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Certificate III in Business

BSB30115 Certificate III in Business

What’s it all about?

This training program is designed to provide a wide range of essential business skills to support administrative staff working in a small building and construction contracting business.

Focusing on the practical skills and knowledge required by administrative staff - ranging from the organisation of workplace information through to compliance and the maintenance of financial records – this course is an invaluable resource to help lay the foundations of a successful business.

On successful completion of this training, the graduate will be issued with the nationally recognised qualification:

  • BSB30115 Certificate III in Business

This training program has been grouped into a series of short courses, which provide a progressive and practical learning experience. The short courses are:

  • Manage Operations
  • WHS Business Basics
  • Manage Compliance
  • Manage Products
  • Small Business Marketing

Who would do this training?

Administrative staff, receptionists, payroll officers – or those wishing to move into the administration of a small building and construction contracting business – would benefit from the completion of this qualification.

What do I need before I start?

HIA will conduct a pre-enrolment review with you to make sure that this program is suitable for your needs, current skills and experience.

  • Suitable level of English reading, writing and numeracy skills
  • Access to an office environment


  • at least basic computer skills in spreadsheets, search engines and word processing.

How long will it take?

The program should take around 4 to 6 months to complete, dependent on how this qualification is scheduled in your region. You will need to commit 16 days of face-to-face time for this training.  Outside of this allocation of time, you will need to undertake self-directed learning through research and assessments.

Required resources

There are no additional resources that you will need to purchase to attend this training.

Nationally Recognised Training details

BSB30115 Certificate III in Business

To achieve this qualification, you must demonstrate competency in:
12 nationally recognised units of competency.

  • 1 core unit [C]
  • 11 elective units [E]

HIA Training Services has grouped the units of competency into a series of short courses which provide you with a practical and progressive learning experience.  The short courses are listed below, along with the units of competency that are contained within them.

The elective units [E] listed below represent the only approved elective unit options offered by HIA. This is a reduced list which has been taken from the specified electives list contained within the packaging rules for this qualification.

HIA short courses Units of competency Minimum face-to-face duration *
Manage Operations BSBADM311 Maintain business resources [E]
BSBINM301 Organise workplace information [E]
14 hours
WHS Business Basics BSBWHS302 Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace [C]
14 hours
Manage Compliance BSBFIA301 Maintain financial records [E]
BSBSMB305 Comply with regulatory, taxation and insurance requirements for the micro business [E]
28 hours
Manage Products BSBPRO301 Recommend products and services [E]
BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers [E]
BSBPUR301 Purchase goods and services [E]
28 hours 
Small Business Marketing BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities [E]
BSBSMB306 Plan a home based business [E]
BSBWRT301 Write simple documents [E]
BSBSMB302 Develop a micro business proposal [E]
28 hours

* In addition to the face-to-face attendance duration listed above, all short courses require self-directed learning through research, project work and successful completion of assessment tasks.

More information

Call HIA Training on 1300 650 620 to obtain more detailed information about this training program.