BSB30120 – Certificate III in Business (Traineeship)


RTO Code : 40298

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Combine work based training as a workplace trainee in the industry and learn the theoretical elements with formal training from Salford College.

The BSB30120 Certificate III in Business program will enable students to acquire skills required for basic administration work and clerical duties and enhance their understanding of the broader business working environment.


The course is delivered one day a week during school terms and additional weeks during school term breaks.


The BSB30120 Certificate III in Business program considers a variety of roles across different industry sectors and examines a broad range of competencies including communication skills, problem solving, technology and relevant theoretical knowledge. The program endeavors to build upon the existing skills and knowledge that students currently have in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. By applying business practices to these skills students will gain a solid foundation for future career or study aspirations.

Entry Requirements

You may be eligible for a government subsidised training place if you either live or work in South Australia, and you are:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or
  • a permanent Australian resident, or
  • the holder of a an eligible visa

You also need to be one of the following:

  • aged 17 years or over and not enrolled at school, or
  • undertaking training through a training contract as an trainee in identified courses.
  • Student should meet the minimum LLN requirement of the course
  • Visit  www.skills.sa.gov.au for eligibility criteria or  click here.


English Language Requirements

A Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment is conducted on all entrants prior to enrolment into the program to ensure that Salford College can support each student throughout the program.

IT Requirements

All students need to bring their own laptop/computer with windows compatibility for the course. Students will require access to the Internet during the course.


This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia’s Subsidised training indicative https://www.skills.sa.gov.au/subsidised-eligibility. The eligibility check is an indication only and does not confirm the eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place during the enrolment 

If eligible for subsidised training, apprentices and trainees are required to pay a Student Contribution Fee. The Student Contribution Fees are charged at the rate of $0.50 per nominal hour for each unit of competency/module to be calculated at the commencement of the unit of competency/module.

If agreed between the employer and the apprentice/trainee, student contribution fees can be paid by the employer.

Employer would pay the gap fees for the course.

(this is non-refundable should a student decide to withdraw or not complete the qualification).

Job Trainer

Job Trainer provides school leavers, young people, and job seekers access to the training they need to get a job or develop new skills in responding to growing demand and creating pathways to future careers.

Students will pay Job Trainer rates if they meet eligibility criteria.

Job Trainer Eligibility

To access low-fee training through Job Trainer, student need to meet following eligibility requirements:

  • Not currently employed, or
  • Aged between 17 and 24 years and not enrolled in school, or
  • Hold a Health Care, Pensioner or Veteran Affairs concession card

For full details, please visit (https://providers.skills.sa.gov.au/deliver/jobtrainer)

Funding is available for Local Students ONLY under the skilling SA Program:

Standard Fee $ 2389

Job Trainer Concession fee $ 1239


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Career Outcomes

  • Office administrator
  • Assistant record manager
  • Customer service assistant

Course Structure

There are 13 units in the qualification out of which 6 are core units and 7 are elective. The Salford College Industry Advisory Panel has recommended the elective units which are most suitable for the workplace

Unit CodeUnit NameCore/Elective
BSBTWK301Use inclusive work practicesCore
BSBCRT311 Apply Critical Thinking Skills in a Team EnvironmentCore
BSBSUS211Participate in Sustainable Work PracticesCore
BSBWHS311Assist with maintaining workplace safetyCore
BSBXCM301Engage in Workplace CommunicationCore
BSBPEF201Support Personal Wellbeing in the WorkplaceCore
BSBWHS308Apply knowledge of WHS laws in the workplaceElective
BSBTEC303 Create electronic presentationsElective
BSBTEC301Design and Produce Business DocumentsElective
BSBESB301Investigate business opportunitiesElective
BSBPEF301Organise personal work prioritiesElective
BSBTEC302Design and produce spreadsheetsElective
BSBWRT311Write simple documentsElective
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