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Certificate III in Business

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12 months




A career in the big world of business!

Certificate III in Business 2022

Why Choose the Certificate III in Business Course for High School Students in Queensland?

At Prestige Service Training, we understand the importance of preparing students for a successful future.

Our Certificate III in Business course, designed exclusively for high school students in Queensland, offers a unique opportunity to jumpstart your journey into the world of business.

The program is tailored to equip young minds with essential skills and knowledge and set them on the path to success. 

Through a virtual learning environment designed for the modern student, we provide an engaging and interactive experience that promotes skill development, critical thinking, and a strong foundation in business principles for any professional arena.

What is the Certificate III in Business Course?

The Certificate III in Business is a comprehensive program tailored for QLD high school students eager to explore the dynamic realm of business. This course introduces essential business concepts, equipping you with practical skills and knowledge applicable across various industries.

Through a combination of engaging virtual lessons, interactive activities, and real-world case studies, you’ll gain insights into business operations, communication strategies, customer service excellence, and more. Gain a deeper understanding of core business functions, preparing you for future academic and career aspirations.

A Certificate III in Business is a level 3 qualification that allows people to qualify for skilled work. The qualification also sets the foundation for further learning, such as a Certificate IV in Business or Diploma of Business.

This program incorporates existing practices and emerging trends in business so that you can learn readily transferable professional skills and expertise.

Course Overview

The Certificate III in Business course is a comprehensive virtual learning experience tailored for high school students in Queensland. It provides a solid understanding of fundamental business concepts and practices, setting you to excel.

  • Qualification code: BSB30120
  • Qualification name: Certificate III in Business
  • Nationally recognised qualification: Yes
  • Duration: 12 months


  • 2-hour weekly virtual class + extra classes

Units of competency: 13

  • 6 core units +
  • 7 electives

Tertiary education:

  • Would you be able to contribute to your ATAR? Yes (school students only) 
  • Would you be able to contribute to your QCE? Yes (school students only)

The program is structured to provide a balanced mix of theoretical learning and practical application, ensuring you’re well-equipped to handle real-world business challenges.

BSB30120 Certificate III in Business consists of six (6) core units and seven (7) electives tailored based on your target outcomes.


  • BSBCRT311 – Apply critical thinking skills in a team environment
  • BSBPEF201 – Support personal wellbeing in the workplace
  • BSBSUS211 – Participate in sustainable work practices
  • BSBTWK301 – Use inclusive work practices
  • BSBWHS311 – Assist with maintaining workplace safety
  • BSBXCM301 – Engage in workplace communication


  • BSBOPS304 – Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • BSBOPS305 – Process customer complaints
  • BSBPEF301 – Organise personal work priorities
  • BSBPEF302 – Develop self-awareness
  • BSBTEC301 – Design and produce business documents
  • BSBTEC302 – Design and produce spreadsheets
  • SIRXPDK001 – Advice on products and services


We understand the importance of affordability. Our Certificate III in Business course offers competitive pricing, and flexible payment plans are available to suit your financial needs. Making investing in your future affordable.

Payment plans

We offer convenient payment plans that allow you to manage expenses while investing in your future. Payment plans for the course start from as little as $66 a fortnight.

To enrol with Prestige Service Training, applicants must have completed year 10, or equivalent, by the course start date, demonstrating sound English proficiency. Confirmation of enrolment involves successfully completing the Language, Literacy and Numeracy and Digital (LLND) Assessment, sent via email during the enrolment process. Additionally, a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and sufficient proof of identity are necessary for enrolment confirmation. A reliable and unrestricted internet connection is essential for accessing Prestige Service Training’s online learning system, Learning Lab. Basic computer literacy and access to a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader (or similar programs). Online students should also have a functional camera and microphone for Virtual Classroom participation. These IT resources are available at all Prestige Service Training campus locations. Applicants should be capable of recording their participation, such as filming role play scenarios, to serve as assessment evidence.

