The Certificate III in Business will ensure that you develop key business skills in customer service and workplace safety, and then provides the flexibility to allow you to choose electives that suit your specific needs. Elective options include business writing, time management, purchasing and many office computer applications such as word processing and spreadsheets.
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Being able to organise personal work priorities is an essential job skill. Learn how to set and meet work priorities through time management and planning your work schedule. Skills to identify potential problems and prevent stress in the workplace are also covered. Also learn the importance of professional development activities.
Customer service is a key function in all job roles. This subject provides information and knowledge on identifying the customers needs and delivering good customer service. As well as covering practical service skills there is specific emphasis on customers with special needs, working in a culturally diverse workplace and effective complaint handling skills. In this subject you will also learn about typical procedures that businesses want applied to any complaints received, and how to best adapt your communication to the specific needs of the customer. An alternative assessment is available that specifically addresses internal customer service roles.
Work Health & Safety policies, procedures and compliance are the focus of this safety subject. The subject looks at identifying key safety practices in a workplace. It covers workplace evacuations as well as identifying relevant safety training and procedures that may be required. It covers a foundation in the legal obligations and is a good solid base for understanding safety responsibilities. It involves a range of workplace activities like a safety inspection.
Learn to develop a good writing style for creating standard business documents such as basic letters, invoices, memos, messages and emails. You will also get tips on reviewing, proofreading and editing documents, as well as how to safely save and store them. Practical activities ensure that you have the necessary skills to organise information, communicate with work colleagues and write clearly.
Learn key word processing skills that will allow you to create template documents, design and prepare multiple page documents, use mail merge and apply styles in accordance with any organisational style guides. You will also learn how to insert tables and images and an excel graph or chart into your word document to improve its readability and appeal.
PowerPoint is a powerful tool to prepare easy to read presentations. This subject covers the importance of being clear about the purpose of your presentations and looks at what you will need to do to prepare and plan your PowerPoint Presentation. Learn how to add content to your Presentation including hyperlinks, clip art, sounds and videos.
Outlook is the most commonly used email communication program used by businesses. Throughout this subject you will learn how to use the different features and functions that Outlook has to offer, such as creating emails, contacts and tasks. Learn how to get organised by creating folders and scheduling appointments and meetings for both yourself and others.
Keyboarding and Business Technology focuses on developing touch typing skills, and also using keyboard functions and short cuts. Important proofreading tips as well as safe computer work practices are addressed. Students are allowed to practice online with this subject so that they can achieve 30 words per minute at an accuracy of 98%.
Significant cost savings can be made by managing the purchasing process. This subject looks at ways to cost equipment replacement, consumables and maintenance, and how to follow a companies purchasing procedures.
This subject gives students a grounding in leadership by giving an overview of the fundamentals, such as leadership styles, building trust, problem solving and delegating. Topics include: the effectiveness of positive self-talk; steps to identify and resolve conflict; using questioning to problem solve; and being able to identify and focus on the teams focus, goals and KPIs.
Online transactions are an integral part of business today. This subject gives an overview of the elements of those transactions including: e-commerce, navigating the internet securely, online shopping, electronic banking and online purchasing. The subject also prompts for the terms and conditions of the online purchase to be checked.
In this introductory subject, learn the fundamentals of working with excel, working with tables and formulas. Content also covers ways to design spreadsheets to improve the layout of information, as well as how to create graphs or charts. You will be amazed at the potential excel offers you to improve work processes and manage data.
This subject covers the handling and receipt of incoming and outgoing mail in accordance with Australia Post Guidelines. Topics also address other delivery systems such as couriers and DX mail. A key focus is to learn how to find the most cost effective delivery option that meets your required time frame for delivery.
Record Keeping Functions is an introduction to records and the record keeping process. This subject will cover the legislative requirements of the specialist field of records management as well as records creation, and capturing and classifying records. The content also covers the processes to register and tracking records as well as audits and key record keeping policies.
Essential sales skills include identifying the customers needs and the features of the product or service that will most benefit them. This requires good interpersonal and communication skills as well as the ability to be accurate when processing the sale. This subject covers these essential sales skills.
This specialist desktop publishing subject shows you how to use the program Publisher to learn essential skills to create business cards, flyers, and newsletters. You will learn about using margin guides, text boxes, and inserting information. This subject requires students to download a trial version of Publisher, or to have it already.
This subject focuses on the skills and knowledge required to develop knowledge of products and services in preparation for working with customers in service role or inbound or outbound sales. This subject requires you to undertake product research and answer case studies to demonstrate these skills.
Many workplace roles have responsibilities to gather, organise and apply workplace information to different work tasks. These requires an understanding of business record systems and key office technology. This subject looks at the range of filing and records systems as well as the types of uses for office computers and software. In addition it looks at ways business data can be presented for easier analysis and use.
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8 months is allowed as the standard part time enrolment term for the Certificate III online TAFE level course in Business.
Students who are able to commit more time to their course can finish earlier; while Traineeship terms may be longer.
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