Certificate III in Business (Business Administration)

Jobs and Skills WA: Business courses
Time for a move into serious business?

The Certificate III in Business (also available as a traineeship) is a nationally recognised course that will give you the skills, knowledge and information to develop a successful career in business. This business administration pathway will set you up for a great career in a range of industry sectors!

The heart of any business is its administration — that's what keeps things moving, and makes sure the business runs smoothly. Working in business admin, you'll gain experience in many different aspects of business operations, plus grow your interpersonal and communication skills, which is the perfect background for any business related career move you want to make.

You'll learn how to prepare and develop business documents including spreadsheets and presentations, plan and organise work and schedules, workplace safety,  communication and problem solving;  critical thinking; teamwork; and admin processes such as purchasing and finances.

Apprenticeship or Traineeship
School-based apprenticeship or traineeship (SBAT)
VET for secondary students
Industry: Business and Finance
National course code: BSB30120 | WA State ID: AC46

Choose a WA TAFE college that delivers this course

To find out more about doing this course at a WA TAFE college, select one of the TAFEs listed below to read their course descriptions. You'll also be able to see at which TAFE campus/es the course is delivered.

If you would like further information such as when the course is available and how to enrol, and details of course fees, or if you have questions about how the course is delivered, please follow the Find out more link to go to the TAFE's website where you will find full course details and contact information so that you can speak to the TAFE directly.

Administrators are the key to an efficiently run organisation

Once you've completed this qualification you'll be prepared for roles involving the development of business documents, organisation of work priorities, workplace safety, sustainable practices, communication and critical thinking in team strategies, receipt and purchase documentation.


Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of Business Services job roles. It is likely that these individuals are establishing their own work performance.

Individuals in these roles carry out a range of routine procedural, clerical, administrative or operational tasks that require technology and business skills. They apply a broad range of competencies using some discretion, judgment and relevant theoretical knowledge. They may provide technical advice and support to a team.

Licensing/Regulatory Information 

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Fitzroy Crossing Campus
Halls Creek Campus
Karratha Campus
Kununurra Campus
Minurmarghali Mia Campus
Pundulmurra Campus
Tom Price Campus
Wyndham Campus

Do you want the skills for a flexible career that could take you anywhere?

When you complete the Certificate III in Business Administration you'll have skills that employers are looking for, making you ideal for roles in data entry, customer service, or as an office or accounts clerk, secretary or receptionist.

Gain these skills

  • knowledge in basic MYOB
  • workplace organisation
  • workplace health and safety
  • spreadsheets and organising schedules
  • word processing, electronic presentations 

With industry and government forecasting a growing demand for office workers in coming years, you'll be ready for recruiting.

This course is also offered as a dual qualification with Certificate III in Business.

This qualification is also offered part-time. Use the get help form below to start a discussion with our training area.



The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.