Qualification Details

Qualification DETAILS

Certificate III in Business


The world of business is forever changing, the past 5 years has seen drastic changes across the business environment and throughout the world. With leaders of industries surging on and breaking through to maintain their sustainable advantages like VirginRed-Bull, GE, Apple etc.

What separates them from the rest, how do they do what they do?

In this program we look at the business structures, growth plans, life cycles and other areas that allow you to build sustainable business models.
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This qualification reflects the varied roles of individuals across different industry sectors who apply a broad range of competencies using some discretion, judgment and relevant theoretical knowledge. They may provide technical advice and support to a team.
Learners will be required to complete this qualification within 12 months of enrolment. From enrolment and completion of PTG’s language literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment, learners may access PTG's online learning system for theory based learning and assessment with Trainer and Assessor email support.

Workbooks will be made available for those who prefer to work with hardcopy documents. This course is delivered through a combination of face-to-face classroom, online training and assessment. The face-to-face component is delivered over a 10 day period and includes up to 12 months for completion enabling candidates time to demonstrate competence. Competency may be achieved using distance based written and/ or electronic delivery and assessment.

02.1 Face-to-Face

The face-to-face component of this course is delivered over an 10 day workshop. During the 10 days you will complete training with formative and summative assessment activities in the following environments:
Online and written assessments
Face-to-Face practical assessment
Real work experience
Prior to commencement of the face-to-face component of the course, online pre-learning and formative assessment activities must be completed. You will have online support from their trainer and assessor throughout the duration of the course.
You are welcome to attend more than one face-to-face workshop during the 12 month program if you would like extra learning or if the trainer and assessor has identified that you need extra time in order to gain competency. Extra workshops incur no further costs and are included in your original course fee/s.
You will need a computer or tablet with internet access for the online components of this program.

03.1 Learner Resource

Certificate III in Business Learner Guide/ Workbook (Will be provided by PTG).
In order to successfully complete this qualification and gain your Certificate III in Business, you must demonstrate competency in all unit knowledge and skill requirements.

If you are unable to demonstrate competency in any of your unit activities or during the face-to-face workshop, you will be invited to attend further workshops where you will be provided with support and further opportunities for practice and to demonstrate the required competencies.

06.1 Credit Transfer

If you have completed any single or multiple units in this qualification and can provide evidence in the form of a certificate and transcript issued by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or educational body, you may be eligible for credit transfer. You should consult with PTG for advice on this process.

06.2 Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL recognises your existing experience gained through life or work for which you may not have obtained a formal qualification. If you are able to supply valid, sufficient, current and authentic evidence of having the skills and knowledge required for any or all of the required units for this qualification, you may be eligible for RPL and should consult with PTG for advice on this process.
This qualification is made up of 12 units of competency:

07.1 Certificate 3 Guarantee Program

The Certificate 3 Guarantee program supports eligible individuals to complete a certificate Ill qualification and increase their skills to move into employment, re-enter the workforce or advance their career.

The principal aim of Certificate 3 guarantee is to provide eligible Queensland residents without a Certificate Ill or higher qualification, opportunity to complete a nationally recognised qualification that may lead to:
Employment for individuals wanting to enter or re-enter the workforce in their chosen field; or
Advancement in the workplace or career progression for individuals already employed in their chosen field.

Please note that the Certificate 3 Guarantee funding can only be awarded once per candidate. With this in mind, please consider your decision to complete this qualification utilising this funding option prior to enrolment.

07.2 Certificate 3 Guarantee Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee you must:
Be aged 15 years or over and no longer at school (with the exception of VET in School (VETIS) students - see the VETIS Fact Sheet for more information).
Permanently reside in Queensland (Proof of residency is required upon enrolment).
Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency or a New Zealand citizen.
Not hold and not be enrolled in a Certificate Ill or higher level qualification/s (not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training).
It is a requirement that all student wishing to enrole in this course under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program complete a short Language Literacy and Numeracy Exam.

Please complete the short LLN exam by clicking HERE. This must be done prior to your enrolment being finalised.
A fee will be required to contribute to the costs of the training through a co-contribution fee as required by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT).

The contribution fee is due upon enrolment and prior to accessing the student online platform.

09.1 Co-Contribution Fees

Non-concessional - $302.00
Concessional - $36.00

09.2 Concessional Co-Contribution

To be eligible for concessional funding you must provide evidence that you:
Hold a Health Care Card or Concession Card issued under the Commonwealth Law or
Proof of a partner or dependent who holds a Health Care Card or Concession Card and that you are named on that card.
Please note, it is recommended that prior to completing the online enrolment form you contact us on 1300 161 640 or info@paradigmtraining.com.au to formerly check eligibility prior to enrolling.

The initial enrolment form submitted will be considered tentitive until such time as all eligibility documentation is reviewed. Once this process is finalised the enrolment will become active with full access to the course content through the student portal.

When completing the the online enrolment form, you will be prompted to upload supporting documents which include:
Identification (e.g. Queensland drivers licence, passport, proof of age card, etc.).
Proof of residency in Queensland (e.g. back of licence, electricity bill etc.).
Eligibility for concession (e.g. Health care card or concession card issues under Commonwealth Law.
Australian or New Zealand Citizenship (where required).
For a full list on supporting documents please click here



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Have you heard the news? Paradigm Training Group is now conveniently located at Australia’s Greatest Boatyard, The Boat Works in Coomera, QLD.

At this location we have been blessed with a large training room to which we host first aid, navigation workshops and general learning presentations. For mariners in training, you’ll have direct and clear access to the Broadwater and Seaway via our PTG vessels during practical workshops. In your lunch breaks, indulge in onsite delicious delights with super friendly service from Espresso Twenty5 and The Galley.

The Boat Works, that’s where we are at!

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Digital Work-based Learning

aXcelerate has enabled PTG to deliver the latest innovations in education solutions by automating the enrolment, training and assessment processes.” – Rikky Burkett Director of PTG. This management system can be accessed via a portable electronic device (e.g. tablet, laptop, mobile phone) allowing our Trainers/ Assessors to easily assess students in real time. Our staff can record comments, video, photographs and practical observation results even when offline which is a huge advantage during our practical student workshops.