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Learn essential skills for an office environment

Kick start your career with this entry-level course in business administration. This course will give you the practical skills to successfully work in an office or business environment.

You will develop a broad range of knowledge covering keyboard speed and accuracy and health and safety for yourself and others. You also have the opportunity to specialise in units that focus on payroll processing, electronic presentations, working effectively with diversity, and the use of business technology. This course is taught by industry experts that are dedicated to guiding you to achieve their goals, no matter where your career takes you.

Successful completion of the course provides you with the practical skills to work in many office and business roles. You will also develop a solid foundation for further study. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Southport

Key dates and info

DURATION

Part time: 20 weeks / 2 days per week

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $3,215
  • Subsidised $1,553
  • Concession $999

Cost details

07 5581 8300

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How to enrol

Danielle De Vito-Mills

Complement your work experience with relevant marketing principles

Working full-time, I needed a flexible course that could fit into my busy schedule. I enrolled part-time into TAFE Queensland Gold Coast's Diploma of Marketing which proved to be the perfect balance for my restrictive lifestyle. I gained confidence in knowing that the valuable skills I have learnt in class can now be put into practice within my workplace.

Danielle De Vito-Mills
Diploma of Marketing

Thank you

A thank you to all our amazing students. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast.

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Southport 29 Jan 2018 Part time / 2 days per week Classroom
24 Apr 2018 Part time / 2 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

  • No prior office knowledge is required to enter this course; however, you should have completed Year 10 in an Australian Secondary School system or equivalent, with a sound achievement in an English subject.
  • Basic computer skills are essential.
  • Mature age students (over 18 years of age) are most welcome.
  • To access Certificate 3 Guarantee funding for this course the prospective student must meet all the subsidy eligibility.
  • Further funding incentives apply to this course.  Please speak with a Customer Service Consultant on (07) 5581 8300 to check your eligibility.
  • After enrolment, all applicants must complete a short quiz on Literacy and Numeracy levels using the Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) prior to orientation dates or prior to the first day of class.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): For RPL enquiries please contact the RPL Team at rplcoordinator.goldcoast@tafe.qld.edu.au

Location/s

Gold Coast - Southport
91-99 Scarborough Street
Southport QLD 4215

Resources required

  • All texts are online.
  • A USB memory stick (minimum 4GB) and a set of ear phones will be required.
  • Material lists and timetables will be available on the first day of class.
  • Students are encouraged to bring their own laptop or portable device to class with the minimum technical specifications as follows:
    • Tablet device running iOS or Android OS
    • Web browser

Timetable

  • Certificate III in Business Administration is an interactive, activity based course in a teacher supported environment. 
  • January intake - classes will be held on Monday and Wednesday from 8.00am-3.00pm over 20 weeks at Southport, Level 2, Room 206.
  • April intake - classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday from 8.00am-3.00pm at Southport, Level 4, Room 401.  Timetable is subject to change.
  • In addition to the 12 hours a week spent in class, it is expected that you will allocate a minimum of 8 hours per week to independent self-directed learning activities.

Important Information

Course commencement is subject to minimum enrolment numbers.

Units

To achieve this qualification the student must demonstrate competency in 13 units, 2 core and 11 electives.

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
BSBADM307 Organise schedules Elective
BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers Elective
BSBITU302 Create electronic presentations Elective
BSBITU303 Design and produce text documents Elective
BSBITU304 Produce spreadsheets Elective
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents Elective
BSBITU307 Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy Core
BSBITU309 Produce desktop published documents Elective
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others Core
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development Elective
BSBWOR204 Use business technology Elective
BSBWRT301 Write simple documents Elective
BSBFIA303 Process accounts payable and receivable Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my financial options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has a financial option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 07 5581 8300. We're here to help.

$3,215

FULL FEE

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$1,553

SUBSIDISED

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$999

CONCESSION

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Full fee

This is the total cost of the course.

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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Certificate 3 Guarantee

You can receive a subsidy towards one certificate III qualification from a list of eligible courses. The amount provided depends on the demand for skilled workers in your chosen industry.

You're eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee if you:

  • are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • live in Queensland full time
  • are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • and don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate 3 or higher level qualification.

Give us a call to find out more.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability.

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Payment options explained

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, or just want someone to talk it over with, call us on 07 5581 8300. We're here to help.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

Whether you see yourself sitting behind the reception desk in a corporate office, or enjoying the challenge of working behind the scenes as a Personal Assistant, this program will help get you there. There is also the opportunity to further your studies with any of our business programs including accounting, information technology, graphic design, medical administration, business and justice.

You may also be able to work as an:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Clerical Officer
  • Data Entry person
  • Receptionist

Job prospects

  • Secretary (General)
  • Office Administrator
  • Personal Assistant
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Junior Personal Assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Data Entry Operator
  • General Clerk
  • Office Assistant

Danielle De Vito-Mills

Complement your work experience with relevant marketing principles

Working full-time, I needed a flexible course that could fit into my busy schedule. I enrolled part-time into TAFE Queensland Gold Coast's Diploma of Marketing which proved to be the perfect balance for my restrictive lifestyle. I gained confidence in knowing that the valuable skills I have learnt in class can now be put into practice within my workplace.

Danielle De Vito-Mills
Diploma of Marketing

Enrol now

You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland

All done? Then you're ready to Enrol now

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:
tafegoldcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/enrol

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

More about RPL

More info:
http://tafegoldcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 16 November 2017

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