Cert II Business

What is a Certificate II in Business all about?

This certificate aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to begin a career in the world of Business. This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of junior administrative positions who perform a range of mainly routine tasks using limited practical skills and fundamental operational knowledge. During the course students will be learn how to work effectively in a business environment, how to deliver a service to customers and how to use business technology effectively.

Who should select this Certificate in year 11?

Students who are interested in working in the Business industry at an entry level position as an administrative assistant, clerical officer or receptionist.


Upon successful completion of this certificate, students could progress to the following certificates:

Certificate III in Business

Certificate IV in Business

Diploma in Business

Advanced Diploma in Business

Certificates within the Business Administration Industry

Career Pathways

The following job opportunities for this pathway are:

Administration Officer (Local Government)

Administration Officers (Local Government) undertake a wide range of general administrative work in a local government organisation. They may assist customers with rates enquiries, contribute to policy development, and create and maintain business records. More experienced officers may develop, implement and review operational plans, establish cooperative arrangements with other organisations and monitor council procedures to ensure compliance with relevant legislation.

Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistants assist with a range of clerical and administrative activities, respond to basic enquiries from the public and other organisations, and perform other duties under supervision.

Clerical Officer

Clerical Officers perform a range of clerical duties in an office environment. They maintain records, deal with and write correspondence, use computer technology, produce business documents, organise office resources, and manage their own work priorities and financial records.

Data Entry Operator

Data Entry Operators input and retrieve data, using computerised systems. They may also collect data from clients and colleagues.

Information Desk Clerk

Information Desk Clerks provide information and respond to face-to-face, written or telephone enquiries and complaints about a company’s goods and services. They provide information on troubleshooting or purchasing, and generally distribute company information.

International Education Office Receptionists undertake reception duties in international education offices.

Legal Receptionist

Legal Receptionists carry out general office and receptionist duties in legal firms. They receive deliveries; distribute mail; and act as the first point of contact for the firm’s clients. They may be responsible for keeping a visitor record, including information on meetings, tradesmen and transport arrangements.

Office Assistant

Office Assistants perform a range of basic support duties in an office environment. They produce business documents; organise and maintain supplies and machinery; photocopy documents; prepare reports and other paperwork for presentation; and undertake miscellaneous duties as required


The Arts

What is ATAR Visual Art all about?

In the Visual Arts ATAR course, students engage in traditional, modern and contemporary media and techniques within the broad areas of art forms. The course promotes innovative practice. Students are encouraged to explore and represent their ideas and gain an awareness of the role that artists and designers play in reflecting, challenging and shaping societal values. The Visual Arts ATAR course allows students to develop aesthetic understandings and a critical awareness to appreciate and make informed evaluations of art through their engagement of their own art practice and the work of others.

Who should select these units in Year 11?

Students with a strong interest in the arts; those who enjoy both the practical and theory of the arts are encouraged to select ATAR Visual Art. Students wanting to select ATAR Visual Art will need to have successfully passed the Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA) in Year 10 or prequalified by achieving Band 8 or higher in the Year 9 NAPLAN.


Upon successful completion of these units, students would progress to Unit 3 (Commentaries) and Unit 4 (Points of View) in Year 12. ATAR Visual Art is a course for students wishing to pursue Art or Design at TAFE or University.


  • Students consider differences arising from cultural diversity, place, gender, class and historical period in their art making and interpretation.
  • Students explore ways of collecting, compiling and recording information and documenting thinking and working practices.
  • Students explore approaches to drawing and develop awareness that each artist has his or her particular way of making marks to convey personal vision.
  • Students use a range of media to examine how visual language and media choices contribute to the process of conveying function and meaning, and communicate ideas.
  • Use critical analysis frameworks to analyse artwork from different points of view.


  • Students explore concepts or issues related to personal, social, cultural or gender identity in their art making and interpretation.
  • Students develop a personal approach to the development of ideas and concepts, making informed choices about the materials, skills, techniques and processes used to resolve and present their artwork.
  • Students build understanding that art may give form to ideas and issues that concern the wider community and can be utilised to challenge preconceived ideas.
  • Investigate others’ visual arts practice to make connections and inform the development and production of own artwork.
  • Further develop critical analysis frameworks to analyse artwork from different points of view.

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