Course Code
Study Area(s)
Business and Clerical
Course Length
Full-time(6 months)

Start Date(s): 5 February 2018
End Date(s): 22 June 2018
Days and Time: 3 days per week

Course Overview

Behind every great business is a well organised office administrator.  If you have a flair for organisation and are a great communicator, a career in business administration could be a great choice for you. 

Opportunities in business administration exist in almost every industry, from corporate to not-for-profit organisations, as well as in small and medium sized businesses.  Business administration may also be a great option for people who require a more flexible work arrangements as some employers offer part-time or casual administration roles.

Completing a training course in business administration can give you a distinct advantage when you’re applying for jobs in the field.  Develop your business skills and improve your job prospects in the administration industry by with our nationally accredited Certificate III in Business.

The course is designed to give participants the office and computer skills needed to work in a professional business environment. Delivered in conjunction with the Certificate III in Accounts Administration (FNS30315), this course assists students in developing specialist skills necessary when working in an office environment with the additional skill set required to manage some aspects of accounting and bookkeeping within the business.

Possible career paths for graduates of this course include administrative officer, receptionist, accounts payable and/or accounts receivable officer. 

Click here for course modules


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBWHS302Apply Knowledge Of Whs Legislation In The Workplace20


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBFLM312Contribute To Team Effectiveness40

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. Students will be advised about the assessment/s and the due date/s for submission. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.  This information is available to students via the student portal.

What will I study?

You must satisfactorily complete twelve (12) units of competency. (See the list of modules in Cert III in Business Administration (Medical) plus the core unit listed with this course).

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.


For Business and Industry

We offer our business and industry clients customised workforce training, flexible delivery (when and where it suits you) and onsite assessments.

Call us on 1300 615 141 or contact us online for an obligation free consultation.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2018 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Average annual course fee#
Average annual course fee#
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Full Fee
Average annual course fee#

Table 2

Average material
fees per annum *


Average consumable
fees per annum*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2018 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:
Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2018: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
550 523 $3.56 $0.71 $3.63

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2018. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

There are no set prerequisites for this course. It is, however, recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age.  Mature age is anyone over the age of 18 who has been out of full-time education for more than 12 months.

Where and how can I study?

You will study at the Broadmeadows campus.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course will equip you with the required skills to work in the administration area of any business, such as administrative officer, receptionist, accounts payable and/or accounts receivable officer.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain an intermediate level of office, administrative and technology skills as well as the skills in business procedures needed in a modern office and specialist medical administration skills needed in a medical administration facility. You will develop an understanding of general ledger entry, quality teams, customer service, word processing, computer applications and document presentation.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate III in Business and Certificate III in Accounts Administration. As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

You may continue on to full-time study in the Diploma of Business Administration. Upon completion of the diploma, this qualification can be used as a pathway to the Bachelor of Applied Management. 

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, complete an online application by clicking the 'apply here' tab above or for further information call our Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au. This course has a mid-year intake

How will I be selected for this course?

You will be interviewed by our teachers to assess your suitability for the course.