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Certificate III in Business Administration

  • Qualification:

    Certificate III

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Max 18 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Open Colleges (RTO 90796)

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This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

What you'll learn

About this course

Studying this Certificate III in Business Administration program through Open Colleges will give you a thorough understanding of the day-to-day workings of a business. Upon completion of this online business administration course you will be trained in a range of financial and administrative functions that can be applied to small- or large- scale businesses.

You will learn to use business technology to efficiently and effectively manage assignments and tasks, and gain essential training in using management systems to maintain a successful business.


To be eligible for this course you must:

  • Have completed year 10 and have at least one year of vocational experience; OR
  • Hold a certificate II level or higher; OR
  • Have at least two years of relevant vocational experience

Areas of study

While studying this online business administration course, you will learn how to:

  • Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy
  • Write simple documents
  • Design and produce text documents
  • Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • Contribute to health and safety of others
  • Create electronic presentations
  • Organise schedules
  • Organise personal work priorities and development
  • Maintain business resources
  • Process payroll
  • Process accounts payable and receivable
  • Produce spreadsheets
  • Organise workplace information
Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate III in Business Administration from Open Colleges.

Effective business administration is critical to the overall success longevity of a business. This program covers all areas of business administration from record keeping and accounts payable to managing schedules and monitoring payrolls. The skills and training you will gain through this Open Colleges business administration course will give you the opportunity and education to advance through the administrative ranks at your work. It will also open the door for you to take on leadership responsibilities assisting in the operations of a small business.

Curious about where a career in administration could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Receptionist
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Information Desk Clerk
  • Clerical Worker

Payment options & support

Finance options

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

Pay in weekly instalments Pay in full
Pay just $78.98 per week with a $100 deposit Pay $2,352 upfront and save 20%

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