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Duration: 
2 years part time
Location: 
Delivery mode: 
Blended
Online

Applications are not being taken at this time

Overview

Start training for a career in business administration while you complete your secondary school studies with the Certificate II in Business.

Delivered exclusively through Victoria University Polytechnic’s VET Delivered to Secondary Students program, this introductory course equips you with basic administration knowledge and skills. You'll learn how to:

  • produce simple word-processed documents
  • create and use spreadsheets
  • communicate electronically
  • organise and complete daily work activities
  • participate in safe work practices.

This course can be used as a pathway for entry into the Certificate III in Business.

Please note: this qualification is not open for general enrolments. Secondary schools looking to partner with Victoria Polytechnic should contact the VET Delivered to Secondary Students department.

Careers in business

Completion of this course will open up career oportunities including:

  • administration assistant
  • office assistant.

You may also choose to pathway into the Certificate III in Business.

Course structure

To be awarded the BSB20115 Certificate II in Business, a student must successfully complete a total of twelve (12) units of competency, comprising of:

  • one (1) core unit, and;
  • eleven (11) elective units, of which:
  • seven (7) elective units must be selected from the elective units listed within the BSB20115 Certificate II in Business qualification;
  • four (4) elective units may be selected from the elective units listed within the BSB20115 Certificate II in Business qualification, or any currently endorsed training package or accredited course at the same qualification level;
  • if not listed within the BSB20115 Certificate II in Business qualification, two (2) of the four (4) elective units may be selected from either a Certificate I or a Certificate III qualification.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome as well as be approved by the Polytechnic.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of junior administrative positions who perform a range of mainly routine tasks using limited practical skills and fundamental operational knowledge in a defined context. Individuals in these roles generally work under direct supervision.

This qualification forms part of the credit suite specified by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) and may contribute towards the satisfactory completion of the Victoria Certificate of Education (VCE) or the Victoria Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Fees & scholarships

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full-fee paying place.

If you enrol in a:

  • Government subsidised place, you’ll pay a VET tuition fee and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee and course materials contribution.
  • full-fee paying place, you’ll pay the full-fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

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Scholarships & assistance

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Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

The literacy and numeracy levels of applicants will be assessed through consultation with the relevant secondary school.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

How to apply

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

Applications for this course are not being taken at this time.

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