30120

Certificate III in Business

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
At a glance

At a glance

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.

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

BSB30120 Certificate III in Business

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Course overview

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.

Units

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

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBCRT311
Apply critical thinking skills in a team environment
BSBPEF201
Support personal wellbeing in the workplace
BSBSUS211
Participate in sustainable work practices
BSBTWK301
Use inclusive work practices
BSBWHS311
Assist with maintaining workplace safety
BSBXCM301
Engage in workplace communication
UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBOPS303
Organise schedules
BSBOPS304
Deliver and monitor a service to customers
BSBPEF301
Organise personal work priorities
BSBTEC201
Use business software applications
BSBTEC301
Design and produce business documents
BSBWRT311
Write simple documents
BSBXTW301
Work in a team

Note: For some courses, 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.

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

Important Information


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.

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
  • Federation University
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland