Prepare for Work in the Office - Pathway to Certificate III in Business Administration

Prepare for Work in the Office - Pathway to Certificate III in Business Administration

Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Contribute to health and safety of self and others (BSBWHS201)
  • Use strategies to identify job opportunities (FSKLRG07)
  • Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy (BSBITU307)
  • Work effectively in a business environment (BSBIND201)
  • Communicate in the workplace (BSBCMM201)
  • Use business technology (BSBWOR204)

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Prepare for Work in the Office – Pathway to BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration – Sydney Course

Do you think you have what it takes to work in an office? Would you like to examine that thought in more detail?
Our Prepare for Work in the Office – Pathway to Certificate III in Business Administration course will give you a taste of office life and help you work out if it is for you.

Employees who have the skills to type quickly and accurately, communicate effectively, use a range of computer applications, and engage with and provide services for customers are highly sought after. This course will help you develop these skills. A decision making component is also included, which helps you weigh up your options for future employment and determine your own pathway based on your interests.

Our qualified staff will assist you in your choice of future study or work options.

Be prepared to become more confident and knowledgeable about your future in office work.

This course provides credits towards a BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration.

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 type without looking at the keyboard (touch type)
  • How to identify which technology to use
  • How to communicate effectively with clients
  • How to determine your future career path

Course Outcome

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

  • type without looking at the keyboard (touch type)
  • engage in a professional capacity with your colleagues and clients
  • be comfortable using technology
  • make informed choices about your career path

What to Bring

All course material is provided and inclusive with course fees.

Please bring:

  • notebook
  • pen
  • USB

Prerequisite: Essential

You will need to have language, literacy and numeracy skills that allow you to read and interpret information in addition to basic computer literacy.

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: https://www.training.nsw.gov.au/forms_documents/ace/ace_cso_flyer.pdf about where you will find everything you need to know about NSW Government subsidies 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 Prepare for Work in the Office – Pathway to Certificate III in Business Administration varies according to the educational background and any relevant experience of the student. Face to face classes take approximately 2 months.

The student will be expected to complete approximately 15 hours of study in class and 15 hours 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.

For further information visit: https://www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/rpl-explanation.pdf.

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 have introductory knowledge about the requirements of 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 Keyboard Speed and Accuracy
  • BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others

Elective Unit Components (4)

  • BSBCMM201 Communicate in the workplace
  • BSBIND201 Work effectively in a business environment
  • BSBWOR204 Use Business Technology
  • FSKLRG07 Use strategies to identify job opportunities

For more information, visit https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/BSB30415

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?

This course provides credits towards BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration or another higher level qualification.

Delivery Mode

We offer training in formats that suit you and your workplace in accordance with the training package.
Prepare for Work in the Office – Pathway to Certificate III in 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.