BSB30120 Certificate III in Business (Administration)


  • Enrolment valid for 12 months

Course Info

  • Study online
  • Online and supported
  • Multi-Award winning

The nationally recognised BSB30120 Certificate III in Business (Administration) will give you a great introduction to the business world, arming you with the skills and knowledge to excel at supporting a team’s objective.

Administrative assistants are the foundation of a business, handling many moving parts and challenging situations at once. You’ll learn how to contribute to the health and safety of others, how to create and use spreadsheets and design business documents, organise schedules and prepare presentations, and how to deliver effective customer service, to maintain a smoothly run business.

Learning outcomes

The successful achievement of this Qualification requires you to complete all units and assessments. A Certificate of Competency will be issued once all completed units and assessments have been marked and have met all assessment requirements.

Employees in nearly every industry need strong business foundation skills. Some roles this course will prepare you for include:

  • Office Administrator
  • Executive Assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Data Entry Operator
  • Information Desk Clerk

If you are a student looking to enrol in the course, please contact your Employment Consultant.

Learning pathway

We have put together an awesome learning pathway to prepare you for a successful career in business administration.

Together with creative and easy to use worksheets, you’ll be immersed into a variety of simulated environments and navigate through activities designed to get you practicing on-the-job performance and behaviour.

Units are grouped into logical batches to ensure you get the most out of the course.

What really sets this program apart is the hands-on practical experience it provides. Learners are immersed in a simulated business, giving them the opportunity to put their newfound knowledge into practice and build confidence in their abilities. And with access to business support documents and templates, as well as guided instructions for simulation roleplays, you’ll have everything you need to succeed.

Course outline

Semester 1

Develop effective personal work practices


Participate in sustainable work practices


Use inclusive work practices

Assist with maintaining workplace safety 

Engage with workplace teams


Engage in workplace communication 


Apply critical thinking skills in a team environment

Semester 2

Create workplace documents


Write simple documents 


Design and produce spreadsheets 

Provide administrative services


Organise schedules 


Maintain business resources 


Handle receipt and dispatch of information 


Purchase goods and services 


  • 100% online customised learning experience.
  • Our short, well-structured lessons are beautifully and visually presented, making them easy to follow and understand. They include useful job aids and videos that help explain concepts. All course resources are designed for you to access on the go. That means, if you’re out and about, on the train or bus, at the park or beach, you can access course materials on your tablet or smartphone.

But that’s not all! To give you a competitive edge, you’ll have access to job-readiness short courses which will build and enhance the skills necessary to work in a variety of roles.

Why study with us?

  • Engaging and immersive learning experience.
  • Dedicated and passionate student mentor team.

  • Our fully integrated learning management system helps you keep track of where you’re at and enables us to identify if you need additional support.

Equipment and resources

You’ll need access to the following equipment to complete this course:

  • Computer with internet access
  • Device with in-built camera, for example a Smartphone
  • Software packages, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint (or similar)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader