Certificate III in Business
CRICOS COURSE CODE: 088220E
VET NATIONAL CODE: BSB30115
Please note this course is currently available to traineeship only
This Certificate III in Business qualification aims to equip students with the necessary work-ready skills knowledge and confidence to assist in day-to-day administration of a business including how to organise workplace information and priorities, and maintain financial records.
Learners can choose from a range of elective units to improve their skills in office skills areas such as typing and computing skills including keyboarding skills, Word and Excel, as well as knowledge of all aspects of general duties in an office environment. Learners can learn how to process payroll, accounts payable and receivable and how to maintain a general ledger. Learners can gain an understanding of the internet and the computer programs necessary to maintain a small business.
- customer service officer
- data entry operator
- general clerk
- payroll officer
Course Admission Requirements
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
All International students must be over 18 years of age before they can commence their studies at APSI.
- Students need to demonstrate they have proficiency in English. If student cannot provide a documented proof on their English language proficiency, they will be required to sit for a language, literacy and numeracy test (LLN) before a place can be offered.
- International students are required to have a minimum of IELTS test results of 5.5 (academic) with no individual band lower than 5. Or achieve in equivalent in other forms of testing that satisfy the Institute’s requirement.
- For Certificate level courses, student must have completed a minimum of Year 11 schooling or equivalent or to be a mature age student (20 years of age and above)
If an international student does not have any current IELTS score or any recognised English language result, they are required to take an English language test. The written component will be emailed to the education agent and the listening component can be taken online at the Test-My-English web site. Please email your written English language test and the test score from this online test.
Units of Competency
This course consists of 12 units of competence with 1 core unit and 11 elective units as listed below:
|BSBWHS302||Apply Knowledge of WHS Legislation in the Workplace|
|BSBWRT301||Write Simple Documents|
|BSBCMM401||Make a presentation|
|BSBMKG413||Promote products and services|
|BSBINN301||Promote innovation in a team environment|
|BSBCUS301||Deliver and Monitor a service to customers|
|BSBCMM301||Process customer complaints|
|BSBPUR301||Purchase goods and services|
|BSBINM301||Organise workplace information|
|BSBFIA301||Maintain financial records|
|BSBDIV301||Work effectively with diversity|
|BSBADM311||Maintain business resources|
Mode of Delivery
At the end of the course, students will be able to competently undertake various tasks in an office environment and take up positions such as
- Administration assistant
- Clerical worker
- Accounts clerk
- Customer service officer
- Minimum 15 years of age (domestic students only). International students must be over 18 years of age before they can enrol at APSI
- Completion of Year 10 or high school or equivalent
- Minimum Academic IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or Upper Intermediate Level English or equivalent (for International Students)
Each day of delivery follows the same structure. The first 2 hours involves trainer lead but student focussed explanation, demonstrations, presentations, questions and answers, student practice. The second 2 hours involves the trainer and student undertaking their assessment tasks on premises (as a learning tool) utilising the specialised training facilities under the required supervision of the trainer.
Students need to attend classes at APSI for a minimum of 20 contact hours per week. Students will be given a timetable during orientation. Class hours will be scheduled between 9:00am to 9:00pm (Monday to Friday) in 4 hour block.
Assessment is based on the principles of competency based training. Performance of learners is assessed on their ability to perform the task(s) to industry standards. In order to ensure the principles of validity are upheld are variety of learning styles and a range of assessment strategies are used.
Assessment for each unit of competence will be through a combination of classroom based and work placement tasks. Classroom based assessment includes but is not limited to:
- Classroom exercises
- Practical demonstrations
- Group Activities
- Verbal and/or written questions
Students are advised well in advance of assessment activities and a student may put forward for consideration any special needs they may have. The assessment criterion is documented in all modules, and workbooks. Dates of assessment are provided on the first day of class along with a timetable. Students may be assessed by a combination of continuous assessment and examinations. Continuous assessment may be based on competencies and marks, or a combination of both.
Recognition of Prior Learning
This qualification prepares a person to select, adapt and transfer skills to a new environment and to provide technical advice and some leadership in resolution of specific problems. This would be applied across a range of roles in a variety of contexts with some complexity in the extent and choice of options available.
(Source: AQF Implementation Handbook 2007)
Location of Delivery
The information contained on this website is current at the time of publishing. Australian Professional Skills Institute reserves the right to change the admission requirements, fees, location of delivery and units of competency whenever necessary. Please contact us for the most current information.