Embrace the convenience of online learning through our virtual classroom. Our virtual learning platform brings the classroom to you. 

Access course materials, participate in engaging discussions, and collaborate with fellow students from the comfort of your home after school hours. It is an excellent alternative for students with a busy school timetable.

We offer multiple intakes throughout the year, ensuring you have the flexibility to start your studies at a time that suits your schedule. Click ‘Enrol Now’ to view our current intakes.

Work Outcomes

Upon successfully completing the Certificate III in Business course, you will be equipped with practical skills and knowledge that open doors to various entry-level roles in the business sector. 

Graduates can explore opportunities such as administrative assistants, customer service representatives, office support roles, and more.

Here are some of the top possible job roles and their average annual salary (sourced from Salary in Australia – Average Salary (talent.com).

Office assistant = $76,102
Junior personal assistant = $72,500
Receptionist = $60,000

Further Learning Pathways

Our Certificate III in Business course serves as an excellent stepping stone for students who aspire to deepen their understanding of business and pursue higher education.

Graduates can transition seamlessly into advanced business studies, diploma programs, or other relevant qualifications.

Check out our Diploma of Business program.

We understand that students may have prior learning experiences that align with the course content. Through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process, students can receive credit for their existing knowledge and skills, potentially reducing the duration of the course.

How to Enrol?

Enrolling in our Certificate III in Business course is a straightforward process. You can visit the ‘Enrol Now’ link to complete the online enrolment form, and our Enrolments team will guide you through the necessary steps.

Before you apply, you will need the following:

  • Student ID
  • Photo of a Green Medicare Card, Passport or Birth Certificate (in colour)

Evidence of QLD residency dated within six (6) months – any of the following with your QLD address displayed:

  • Driver’s license
  • Concession card
  • Utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • USI number – Please visit www.usi.gov.au to look up or create your USI number
  • A parent or guardian close by to sign (if you are under 18)

Frequently Asked Questions

Definitely. This program provides you with an excellent foundation that can open up endless opportunities. The skills and knowledge you can learn in this qualification are valuable at any level of an organisation. Whether you are a new to the workforce or seeking a career advancement, this course can help.

Australia has different levels of certification to standardise qualifications through the country. Certificates I and II provide basic vocational skills and knowledge and allow people to qualify for mainly routine work.

Certificates III and IV provide more advanced skills and knowledge. As discussed above, the Certificate III allows you to undertake skilled work.

Certificate IV allows you to pursue specialised knowledge and skills in particular contexts.

Finally, a Diploma is a level 5 qualification that allows people to undertake advanced skilled work. It covers integrated technical and theoretical concepts in a broad range of contexts. You can also have this qualification credited towards university studies. Universities generally equate Certificate IV to six (6) to twelve (12) months of a Bachelor’s Degree.

  • Level 6 – Advanced diploma or associate degree
  • Level 7 – Bachelor’s degree
  • Level 8 – Bachelor honours degree, graduate certificate, or graduate diploma
  • Level 9 – Masters degree
  • Level 10 – Doctoral degree

Which qualification is suitable for you depends on the career you wish to pursue, your experience and your existing qualifications. You can choose the best path that works for you.

Yes, our virtual course allows for flexible learning, making it possible to balance students with your regular high school commitments.

The course assessment includes a mix of knowledge questions, case studies and practical activities. There are no traditional exams.

Yes, students who successfully complete the course will receive a nationally recognised Certificate III in Business qualification.

Partially completed courses, receive a Statement of Attainment for the units of competency that have been deemed satisfactory.

Our dedicated team is available to assist you throughout your learning journey, providing technical and academic support.

Yes, our virtual learning platform encourages collaboration and interaction among students, fostering a sense of community.

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We're excited to welcome you to our Certificate III in Business course at Prestige Service Training. Prepare to embark on an enriching educational journey that lays the groundwork for a successful future. Enrol today and take the first step towards your business career!

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