Compare institutions offeringCertificate III in Business Administration

This qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge to complete a range of administrative roles across a range of contexts.
in Australia
8 institutions:


When you study with Upskilled, you'll be supported by a dedicated trainer for the duration of your course.

Study modeOnline
Study duration12 months self-paced

Foundation EducationFEATURED

Foundation Education helps you graduate job-ready with a range of career preparation tools and services.

Study modeOnline
Study duration12 months self-paced


MCI Institute provides access to qualified mentors, counsellors and a 24-hour e-campus to help you reach your goals.

Study modeOnline
Study duration12 months part-time

North Metropolitan TAFE

Study modeOn-campus
Study duration1 year full-time

TAFE Queensland

Study modeOnline, On-campus
Study duration9 months full-time
These institutions all deliver equivalent outcomes
This nationally accredited qualification meets the same educational standards regardless of which institution you choose to study with. Institutions may deliver their course content differently, but the outcomes are equivalent and recognised Australia wide.

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Is this qualification right for me?

What will I learn?

The core units you complete will prepare you to undertake a range of administrative tasks and provide support to business functions. You'll learn to maintain business resources, write simple documents, organise schedules and use inclusive work practices. You'll also learn to communicate in the workplace, assist with maintaining workplace health and safety and apply critical thinking skills. The electives you complete will depend on the institution you choose to study with.

Are there any entry requirements?

Typically, there are no educational prerequisites for this course. Some institutions may set their own requirements for entry, which could include having basic computer skills and/or meeting set literacy and numeracy standards. In some instances, you may be able to complete this course as part of a traineeship which would allow you to complete the course while employed in a relevant position.

Where will it lead me?

This course prepares you for entry-level positions where you'll be required to perform routine administrative tasks. It's a good pathway into roles such as Administration Assistant, Office Administrator, Receptionist, Personal Assistant or Data Entry Operator.

How much will it cost?

The final cost of this course will depend on a number of factors including your personal circumstances, previous experience and unit selections. As a general guide, if you are eligible for a subsidised place, it's likely to cost approximately $2,000. Most TAFEs do offer a concession rate, in which case, you could pay as little as $300. Alternatively, if you are required to pay a full fee, it could cost up to $5,000. To find the course price for you, it's best to contact the institution directly.

Did you know?

Level up
A Certificate III prepares you for skilled work. You’ll build a broad range of skills and theoretical knowledge to undertake routine and non-routine tasks.
Course curriculum is developed by industry, so you’ll build relevant, practical skills that are valued by employers.
Study option
Qualifications don’t have to be completed in sequential order. You can start your study journey at the qualification level that suits your career goals and previous experience.

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