Certificate III in Business Administration (Education)


The Certificate III in Business Administration (Education) will help you provide administrative support to educational practitioners. This is an entry level program that will develop and broaden your business administration skills within the education sector.

Be job-ready

In the Certificate III in Business Administration (Education), you will learn the practical skills and knowledge you need to educational organisation run smoothly.

You will focus on practical learning with education industry-connected teachers so you can graduate with job-ready skills, including up-to-date skills in current methodologies and software used in this setting.

This course is also offered as a dual qualification

You can complete Certificate III in Business Administration (Medical) alongside our Certificate III in Business Administration (Education). Broaden your employability by learning specialist skills in business administration across the health sectors.

Course outcomes include administrative employment across the education sector—in primary and secondary schools and Registered Training Organisations. Outcomes also include administrative employments in the health sector such as doctors’ and dental clinics, chiropractic and physiotherapy rooms and hospitals.

In addition you will also be qualified to work in a range of roles such as:

  • administration assistant
  • junior personal assistant
  • receptionist
  • computer clerk
  • medical receptionist
  • medical administrative assistant
  • ward clerk

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

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Full-time: 18 weeks
Daytime classes over one semester

Part-time: available
If our day class times do not suit your schedule, please ask about our flexible customisation of your enrolment

Class Schedule: *

Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor

Modes of Delivery




Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

Assessment will be a combination of folios, tests and assignments


You will be required to purchase textbooks and our trainers will provide additional materials. Further details will be supplied at enrolment or class induction. You will also be expected to have access to a computer. Computers are available in our computer labs and library if you do not have a computer at home

Entrance Requirements

  • there are no mandatory requirement for entry to this course

Pathways to further study

Successful completion will enable you to enrol in our Certificate IV in Business and the Diploma of Business

Career Pathways

You will be qualified to work in the education industry in roles such as:
  • receptionist
  • administrative support officers
  • administration assistant

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July

Units Of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
BSBADM405 Organise meetings 20
BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers 35
BSBIND301 Work effectively in an educational environment 40
BSBITU303 Design and produce text documents 90
BSBITU304 Produce spreadsheets 35
BSBITU307 Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy 50
BSBLEG301 Apply knowledge of the legal system to complete tasks 80
BSBLEG305 Use legal terminology in order to carry out tasks 40
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others 20
BSBWRT301 Write simple documents 30
ICTICT103 Use, communicate and search securely on the internet 50
PSPGEN021 Contribute to conflict management 30

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.