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Business and Finance

Open the door to endless opportunities with a course in business, management or finance. 

What are the benefits of studying business and finance TAFE courses in WA? 

For starters, people qualified in business are in high demand across almost every industry because business is at the core of how our society functions. What’s more, any careers in business and finance are well paid and open up opportunities for growth and advancement. 

Business and finance courses at TAFE equip you with valuable skills and knowledge that can be applied to a wide range of professional contexts. Whether you’re wanting to improve your skills, run your own business or begin a rewarding career, business courses at TAFE are a great way to set you up for success. 

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Our successful programs and simulated training gives students the opportunity to experience what it is like to work with others in an organisation and get a feel for what department area is suited to your interests and skills. 

Reasons to study in this industry

  • Financial services employment is projected to increase by 3.2% over five years. 
  • 79.3% of management and commerce VET graduates are employed 6 months after their training.
  • Working in the Financial Services Sector will open up many career avenues within banks, government, corporations, financial institutions and small business. 

Australian Jobs, 2019

A qualification in finance can help kickstart career opportunities in almost any industry. Bookkeepers, accountants and financial service providers are at the heart of business operations and play a key role in ensuring business success. If you have a head for numbers and thrive with problem-solving, a finance course could help you hone your skills and set you up for a fulfilling career. 

Our finance courses will help you gain the practical skills needed for a career in finance, accounting or bookkeeping. You will learn how to prepare financial reports, including balance sheets and business activity statements to meet tax requirements. You will also gain the skills to prepare budgets and maintain financial records. 

Accounting, Bookkeeping and Finance Courses

Business courses at TAFE are a great way to open up unique possibilities and forge a rewarding career path for yourself. Whether you want to run your own business, up-skill to get a promotion or change career direction, a business qualification will help pave the way to success. 

The range of business courses we offer will introduce you to relevant topics and skills that will prepare you for success in the business and finance industry. You will learn the key concepts of marketing, management and finance, and will be trained in practical skills such as how to produce complex documents, organise meetings and manage travel schedules. 

Business Courses

Good management and leadership are crucial for the success of a business. Our management courses help prepare you with the skills to manage teams effectively and build thriving workplace relationships. 

You will learn how to recruit staff and manage staff performance, as well as the skills to monitor a safe workplace and handle administrative systems. A course in management will prepare you to develop and carry out innovation and change to improve business outcomes.

If you want to gain the skills and know-how of both business and management, we now offer a dual qualification so you can combine two diplomas into one course.

Management Courses

Want a job that combines creativity, analytical skills and psychology? Consider a career in marketing!

With the world of online business advancing in leaps and bounds, there has never been more of a demand for people who are savvy and skilled in marketing. Although there is a wide range of employment opportunities within the marketing field, they are all essentially interested in understanding how customers think and applying that to help businesses succeed. 

Marketing is an exciting field which will have you continue working on new projects and learning new skills as technology and consumer behaviour evolves. Whether you are interested in Social Media Marketing, Paid Advertising, SEO, Email Marketing or Copywriting, there are so many avenues within the marketing field. 

Marketing Courses

Work Health and Safety (WHS) is a key part of every workplace in Australia and there is a high demand for those who are qualified in it. WHS Officers play an important role in implementing health and safety processes in an organisation. They also provide valuable WHS advice to management and employees. 

When you do a WHS course with us, you will learn how to identify and mitigate risks and hazards in the workplace. You will gain the skills required to document and communicate risk processes and how to implement emergency procedures. You will also gain relevant knowledge about WHS legislation and how to resolve WHS issues.

Work Health and Safety Courses

* Please note: Eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training. Don't meet the eligibility? That's ok, there are fee paying options for this course. 
^ Please note: You'll pay half price for the course fees, other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
National ID: FNS50217
State ID: BDP8
Industry Business and Finance
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Accounting

A Diploma of Accounting adds up to a rewarding business career.

Further develop your accounting skills while mastering business activity statements, operational reporting, budget prep, classifying and more. You'll hone your analytical skills and enhance your passion for working with numbers.

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On campus

A Diploma of Accounting adds up to a rewarding business career. 

With a Diploma of Accounting you will learn the vital skills and knowledge needed for professional accounting job roles in the financial services and other related industries.

Throughout your studies you will gain the knowledge to establish and operate a computerised accounting system, maintain financial reports, manage budgets and forecasts, prepare income tax returns and establish business networks.

Diploma
National ID: FNS40217
State ID: BDQ3
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

A career you can count on.

Enhance your skills in book keeping, payroll, accounting systems and more in this practical and theoretical course, and you could find work while you continue your studies with our Diploma of Accounting.

Study modes:

Blended Delivery
Flexible
On campus
Online

Invest in your future - gain the essential skills for a profitable accounting career today.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to prepare financial reports and statements as well as manage accounting systems. You will also learn to how to establish and maintain payroll systems.  We  provide a practical approach to learning which allows students the ability to apply what they have learned in a setting that simulates a real life workplace. 

This nationally recognised qualification is a requirement in order to apply for BAS (Business Activity Statement) Registration and is recognised by the Australian Taxation Practitioners Board.

Certificate IV
National ID: FNS30317
State ID: BDQ0
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate III in Accounts Administration

Run the businesses behind the economy.

The skills in payroll, book keeping and accounts you'll learn during this course will set you, and any business you work for, up for success.

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Blended Delivery
Flexible
Online

Are you looking to invest yourself in a rewarding accounts career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Accounts Administration you'll have skills that employers are looking for, making you ideal for roles in accounts payable and receivable, as a cashier, payroll officer or accounts clerk.

You will gain skills and knowledge in financial transactions, accounts and ledgers, workplace health and safety, financial reports, and payroll.

Certificate III
National ID: G012P
State ID: G012P
Industry Business and Finance

Administration Skills in Microsoft

This course is suited for those wanting to learn basic administration skills.  

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On campus

Gain the skills and knowledge to complete basic administration tasks. 

This course is suited for those wanting to learn basic administration skills.  Topics covered include:

  • Writing minutes using Microsoft Word
  • Using Microsoft Outlook 
  • Creating a report
  • Using styles, creating tables and  numbered & bulleted lists 
  • Using shortcuts
Short course
State ID: AD752
Industry Business and Finance

Advanced Accounting Principles Skill Set

Get a great return on your investment in you.

Upskill and improve your knowledge of accounting in this short course perfect for those already working in the industry and wishing to learn more about their field.

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Build on your accounting skills and knowledge.

This skill set is designed for workers in accounting job roles who use knowledge of advanced accounting principles to perform a range of management and analytical tasks in a variety of industries.

Skill set
State ID: KAC05
Industry Business and Finance

Basic Computer Skills Set

Whatever time in your life, computer literacy starts here.

If you've always wanted to learn how to use a computer or personal device, or you just want a little more practice with navigating your device and the internet safely, this short course is for you.

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Step your way into technology by starting with the basics.

Technology is advancing on a daily basis, and we are becoming more reliant on using the internet and technology for everyday tasks and most importantly for keeping in touch with family and friends. For many of us, technology, computers and smart devices can be tricky and daunting to use. We're here to help! In this hands-on short course you’ll learn basic skills to help you become confident in using digital devices, computers and Microsoft programs.

You’ll become computer literate as you learn how to:

  • Use a computer including accessing files and application programs
  • Use Microsoft Office programs including Word
  • Navigate your way around the Internet 
  • Apply basic security procedures and how to spot those scam emails
  • Use your smart devices such as iPhone or tablets
Skill set
State ID: KAB84
Industry Business and Finance

Basic MS Excel Skills Set

Learn Excel to make your numbers really add up.

Industry standard software plus your curiosity and interest in numbers equals a great match for this introduction to one of the Microsoft Suite's most efficient programs.

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On campus

Learn how to use the basics of MS Excel.

Microsoft Excel is a useful and great timesaving program when used properly. This short course will give you the skills and knowledge to be able to be able to prepare to use spreadsheets, create simple spreadsheets, produce simple charts, use and apply formulas, finalise and present spreadsheets. This is ideal for those who are new to excel but have some basic computing skills.

You will learn how to:

  • Create spreadsheets 
  • Format data 
  • Incorporate charts and objects
  • Printing a spreadsheet 
Skill set
State ID: KAC26
Industry Business and Finance
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Build Simple Web Pages

Simple designs, big impact.

Learn the basics of web design for fun, your business or beyond. This short course will give you the skills to build simple websites and is a perfect introduction into the world of website development and design.

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On campus

Learn how to create websites and you'll always be in demand.

In this course you will learn how to create a simple website for your business or for personal use.  You will also develop the basic skills and knowledge to start a career in web development. 

 

Skill set
National ID: BSB20115
State ID: AVU8
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate II in Business

Start a career that makes millions.

Whether you want to brush up on your office admin skills, or you need to learn these skills from scratch, set yourself up for success with this course and master the basics of working in a business environment.

Study modes:

On campus
Online

It's time to get down to business.

This course has been designed to teach you about different procedures in business including becoming proficient in office technology (such as using a computer), dealing with customers and clients, and developing your writing skills.

A Certificate II in Business could lead you to employment as a receptionist, data entry operator or an office junior.

Certificate II
National ID: BSB30115
State ID: AVR7
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate III in Business

Boost your skills and your opportunities.

With industry and government forecasting a strong demand for office workers in coming years, you'll be just want employers want with a Certificate III in Business.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus
Online

Be in high demand with skills that could take you anywhere.

This course will teach you skills and knowledge in basic MYOB, workplace organisation, customer service, workplace health and safety, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, creating electronic presentations and much more. On completion you will be ideal for roles in data entry, customer service, accounts or as an office clerk.

