Subject: Business courses

Certificate III
in Business Administraion BSB30415

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This qualification applies to a range of administrative roles in varied contexts.
Individuals in these positions use some discretion and judgement and may provide technical advice and support to a team.


Cost, Duration and Method of Study

This course is available for both International and Domestic students who are looking for a Certificate III in Business Administration. Please select your location below to find out more information.

Certificate III in Business Administration - BSB30415

CRICOS Course Code: 086862J


26 weeks (20 hours per week).

All students will be required to complete approximately 10 hours of self-study per week.


Certificate III in Business Administration - BSB30415


Total Cost


Full cost for domestic fee paying students.

Subsidised Training

We can offer subsided training courses to eligible applicants through the Smart and Skilled Program. Please visit our Subsided Training courses page to find out more and check if you are eligible.

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available to eligible students. Please contact us for more information regarding payment plans and what options may be available to you.


Up to 1 year.

Mode of Study

  • Classroom-based plus online and distance study.
  • Online via Moodle
  • Distance study
  • Mixed mode


Available Units

This course consists of 13 units of competence, 2 units of competence which are core and 11 units of competence which are elective. A combination of electives that meets the packaging rules has been chosen to result in the award of the Certificate III in Business Administration.

Core Subjects

  • BSBITU307
    Develop keyboard speed and accuracy

  • BSBWHS201
    Contribute to health and safety if self and others

Elective Subjects

  • BSBADM307
    Organise schedules

  • BSBCUS301
    Deliver and monitor a service to customers

  • BSBDIV301
    Work effectively with diversity 

  • BSBITU302
    Create electronic presentations

  • BSBITU303
    Design and produce text documents 

  • BSBITU304
    Produce spreadsheets

  • BSBITU306
    Design and produce business documents

  • BSBITU309
    Produce desktop published documents 

  • BSBSUS201
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 

  • BSBWOR301
    Organise personal work priorities and development

  • BSBWRT301
    Write simple documents

Students are not required to undertake a voluntary work placement with this course. A simulated environment will be provided during training where students can practice theory with a realistic outcome.


Further Information

Students who undertake this qualification will gain the skills and knowledge necessary for a business
environment, organising workplace information, producing business documents, maintaining financial
records, delivering and monitoring a service to customers, supporting the implementation of
occupational health and safety policy and procedures, producing texts from notes, designing and
developing business documents, creating and using databases, creating electronic presentations,
keyboarding skills and organising schedules.

Depending on the electives chosen, this qualification may lead to the positions of:

  • Administration Assistant or Clerical Worker

  • Data Entry Operator

  • Receptionist

  • Office Junior

As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework, this program is nationally recognised. On successful completion of all units of competency, a student will be awarded a Certificate III in Business Administration- BSB30415.

If all units of competency are not achieved a Statement of Attainment will be issued for the units that have been successfully completed.

AQF certification documentation is issued to a student within 30 calendar days of the student being assessed as meeting the requirements of the training product for the training program in which the student is enrolled and has completed, and providing all agreed fees the student owes have been paid.

Upon successful completion of the Certificate III in Business Administration students may enrol in a course at a higher level. You may wish to progress to the Certificate IV in Business. 



RPL & Credit Transfer

National recognition is the process that recognises qualifications or Statements of Attainment issued by another Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that are the same as the competencies in the course you have enrolled in. This process is called credit transfer and Astute Training Pty Ltd recognises qualifications issued by other RTO’s once verified.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the acknowledgement of skills and knowledge previously attained through formal training, work experience and/or life experience. Recognition of Prior Learning may be applied for at the time of enrolment with Astute Training Pty Ltd you will need to provide certified copies of your qualifications or the original certificate(s) along with the RPL form provided by Astute Training Pty Ltd to allow Astute Training Pty Ltd to assess your eligibility for RPL. International students are advised of the RPL process at the time of application and again at induction.

