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Certificate III in Business

  • 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

The Certificate III in Business course offered by Open Colleges is a great way to advance your business acumen. Upon completion of this online business certificate course you will have thorough knowledge of fundamental business practices.

You will have the skills and training to utilise essential business technology and systems. This business program will give you a sound understanding of workplace procedures, including OH&S processes, record keeping, monitoring and maintaining resource usage. You will also be given the business knowledge and experience to deliver a quality service to customers through effective communication and interpersonal skills.

This course includes mandatory work placement. Workplace assessments and training must be undertaken in workplace organisations that are suitable for the course.


There are no formal entry requirements for this course, so anyone can apply. Open Colleges however, recommends that applicants meet the following criteria:

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

Areas of study

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

  • Write simple documents
  • Design and produce text documents
  • Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • Process customer complaints
  • Organise workplace information
  • Organise personal work priorities and development
  • Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Create electronic presentations
  • Maintain business documents
  • Produce spreadsheets
  • Maintain financial records
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 from Open Colleges.

The Open Colleges' Certificate III in Business course is ideal if you are looking to formalise your education and training in business processes. Recognised business credentials are valued extremely highly in this competitive industry. This online business certificate course will give you the sound business skills required for business or financial administrative positions. You will also have the knowledge and training to take on leadership and management positions within small businesses, or even in your own business. Business skills are essential to the effective operation of all industries, and this program will give you knowledge and skills that can be applied across a broad range of fields.

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

  • Accountant
  • Marketing Manager
  • General Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Operations Manager
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Business Development Manager
  • Assistant Manager
  • Partnership Manager

Payment options & support

Finance options

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

Pay in weekly instalmentsPay in full
Pay just $70.28 per week with a $100 depositPay $2,104 upfront and save 20%

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