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Certificate III in Business (BSB30115)

Course summary

Take the next step in your business career with a course designed to provide advanced training for office-related roles. You will obtain sound knowledge in computing office technology, office practices and finance.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply a broad range of competencies in a varied work context using some discretion, judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge. They may provide technical advice and support to a team.

Course details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • - Domestic
Fees www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
Study Area
  • - Business, Accounting and Law
  • - VET in Schools
Skill Area
  • - Business Services
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Customer service adviser, data entry operator, general clerk, payroll officer, typist, word processing operator

Course Structures

Please select a Course Structure from the options below:

Standard Course Structure

Approximately 463 hours of study time will be involved however, the training duration will depend on the electives and study mode selected.

  • On-campus
  • Distance
Core
BSBWHS302 Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace
Electives
BSBADM307 Organise schedules
BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
BSBDIV301 Work effectively with diversity
BSBINM301 Organise workplace information
BSBITU201 Produce simple word processed documents
BSBITU301 Create and use databases
BSBITU302 Create electronic presentations
BSBITU303 Design and produce text documents
BSBITU304 Produce spreadsheets
BSBITU309 Produce desktop published documents
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
BSBWRT301 Write simple documents
Study Sequence

Enrol into BSBCUS301 initially. The order of remaining units can be discussed with the teacher.

Course Availabilities

Distance Education

Timing
Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Duration and dates
12 months

Summary
This course is available by Distance Education.

Load
Twelve (12) units must be successfully completed – one (1) core unit and eleven (11) electives.

Notes

Distance students require strong self motivation and must have 4-6 hours per week available for study for each unit. This course is self paced so students must have sound literacy and numeracy skills. Students are allocated 13 weeks from enrolment to complete each unit.

Students studying via Distance Education in the Gladstone region can attend optional on-campus tutorials at CQUniversity Gladstone City. These will commence from Tuesday, 7 February 2017 from 4 - 6 pm at Building D Room 3.03.

Students studying via Distance Education in the Mackay region can attend optional on-campus tutorials at CQUniversity Mackay City. These will commence from Tuesday, 15 August 2017 from 1 pm - 4 pm in Building 1, Room G.20.

Distance Education - VET in Schools (VETiS)

Timing
The next intake for this course is for Term 2 2017.

Duration and dates
12 months.

Summary

This course is available for VETiS students by Distance Education.

Load
Twelve (12) units must be successfully completed – one (1) core unit and eleven (11) electives.

Notes

Distance students require strong self motivation and must have 4-8 hours per week available for study for each unit. This course is self paced so students must have sound literacy and numeracy skills. 

Course guides: Course guides will be made available through School VET Coordinators and students will be given the opportunity to apply for a place in the course. VETiS Course Guide available here.

CQUniversity Rockhampton City

Timing
Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Duration and dates
12 Months

Summary
This course is primarily offered by Distance Education, but students have the option to attend an on-campus class. 

Load
Twelve (12) units must be successfully completed – one (1) core unit and eleven (11) electives.

Notes

On-campus tutorials are available for this course offering and students who attend tutorials must bring a USB, a Pen and Paper.

Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30am – 12:30pm in B2.29 and B2.23.

Students will need to nominate their preferred day of attendance as they will only be able to attend on one of these days due to limited spaces.

CQUniversity Rockhampton City - VET in Schools (VETiS)

Timing
The next intake for this course is for Term 2 2017.

Duration and dates
12 months.

Summary

This course is available for VETiS students at CQUniversity Rockhampton City.

Load
Twelve (12) units must be successfully completed – one (1) core unit and eleven (11) electives.

Notes

Classes are held on Mondays or Wednesdays from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm in Room B2.32. Students will need to nominate their preferred day of attendance as they will only be able to attend on one of these days due to limited spaces.

Students should have 4 - 8 hours per week available for study including class time to complete this course over 12 months.

Course guides: Course guides will be made available through School VET Coordinators and students will be given the opportunity to apply for a place in the course. VETiS Course Guide available here.

CQUniversity Yeppoon

Timing
Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Duration and dates
12 months

Summary

This course is primarily offered by Distance Education, but students have the option to attend an on-campus class. 

Load
Twelve (12) units must be successfully completed – one (1) core unit and eleven (11) electives.

Notes

On-campus tutorials are available for this course offering and students who attend these tutorials must bring a USB, a Pen and Paper.

Classes are held on Tuesdays from 8:30am – 12:30pm in Room 3/G.04.

CQUniversity Yeppoon Study Centre - VET in SCHOOLS (VETiS)

Timing
The next intake for this course is for Term 2 2017.

Duration and dates
12 months.

Summary

This course is available for VETiS students at CQUniversity Yeppoon.

Load
Twelve (12) units must be successfully completed – one (1) core unit and eleven (11) electives.

Notes

Classes are held on Tuesdays from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. 

Students should have 4 - 8 hours per week available for study including class time to complete this course over 12 months.

Course guides: Course guides will be made available through School VET Coordinators and students will be given the opportunity to apply for a place in the course. VETiS Course Guide available here.

CQUniversity Gladstone City

Timing
Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Duration and dates
12 months

Summary
This course is available at CQUniversity Gladstone City.

Load
Twelve (12) units, one (1) core unit and eleven (11) elective units.

Notes

Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8.30 am - 12.30 pm at Building D Room 3.14.

Students will choose one day per week to attend classes. There is the option to attend two days per week, but this must be discussed with the teacher prior to enrolment. 

Classes aren't delivered throughout the Queensland school holiday period. 

CQUniversity Gladstone City - VET in Schools (VETiS)

Timing
Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Duration and dates
2 years.

Summary
This course is available for VETiS students at CQUniversity Gladstone City.

Load
Twelve (12) units, one (1) core unit and eleven (11) elective units.

Notes

Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8.30 am - 12.30 pm at Building D Room 3.14.

Students will choose one day per week to attend classes. There is the option to attend two days per week, but this must be discussed with the teacher prior to enrolment. 

Classes aren't delivered throughout the Queensland school holiday period. 

Related Courses

Course code Course name Short Course
BSB20115 Certificate II in Business No
BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration No
BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business No
BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration No

Resource Requirements

This course is delivered by distance education so students must have access to a computer and the internet, as well as access to MS Office 2010 or MS Office 2013 to complete these units. Students are provided access to an online eLearning site where resource materials are available.

What else might I find useful?

Financial assistance with fees may be available through concessions or via ‘Time to Pay’ payment plan. This and other information such as student support, study and library assistance can be found at www.cqu.edu.au/current-student

Contact Us

To apply, or to find out more about this course, contact the Student Advice Team on 13 27 86.

Is what I already know taken into account?

Yes. Your history of study, skills and experience does matter. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training. This may be applied using the national standard for Mutual Recognition or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Documentary evidence will be requested.