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0.5 Year


The Certificate III in Business Administration is your first step towards gaining the professional office administration skills you need to keep business operations running smoothly.

Great administration, personal and executive assistants are highly sought after globally. In this highly practical course, you will gain skills that are transferable across a range of different office contexts.

You will learn by using virtual enterprise software and have access to workplace situations that enable you to experience the demands of working in a real office environment.


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Through course work, you will learn to:

  • Design and produce business documents
  • Design and produce spreadsheets
  • Process payroll
  • Use software such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Organise schedules which may be paper based or electronic
  • Work safely in an office
  • Type quickly and correctly


Gain a range of technical skills to help businesses achieve their targets, including how to:

  • Communicate with a range of people
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Prioritise your workload to meet deadlines


Stand out in a global job market by developing a range of key soft skills. These skills will equip you with the confidence to work with colleagues and clients in office environments:

  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a team and also independently
  • Problem solving
  • Time management


The way we work is changing. Administrative assistant roles are evolving to include a broader range of responsibilities with more flexibility to be delivered remotely or online, including:

  • Planning company events
  • Providing technology training to fellow employees
  • Managing budgets
  • Managing communications with vendors and clients
  • Social media
  • Assisting with recruitment


When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Academic Requirements:English Language Requirements:

TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs are met. The level of support you need may be assessed via a review of your LLN skills with written tasks and a one-on-one interview. If you need to strengthen your LLN skills, an individual training plan will be created with you.

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you:

  • Have some experience using computers and Microsoft Office software
  • Are comfortable typing on a computer keyboard
  • Are committed to attending class and continuing studies at home

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


From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from a range of courses offered at multiple campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network and socialise.

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LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Blacktown Feb , Jul A$6,410
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Blacktown Feb , Jul A$6,410


Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


TAFE NSW offers you a range of on campus study environments you will have access to industry specific computer rooms, study and presentation areas as well as general student facilities to enhance your learning and student experience.

Student facilities, amenities and support services include:

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
  • Studiosity - online access to a tutor


To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units. 

Note: Additional units may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

  • Packaging Rules Total number of units = 13
  • 2 core units plus 11 elective units of which
  • 7 units must be selected from Group A units listed below
  • 4 elective units may be selected from the Group A or Group B elective units listed below or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level
  • If not listed below 2 of the elective units may be selected from a Certificate IV qualification.
  • Core Units
  • BSBITU307 Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy
  • BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
  • BSBADM307 Organise schedules
  • BSBFIA302 Process payroll
  • BSBFIA304 Maintain a general ledger
  • 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
  • BSBADM302 Produce texts from notes
  • BSBADM303 Produce texts from audio transcription
  • BSBADM311 Maintain business resources
  • BSBCMM301 Process customer complaints
  • BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • BSBDIV301 Work effectively with diversity
  • BSBFIA301 Maintain financial records
  • BSBINM301 Organise workplace information
  • BSBINM302 Utilise a knowledge management system
  • BSBINM303 Handle receipt and despatch of information
  • BSBINN201 Contribute to workplace innovation
  • BSBIPR301 Comply with organisational requirements for protection and use of intellectual property
  • BSBPRO301 Recommend products and services
  • BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • BSBWOR204 Use business technology
  • BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
  • BSBWOR302 Work effectively as an off site worker
  • BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirement


From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.


Build your expertise with a TAFE NSW Business Administration study pathway:

Be Recognised

If you already have experience, skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. Credits greatly reduce your study workload and the course length.


Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.

TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.