Supported self-paced course
Course Dates
Supported self-paced: Monthly intakes, apply any time
BSB30115 Certificate III in Business

Are you ready for a career in Business? This course can kick start your career and make you more employable.

Gaining a Certificate III in Business will set you on your way to achieving your goals by building your capabilities to work in the business sector.

The Business Services sector offers a wide variety of roles in an area that remains stable and delivers both job satisfaction as well as career security and progression.

Career opportunities include:
Administration Officer
Government Office Worker
Human Resource Officer
Document Controller.


6 months


Monthly intakes

Course Fees

Subsidised - $640 (Qld only)
Subsidised Concession - $440 (Qld only)
Full Fee - $3,000

Work Placement

Nil required

Course Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Students must be at least 18 years of age
  • Complete the pre-entry Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) indicator assessment  - or provide a copy of a prior qualification at Certificate level 3 or above

Training commitments

Course duration: Complete within 12 months

Delivery mode: Supported self-paced

Access to learning

selectability Training provides all learning resources via its modern and easy-to-use Learning Management System. 

To complete this course, we suggest that each potential student has basic computer skills such as sending an email, using a printer and scanner, using Microsoft Office programs, and internet skills to undertake online research.

Online study requirements

In order to successfully complete a self-paced course it is recommended you have access to the following:

  • Stable internet connection with a minimum download speed of 3mbps. 
  • An email account – can be created through Yahoo, Hotmail and Gmail,
  • Microsoft Office (2010 version or later) – must include Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Current version of a web browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox,
  • Latest version of Adobe Reader,
  • Desktop computer, laptop or tablet.
  • Printer and scanner (optional)

Subsidies & payment options

Queensland Government subsidy

You will no longer be eligible for a government subsidised training place under the Certificate 3 Guarantee once you complete a certificate III level vocational qualification.

Certificate 3 Guarantee funding

The Certificate 3 Guarantee supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III qualification and increase their skills to move into employment, re-enter the workforce or advance their career.

It also supports school students to access training and Queensland's Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing free training in high priority qualifications.

For this course the subsidy could bring your cost of study down from $3,000 to $640 or $440 (concession).

Certificate 3 Guarantee eligibility requirements:

  • must be a Queensland resident;
  • aged 15 years or over who is no longer at school (with the exception of VET in Schools students) and is an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency;
  • must not have a certificate III level or higher qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundations skills training;
  • must not be enrolled in a certificate III level or higher qualification.

Ask your accountant if you are eligible to claim your self-education costs as a tax deduction.


User Choice Funding

Apprenticeships and traineeships combine training with working in a real job, with a real boss, for a real wage.

Apprentices and trainees work towards the completion of a nationally recognised qualification while learning valuable skills at work and under the guidance of a training organisation.

Talk to our team about your eligibility.


How and when fees are charged

Subsidised training

The student co-contribution fee is charged upfront prior to enrolment, or by agreement we can offer a payment plan through our payment partner Debit Success. The co-contribution fee is divided by the number of units in the chosen course.

Example:12 units x $36.67 = $440 (the co-contribution fee)

All units in a course or program are commenced at the 'Start of Study' which is the commencement of the course. 

Fee for service training

Fee for Service is applicable to students who aren't funded by the Queensland Government, and the full cost of the course is payable by the student. Students may enter into an agreement with our payment partner Debit Success and elect to have their nominated bank account charged through direct debit.

Payments by direct debit are progressively charged over the duration of the course, ordinarily spread over 13 fortnightly payments. Student's may make additional upfront payments, which will be deducted from their course fees, if they so choose.

The maximum amount we can charge prior to the Start of Study is $1,500. The full details and fees and charges for the service are provided on the Debit Success form available through our admin team.

Payment Plan

We can offer a payment plan through our payment partner Debit Success.

Talk to our friendly team to select the right payment plan for your situation.

Contact us

Upfront payment

Prior to the commencement of your course you may pay your fees as an upfront payment at the selectability Training office or over the phone.

EFTPOS, all major credit cards and cheques are accepted.

Career Pathways

Graduate job opportunities

This course is an entry level qualification to kick start your career in the Business Services sector. You will gain the skills and knowledge to improve your employment opportunities and fast-track your career.

Completing a Certificate III in Business can potentially lead to a variety of employment opportunities.

These can include:

  • Administration Officer
  • Government Office Worker
  • Receptionist
  • Secretary
  • Human Resource Officer
  • Document Controller

Units of Competency


BSBWHS302 Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace


BSBCMM301 Process customer complaints

BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers

BSBDIV301 Work effectively with diversity

BSBFLM305 Support operational plan

BSBFLM309 Support continuous improvement systems and processes

BSBFLM312 Contribute to team effectiveness

BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment

BSBINM301 Organise workplace information

BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development

BSBITU314 Design and produce spreadsheets

BSBWRT301 Write simple documents