Certificate III
National ID: BSB40215
State ID: AVV9
Industry Business and Finance
Half price^

Certificate IV in Business

Get your finger on the pulse of business.

This course will give you a practical foundation to take you into a number of business and corporate careers, like office management, start-up business planning and marketing, and customer service.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus
Online
Traineeship

Gain a competitive edge with a Certificate IV in Business.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to manage customer needs and feedback, develop and promote products and services, and play a supporting role in the recruitment of staff. You will acquire valuable experience in making presentations to groups, working in effective teams, and with workplace health and safety.

Our Geraldton Campus offers this qualification as a dual course along with the Certificate IV in Leadership and Management.

Half price fees apply!

Certificate IV
National ID: BSB50215
State ID: AVU9
Industry Business and Finance
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Business

Every office needs a leader.

Blaze your own path in business with the advanced skills you'll learn in this practical course. Learn from business professionals and be prepared for positions in all departments and private sectors.

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Study modes:

Blended Delivery
Flexible
Online

Become an industry leader with a Diploma of Business.

You will gain the career enhancing knowledge and skills to build and manage a capable team, recruit the right people, develop your team's skills, and managing organisational risk. You will acquire valuable experience in undertaking projects, facilitating effective meetings, and managing risk. When you complete the Diploma of Business you will have what it takes for a career in both the government and private sectors.

Diploma
National ID: BSB30415
State ID: AVS2
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate III in Business Administration

The key to an efficient organisation could be you.

Master a broad range of specialist skills to set you up for success in business administration, no matter the sector or department you choose to pursue.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus
Online

A Certificate III in Business Administration will have you taking care of business.

Develop practical skills and knowledge to undertake a broad range of administrative tasks in varied work contexts including payroll, accounts, keyboard skills, word processing, spreadsheets and presentations. Hit the ground running in a business environment where you will learn fundamentals of administration skills that will make you a valuable member of the office team. You will learning how to organise meetings, produce business documents and spreadsheets and prepare presentations.

You will gain skills in:

  • Organising tasks
  • Managing workplace information
  • Producing business documents
  • Delivering customer service
  • Communicating effectively, and
  • Fostering innovation and change.
Certificate III
National ID: BSB40515
State ID: AVS9
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate IV in Business Administration

Be the power behind the high-powered.

Gain skills that can be applied to a diverse range of organisations, sectors and departments. You'll be in demand across the board with this qualification.

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Online

Gain advanced business administration skills and expand your career possibilities.

Develop skills in advanced office administrative procedures and management. Within this course there is opportunity to specialise in an area of your interest.

During this course you will learn how to:

  • Perform advanced office administrative procedures
  • Manage office administration staff
  • Produce complex documents
  • Prepare financial reports
  • Organise meetings
  • Prepare complex travel schedules.
Certificate IV
State ID: AE378
Industry Business and Finance
Free*

Business Ready Skill Set

Be in the know and in demand.

Learn the essential skills you need to be ready for a career in any office. Get a step ahead of the workforce competition and set yourself up for success in any sector.

Study modes:

On campus

Every office will want an employee with these skills.

The Business Ready skill set will give you the skills and knowledge required to deliver all aspects of customer service including how to create a relationship with customers, identify their needs, deliver services or products and process customer feedback. You'll also learn how to use business technology and produce business documents, follow work health and safety (WHS) and emergency procedures and instructions, and use computer software and organise electronic information and data.

Skill set
State ID: AE375
Industry Business and Finance
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Free*

Customer Service Skill Set

Retail, finance, pharmacy, hospitality, business, tourism - same skills, any industry.

Learn to communicate effectively, provide quality service, and engage effectively with people from a range of social and cultural groups with respect and sensitivity. You'll also gain negotiation, conflict management and problem solving skills.

Study modes:

On campus

Retail, finance, pharmacy, hospitality, business, tourism - same skills, any industry. 

In this skill set you'll learn to communicate effectively and provide quality service to both internal and external customers, and how to deal effectively with people from a range of social and cultural groups with respect and sensitivity. You'll also gain negotiation, conflict management and problem solving skills.

This skill set also includes following infection prevention and control policies and procedures, implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks in the workplace within a customer service context to ensure you're working safely.

Skill set
State ID: KAC28
Industry Business and Finance
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Develop Mobile Applications

Make your mark making the next big thing.

  This short course will give you the essential skills needed to build basic mobile applications. Use these skills for yourself or build on them to set yourself apart from the workforce competition.

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On campus

Get the skills you need to build apps from start to finish. 

Mobile applications are a useful tool for any business to reach their clients quickly. In this short course you will learn how to create your own mobile application on Android devices using native programming language. 

Skill set
National ID: G0027P
State ID: G0027P
Industry Business and Finance

Developing Skills in Microsoft

Learn the software that powers the world.

The Microsoft Suite of programs is utilised in almost any industries. Develop the skills you'll need to use each powerful program and gain the skills employers want.

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On campus

Designed to further develop your knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word.

In this short course you can expand your knowledge and skills in: 

Microsoft Excel - using the IF function, date and time formatting and formulas, sorting data and getting the best result when printing.

Microsoft Outlook - how to write effective emails, organising your emails with folders, using search features, dealing with attachments, recalling emails, flagging emails and tasks, getting organised with your calendar, creating calendar invites and tasks.

Microsoft PowerPoint - create and work with presentations, navigate a slide show, create and work with Smart Art, working with text and clipart and animating slides.

Microsoft Word - table techniques, better formatting using styles, using multiple documents, header and footer techniques, getting the best result when printing, numbered and bulleted lists and wrapping text around pictures.

Short course
National ID: G001P
State ID: G001P
Industry Business and Finance

Getting Started with Microsoft Office

Improve your skills and improve your employability.

New to the electronic workplace, or just want to upskill? This short course will take give you the skills you need to operate and understand Microsoft Windows, Excel, Word, Outlook and more.

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On campus

Get on track with everything there is to know about Microsoft Office 

This short course will provide you with an introduction to:

Microsoft Windows:

  • using the start menu
  • file organisation including creating folders, copying files and moving files

Microsoft Excel:

  • creating a new workbook
  • number formatting
  • formulas and functions
  • and introduction to charts

Microsoft Word:

  • working with a document including basic editing and formatting
  • tables
  • tabs and page layout

Microsoft Outlook:

  • sending an email
  • creating a signature
  • calendar invites
  • task lists
  • correct way to address an email
  • how to use To, CC and BCC
  • how to write an email
  • and how to send an attachment
Short course
State ID: KAC25
Industry Business and Finance

Key Computing Skills Set

This course will provide you with the basic skills and knowledge to complete a variety of tasks using digital devices, the Internet and computer programs.

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On campus

Learn a variety of computer skills. 

This course will provide you with the basic skills and knowledge to complete a variety of tasks using digital devices, the Internet and computer programs. 

Topics covered include:

  • Accessing and using the Internet
  • Spreadsheets
  • Using personal digital devices such as laptops and mobile phones
  • Creating presentations 
Skill set
National ID: BSB42015
State ID: AVR3
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

Inspire, motivate and lead your way to a career with real followers.

Students will sharpen their skills in leadership, including communication and emotional intelligence skills, priority setting and more, and will have the opportunity to apply management concepts to work-based situations.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus
Online

Find out what makes a great leader and take those skills to upper management anywhere. 

What does a manager of the future look like? There is a shift in the stereotypes we often hear with the title ‘Manager’, and research shows that the world is moving towards a more human-centered approach to leadership. So what do managers of the future look like in practice? What is their management style? This course covers the principles you need to learn to succeed in management.

You will learn how to lead effectively by analysing your own leadership style, learn how to enthuse encourage and lead and many other emotional intelligence skills. You will gain many everyday skills such as setting work priorities and implementing operational plans, innovating and leading team work.

This qualification is ideally suited to:

  • Upcoming managers or team leaders who want to develop high level management skills to succeed in their position

  • Entrepreneurs to enhance people skills at start of developing their visions.

  • Junior staff who wish to gain strong baseline leadership skills

  • Experienced staff who wish to fine-tune their management skills

This qualification provides participants with the skills needed to always put their best self forward and work as effective leaders in their field.

Certificate IV
National ID: BSB51918
State ID: BEA0
Industry Business and Finance

Diploma of Leadership and Management

Every ship needs a captain.

Refine your understanding of key management concepts while you analyse a range of business and management issues in this rewarding course. Become in demand in any organisation and enhance your leadership skills today.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus
Online

Become a leader in your field.

The Diploma of Leadership and Management aims to provide students with both academic knowledge and practical management skills.

This qualification is best suited to those looking to enhance their pre-existing leadership and management skills and knowledge to enable them to be a more effective manager. It would also suit those who are moving into a more mid-level position within their organisation.

Individuals at this level display initiative and judgement in planning, organising, implementing and monitoring their own workload and the workload of others. They use communication skills to support individuals and teams to meet organisational or enterprise requirements. They plan, design, apply and evaluate solutions to unpredictable problems, and identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources.

Diploma
National ID: LGA40204
State ID: C744
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate IV in Local Government Administration

Lead, support and embetter the workplace and the community.

Learn to support yourself and lead other local government employees in improving practices, developing new ways of operating, maintaining relationships and improving your community.

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Online

Enhance your skills and further your career in local government.

The Certificate IV in Local Government Administration reflects the role of employees in Local Government who perform a broad range of skilled applications including the requirement to evaluate and analyse current practices, develop new criteria and procedures for performing current practices and provide some leadership and guidance to others in the application and planning of the skills. 

The skills you will gain in this course include:

  • Conduct public educational presentations
  • Establish co-operative arrangements with other organisations
  • Manage finances within a budget
  • Follow defined OHS policies and procedures
  • Work effectively in Local Government
  • Work with others in Local Government
  • Represent Council's role and value in the community
  • Administer contracts
  • Prepare tender documentation
  • Prepare Council for legal proceedings
  • Establish purchasing networks to ensure Council is resource effective, and
  • Develop and maintain supplier relationships.
Certificate IV
State ID: KAA47
Industry Business and Finance

MS Excel Intermediate and Advanced Skill Set

Make numbers and formulas work for you.

Improve the skills you've previously learnt at your workplace or build on the knowledge learnt in our basic Excel course. This skill set will give you the tools and confidence to work with one of Microsoft's most powerful programs.

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On campus

Save time, simplify tasks and dramatically improve your efficiency in using spreadsheets.

Add to your existing knowledge gained in the Excel basic course.

The intermediate part of this course will cover:

  • Creating charts
  • Statistical functions
  • Lookup formulas
  • Using multiple workbooks
  • and much more

You will then learn the more advanced features of Microsoft Excel including:

  • analytical tools
  • pivot tables
  • solver
  • outlining and
  • summarising as well as some key automation features such as Macros.

This course assumes a good general understanding of the software and experience in the construction and modification of workbooks. Students should be able to copy within Excel, create charts and create basic formulas.

Skill set
National ID: G009P
State ID: G009P
Industry Business and Finance

MYOB AccountRight Advanced

This course is suited to those wanting to extend their current basic knowledge  and skills in MYOB.

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Learn the advanced features of MYOB AccountRight. 

This course is suited to those wanting to extend their current basic knowledge  and skills in MYOB.  You will learn a variety of techniques to help manage expenses and payments more efficiently, including applying passwords, controlling payments and expenses,  sending information from MYOB to Microsoft Excel and creating invoices. 

 

Short course
National ID: G008P
State ID: G008P
Industry Business and Finance

MYOB AccountRight Introduction/Intermediate

Understand the software keeping businesses running smoothly.

Learn to understand and utilise a program from one of the most well-known players in the accounting sector. Make your business run more efficiently and economically with the skills you gain from this short course.

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On campus

This course will equip you with the practical skills and knowledge to perform day-to-day bookkeeping operations using MYOB AccountRight.

You will learn to create a company data file complete historical and opening balances, produce and manage purchase orders and invoices, manage accounts payable and receivable and produce BAS documentation.

Specifically you will learn how to:

  • Modify an existing chart of accounts to suit your business needs
  • Make changes to customer and supplier details in the card file
  • Create an inventory in MYOB AccountRight of items for sale
  • Purchase items for a business in MYOB AccountRight
  • Enter payments for purchases
  • Produce complex invoices
  • Apply customer payments to open invoices
  • Use MYOB AccountRight's cheque facility for making purchases
  • Reconcile MYOB AccountRight data against company bank statements
  • Work with the reporting system
  • Understand how MYOB AccountRight is setup and works with the GST
  • Set up and complete a Business Activity Statement
Short course
State ID: KAA54
Industry Business and Finance

MYOB Basic Skill Set

Take control of your finances.

MYOB is one of the most well-known and popular accounting solutions for businesses of varying sizes. Learn how to use the powerful program and empower yourself to manage your own business or others.

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On campus

Learn how to set up and operate a computerised accounting system used by every people to manage their business.

MYOB is Australia’s market leading accounting software program and it is a great place to start adding value to your professional development.
Gain the basic knowledge and skills with hands on and practical bookkeeping processes.

Skill set
State ID: KAA75
Industry Business and Finance

MYOB Payroll Skill Set

In this short course you will learn how to use MYOB for payroll processes.

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Study modes:

On campus

Prepare payroll using MYOB. 

In this short course you will learn how to use MYOB for payroll processes.

Topics covered include:

  • How to record and prepare payroll documentation
  • Respond to enquiries
  • Process payroll data for manual and computerised systems
Skill set
National ID: BSB42415
State ID: AZJ8
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication

Make your mark in an industry where communication is key.

More and more of our decision making is being influenced by savvy marketing and communications professionals. Don't be left behind - your career in marketing starts here.

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Study modes:

On campus
Online

Marketing and communications is a dynamic and evolving industry, where no two days are ever the same.

As part of this qualification, students will learn about social media, market research, e-commerce, buyer behaviour, creative design, advertising, strategic planning, managing budgets and trends that are currently shaping the marketing world.

This course will suit employees or volunteers currently undertaking marketing tasks, entrepreneurs, business owners, people re-entering the workforce or wanting a career change and those who are passionate about marketing, advertising and communications.

 

 

Certificate IV
State ID: KAC01
Industry Business and Finance

Micro Business Opportunities

Make your own lifestyle and living.