In order to grant RPL, the assessor must be confident that the student is currently competent against the endorsed industry standards specified in the Australian Quality Training Framework accredited courses. Evidence could take a number of forms and could include certification, references from employers, testimonials and work samples. The assessor must ensure the evidence is authentic, valid, reliable, current and sufficient.

If you would like to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfers please complete this form and email it to [email protected] or give it directly to your trainer.

Students are encouraged to discuss RPL with their trainer prior to starting the training course or as soon as possible into the training period. If after assessment the student is not satisfied with the decision, they should lodge an appeal in writing within thirty (30) days addressed to the CEO of Astute Training Pty Ltd. The portfolio will then be given to an independent RPL assessor for reassessment. The cost of the re-assessment will be borne by the applicant. The decision of the independent assessor is final.

Should a student require more information or need assistance make an appointment with Student Support.

Please Note- International Students
International students will be required to attend Astute Training Pty Ltd 20 hours per week for the duration of the course regardless of the outcome of your RPL application (a requirement of the National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students -The National Code). If your RPL Application is successful and the course duration is reduced, Astute Training Pty Ltd will report the change of your course duration to Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) via PRISMS under S19 of the ESOS Act 2000. If you finish the course early, you must then enrol in another registered course or depart Australia immediately unless you have been given authorisation by DIBP to remain in Australia. All RPL applications will be kept in your file.

Assessment Methods

Competency-Based Training

Assessment is an integral part of all training courses. At Astute Training Pty Ltd we collect evidence using Competency-Based Training from students which proves their ability to demonstrate skills, knowledge, attitude and application required to perform effectively in the relevant industries.

Competency-Based Training ensures that students have a portfolio of evidence collected by a variety of means such as:

  • Classroom exercises and workbook activities
  • Assignments and Projects
  • Group Activities
  • Verbal and/or written questions
  • Written activities
  • Observation in the workplace or simulated environment
  • Portfolio

Qualifications are made up of Units of Competency (UOC) or subjects. The grading of your assessments will be Competent (C) which means that students have met the standard criteria or Not Yet Competent (NYC) which means a student needs some improvement. If a student is graded NYC the student will be given the opportunity to redo the assessment and achieve competence.

Assessment dates are provided on the first day of class via student timetables. Have a look at our Guide to Assessments at Astute Training Pty Ltd!


Our Trainers

The role of an Astute Training Pty Ltd assessor is to objectively assess and judge a student’s evidence against a set of standards. Assessors at Astute Training Pty Ltd all have sound industry knowledge and hold an appropriate TAE40110 Qualification in Training and Education.

Our assessors will

  • Use their expertise to make fair and objective judgements
  • Ensure the evidence meets the standards
  • Ensure that evidence is valid, authentic, current and sufficient

If a student feels that they have not been treated fairly in assessments, or in any other area of their time with Astute Training Pty Ltd, they have the right to appeal decisions and make complaints. Please see our Student Handbooks for detailed information on the complaints process.

At course completion students will be issued with certification and transcriptions appropriate to their competency of all successfully completed units.

Attendance Requirements

Current class timetables are available to all students via the Student Login section of this website.

Students are required to maintain a minimum of 80% attendance of scheduled classes.

International Students are also required to attend 20 hours of classes each week and, in order to remain compliant with Student Visa conditions, students’ attendance must not fall below 80% during a term.

All leave is to be taken in scheduled breaks and must be approved prior to leave being taken. No approval will be given outside these dates except for exceptional circumstances.

All attendance procedures and requirements are outlined in the relevant Student Handbook. See the Resources menu to find the Student Handbook.

Entry Requirements

Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

In accordance with the National Code 2018, Astute Training Pty Ltd places students in the courses most appropriate to their level and goals.

All students are expected to have reached an acceptable level of proficiency in the English language. International students need an IELTS level of 5.5 or higher or have completed an approved English Test listed below.

The IELTS provided must have been taken no more than two years before the time of the application.
From 5 November 2011, the department will accept test results from the following specified English language tests for Student visa purposes taken in any country:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-Based test (TOEFL iBT)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) test (also known as Certificate in Advanced English).

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