Are you looking to discover more about how Australian business works? h&h Accredited Training is now offering the BSB30115 Certificate III in Business as a face-to-face course taught in the classroom or as a new, flexible online course which you can complete at your own pace from the comfort of home. Traineeship options are also available, so you can work while attaining your business qualification.

Learning about business is a great way to discover how to manage a business, work as part of a team and take steps to move into management. Here are 5 great reasons to take a look at studying business.

1.   You will become a great administrator

This course teaches basic skills and knowledge to work in different administration roles, learning how to give effective customer service, communicate in a business environment and what procedures and processes to follow in the workplace. You’ll also develop the skills to produce business documents like reports, presentations and other computer-based documents.

2.   There are all kinds of job roles for people with the Certificate III in Business

There are many jobs that require a Certificate III in Business, but the types of work roles you can qualify to work as from a Certificate III in Business include:

  • Administrator
  • Receptionist
  • Personal assistant
  • Data entry operator
  • Customer service
  • Call Centre team leader
  • Supervisor
  • Coordinator
  • Clerk
  • Payroll officer

Most industries – and offices – are looking for qualified and skilled office support staff. The Australian Government’s Job Outlook website says general clerks will experience moderate growth and – as a general guide – take home an average of $1073 each week.

3.   You will learn how to apply Work Health and Safety rules at work

Health and safety at work is not just ‘nice to have’ – it’s the law in Australia. Most states have legislation to make sure people understand the different laws, regulations and codes of practice that keep workplaces safe.

As part of your business studies, you will learn what you need to know to keep up with safety laws, and how to understand what you need to do if you see hazards and risks in the workplace.

No matter what size a business is, good work health and safety is a great competency for its workers. It usually helps staff understand their responsibilities, while also decreasing risks of accidents and injuries.

4.   The Certificate III is a great foundation with pathways into more senior business opportunities

The Certificate III will qualify you to start earning but it also provides a foundation for further studies. Completing the certificate at this level will allow you to move on to do:

  • The BSB40215 Certificate IV can lead you into a more senior role, where you will learn elements like organising business meetings, identifying and managing risk, making business travel arrangements and producing high quality work documents.
  • The BSB50215 Diploma of Business will give you more advanced skills in business and applies to people with job titles like executive officers, program consultants and program coordinators. They are qualified to work across a broad range of business functions

5.   The Certificate III in Business is a nationally recognised qualification

Business skills are valued across Australia, and in many different industries. The Certificate III. IV and Diploma of Business are recognised across the country, even if you’ve studied in NSW. In some cases, you can blend studying the Certificate III in business with an on-the-job traineeship, where you earn and work while you study. You can find out more about traineeships by talking to our college traineeship co-ordinator.

But what about the downsides of qualifying and working in business – are there any? Well, like all work roles, there are some cons, and these include:

1.   You could spend a lot of time sitting if you work in business or administration

If you like being active and in the outdoors, then the Certificate III in Business may not be the right qualification for you – unless you enjoy taking a laptop to the beach or to a cafe to work. The Australian Government’s job outlook website says 90% of your work time may be spent sitting. Other demands will include being in contact with people on the phone, email or face-to-face and being able to communicate well. In the post-COVID world, many workplaces are offering flexible working, which may mean you can work from home or even the local park or beach.

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Taken from Job Outlook, these are the demands that general clerks face in the workplace

2.   Business-related work can vary from company to company

Working in business is not the same as being a nurse or a childcare worker – you won’t be expected to do exactly the same duties all the time. While a Certificate III in Business will qualify you to work in a range of administrative and business settings, your work will differ depending on the industry and whether you are in a small business or a large company.

Large companies can give you more opportunities for advancement, but you may also have to work harder to be noticed. Working in a small business is great if you fit the culture – you may have a greater sense of belonging and perform a wide range of duties in a small business, but not have as many opportunities for advancement.

The price of studying a Certificate III in Business will vary based on whether you are eligible for a subsidy, concession or loan, as well as your previous study and work experience. As a Smart and Skilled provider, h&h can offer subsidised course fees. If you live or work in NSW and are no longer at school, you can go to the online Smart and Skilled Eligibility Checker for the BSB30115 and hit the “Estimate Your Fee” button to answer the questions and get a fee cost estimate. h&h Accredited Training also offers Smart Pay payment plans, so you can pay your fees flexibly in weekly or monthly instalments.

If you want to find out more, just enquire now, and one of our friendly staff members can talk you through the different options.