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Certificate III in Business Administration


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Learn a broad range of basic office and business administration skills that prepare you for employment in a support role in a modern office environment.

There are multiple ways to study Certificate III in Business Administration with Open Colleges

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Entry Requirements
Relevant work experience, Year 10, Certificate II or higher

One, some or all of these entry requirements must be met. Check with the provider before enrolling.

Nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Case Studies, Portfolio of Evidence, Presentations, Short-Answer Questions, Video, Written Assessments, Written Reports

Course Overview

A professional and diverse introductory course which will give you all the basic knowledge to perform as a top-level business administrator.

Studying business administration is about getting solid skills in a wide range of areas. This course is perfect for those who want to gain employment in an office or business. This comprehensive and detailed course would also be useful for people whose current job involves business administration who feel that they need some formal training and advice in key process areas.

The BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration teaches you office skills such as handling payroll, keyboard and computer functions, organising schedules, creating presentations, spreadsheets, and so much more. This course will give you more confidence in a wide area of business applications, particularly if it has been some time since you worked in a similar role.

Potential business employers like to see that you have an analytical mind and attention to detail; this course allows you to practice those skills and gives you the practical ability to use many office programs currently in commercial use. The course also teaches you how to proofread documents and deal with Work Health and Safety (WHS) issues, amongst many other useful subject modules.

An online course is a great way to get ahead in the business world and to start on an interesting and potentially lucrative career path.

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Course Content

To obtain a Certificate III in Business Administration with Open Colleges, you’ll need to complete some or all of the following units of study successfully. Units may vary or change so check with the provider before enrolling.

A total of 13 Study Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

Core Units

2 Core Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

  • Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy

  • Contribute to health and safety of self and others

Elective Units

11 Elective Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

  • Organise schedules

  • Maintain business resources

  • Deliver and monitor a service to customers

  • Process payroll

  • Process accounts payable and receivable

  • Organise workplace information

  • Create electronic presentations

  • Design and produce text documents

  • Produce spreadsheets

  • Organise personal work priorities and development

  • Write simple documents

Course Provider

Open Colleges has been delivering quality education for over 100 years. During this time, we have honed our unique learning model to become Australia’s leader in online learning. We’ve achieved this by continuously evolving our approach to meet the needs of our learners by offering flexible, accessible, affordable and supportive courses.

So far, we’ve have helped over 700,000 people gain the skills to launch, change or take the next step in their careers. All of us at Open Colleges put the student at the centre of everything we do, whether that’s helping you find the right course, designing a new course, making improvements to our online campus or giving you the support you need to reach your goals.

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