If you're waiting for a sign, this is it. Dive in now and see if your side-hustle can be taken into a fully operational business with this short course that will teach you about business viability, branding and more.

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Are you looking to establish or already running a small business? 

You will learn the basics of starting and branding a small business in this short course.  Learn the skills and knowledge to use a business idea and undertake research to determine the viability of the business and the legislation involved.

This course is suited for business enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, business owners, current business students and anyone curious about the world of branding. 

Skill set
National ID: G004P
State ID: G004P
Industry Business and Finance

Microsoft Excel Advanced

Your career will thank you later.

Already know about creating and modifying workbooks, copying and linking data, creating charts and basic formulas? This course is for you.

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Study modes:

On campus

Learn the more advanced features of Microsoft Excel.

Students will build upon their previously learnt skills in Excel and be introduced to more complex features including analytical tools, pivot tables, Solver, outlining, summarising and key automation features such as Macros. 

Topics covered include: 

  • use a range of formula techniques,
  • protect data in worksheets and workbooks,
  • use an advanced filter to analyse data in a list,
  • use a variety of data validation techniques,
  • apply conditional formatting to ranges in a worksheet,
  • use goal seeking to determine the values required to read a desired result,
  • create, use and modify data tables,
  • create and work with scenarios and Scenario Manager,
  • understand and create simple PivotTables,
  • construct and operate PivotTables using some of the more advanced techniques,
  • use data linking to create more efficient workbooks, and
  • use the Data Consolidation feature to combine data from several workbooks into one.
Short course
National ID: G003P
State ID: G003P
Industry Business and Finance

Microsoft Excel Intermediate

Increase your knowledge, upgrade your employability.

Build on your basic understanding of Microsoft Excel with this short course and become more confident with this versatile and useful program.

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Study modes:

On campus

Advance your current skills in Microsoft Excel.

This short course is aimed at those that have the existing knowledge and skills to create, edit, print and chart simple worksheets including understanding ranges and the copying process. The topics covered in this short course include: 

  • use the fill operations available to fill a data series,
  • use a range of formula techniques,
  • use a range of logical functions,
  • apply a range of number formatting techniques to data,
  • apply conditional formatting in a worksheet,
  • apply borders to cells and ranges,
  • work with various elements of a worksheet,
  • use a range of find and replace techniques,
  • sort data in a list in a worksheet, and
  • filter data in a table.
Short course
National ID: G002P
State ID: G002P
Industry Business and Finance

Microsoft Excel Introduction

The formula for success with numbers.

Gain the skills and the knowledge required to use excel at home, at work or in your own business to improve your efficiency, clarify finances, organise data and so much more.

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Learn how to use Microsoft Excel.

Our basic Microsoft Excel course offers initial training in one of the most commonly used computing applications used. In this course you will gain the skills and the knowledge required to use excel in the home and the workplace. 

You will learn how to: 

  • Create spreadsheets

  • Format data

  • Incorporate charts and objects and much more

Short course
National ID: G011P
State ID: G011P
Industry Business and Finance

Microsoft PowerPoint

Show the world what you mean.

From the classroom to the boardroom - learn the essential skills of Microsoft PowerPoint and do more than just present information, no matter the location or audience.

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On campus

Develop your skills in Microsoft PowerPoint.

You will learn to add graphics and themes, run a slide show, printing techniques and how to publish presentations for a variety of business settings. This course is designed for users who wish to use PowerPoint to present information.

Topics covered include:

  • work with the basic features of PowerPoint
  • create a new presentation
  • insert and modify clip art in your presentation
  • draw and work with shapes
  • create and work with SmartArt
  • navigate a slide show in PowerPoint
  • use a range of printing techniques 
Short course
National ID: G026P
State ID: G026P
Industry Business and Finance

Microsoft Project Advanced

Manage anything life or work throws at you.

Refine your skills in a program designed to plan projects, assign tasks, manage resources, make reports and more. Build on your existing knowledge and take on anything.

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On campus

Build on your existing Microsoft Project experience.

This course is designed for individuals with prior experience in using Microsoft Project. You’ll learn the more advanced features of Project including working with various tables and alter techniques, using, creating and modifying project templates, creating new custom reports, creating web pages based on Project data and successfully breaking large projects down into more manageable chunks.

Specifically you will learn how to: 

  • work with various views and create custom views
  • work with various table and filter techniques
  • use, create and modify project templates
  • export data from Project to other applications
  • work with predefined reports and create new custom reports
  • create web pages based on Project data
  • work with multiple Project files simultaneously and create workspaces,
  • successfully break large project files down into more manageable chunks 
  • create and use macros in Project
Short course
National ID: G005P
State ID: G005P
Industry Business and Finance

Microsoft Project Introduction/Intermediate

Run anything with efficiency and success.

