(BSB30115) Certificate III in Business

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CRICOS ID – 086838J
Course Duration – 21 weeks
Course Fee – AU$6,800
Location – Hobart, Launceston
Intake Dates – February, July


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


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 

Certificate IV in Marketing


Course Structure

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

  • 1 Core Unit
  • 11 Elective units
Core Units
  • BSBWHS302A Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace
Elective Units
  • BSBADM307B Organise schedules
  • BSBCMM301B Process customer complaints
  • BSBCUS301B Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • BSBDIV301A Work effectively with diversity
  • BSBFIA301A Maintain financial records
  • BSBFIA303A Process accounts receivable and payable
  • BSBFLM312C Contribute to team effectiveness
  • BSBINM301A Organise workplace information
  • BSBINN301A Promote innovation in a team environment
  • BSBITU301A Create and use databases
  • BSBITU302A Create electronic presentations
  • BSBITU303A Design and produce text documents
  • BSBITU304A Produce spreadsheets
  • BSBITU309A Produce desktop published documents
  • BSBWOR204A Use business technology
  • BSBWOR301B Organise personal work priorities and development
  • BSBWRT301A Write simple documents

Electives may vary between regions.  Contact GETI for more information.


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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