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BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration

BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration is part of the Business Services Training Package and reflects the role of individuals who apply a broad range of administrative competencies in varied work contexts, using some discretion and judgment. Individuals in administration positions may provide support to a team or work independently.

This qualification would suit those who wish to develop broad, entry-level administrative skills for the business environment. You will develop an understanding of the principles and practices of business operations, learn a range of typical business computer applications and develop practical finance skills.

This qualification is also available under the Traineeship framework.

Career Opportunities

This qualification will give you skills which support a career within a business administrative role within a range of businesses.   Career opportunities may include:

  • Administration Assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Clerical Officer
  • Human Resources Clerk
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Word Processing Operator
  • Data Entry Operator
  • Records Clerk
  • Invoicing Officer
  • And other similar roles

Study Pathways

This course may be a pathway to further study.   Related courses include:

Location, dates and times


  • Next Intake:  2019
  • Duration:  Full-time – 1 year, Part-time – 2 years
  • Call us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Learning Options

The qualification resources are available online, with learning support and teacher interaction provided.   Options for enrolment throughout the study year are offered to suit your flexibility requirements.

Assessment Process

Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge. They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course.

Throughout all assessments, Occupational Health & Safety procedures must be followed. Assessment may include:

  • task based assessments to demonstrate skills
  • knowledge questions

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do.   TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience.   This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

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Fees and Payments

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What will I need to bring?

Students will need to have:

  • Access to a computer with the Microsoft Software Suite and broadband
  • An email address
  • A memory stick or some kind of portable memory device is highly recommended
  • TasTAFE has computer labs at regional campuses which are open for students to access during normal business hours
  • Required text book –Bookkeeping:  An integrated approach:  MYOB AccountRight (available for purchase through the Cengage website – approximate cost $160). Please note:  An e-book version is also available, but unless you have a very good download speed and your computer has a large screen so that you can view the text and complete the exercises in the workbook or in MYOB, it is much easier to work from the printed copy.  If you decide to buy the e-book, ensure the workbook is included.

Are there ‘other’ costs?

An online learning resource fee of $120 applies.

Essential Requirements

There are no essential entry requirements for this course.

Desirable Skills and Attributes

The following skills and attributes will be useful to students studying this course:

  • BSB20115 Certificate II in Business or
  • Relevant vocational experience in a business related environment.


An application process, which includes an online Language, Literacy and Numeracy component, must be completed prior to enrolment.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support.

Further details relating to Student Support Services are available here


BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration

Qualification Requirements

To achieve a BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration, 13 units must be successfully completed.   These include two core units and eleven elective units. Electives are selected based on industry and/or employer consultation.


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