Duration

There are multiple durations. Please refer to Course Structure below.

Location
Online
Next intakeMarch, 2024
Study modeOn Campus, Online
Total units13
Fee-Free TAFE course for eligible applicants in 2024
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Overview

Are you wanting to start your career in office administration? Certificate III in Business is the ideal course for those who are looking to start out in an entry-level business or administration role or would like some technical training in day-to-day business activities.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of Business Services job roles. It is likely that these individuals are establishing their own work performance.

Individuals in these roles carry out a range of routine procedural, clerical, administrative or operational tasks that require technology and business skills. They apply a broad range of competencies using some discretion, judgment, and relevant theoretical knowledge. They may provide technical advice and support to a team.



This is a nationally recognised accredited course.

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Study experience

Career Opportunities

This qualification consists of competency in 6 core and 7 elective units.  Upon completing all 13 units, students will receive a Certificate III in Business.

Career Opportunities: Clerk, Data Entry Operator, Junior Personal Assistant, Receptionist, Office Administration Assistant, Office Administrator, Word Processing Operator.

Pathways: Students who successfully complete BSB30120 Certificate III in Business will be eligible for entry into BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business.  Students may receive credit toward BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business for units completed in BSB30120 Certificate III in Business.

 

Structure & Availability

Online Course

Duration:

Part Time: 12 mths - 24 mths

One (1) unit per 10 week study period

To ensure you can manage your study load, we recommend limiting your workload to no more than one (1) unit per study period.

Some students may progress at a faster rate based on their experience, knowledge, and skills, as they would be able to apply the actual context of workplace experience to their assessments.


Trainee Course

Duration:

Part Time: 12 months



To learn more about the course structure for this course, please visit the handbook.

Online Course

IntakeLocations
January, 2024Online
February, 2024Online
March, 2024Online
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Start Tafe Now (STN) Structure

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Start Tafe Now (STN) Course

IntakeLocations
January, 2024Online
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April, 2024Online
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August, 2024Online
September, 2024Online
October, 2024Online
November, 2024Online
December, 2024Online

This course has no residential schools.

Requirements

Completion of the bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.

What is the purpose of bksb?

The Basic Key Skills Builder (bksb) is an approved online review tool that will give you a level for your English (literacy) and Maths (numeracy) levels, and can also help to identify any skill gaps or areas that you might need additional support in.

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Fee for service$3,861
Fee for service per unit$297
TAFE Priority Skills Fund/Training Program fee per unit$5
Fee-Free TAFE$0
Co-Contribution Fee$1,911
Co-Contribution Concessional Fee$1,274
Co-Contribution Fee per unit$147
Co-Contribution Concessional Fee per unit$98
RPL Fee for service per Unit$149

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86.

At CQUniversity, we believe higher education should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

How to apply

Step 1: Get a Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Visit usi.gov.au to create a USI or find an existing one.

Step 2: Prepare your eligibility documentation

So that we can assess your application and eligibility for Government funding options, you’ll need to upload documentation as part of your application. You will need to provide confirmation of identity with the following documentation: 

  • Queensland Residency and Date of Birth. (e.g. Queensland Driver’s License photo must be of the back and front of the license)
  • Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency (e.g. Medicare Card or Birth Certificate)

For further information on eligible documentation, visit Apply for TAFE Certificates and Diplomas.

To fast-track your application, make sure you provide a clear photo showing all the information and upload it with your application.

Step 3: Apply Online

Our easy-to-use online application system will guide you through the process of applying for a TAFE course. If you need help along the way, call us on 13 27 86.

Click on the Apply button below to start your application.