Certificate III in Business

Am I Eligible?

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Are you interested in earning the BSB30120 Certificate III in Business through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)? You may be eligible to receive this qualification based on the work you’ve already done. And, you could do it without having to complete any additional study.

Our Skills Recognition Advisors can conduct a free preliminary assessment to confirm your eligibility.

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About the Qualification

What is the Certificate III in Business?

The Certificate III in Business qualification is best suited to people early in their working career, as you are developing your working habits, skills and knowledge. Typically, looking at Recognition of Prior Learning for this qualification, we will find that people are working on a range of routine tasks: the sort of work that is procedural, administrative tasks or operational tasks. You can apply some of your own judgement in your work and you may even be providing some technical support to a team.

Certificate III in Business is consistent with roles such as Administration Officer, Customer Service Representative, Personal Assistant, General Clerk and Sales Assistant.

These are roles that are prominent across all industries and sectors – from the public sector to the private sector.

After an extensive review was completed in 2020 of all Australia’s business qualifications, the latest and current version of this qualification can be recognised by the code BSB30120.

The earlier qualification was BSB301115 Certificate III in Business. Whilst the spirit of the earlier qualification aligned with the latest version, there have been a range of changes made to ensure that when you graduate with BSB30120 Certificate III in Business, you are possessing the range of skills and knowledge that modern workplaces demand.

Your experience in these roles can help you achieve the Certificate III in Business through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).


Qualification Information

Certificate III in Business comprises 13 units of competency in total. The units of competency required are:

  • 6 core units; plus
  • 7 elective units

The 6 core units are mandatory. These mandatory units cover areas like:

  • Work health and safety
  • Communication and inclusivity in a team
  • Sustainability in the workplace
  • Your own wellbeing in your professional life

This a clear reflection of the changes that have occurred in a modern work environment – understanding the importance of people as the fundamental priority in a successful team.

From there, the elective units selected will be a blend of units that reflect the breadth of how a business operates. The central themes for the units can be drawn from a range of administrative functions in an organisation.

For example, you may have evidence of your work with technology, engaging effectively in your team as well as with customers, interacting with business information and addressing and delivering on business priorities.

Find out if you are eligible for this qualification

1300 793 002 Apply here

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