This course will equip you with the practical skills required to develop and manage projects more effectively and efficiently using Microsoft Project.

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On campus

Learn how to use Microsoft Project 

In this short course you will learn to create and work with research tools, enter costs into a project, set constraints and deadlines, monitor projects, manage budgets, analyse workloads and print information in Microsoft Project.

Specifically you will learn to:

  • work with key screen features
  • create a new project file
  • understand key project management concepts
  • enter and work with duration for tasks
  • enter and work with task relationships
  • create and work with resource pools
  • understand resource assignment concepts
  • assign and level over allocated resources to task
  • assign materials to tasks
  • enter a wide range of costs into a project
  • monitor and track a project 
  • print information
Short course
National ID: G007P
State ID: G007P
Industry Business and Finance

Microsoft Word Advanced

A whiz with Office works in any office.

Improve your skills and knowledge and master Microsoft Word in this short course. You'll be able to utilise your skills anywhere Word is used - home, work, further study and beyond.

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Build on your existing Microsoft Word experience.

Develop the skills to create large documents, implement text and paragraph styles, set up columns and create text using WordArt.

Specifically you will learn how to:

  • create and use building blocks
  • work with various page techniques
  • use the mail merge wizard and insert content from other sources
  • use master documents to create more complex documents
  • create and format columns, create and modify fields
  • create and use interactive fields
  • create and work with electronic forms
  • create and move several forms of protection for your document
  • use and change tracking features that enable multiple users to edit and work on documents
  • create and work with Macros
  • create and work WordArt and SmartArt
Short course
National ID: G006P
State ID: G006P
Industry Business and Finance

Microsoft Word Intermediate

There's no limit to a career in writing.

Bring your basic skills in Microsoft Word up a notch, and learn tips, tricks and tools to improve your word processing, formatting, layout and much more.

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Improve your skills in Microsoft Word 

This course is suited for those that have some basic knowledge in using Microsoft Word and are looking to improve their skills. You will learn how to create multiple documents, implement styles and templates, merging as well as working with pictures and drawings.

Topics covered include: 

  • Working with basic features of word
  • Using more advanced table features
  • Creating and applying styles to paragraphs and text
  • Creating and using templates in your documents 
  • Understanding and working with section breaks in a document
  • Creating headers and footers
  • Performing a mail merge from scratch
  • Inserting and working with pictures
  • Working extensively with shapes including those inserted in a drawing canvas
Short course
State ID: AE150
Industry Business and Finance
Free*
Skill sets

Operating a Small Business Skill Set

Self-made starts here.

Learn the ins and outs of running your own business and gain the skills and knowledge to take your operation to new heights. Go forward with efficiency, confidence and expertise towards a successful small business.

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On campus

Let's take your business to the next level. 

If you own a small business or would like to open a business this course will give you a range of skills to assist with setting up processes for success. You’ll learn about producing business documents, small business practices, WHS laws and how to use social media to your advantage.

Further study pathways

This skill set provides a pathway to further study in the following Lower fees, local skills half-price course fees qualifications.

  • Certificate III in Tourism
  • Certificate III in Events
  • Certificate IV in Business
  • Certificate IV in Project Management
  • Certificate IV in Human Resources

Other qualifications for further study include the following.

  • Certificate IV in Financial Practice Support
  • Certificate IV in Financial Services
  • Certificate IV in Business Administration

 

Skill set
National ID: G010P
State ID: G010P
Industry Business and Finance

Payroll with MYOB AccountRight

Take your bookkeeping skills to the next level.

This course will equip you with the practical skills and knowledge required to prepare the payroll of a small business using MYOB software. Upskill and improve your skills and employability today.

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On campus

Prepare your business payroll using MYOB AccountRight.

In this short course you will learn to configure AccountRight Payroll for a specific company, enter employee details, conduct a pay run, set up and manage employee entitlements including creating and using time sheets for payroll purposes. 

Topics covered include:

  • Setting up Payroll
  • Setting up employees
  • Conducting a pay run
  • Entitlements
  • Timesheets
  • Payroll information
  • Payroll obligations
Short course
State ID: KAC27
Industry Business and Finance
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Produce Server-Side Scripting for Dynamic Web Pages

Do you want to expand on your programming knowledge?

In this course you will learn how to create interesting applications to support front end applications and also learn the basics of server-side programming . 

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Do you want to expand on your programming knowledge?

In this course you will learn how to create interesting applications to support front end applications and also learn the basics of server-side programming . 

 

 

 

Skill set
National ID: BSB51415
State ID: AVW5
Industry Business and Finance
Half price^

Diploma of Project Management

Behind every great project is a great organiser.

Learn the skills to organise, manage, facilitate and deliver projects no matter the size. Your skills will be in demand in any industry and organisation, so jump in and set yourself up for success today.

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Online

All businesses need project managers.

This course builds on the skills gained in the Certificate IV in Project Management Practice. It will give you the essential skills and knowledge of current project management practices.

