National code: BSB30120

Certificate III in Business (Administration)

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Overview About this course

Gain the skills to support the finance functions of any business as a finance clerk and more. Turn your passion for maths and numbers into valuable finance administration skills as you process transactions and payroll. Leverage these skills across a range of industries.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Process financial transactions and payroll

  • Maintain financial records

  • Handle receipts and despatch of information

  • Manage personal work tasks and priorities

  • Design and manage business documents with Microsoft Office Suite

  • Work in a team and communicate with colleagues

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Finance and payroll knowledge for a range of industries

  • Exposure to simulated, realistic workplaces and workplace demands

  • Confidence reviewing finance and payroll documents and material

  • A strong pathway to continue your studies and move towards the Bachelor of Business with TAFE NSW Degrees

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.

  • Traineeship

  • TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate III in Business (Administration) as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee you must:

    • Be employed in the business services industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
    • Have a signed traineeship contract
  • Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Year 10 or equivalent level literacy, numeracy and digital skills

  • Maths skills to do foundational mathematical calculations and interpret sequential numerical information when dealing with fees and processing accounts

  • A computer with internet access

  • Some experience using computer software like the Microsoft Office suite

  • Confidence using the internet and creating, opening and saving electronic files

  • Comfort working independently

  • If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

  • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.

  • This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Finance clerk, Administrative assistant and General clerk

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 2 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

Further study 2 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 3 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Business (Administration) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 13 Units of competency, including 6 core and 7 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Assist with maintaining workplace safety BSBWHS311

  • Participate in sustainable work practices BSBSUS211

  • Use inclusive work practices BSBTWK301

  • Apply critical thinking skills in a team environment BSBCRT311

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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