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Certificate III in Business Course

If you work as a small business support person, this is the ideal Certificate III in Business course to bring ...

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If you work as a small business support person, this is the ideal Certificate III in Business course to bring you up to speed with the latest business and computing skills. It will help you become more efficient in your day-to-day operations and improve your confidence in dealing with business regulations.

The Certificate III in Business course is equally useful if you are already working in an office, can type well, but need to update your business technology, writing, communication or MYOB computerised accounting skills. 

Course structure & Content

To gain this qualification, you will need to complete a total of 12 units must be completed: 1 core unit plus 11 elective units.  Speak to your Education & Career Consultant today to find out more information!

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 with internet
  • Microsoft Office 2010 or above
  • Microsoft Windows XP; or
  • Mac OS X or above
  • CD-ROM drive

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course however Students entering this course should have at least completed year 10 and be 16 years of age or older.  

Examples of indicative job roles for candidates seeking entry based upon their vocational experience include:

  • Accounts receivable clerk

  • Accounts payable clerk
  • Clerk
  • Data entry operator
  • Junior personal assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Office administration assistant
  • Office administrator
  • Word processing operator


When you finish this course you can apply to do BSB40507 Certificate IV in Business Administration or a range of other Certificate IV qualifications.

Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is the process of assessing a candidate’s competence based on evidence other than a recent testamur listing identical or equivalent units. Evidence that may be used for recognition includes (but is not limited to)

  • older testamur listing identical or equivalent units together with evidence of currency
  • current testamur listing similar, but not equivalent, units of competence together with evidence of competence in the gaps between those units and the target units
  • evidence of competence gained through informal learning and/or work experience

Credit Transfer is the process of acknowledging successful completion of one or more units of competence with TAFE NSW or any other RTO. To have those units credited towards the current qualification, the student must be able to provide a testamur with transcript of competencies achieved.

If the date of the testamur is more than three years prior to the current enrolment the candidate will need to demonstrate that their competencies are still current. This changes the process from credit transfer to recognition.

Note: For Credit Transfer and RPL - Units are only considered ‘equivalent’ if the current Training Package lists them as such in the mapping of units from the immediately previous version of that Training Package.

Certificate III in Business

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Study Time 12 Months - Approximately 10 hours p/w

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