BSB20115 Certificate II in Business and BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration

Why should I study a Certificate in Business Administration?

This course prepares students with the skills and knowledge to build a career in the office environment. BSB20115 Certificate II in Business and BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration is conducted in a Simulated Business run by students with help from the teacher. Both certificates are nationally accredited vocational training. Our students get to experience the operations of a ‘real-world’ business enterprise which we call ‘Unique Simulated Business’ where our core function is selling corporate wear and embroidery.

By participating in our Simulated Business, students get to perform the full range of business transactions associated with the buying and selling of products and services. The products and services are traded as in a real business, although no actual transfer of money or goods takes place. Students issue invoices, keep financial records, pay employees, transfer monies, process mail and develop skills in decision-making, group dynamics and working with others.

The training prepares the students to work in a diverse range of jobs such as a clerical assistant, receptionist, office administrator or personal assistant. Activities are hands-on with development of skills and knowledge reinforced through written and oral interpersonal skills along with technical training in various software applications. Further skills are acquired in dedicated training sessions in Advanced Word Processing, Desktop Publishing, PowerPoint, MYOB and Databases.

Flexible study modes:

  • Option 1: BSB20115 Certificate II in Business and BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration is offered full time (four days per week) for one Semester.
  • Option 2: Study a BSB20115 Certificate II in Business all day on a Friday or Certificate III in Business Administration all day on a Tuesday for one year.
  • Option 3: Study a BSB20115 Certificate II in Business or BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration for 3 x 100 minute lessons per week for one year on Tuesday lesson 3, Wednesday lesson 1 and Friday lesson 2.

SACE Credits and ATAR Information:

  • Students receive a nationally recognised qualification
  • BSB20115 Certificate II in Business: 50 Stage 1 SACE credits
  • BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration: 70 Stage 2 SACE credits
  • BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration can be contributed towards an ATAR

Where does Business Administration lead?

  • The skills gained from this course may allow graduates to seek employment as: Accounts Receivable Clerk, Receptionist, Accounts Payable Clerk, Office Administration Assistant, General Clerk, Office Administrator, Data Entry Operator, Word Processing Operator or Junior Personal Assistant.
  • The completion of BSB20115 Certificate II in Business can lead to further study in a Certificate III in Business Administration.
  • The completion of BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration can lead to further study in a Certificate IV in Business Administration or Business Sales, a Diploma in Business Administration, or a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration.

What work will I do in Business Administration?

BSB20115 Certificate II in Business

  • Students work through various office administration departments to deliver a service to customers, handle mail, manage sales and marketing, use and maintain office equipment and technology, process and maintain records, issue invoices, keep financial records, transfer monies and develop skills in decision-making, group dynamics and working with others.
  • Introduction to Word Processing: document layout, file management and keyboard speed and accuracy is developed.
  • Spreadsheets: an introduction to Microsoft Excel to create and use spreadsheets for personal and business applications.

BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration

  • Students work through various office administration departments to deliver and monitor a service to customers, process payroll, organise schedules, purchase goods and services online, design and produce business documents and develop skills in decision-making, group dynamics and working with others.
  • Word Processing Advanced: keyboard speed and accuracy is further developed. Document layouts includes displays, tables, mail merges and reports using multi-level numbering.
  • Databases: an introduction using Microsoft Access to create databases and forms for data entry.
  • Desktop Publishing: students use Desktop Publishing software (Adobe InDesign CS6) to apply the principles of design and layout in creating brochures, posters, leaflets, newsletters, letterheads and business cards.
  • PowerPoint: using Microsoft PowerPoint, students learn to create professional electronic slideshows.

What do other students think about Business Administration?

I wish to express my thanks for your great teaching and assistance in both Business certificates. Last week I was offered the opportunity to join the casual Administration Pool and being paid for a few relevant hours. I am currently volunteering in Reception and using many of the skills that we were taught last year. Both Business certificates certainly gave me the practical training and confidence to learn this busy job. I also enjoyed the Simulated Business experience as it helped everything feel real. Thank you once again.

Leonie, student

Where can I find more information about Business Administration?

For more detail about content and assessment, view the course information:

Who teaches Business Administration?

Gianni De Nicola

Marisa Koultras