Certificate III in Business Administration


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.

Job roles
Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Executive Assistant
  • Accounts Officer
  • Business Support Officer

Pathways from this qualification:
After completing this qualification, student may choose to progress to:

Certificate IV Diploma Advanced Diploma
Certificate IV in Business

Certificate IV in Business Administration

Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
Diploma of Business

Diploma of Business Administration

Diploma of Leadership and Management
Advanced Diploma of Business

Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

Course structure

Packaging rules:
13 units including:

  • 2 core unit
  • 11 elective units
  • 7 electives must be chosen from the listed Group A electives
  • 4 elective units may be selected from the Group A or Group B listed elective units, or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level
  • If not listed below, 2 of the electives units may be selected from a Certificate II or 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.

Sample Training Plan:
Below is a sample unit list.

Core Units

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

Elective Units

  • BSBADM307 Organise schedules
  • BSBITU312 Create electronic presentations
  • BSBITU313 Design and produce digital text documents
  • BSBITU314 Design and produce spreadsheets
  • BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
  • BSBITU309 Produce desktop published documents
  • BSBWRT301 Write simple documents
  • BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • BSBDIV301 Work effectively with diversity
  • BSBINM301 Organise workplace information
  • BSBINN201 Contribute to workplace innovation

Course Code:

Certificate III

Delivery mode:
New Entrant Traineeship

Course Fees:
New traineeships commencing from 1 January 2020 are fully subsidised by the NSW Government under Smart and Skilled.

For traineeships commenced prior to 1 January 2020, student fees are capped at $1,000 with the remaining qualification price subsidised under NSW Smart and Skilled.

Classroom based courses may be subsidised under NSW Smart and Skilled, contact us for a quote.