Certificate III in Business Administration (Education)


Administration roles in the education sector offer you challenging, versatile and varied work. Become a specialist in education administration with our Certificate III in Business Administration (Education).

Be job-ready

With a focus on practical learning and specialist support from our industry-connected teachers, you will graduate with job-ready skills.

Work effectively in the education environment | contribute to conflict management | organise meetings – are examples of the units on offer for you.

You will also develop touch-typing and computer skills that will enable you to design and produce professional business documents.

Contribute to the smooth running of a school

Our qualified and industry-experienced teachers will guide and mentor you in education administration. Sharpen your organisational skills, time-management and interpersonal skills. Broaden your employment options with some further study, and you could work your way up into office management positions.

Employment outcomes

You will be qualified to work in the education industry in roles such as:

  • receptionist
  • administrative support officers
  • administration assistant

This course is also offered as a dual qualification

The Certificate III in Business Administration (Education) qualification can be offered in conjunction with the:

  • BSB31115 Certificate III in Business Administration (Medical)
  • OR
  • BSB31015 Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)

Speak with an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA) – see contact details below for more information on a dual qualification in Business Administration.

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 Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery




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.