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Certificate III in Business

  • Certificate

This course is the recognised qualification to become a Secretary, Receptionist, or Clerk. Studying the Certificate III in Business, you'll gain the skills and confidence to succeed in a business environment.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Course Code
BSB30115
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$2,700 total

About this course

This course is the recognised qualification to become a Secretary, Receptionist, or Clerk.

Studying the Certificate III in Business, you'll gain the skills and confidence to succeed in a business environment. You'll learn in-demand skills such as customer service and document preparation, and will also practice time management and task organisation.

This course is delivered as a traineeship, meaning you'll get the chance to apply your new skills to the work environment as you go. We'll support you to balance study and work, and you'll gain valuable on-the-job experience that will boost your CV.

Entry requirements

Training package entry requirements

There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview.
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to ensure the course suits your needs and aspirations, and that you are likely to complete the course successfully.
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course.
  • Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider (australianapprenticeships.gov.au) with your employer to organise your traineeship contract before applying for this course.

The selection criteria for this course are:

  • Ability to undertake training at this qualification level
  • Literacy and numeracy skills of an appropriate level
  • Keen interest in this industry sector
  • Ability to communicate with others
  • Computer skills in Word, Excel and using the internet to a basic level
  • Ability to organise study and work independently

Study locations

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Career pathways

The Certificate III in Business gives you a versatile skill set to seek employment in the Office Administration industry as:

  • Word Processing Operator
  • Information Officer
  • Data Entry Operator
  • Customer Service Officer
  • Payroll Officer
  • Clerical Officer

Armed with these essential business skills, you'll have the chance to work across different industries and locations.

Working in this industry may involve working with a wide range of people across an organisation, performing roles that deal with customers, working with MS Office and specific software applications and entering and processing basic financial information. Work hours are generally business hours, Monday to Friday but may include Saturday mornings.

Credit for prior study or work

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

How to apply

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.