Business Traineeship

BSB30120 – Certificate III in Business

A Certificate III in Business provides you with the foundational skills and knowledge you need to launch an exciting career in an office environment. By completing this Certificate, you will become competent in a wide range of skills including proficiencies in many types of technologies, how to follow multi-departmental policies and procedures as well as how to effectively communicate and liaise with clients and co-workers in a professional environment.

You will also explore the importance of workplace wellness and safety, learn and deliver excellent customer service and also develop in-demand qualities practised across different industries.

Completion Time

  • Full time: 12 months
  • Part time: 24 months

      Registration Criteria

      • Sound literacy and numeracy skills
      • Sound computer literacy skills
      • You must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or hold a valid visa that allows you to work in Australia.
      • At least 15 years old

      Career Outcomes

      • Executive assistant
      • Office administrator
      • Receptionist
      • Sales account assistant
      • Project officer
      • Clerical worker
      • Customer service advisor
      • Data entry operator
      • Payroll/account receivable officer
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      Earn while you learn with East Coast Apprenticeships

      East Coast Apprenticeships combines both theory and practical “real workplace” learning. Our approach is to directly employ potential trainees such as yourself by placing you with ‘Host Employers’ which are usually local, small to medium sized businesses. You will work and train under the supervision of a mentor upon placement with a Host Employer.

      You will have the opportunity to complete your traineeship in a diverse range of industries such as finance, legal, community services, medical and manufacturing. Many of our trainees are given the opportunity to continue with their employment after their traineeship is completed, making our programs a fantastic way for you to get your foot in the door in a competitive work landscape.

      When you commence employment with us, you will be officially signed up to a business traineeship with a Training Contract which is nationally recognised.

      Whilst you are completing work placement at your Host Employer’s place of business, you will earn an hourly wage. Your wages will depend on several factors, such as your age and the year you completed school.

      In addition to your paid work placement, you will need to complete 13 units of theory via online study. Successfully passing these modules is necessary to obtaining your Certificate III.

      Your Host Employer will ensure you are afforded plenty of time to be able to complete your online studies.

      What skills does it take to successfully complete a business traineeship?

      • High attention to detail
      • Ability to problem solve
      • Ability to multitask
      • Good typing skills
      • Comfortable with computers and office-related software packages
      • Team oriented
      • Strong communication skills
      • Can-do attitude
      • Willingness to learn

      What are the costs of enrolling?

      There are no costs involved in being employed by East Coast Apprenticeships – instead you get paid during your traineeship.

      Student fees do apply for enrolling in the online study requirements for this traineeship. However, upon successful completion of these modules, you will be fully reimbursed for these fees.

      Units of Competency 

      This qualification is made up of 13 units of competency (6 core, 7 electives)

      Click here to view the elective and core Units of Competency


      How do I apply? 

      To apply for an exciting career in business and to start earning while you learn, visit the Apply Now page.

      Applying online is mobile friendly but you will need to submit a resume. If you don’t have access to your resume on your mobile at the time of application, please upload it later to your profile.

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      Why should you choose East Coast Apprenticeships?

      East Coast Apprenticeships is a community-based, not for profit organisation which has been in operation since 1988. We take pride in our workmanship and strive for a reputation of integrity and providing the highest level of guidance and support to all our apprentices and trainees.

      Our Point of Difference:

      As one of Queensland’s largest Group Training Organisations we are more likely to be able to rotate you to different employers to either keep you working in your chosen field of study or provide you greater exposure to the full scope of the industry, as well as develop a wider set of skills by learning from different local businesses. Throughout your traineeship you will also establish a number of transferable skills which will enhance your prospects within your sector and other industries alike upon completion of your studies.

      Pastoral Care:

      Finally, as a Group Training Organisation, East Coast Apprenticeships offers a unique service of “Pastoral Care” to apprentices and trainees. The value of Pastoral Care offered to students is that they are nurtured and supported by experienced Field Officers who foster encouragement, a positive influence, improved decision-making skills and increased self-esteem by ensuring each apprentice is making strong progress within their apprenticeship and supporting them through any challenges.

      Click here to read more about our Pastoral Care policy.

      East Coast offices providing management / support are located at: 

      • Brisbane North (Strathpine)
      • Brisbane South (Upper Mount Gravatt)
      • Sunshine Coast (Maroochydore)
      • Bundaberg
      • Hervey Bay
      What are the differences between an apprenticeship and a traineeship?

      Talk to the team at East Coast Apprenticeships.

      Do you have some questions about whether a Certificate III in Business is right for you, or how our paid traineeships work? Simply fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you.

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