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Certificate III in Business Administration
Course Code : BSB30415 Course Duration : 14 weeks
Fees : Domestic Students AUD $3,080 International Students AUD $4,480

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


Job and opportunities:
  • Administration Assistant
  • Clerical Worker
  • Data Entry Operator
  • Information Desk Clerk
  • Office Junior
  • Receptionist
Entry requirements:

Completion of Year 11 is recommended.

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • BSB20115 Certificate II in Business or equivalent relevant qualification
  • Industry/vocational experience business, assisting in a range of support roles without a formal business qualification.
Course start dates:

Either at the commencement or at the mid-point of a College term. Term and vacation dates are in accordance with the Queensland Education Department’s published dates:

Queensland 2016 School Calendar





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Cairns Business College
91-97 Mulgrave Road
Parramatta Park, Cairns QLD 4870



Study Mode:

Full-time 14 weeks

Recognition of prior learning (RPL):

RPL recognises your existing experience gained through life or work for which you may not have obtained a formal qualification. We will work with you to identify your existing skills, and assess if you can then achieve a full or part qualification.This also helps to avoid unnecessary duplication of training, saving you time and money.

Other Information:

Please be aware that you will also be required to supply stationery, textbooks and a USB memory stick at your own cost.

This qualification is eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program.

Students must satisfy the following requirements to qualify:

  • have either finished or left secondary school
  • be 15 years of age or older
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen permanently residing in Queensland
  • not hold or be currently undertaking a Certificate III or higher level qualification (not including qualifications undertaken while still at secondary school)


Student Contribution Fees are as follows:

  • $ 535.00 (Non-Concessional)
  • $  50.00 (Concessional)


For further information about the Certificate 3 Guarantee please click here:

*Subject to Terms and Conditions

Assessment Procedures:

This program has a variety of assessment methods including written, oral, practical role plays and simulated office environment assessments.

Subject List:
Unit Code Unit Description
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
BSBITU307 Develop keyboarding skills and accuracy
BSBWRT301 Write simple documents
BSBITU302 Create electronic presentations
BSBITU303 Design and produce text documents
BSBADM307 Organise schedules
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
BSBITU304 Produce spread sheets
BSBFIA303 Process accounts payable and receivable
BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
BSBFIA301 Maintain financial records
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
BSBDIV301 Work effectively with diversity


**  Units of competency may be substituted by other units of competency within the Australian Qualification Framework’s requirements for this qualification.

++  Unit and course codes may change or be updated by ASQA.