The Diploma allows you to expand and extend your already existing management skills with units that will teach you an understanding of management in many fields.

You will learn 

  • Human resources
  • Project costs and budgets
  • Risks
  • Information and communication
  • Project governance

A Diploma of Project Management will prepare you to take on roles such as Project Manager or Project Coordinator.

Half price fees apply!  

Diploma
National ID: D9783P
State ID: D9783P
Industry Business and Finance

Safety and Health Representative Refresher

Refresh your skills and save lives.

If you need a refresher for your Safety and Health Representative qualification, this is the course for you. Approved by Worksafe, this course will go over legislation, hazard identification, issue resolution and much more.

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On campus

Central Regional TAFE is a WorkSafe approved provider of this Safety and Health Representative Refresher course which is only for those who have previously completed a WorkSafe approved five day Safety and Health Representatives course.

This course has been designed to refresh participants knowledge of the key functions they are expected to perform as a workplace Safety and Health Representative. 

Topics covered include: 

  • Work, health and safety legislation
  • A Safety and Health Representative's role
  • Identifying workplace hazards
  • Contributing to effective risk control and management
  • Resolving safety and health issues in the workplace

Please note while this course meets industry expectation and is common practice, it is not a WorkSafe requirement.

Short course
State ID: KAA93
Industry Business and Finance

Social Media for Business Skill Set

In this course you will learn how to create a social networking presence and how to use social media tools and applications.

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On campus

Use social media to promote your business. 

In this course you will learn how to create a social networking presence and how to use social media tools and applications. You will also have the opportunity to review, compare and use the different types of social networking tools and applications.  

Skill set
State ID: AC901
Industry Business and Finance

Team Leader Skill Set

This course is suited for developing team leaders, coordinators or supervisors wanting to develop their leadership skills.

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On campus

Confidently move into a leadership role. 

This course is suited for developing team leaders, coordinators or supervisors wanting to develop their leadership skills. You will learn the skills to be an effective team leader including how to communicate effectively and  ensure team performance. 

Topics covered include:

  • Team leader role requirements
  • Time management and delegating
  • Implementing operational plans
  • Setting goals
  • Providing feedback 
  • Monitor team performance 
  • Develop effective relationships in the workplace

 

 

Skill set
National ID: G013P
State ID: G013P
Industry Business and Finance

Visual Basic for Excel

Simple concept, massive efficiency.

Harness the power of one of Microsoft Excel's most useful functions, and improve your speed, efficiency and work output dramatically in this hands-on short course.

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Learn to dramatically increase your efficiency using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) in Excel.

You will learn to create command procedures, write simple code and use a range of common programming techniques to manipulate, analyse, and present data more easily and efficiently.

Topics covered include: 

  • use the macro recorder to create a variety of macros
  • understand the Excel object model and VBA concepts
  • work with the three main components of the VBA editor window
  • create command procedures
  • create and work with user defined functions
  • write code to manipulate Excel objects and to drive a user form
  • use a range of common programming techniques
  • create a custom form complete with controls and event procedures
  • create procedures that start automatically
  • write a variety of error handling routines
Short course
National ID: BSB41419
State ID: BER2
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

Turn your passion for safety into a career.

All industries should have a focus on safety for all of their employees. As such, you will be sought after with the knowledge and skills you gain from this broad qualification.

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Online

Safety in the workplace starts here.

This qualification applies to individuals working in a work health and safety (WHS) role who provide a broad range of technical knowledge and skills and have some limited responsibility for the output of others.

The qualification applies to those working as supervisors, WHS personnel, and workers in other WHS-related roles who manage risks effectively, apply relevant WHS laws, and contribute to WHS within the workplace in known or changing contexts with established parameters.

Certificate IV
National ID: BSB51319
State ID: BEQ9
Industry Business and Finance
Half price^

Diploma of Work Health and Safety

Increase your knowledge and your value in any workplace.

With the Diploma of Work Health and Safety you'll further develop and refine your knowledge and skills in work safety, compliance and risk management, and well as leadership.

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Online

Find out if you've got what it takes to step into an in demand career managing workplace safety.

When you complete the Diploma of Work Health and Safety you can expect to be a valued addition to any organisation as a compliance officer, or WHS manager. You will gain the knowledge and skills to coordinate and maintain a WHS system or program, investigate incidents, manage risks, manage and improve employee health and wellness across your workplace, improve legislative compliance, productivity, efficiency, and morale.

Diploma
State ID: KAB31
Industry Business and Finance

Xero Basic Skill Set

In this short course you will learn the basic functions of accounting software Xero.

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Learn the basics of popular accounting software Xero. 

In this short course you will learn the basic functions of accounting software Xero. This course is suited for those already working win the accounting industry who are looking to upskill, self-employed and those who are looking to pursue a career in the financial service industry. 

Skill set
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