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Certificate III in Business (BSB30115)

VET Course

About this Course


Our diverse and solid qualification in Business can be applied across many industries. As such, we offer a wide ranging selection of units to assist with either a broad business base or one which offer students a more specialized business experience.

This qualification is nationally recognised.

Professional Outcomes

The BSB30115 Certificate III in Business enables students to develop skills in administration and/or sales in practical ways. Employment opportunities exist for Receptionists, Administrator Clerk, Sales Assistant, Data Entry and Entrepreneurs. A work placement component may enhance the experience of the student and may be negotiated during the student’s time at Tabor. This qualification is nationally recognised.

Potential pathways include: Certificate III in Education Support and Certificate IV in Youth Work.

Students are required to:

  • Apply for appropriate police and working with children clearances as required. In addition, we encourage students to complete a work based placement.

Work Placement

Whilst not formally part of this qualification, Tabor encourages student Work Based Placement (WBP). Over the duration of the WBP the student’s role is that of support worker. In that capacity the student will be expected to demonstrate their ability to perform specific tasks with each client according to the organisation’s service delivery protocols. The WBP mentor will provide additional training regarding the organisation’s policy and procedures that guide the work that is done. The student will work in consultation with their mentor regarding any actions that are taken for or with clients. The way the students support work is structured will be guided by the host organisation mentor in order to meet organisation requirements. Therefore, this aspect of the WBP is not prescriptive.


Students completing the BSB30115 Certificate III in Business may be awarded between 70-75 Stage 2 SACE points if undertaking this full qualification for SACE purposes, dependant on electives chosen. For students wanting to use this towards an Australian Tertiary Admission Ranking (ATAR), only 20 of these points will be used (provided the student has successful completion of the certificate). For students wishing to gain entrance into a higher qualification needing an ATAR, contact SATAC or the provider directly for further course information.

Units of Competency Structure

12 Subjects total
1 Core
11 Electives


Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace BSBWHS302
Requires 20 nominal hours


Deliver and monitor a service to customers BSBCUS301
Requires 40 nominal hours
Work effectively with diversity BSBDIV301
Requires 30 nominal hours
Maintain financial records BSBFIA301
Requires 60 nominal hours
Contribute to effective workplace relationships BSBFLM303
Requires 40 nominal hours
Support continuous improvement systems and processes BSBFLM309
Requires 40 nominal hours
Organise workplace information BSBINM301
Requires 30 nominal hours
Promote innovation in a team environment BSBINN301
Requires 40 nominal hours
Design and produce digital text documents BSBITU313
Requires 90 nominal hours
Design and produce business documents BSBITU306
Requires 80 nominal hours
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices BSBSUS401
Requires 40 nominal hours
Organise personal work priorities and development BSBWOR301
Requires 30 nominal hours

What do I need for entry?

Students must meet the minimum language, literacy and numeracy standards
Recognition of prior learning / credit transfer
If you can provide evidence of competency for some of the units, you may not have to undertake those units.
In simple terms, RPL means that if you have not already undertaken the unit or its equivalent, but have the required knowledge and skills to demonstrate competency for the unit, you won’t have to study the unit.
Credit transfer is where you have a Statement of Attainment or a qualification which clearly states you have demonstrated competency in those units or their equivalent.

How long does it take?

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent , which is 18 months study.

Where can I study?

You can study this course via Blended Learning or Online.

How much does it cost?

When can I start?

Semester 1 – February
Semester 2 – July

Additional Information


As with most adult study, students will be required to complete pre-course reading and related activities prior to attending their weekly classes. In addition, it is expected that students will undertake a certain amount of homework such as reading, research, completing written assignments, etc. During enrolment in this course, students are advised that they can expect an average of 20 hours self-directed study or homework per week.

Course Codes

Tabor: BSB30115 Certificate III in Business (BSB30115)
SATAC: Not applicable

Course Level

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Vocational Education and Training (VET) Department
Phone: 1300 482 267
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