Certificate III in Business

Course Code: BSB30120
Study Area:

Start Date: July 2022

Traineeship: Rolling Enrolments

Behind every great business is a well organised office administrator. If you have a flair for organisation and are a great communicator, a career in business administration could be a great choice for you.

Opportunities in business administration exist in almost every industry, from corporate to not-for-profit organisations, as well as in small and medium sized businesses. Business administration can be a great option for people who are seeking flexible work arrangements as some employers offer part-time or casual administration roles.

Completing a training course in business can give you a distinct advantage when you're applying for jobs in the field. Develop your business skills and improve your job prospects in the administration industry with our nationally accredited Certificate III in Business (BSB30120).

Our course delivery features a remote (online) learning allowing our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

  • Online delivery
Course Structure

Full time - 6 months from commencement

Trainee - Upon successful completion of all 13 units


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers

This course will equip you with the required skills to work in the administration area of any business, such as

  • administrative officer
  • receptionist
  • accounts payable and/or accounts receivable officer

  • There are no prerequisites for this course. However, it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age. Mature age is anyone over the age of 18 who has been out of full-time education for more than 12 months.

Course overview

The Certificate III in Business (BSB30120) will provide you with an intermediate level of office, administrative and technology skills as well as soft skills needed in a team environment. You will develop an understanding of critical thinking, customer service, word processing, computer applications and document presentation.

How to apply
  • Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • All applicants for this course will complete an assessment to evaluate their language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills. This helps to ensure that you enrol in a course that is the right level of study for you.
  • Additionally, you will be interviewed by our enrolment officer to assess your suitability for the course.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. Students will be advised about the assessment/s and the due date/s for submission. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal. This information is available to students via the student portal.

Learning options
  • Online
  • Traineeship

Key study areas
  • You will gain an intermediate level of office, administrative and technology skills as well as soft skills needed in a team environment. You will develop an understanding of critical thinking, customer service, word processing, computer applications and document presentation.

Further study opportunities

You may continue on to full-time study in the Certificate IV in Leadership and Management or Human Resources Management. Upon completion of the Certificate IV, this qualification can be used as a pathway to the Diploma of Leadership and Management or Human Resources Management.


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
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Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$2,160.00
Concession - average total course fee*$432.00
Full fee - average total course fee*$5,760.00
B.   Materials average fee**$0.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$0.00
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

This page was last updated on 29/03/2022 11:26 AM