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Certificate III in Business Administration

Administration is at the heart of every business and the skills used to support an organisation are both valuable and necessary to ensure the smooth running of its operations.

The Certificate III in Business Administration is the ideal course to lead to the first step in an administration career, or to lay the foundation for specialisations in the arts, accounting, education, legal or medical industries.

Course overview

The Certificate III in Business Administration is suitable for all ages, from school leavers to mature-aged learners and trainees.

The course will develop students' competence in:

  • Design & produce business documents
  • Maintaining financial records
  • Contribute to health and safety of self and others
  • Produce spreadsheets
  • Creating electronic presentations
  • Create & use databases
  • Maintain a general ledger
  • Write simple documents
  • Process payroll

Additionally, students studying the full Certificate III through TAFE will be eligible to attain online help from the yourtutor service. View the introductory video for more information.

Career pathways

Upon successful completion of the Certificate III in Business Administration, graduates can apply for roles such as:

  • Accounts payable/receivables clerk
  • Clerk
  • Data Entry o\Operator
  • Junior Personal Assistant
  • Medical Records Officer
  • Receptionist
  • Administration Assistant
  • Word Processing Operator

Entry requirements

Entry requirements differ according to course provider. As a minimum, prospective students are expected to have completed an Australian Year 10 or equivalent qualification and be 16 years of age or older.

Computer Skills

Students will need to be able to operate a personal computer to access:

  • Web pages
  • Manage files
  • Conduct research
  • Use email (with attachments)
  • Word processing

Computer Requirements (hardware/software)

  • Home/Office computer
  • Windows, or equivalent
  • Microsoft Office, or equivalent
  • Broadband Internet access

Course duration

Online students will have the benefit of self-paced study with the average student able to complete the course within 12 months studying 10 hours per week.  


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Delivery Method Online
Finance Options Payment Plan, Finance Available
Study Time 12 Months - Approximately 10 hours p/w

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