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BSB30120 Certificate III in Business


Get the tools you need to start your career in the business industry with Certificate III in Business at Queensland Academy of Technology

Are you looking to gain fundamental business skills and knowledge to successfully perform a wide range of duties as an administration officer or office assistant? If so, the Certificate III in Business is for you. This qualification is completed via a traineeship and will build upon your current basic administrative skills and knowledge to give you a more solid understanding of the business world.

Course Description

Welcome to the Certificate III in Business - School-Based Traineeship (BSB30120) at the Queensland Academy of Technology (QAT). We want your experience here to be enjoyable, challenging and rewarding. The skills you learn will give you to the ability and confidence to work in the business services industry in Australia.

School-based Traineeships provide choice for employers and students alike across Queensland. Queensland Academy of Technology has developed a School-based Business Traineeship program to equip our future leaders with the necessary skills to excel in a modern business environment, whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification. On successful completion of a traineeship our students gain credit toward their Queensland Certificate of Education, and increase their chance of entry into University.

QAT as a leading training college in Brisbane has a proven history delivering various work place traineeship programs. We are committed to fully engaging with our reputable Host organisations to understand the specific needs, and provide solutions through implementing our trainee programs engaging with high performing school students.

Course Duration and Study Options

  • One year

Entry Requirements

An Australian school based trainee or apprentice must:

  • Be a full time school student aged 15 years or older
  • Have the school’s agreement to undertake school-based training
  • Have parent/guardian’s permission (if under the age of 18)

Tuition Fees

Training is free to school based trainees.


Skills and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you study at the Queensland Academy of Technology, including written questions, practical skills, tasks, projects, reports, role plays/presentations and third party evidence.

Payment Options

We have many payment options available depending on each individual student. Please Contact QAT to know what payment option suits you.

Why Study with QAT?

At QAT our aim is to assist you in reaching the required competence and confidence to succeed within the Business industry.

Join QAT industry award winning trainers who will provide you with the individual training support to successfully achieve your Certificate III in Business to reach career goals and gain employment in the Business industry.

You will receive:

  • Highly informative orientation and induction
  • Meet with the lead trainer to discuss all aspects of the course including work placement
  • An individual training schedule which includes assessment due dates
  • Meet the student support officer dedicated to assist you
  • Access to the QAT student portal, E-learning portal and virtual classroom
  • Pathway towards career development into university to complete BA in Education

Qualification Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 13 units of competency. The units are taught and assessed in series over the entire length of the course; please refer to the information below.

Develop personal work priorities
Articulate, present and debate ideas
Assist with maintaining workplace safety
Support personal wellbeing in the workplace
Participate in sustainable work practices
Engage in workplace communication
Apply critical thinking skills in a team environment
Use inclusive work practices
Design and produce business documents
Record stakeholder interactions
Organise personal work priorities
Deliver and monitor a service to customers
Apply communication strategies in the workplace

Employment Opportunities

Job prospects upon successful completion of this course include:

  • Clerical Officer
  • Customer Service Officer
  • Data Entry Operator
  • Information Office
  • Payroll Officer
  • Word Processing Operator

Further Study

Trainees can pursue further studies by enrolling into the Certificate IV in Business Administration through our internal pathways program.

Any Questions?

For assistance, our Enrolments Team are more than happy to help you with any questions you may have.
Contact us now and we'll get you started.

Course Overview

  • Duration

    1 year

  • Delivery Mode


  • Units


  • Work Placement:

    375 hours

  • Intake Dates

    Any date

  • Cost

    FREE for School based trainees

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