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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Up-skill yourself within the financial service industry.
This course is designed for those currently employed in an accounting and bookkeeping role, and use knowledge of accounting principles to perform a range of analytical tasks for a variety of industries. It is suitable for those wanting to up-skill and build on their knowledge, for self-employed people who run their own business or for those interested in pursuing a career in the financial service industry.
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.
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.
Please note: This qualification is in transition, and the course code is subject to change.
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.
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.
Please note: This qualification is in transition, and the course code is subject to change.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Want to study online?
This course has an online study option with the practical aspects of the course to be completed in a workplace or at our Geraldton campus.
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.
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.
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.
Get on track with everything there is to know about Microsoft Office
This short course will provide you with an introduction to:
- using the start menu
- file organisation including creating folders, copying files and moving files
- creating a new workbook
- number formatting
- formulas and functions
- and introduction to charts
- working with a document including basic editing and formatting
- tabs and page layout
- 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
This five-day Work Health and Safety (WHS) Representative Course is for anyone who is or is about to become a Work Health and Safety Representative in their organisation.
This course is WorkSafe Western Australia accredited and will provide you with all the information and skills to effectively carry out your role as a 'representative of employees', and as defined under Section 68 of the Act.
The course is specifically designed to achieve the objectives of the Act offering a balanced approach with emphasis on cooperation and consultation and representatives' participation in the development and formulation of safety and health policy and procedures at the workplace.
This course covers:
- how to apply the legislative requirements to the workplace
- how to apply the principles of Risk Management by participating in and conducting a workplace inspection
- how to apply the techniques of accident investigation
- how to assist the employer in the development of accident prevention controls and systems
- how to effectively communicate with the employer and employees on safety and health matters
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.
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 teamwork.
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 the 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 selves forward and work as effective leaders in their field.
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.
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 judgment 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.
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.
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
- 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 the 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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Incorporate charts and objects and much more
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Learn the skills for business success.
If you own a small business or would like to open a business this course gives you a range of skills to help you develop processes to ensure your business thrives.
Learn about producing business documents, small business practices, WHS laws, and how to use social media to your advantage.
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.
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
- Payroll information
- Payroll obligations
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.
All businesses need project managers.
This course builds on the skills gained in 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
- 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!
Learn how to effectively use social media for business
In this course you will develop the skills to create a social networking presence for your business. Social media has become integrated into our everyday lives and an important marketing tool for businesses. Social media makes it easy and accessible to engage with your target audience and to promote your services or products.
You will learn how to use various social media tools and applications to create targeted content, monitor and track social media performance and schedule content. You will also have the opportunity to review, compare and use the different types of social networking tools and applications.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get your foot in the door and start your career in businessWhether 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.
It's time to get down to business.
You'll gain the skills to get started in an entry-level clerical or administrative role for a variety of workplaces. You'll learn how to carry out a range of procedural, clerical and administrative tasks, workplace health and safety and communication skills.
This qualification is suitable for individuals who have not yet entered the workforce and are wanting to develop the necessary skills in preparation for work.
Enhance your employment options by doing a dual qualification
At our Geraldton Campus this qualification is offered as a dual qualification with:
Combining the Certificate II in Leadership with a Certificate II in Workplace Skills can help open the door to further Business studies
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.