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Overview

Start preparing for a career in business administration while you complete your secondary school studies, with the Certificate III in Business.

Delivered exclusively through Victoria University Polytechnic’s VET in Schools program, this introductory course equips you with fundamental business administration knowledge and skills.

You'll learn how to:

  • organise workplace information
  • design and produce business documents
  • recommend products and services
  • organise personal work priorities and development
  • participate in safe work practices.

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

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

VU's Learning Hubs are welcoming spaces where you can improve your study and employability skills.

Our students can attend Learning Hubs at one of five VU campuses.

We offer maths, writing, careers and English-language advice, and show you effective ways to study and manage your time.

Our programs include:

  • workshops
  • drop-in sessions
  • peer mentoring
  • maths and writing resources
  • resume and career guidance.

We also have accessibility support services and counselling services available for all students.

Our campus libraries have photocopying, computing and printing facilities as well as electronic and print resources.

You'll also have access to a rich collection of online resources at any time of the day or night, including:

  • databases
  • e-learning content for courses
  • student email
  • student software packages
  • social networking tools.

On campus, we make sure that all of our students have access to digital resources. We offer:

TAFE resources

Learn essential business administration knowledge and skills in this introductory course.

Careers in business

Career opportunities following this course include:

  • accounts clerk
  • general clerk
  • junior personal assistant
  • office assistant
  • receptionist.

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

Course structure

To be awarded the BSB30115 Certificate III 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) of the elective units must be selected from the elective units listed within the BSB30115 Certificate III in Business qualification; 
  • four (4) elective units may be selected from the elective units listed within the BSB30115 Certificate III in Business qualification, from the BSB Business Services Training Package or from any current accredited course or endorsed training package at the same qualification level;
  • if not listed  within the BSB30115 Certificate III in Business qualification, one (1) elective unit may be selected from a Certificate II qualification and two (2) elective units may be taken from a Certificate IV 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.

CORE UNIT

ELECTIVE UNITS

Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Credit Transfers

Previous completion of units at the Polytechnic or any other Registered Training Organisation and/or previous attainment of skills and knowledge may be credited towards this course. Units must satisfy the completion rules of the qualification and be assessed as appropriate by the Polytechnic.

This qualification reflects the varied roles of individuals across different industry sectors who apply a broad range of competencies using some discretion, judgment and relevant theoretical knowledge. They may provide technical advice and support to a team.

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.

Entry requirements

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.

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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