Comments about Certificate III in Business Administration (Distance Education) - Online
Distance Education is a style of learning recognising that everyone has different needs. Unlike traditional education systems, learning by distance means that you learn away from the classroom. You will not be locked into the usual start of the year enrolment periods – by taking the Distance Education option you can enrol in a course throughout the year. Up to four study units are selected at one time and you will have twelve months from the date of your enrolment to complete the units. Education is a vital component of many people’s lives, and learning in an off-campus environment caters for everyone’s needs. Distance Education is often referred to as “student-centered learning” because it puts you in charge of your own learning experience: You decide on the units you would like to study You determine how quickly or slowly you wish to complete your course You decide when you are ready to be tested or assessed. Business Administration courses will provide you with administrative skills and the technical ability to start a career in a business environment. The Certificate III in Business Administration provides a sound basis for a career in an office situation. This course has been designed for people who have little or no administrative or technical skills. Business Administration graduates can look forward to rewarding careers as office administrators, computer operators and clerical assistants or receptionists.
You will need to complete a Direct Entry Application Form to study the Certificate III in Business Administration. You will be expected to have suitable language, literacy, numeracy and communication skills needed to undertake the course.
Certificate III in Business Administration (Distance Education)
Modules / Units of Competency
There are a number of Modules / Units of Competency that form the Certificate III in Business Administration (Distance Education) . The Modules / Units of Competency and hours listed below are included in the current Gordon course structure and are subject to change.
Title Approx. Hours
Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy 50
Participate in OHS processes 20
Process payroll 30
Process accounts payable and receivable 30
Organise schedules 15
Create electronic presentations 20
Design and produce text documents 90
Produce spreadsheets 35
Write simple documents 30
Deliver and monitor a service to customers 35
Create and use databases 30
Produce text from notes 60
Contribute to effective workplace relationships 40
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience. For further information refer to the RPL brochure that can be found under Downloads & Forms.
Gordon Institute Support Services
The Gordon offers a range of support services to assist prospective students with course, career or fee advice. For enrolled students, the Gordon provides general education support, counselling and careers advisors, disability support services and an Indigenous Education Unit. The Gordon also offers an on-campus Student Residence for students living away from home. If you need assistance in any of these aspects please let a Gordon staff member know so that we can arrange assistance where appropriate.