BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III in Business Administration BSB30415.

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BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration – Sydney Course

In our fast-paced world the traditional paper-based office is now becoming a thing of the past as cloud-computing takes over. Customers engage online rather than in-store. Instant communication with clients is vital. Shared documentation is now commonplace. The traditional office is being replaced by flexible working environments. Employees who have the skills to communicate effectively, work to deadlines, use a wide range of computer applications, and to engage with and provide services for customers globally are highly sought after.

This BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration provides you with the basic skills and knowledge required in work environments to be at the front line of business operations.

Administrators are needed in every working environment. Someone has to do the paperwork, pay the bills, engage with clients and more! Do you want to be that someone? If you do, you need a course that will give you that foot in the door during an interview.
Attaining a Certificate III in Business Administration will help you to focus on understanding and using business technology to develop official documentation, eye-catching desktop published flyers, functional spreadsheets, awesome presentations and financial records!
Be prepared to become a complete administrative all-rounder – confident and ready-to-go to work in any office environment.

Macquarie Community College also operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more.

Course Outline

In this course you will learn:

  • Work Health and Safety Requirements
  • How to Touch Type
  • How to use a wide variety of MS Office applications
  • How to communicate effectively with clients
  • How to work in a team to meet your organisational goals

Course Outcome

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • type without looking at the keyboard (touch typing)
  • create professional looking advertisements, flyers, business documents, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations
  • engage in a professional capacity with your colleagues and clients

What to Bring

All course material is provided and inclusive with course fees.
Please bring:

  • notebook
  • pen

Prerequisite: Essential

Students will undertake an initial assessment of language, literacy and numeracy skills to ensure that this course is suitable for their ability levels.

Prerequisite: Desirable

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Fees and Government Subsidy Opportunities

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. It’s helping people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers.

Smart and Skilled provides eligible students with:

  • An entitlement to government-subsidised training up to and including Certificate III.
  • Government funding for higher-level courses (Certificate IV and above) in targeted priority areas.

If you’re a prospective student, please visit: about where you will find everything you need to know about Smart and Skilled before you enrol.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. This criteria will determine your exact fee. Students who meet additional specified criteria, may be eligible for a concession fee or a fee exemption. In claiming the concession or exemption students will be required to supply the required evidence to support the claim in accord with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.

Students who are eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and/or credit transfer from previous study will have their fee adjusted to reflect this. The amended fee will be confirmed by Training Services NSW and will be reflected in the adjusted Student Fee Statement.

Payment Plans are available through Macquarie Community College for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications. 10% deposit is required upon enrolment followed by an interest-free payment plan. Payment methods: EFTPOS, Direct Deposit, Direct Debit, Visa or MasterCard.

Study Load

The completion time for the Certificate III in Business Administration varies according to the educational background and any relevant experience of the student.
Face to face classes take approximately 6-12 months. The student will be expected to complete approximately 30 hours of study in class and at home per week full time or the equivalent part time.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is defined in the AQF as follows:

  • Recognition of prior learning is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit.

This is underpinned by the AQF definition of credit as follows:

  • Credit is the value assigned for the recognition of equivalence in content and learning outcomes between different types of learning and/or qualifications.
  • Credit reduces the amount of learning required to achieve a qualification and may be through credit transfer, articulation, recognition of prior learning or advanced standing.

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If you would like to apply for RPL, please contact us for an RPL kit.

Career Opportunities

By the end of this course, you will be able to undertake job roles such as:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administration Clerk
  • Administration Officer
  • Clerical Officer
  • Enrolment Assistant
  • Freight Documentation Clerk
  • Human Resources Clerk
  • Junior Personal Assistant
  • Logistics Clerk
  • Office Administrator
  • Office Administration Assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Rural Business Worker
  • Secretary
  • Support Services Officer
  • Word Processing Operator

Core Unit Components (2)

  • BSBITU307 Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy
  • BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others

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Elective Unit Components (11)

  • BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
  • BSBITU302 Create electronic presentations
  • BSBITU304 Produce spreadsheets
  • BSBADM307 Organise schedules
  • BSBITU303 Design and produce text documents
  • BSBWRT301 Write simple documents
  • BSBWOR204 Use business technology
  • BSBITU309 Produce desktop published documents
  • BSBIND201 Work effectively in a business environment
  • BSBCMM201 Communicate in the workplace
  • BSBFIA301 Maintain financial records

Alternatively a financial focused course may be conducted including the following units:

  • BSBFIA303 Process accounts payable and receivable
  • BSBFIA304 Maintain a general ledger

Electives may be altered to suit recognition of previous experience which may reduce course completion times.

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How You Will Be Assessed

Assessment (including recognition of prior learning) must:

  • Meet the requirements of the relevant training package or accredited course, and
  • Be conducted in accordance with the principles of assessment and the rules of evidence, and
  • Meet workplace and, where relevant, regulatory requirements.

For this course assessment will entail the following:

  • written and verbal questioning
  • practical demonstrations

Assessments will be written and practical and may take place in:

  • the classroom environment
  • in the workplace
  • by submission of required documentation depending on your mode of delivery

What Can I Study Next?

Upon successful completion of the BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration, you can further develop your skills by studying any business qualification at Certificate IV level or higher or any other qualification relevant to the industry you work in which requires pre-requisite knowledge of office administrative skills.

Delivery Mode

We offer training in formats that suit you and your workplace in accordance with the training package.
BSB30415 Certificate III Business Administration is available in a variety of learning modes:

  • Classroom based: experienced and engaging trainers will take you through the course material face to face.
  • Online learning: You study at your own pace using your computer and the Internet. Trainers are available to provide support.
  • Distance education: You study at your own pace. We send you learning materials in folders and you can study without the need for a computer or Internet connection.
  • Workplace based: Training is tailored to your organisation and delivered in your workplace.
  • Blended: A mix of face to face and online or distance education giving you the benefit of periodic face to face support from a trainer while also having a degree of flexibility.

Logistical Information

Macquarie Community College also operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more.
Other areas of delivery assessed on request.
Workplace based training delivered in your workplace.