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Certificate III in Business Administration (BSB30415)

Course summary

Perform common business-related tasks such as producing documents and building customer relationships. This course will introduce you to a range of standard business software packages including word processing, layout and database software.

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

Course details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • - International
  • - Domestic
Fees www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
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 qualification though it is recommended that students have basic computer skills, keyboard skills, and appropriate literacy and numeracy levels.

Other requirements:

The Certificate III Business Administration includes a core unit of BSBITU307 which includes a supervised 5 minute speed and accuracy typing test as part of the assessment for this unit of competency. All students must be able to attend a local CQUni or TAFE campus to complete the supervised test. 

CRICOS: 086855G

Mackay City and Rockhampton City

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

  • Accounts Clerk
  • Office Administrator

Job roles include: Accounts Receivable Clerk, Accounts Payable Clerk, Clerk, Data Entry Operator, Junior Personal Assistant, Receptionist.


Course Structures

Please select a Course Structure from the options below:

Standard Course Structure

Core Units
BSBITU307 Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
Elective Units - Group A
BSBADM307 Organise schedules
BSBITU302 Create electronic presentations
BSBITU303 Design and produce text documents
BSBITU304 Produce spreadsheets
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
BSBITU309 Produce desktop published documents
BSBWRT301 Write simple documents
Elective Units - Group B
BSBADM302 Produce texts from notes
BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
BSBDIV301 Work effectively with diversity
BSBITU301 Create and use databases
2018 Study Sequence
Enrol into one unit at a time, as per the following order:
  1. BSBWHS201
  2. BSBITU307
The remaining Study Sequence is to be discussed with teaching team prior to enrolment for an individualised training plan. 

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Third Party Verification
Project
RPL

Course Intakes

2018 Online

Timing
There are eleven course intakes for 2018, available monthly from February to December.

Duration and dates
12 months full-time or 18 months part-time


Summary

This course is available online with teaching support available through Zoom meetings, email and telephone. Online students require self-motivation and must have at least 10 hours part-time or 20 hours full-time available per week for study. Optional tutorial sessions will be held weekly at the following locations: 

CQUniversity Mackay 
Weekly on Tuesdays from 1 pm - 3 pm.

CQUniversity Gladstone City 
Weekly on Tuesdays from 4 pm - 6 pm.


2018 On-campus

Timing
There are ten course intakes for 2018, available monthly from February to November.

Duration and dates
12 months full-time or 18 months part-time


Summary

This course is available to study on-campus at the following locations: 

CQUniversity Biloela 
Weekly classes will be held on Mondays from 9 am – 11 am or Tuesdays from 10 am – 12 noon. 

CQUniversity Gladstone City
Classes will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday from 8.30 am - 12.30 pm at Building D Room 3.14. Students can enrol in either day. They must discuss with the teacher the possibility of attending both days each week. There will be no classes on 13 and 14 February 2018.

CQUniversity Rockhampton City
Weekly classes will be held on Mondays from 8.30 am - 12.30 pm. 

CQUniversity Yeppoon
Weekly classes will be held on Tuesdays from 8.30 am - 12.30 pm.

Students require self-motivation and must have at least 10 hours part-time or 20 hours full-time available per week for study.


2018 VET in Schools (VETiS)

Timing
There are eleven course intakes for 2018, available monthly from February to December.

Duration and dates
18 months part-time


Summary

Online 
This course is available to study online, through the VET in Schools program, with teaching support available through discussion forums, email and telephone. Online students require self-motivation and must have 4 - 6 hours per week available for study. Optional tutorial sessions will be held weekly at the following locations: 

CQUniversity Mackay 
Weekly on Tuesdays from 1 pm - 4 pm.

CQUniversity Gladstone City 
Weekly on Tuesdays from 4 pm - 6 pm.


For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here

Related Courses

Course code Course name Short Course
BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business No
BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration No
BSB41015 Certificate IV in Human Resources No
BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety No
BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice No
BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management No
BSB42615 Certificate IV in New Small Business No
BSB50215 Diploma of Business No
BSB50615 Diploma of Human Resources Management No
BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety No
BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management No
BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management No

Skilling Queenslanders for Work Initiative

Community organisations successful in their application with the Queensland Government have access to the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative. This funding can assist students, who meet the eligibility criteria, apply for a place in their community organisation’s project. Further information about the initiative can be found at https://training.qld.gov.au/home/sqw

The following community organisations have a partnership agreement in place with CQUni, as the preferred Registered Training Organisation. This partnership gives these organisations the ability to recruit students within their community who meet the eligibility criteria set by the Department of Education and Training, and send through documentation to enable CQUni to process the pre-enrolments. 

They are:
Students currently studying or wanting to enquire about eligibility with the funding or for this course can contact the community organisation.

Resource Requirements

Students studying this course will need access to a computer with internet and the following software packages:

  • The latest version of Adobe Reader
  • Microsoft Office 2016 with Microsoft Access 
  • MYOB AccountRight Student Edition V19.10.
MYOB AccountRight Student Edition V19.10 will need to be purchased at the expense of the student. A discounted version of MYOB is available for CQUni students. Microsoft Office software is available for students at no cost. 

Internet access will be required to download any software packages. Instructions for downloading any required software or optional textbooks details will be provided to students after enrolment. Textbooks are an optional resource for this course as course materials are available online.