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Certificate III in Business

Learn industry best practice processes and develop a diverse range of core business skills with a Novaskill Certificate III in Business qualification.

This course will equip you with the basic tools and business knowledge to take on entry level business roles in a range of office environments and enable you to refine your skills and knowledge of the world of business.

Get real world skills

The Certificate III in Business develops business skills with practical applications in the workplace enabling you to develop solutions to a defined range of real world problems and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. It develops your ability to create and manage business documents and spreadsheets as well as exposing you to office systems and processes.

Novaskill’s Business Management program brings together the very best of current business training materials and highly experienced trainers and career coaches to ensure your qualification and experience have immediate real world application.

Strong foundation in business theory combined with practical, hands-on application in the workplace encourages students to develop professional standard business skills and solutions.

Who is this for?

The Certificate III in Business has been developed for small business operators who have limited formal business experience and employees seeking a career in business roles. Students complete 12 units.

89.9% of business service graduates are in employment or further studies within 6 months of completion.

Source: NCVER, 2014 VET Students by Industry


BSBWHS302       Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace


BSBSUS301      Implement & monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

BSBWOR301      Organise personal work priorities and development

BSBCUS301      Deliver and monitor a service to customers

BSBDIV301      Work effectively with diversity

BSBCMM301      Process customer complaints

BSBADM311      Maintain business resources

BSBINM301      Organise workplace information

BSBINM302      Utilise a knowledge management system

BSBITU306      Design and produce business documents

BSBITU304      Produce spreadsheets

BSBWRT301      Write Simple Documents

BSBWOR301      Organise personal work priorities and development

BSBPRO301      Recommend products and services

BSBCMM301      Process customer complaints

BSBFIA301      Maintain financial records

BSBINM301      Organise workplace information

Ongoing training with Novaskill has made the biggest difference to the operating efficiency of our business and improved staff motivation and satisfaction.


    • 6 months full time
    • Part time courses available
    • Traineeship – 24 months by direct entry
    • – 18 months if trainee holds Certificate III in Business

Training and Assessment is available by mixed mode, combining online theory with face to face seminars and classroom courses either one day per week or per fortnight. See website for further details.


120 industry placement hours (strongly advised).


  • Online
  • Classroom


  • Face to face
  • Phone
  • Online

Completing this course enabled me to get the skills I needed to secure a great job.


Successful completion provides opportunity to study at the diploma or degree level in the future.


  • Customer Service
  • Marketing
  • Business Management
  • Human Resources
  • Occupational Health and Safety


BSB20115       Certificate II in Business

BSB30415       Certificate III in Business Administration

BSB40215       Certificate IV in Business

BSB40515       Certificate IV in Business Administration BSB40615 Certificate IV in Business Sales

BSB40415       Certificate IV in Small Business Management


BUSINESSES       You may be eligible to receive up to $4,000 per person in government training assistance to upskill your staff

EMPLOYEES       Payment plans available

VET FEE-HELP       Not applicable

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