(BSB30115) Certificate III in Business

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Course Overview

This course is designed to develop basic skills in a broad range of business competencies including communication, customer service, occupational health & safety, teamwork, finance, organisational skills, technology, and working with diversity.

This qualification would suit:

  • People who wish to develop broad, entry-level skills for the Business environment
  • People who wish to study Business Administration at Certificate IV level or higher
AQF Code
Course Duration
21 weeks
Hobart, Launceston
Intake Dates
Hobart: February, July; Launceston: February, July
Study Mode
Full time, on-campus
Course Fee
Additional Course Costs
English Language Requirements
IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent

Career Opportunities

This qualification will not lead towards one particular career. Rather, it will give you skills which support your career within any business.

Career opportunities include:

  • Clerical Officer
  • Receptionist
  • Administration Assistant
  • Human Resources Clerk
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Word Processing Operator
  • Data Entry Operator
  • Records Clerk
  • Invoicing Officer

Pathways to further study

Certificate IV in Business

Course Structure

To achieve a Certificate III in Business, 12 units must be successfully completed:

1 Core Units

BSBWHS302 Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace

11 Elective Units

Electives may vary from region to region, contact GETI Tasmania for a full list of electives.

Assessment Process

Throughout all assessments, Occupational Health & Safety procedures must be followed.

A range of assessment strategies are used. These may include:

  • Demonstration in a work or simulated work environment
  • Open and closed book assessments
  • Assignments
  • Portfolios
  • Case studies
  • Workplace projects

Entry Requirements

  • IELTS 5.5 General Training (no band less than 5.0)

Recognition of Prior Learning

At TasTAFE we believe that the things you already know how to do should be formally recognised.

Regardless of how, when or where the learning occurred, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of your skills and experience.  When you apply to attend TasTAFE you can ask for recognition of:

  • schooling
  • formal/informal learning
  • life experience
  • employment/work experience.

You may also be able to apply for credit transfer for units/modules that you have completed previously at another training organisation.

It is also possible to apply for credit for TasTAFE subjects if you decide to study at university.



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