College Australia

Domestic Students


Certificate III in Business

(General, Business Administration or Medical Administration specialisation)

Boost your career in business and learn the skills and knowledge you need to prepare you for jobs across a diverse range of industries.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Study online

Qld Government

Available as
a traineeship

Pay per unit

Workplace practical requirements

What can I expect?

Are you looking to enter the business world with an eye on future possibilities? Whether you are looking to kickstart your business career or develop your knowledge, this qualification will help you build your practical skills and is designed to help you progress your career, opening opportunities for new roles.

You will learn and consolidate skills for your chosen career and transfer your practical skills and fundamental operational knowledge to real outcomes. With a focus on building your understanding of technology, processes and systems, you will complete your studies feeling confident to apply for your chosen role.

Career opportunities – where
will my studies lead me?

Administration Assistant

Data Administrator

Medical Administrator

Payroll Officer

Personal Assistant


The Certificate III in Business
is for you if:


Your goal is to learn the skills and knowledge to enter the business workforce as a skilled contributor to key business objectives.


You want to create a solid foundation that enables you to build your career in business and climb the corporate ladder.


You are passionate about discovering key operational aspects of an administration role and implementing them in a way that provides you with satisfaction in your career.

Entry requirements

Not applicable.

Workplace practical

Not applicable.

Course Duration


months full time


months part time

Nationally Accredited Qualification

Recognised by the Australian Government as meeting a set of standards that provide vocational outcomes and lead to employment

Pathways to University


Rolling Enrolment

Enrol anytime

Learning Method

Study online at your own pace on any device

Live Webinars

Coming soon!

Fees and Payment Options:

Course fees:



Pay $1500 upfront
and Pay $477 at completion

Pay Per Unit

Administration Fee of


upfront (non-refundable)

Total units: 13
Fee per unit: $155



Pay 50% upfront ($688.50)
and 50% upon completion ($688.50)

Administration fees are non-refundable. Each unit will require payment before the release of your next unit.

For more information, please refer to our Fees, Charges & Refund Policy.

You will be required to follow your training plan. This will be discussed and agreed upon at induction. If you do not meet the obligation of the agreed timeframe, other charges may be applicable. Maximum time frames are subject to volumes of learning and qualifications being superseded.

Further charges may be applied if student obligations are not met in accordance with the agreed timeframes stated in the student training plan, discussed and determined at induction. Maximum time frames are subject to recommended study load and potential nationally authorised changes to qualification criteria.

Subsidised fee –
Certificate 3 Guarantee funding


Co-contribution Fee


per unit
Total Units


Total Cost



Co-contribution Fee


per unit
Total Units


Total Cost


Certificate 3 Guarantee funding via the Queensland Government’s Skills Assure Program supports ELIGIBLE* students in obtaining their first post-school Certificate III qualification. Students will be required to make a co-contribution fee (listed above) before starting their course. For further information, see

*Eligibility criteria apply to receive subsidised course fees and concessional status. See our funding brochure and complete the funding eligibility form below to find out more.


Traineeships combine training with working in a real job with a real wage for a real boss. Trainees complete a nationally recognised qualification while learning valuable skills at work and under the guidance of a training organisation. For more information, click here.

Employers may benefit from state and Australian Government incentives for employing a trainee. Please visit this link for further information:

Qualification Structure:

A total of 13 units must be completed:


Core Units

Apply critical thinking skills in a team environment

Support personal wellbeing in the workplace

Participate in sustainable work practices

Use inclusive work practices

Assist with maintaining workplace safety

Engage in workplace communication


Elective Units

Please see the General (no specialisation), Medical Administration Specialisation and Business Administration Specialisation Elective Unit options.

General (no specialisation)

Use business software applications

Write simple documents

Organise personal work priorities

Deliver and monitor a service to customers

Maintain business resources

Design and produce business documents

Design and produce spreadsheets

Medical Administration Specialisation

Use business software applications

Write simple documents

Organise personal work priorities

Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

Maintain patient records

Apply the principles of confidentiality, privacy and security within the medical environment

Manage patient record keeping system

Business Administration Specialisation

Process financial transactions

Maintain financial records

Maintain business resources

Organise schedules

Use business software applications

Write simple documents

Deliver and monitor a service to customers

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

We aim to help our students as much as possible. That’s why you can apply for and start your study journey in three easy steps.



Apply for the course you want with College Australia by completing the quick and easy online Enrolment Form. Click on the link below and choose the relevant qualification. When we receive your application, we will send you an email regarding the pre-enrolment eligibility requirements, including a Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment, Recognition of Prior Learning application and an outline of documentation required for your enrolment to proceed.


Meet your mentor

We will call you to confirm details, discuss eligibility, workplace and assessment requirements and ensure everything is correct.

This interview forms part of your orientation into your course and will allow you to ask further questions.

You will then be required to make payment.

Once payment is received, we will then send you the Confirmation of Enrolment (COE). This Includes details of your Educator and your Training Plan outlining the units you are undertaking and due dates


Commence your studies

You will receive an email with your login details. Remember these details and bookmark the login URL in your browser. Logging in will give you access to your first unit in the online portal.

Start on your first unit.

RPL students
Your Educator will contact you to progress the RPL process if you are undertaking this pathway.

Congratulations. You’re on your way to completing your new qualification!

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