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Business and finance pathways to Murdoch University

Completing a diploma or advanced diploma in Business or Finance at SM TAFE gives you credit towards units in a Bachelor of Business(opens in a new tab) at Murdoch University, meaning you could reduce the length of your degree by up to one year. This makes studying at SM TAFE the smart choice for those wanting to kickstart their business career. 

Not only will you graduate both courses with work-ready skills, but your study at SM TAFE and Murdoch University opens a world of opportunity for a wider range of careers in entrepreneurship and innovation(opens in a new tab) , management(opens in a new tab) , marketing(opens in a new tab) or finance(opens in a new tab) . Murdoch also offers a range of flexible study options including part-time, allowing you to work in the industry while you study.   

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About Murdoch University

Murdoch University is a place where you can be yourself and be appreciated for who you truly are. It’s the kind of place where the lecturers know you by name, and down-to-earth students wave to you across the lawns of Bush Court. Whether you want to change the whole world, some of the world, or just your world; Murdoch’s range of courses and hands-on-learning facilities will equip you with the skills you need. But the most important thing you’ll learn at Murdoch? How to think for yourself. 

Why a TAFE to uni pathway is a smart choice

If you’re someone who didn’t pursue an ATAR pathway or is not academically ready to jump straight into university study, a TAFE introduction to higher study is the route for you. This pathway will see you in the supportive environment of a technical College before taking on more intense or independent study at university. 

Our lecturers at SM TAFE work with students with a range of academic skills and learning support needs. We can even connect literacy and numeracy support in the classroom, and the team at Student Support can also help with temporary or permanent disability and a wide range of physical, intellectual, sensory and learning disabilities and medical conditions.

When you continue your study at Murdoch University, you will have access to a wide range of support networks including academic and study skills(opens in a new tab) , careers and employability(opens in a new tab) and accessibility support(opens in a new tab) . Murdoch has also built their Business degrees with you in mind, so you’ll have the structure, support and flexibility to study a degree that fits your lifestyle, and career goals.

We also understand that education can be expensive, especially if you’re unable to work during your studies. SM TAFE and Murdoch courses are commonwealth supported, meaning eligible students can apply for a student loan to help with education costs. You will only begin to pay the loan back only when you reach an income threshold, making study affordable until you’re making use of your skills in your new career.

If you’re looking for extra support during your transition to Murdoch, you can apply for their TAFE WA Scholarship. As long as you’ve completed your Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree in the same area of study as your intended undergraduate degree, you can apply for the support you need through the Murdoch website(opens in a new tab) .

Plan your first step

If a Business degree is your dream, see how our partnership with Murdoch University can help you get there. For more information about business or finance diplomas browse the course pages below. 

For more information about Murdoch University and the courses on offer, contact their Future Students Team on 1300 687 3624.

National ID: FNS60217
State ID: BDQ1
Industry Business and Finance
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Advanced Diploma of Accounting

Perfect your accounting skills with the Advanced Diploma of Accounting. The ideal start to an exciting accountancy career.

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If you enjoy accounting and mathematics, have an analytical mind and would like to work in the accounting profession, then our Advanced Diploma of Accounting is for you.

Our course is developed under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), in close consultation with and accredited by the Accounting industry’s professional bodies and has an excellent reputation for quality. You will be well on your way to a role as a registered tax agent or assistant accountant – the ideal start to an exciting accountancy career or an alternate pathway to the Bachelor of Accounting for students who have not completed secondary schooling in Australia.

The units in this course meet the educational eligibility requirements for the following two skills sets with the Tax Practitioners Board: 

  • FNSSS00008 Tax Law for Tax Agents Skill Set (Tax documentation) 
  • FNSSS00009 Tax Law for Tax Agents Skill Set (Tax Plans)

Satisfactory completion of the Advanced Diploma of Accounting entitles you to join the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), one of the three peak accounting bodies representing accountants in Australia.

Advanced Diploma
National ID: FNS50217
State ID: BDP8
Industry Business and Finance
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Accounting

Hone your accounting skills with the Diploma of Accounting. Learn to manage accounting reporting, taxation and control procedures.


Acquire the specific accounting techniques that will become the tools of your trade. The Diploma of Accounting will build on your knowledge gained at the Certificate IV level, and will prepare you for accounting positions within larger corporate organisations and growing companies. You will gain a more detailed understanding of day-to-day accounting work through practical training in operational activities.

Completion of the Diploma of Accounting, with passes in prescribed taxation units, satisfies some of the academic requirements for registration as a tax agent with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB).

Diploma
National ID: BSB50120
State ID: BFT3
Industry Business and Finance
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Business

Gain the business skills to build and manage a team in the government and private sectors. Learn how to recruit, develop a team and manage organisational risk.

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Do you have what it takes to be management material, or do you want to run your own company one day? If you’ve got a career dream to become a leader in business, this course will give you the job ready skills to be employed in a supervisory role.

Be supported by our expert team of lecturers who have a wealth of industry knowledge on best business practice and strong connections with employers. Learn leadership skills and how to manage and motivate a team to reach their potential, bringing your own individual style and flair to relationship development with a wide range of diverse stakeholders. 

Grow strong communications skills to inspire others and build project management techniques and customer service strategies, whilst learning to budget, manage deadlines and think outside the box to come up with creative solutions to business roadblocks.

Study in specialist facilities 

Learn in a simulated real-life office workplace environment, building your communication and interpersonal skills to manage and lead teams whilst using cutting-edge technology to gain practical knowledge of computer software for business management systems.

Diploma
National ID: SIT60316
State ID: AZV5
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

Be able to work anywhere as an operations manager, food and beverage manager, or front office manager.

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Do you want a management career that could take you all over the world?

When you complete the Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management you will be able to work anywhere as an operations manager, food and beverage manager, or front office manager.

Study in specialised facilities

Learn in the real-life setting of our award-winning Bentley Pines Training Restaurant. which provides a live, interactive training environment at SM TAFE’s Bentley campus. Students can gain hands-on experience serving and preparing food for members of the public, as well as showcasing their skills planning a menu and advertising special events to the community. 

Advanced Diploma
National ID: SIT50416
State ID: AZW2
Industry Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Hospitality Management

An exciting management career that will take you all over the world.

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Do you want a management career that could take you all over the world?

When you complete the Diploma of Hospitality Management you will be able to work as a functions manager, restaurant manager, or front office manager.

Study in specialised facilities

Learn in the real-life setting of our award-winning Bentley Pines Training Restaurant. which provides a live, interactive training environment at SM TAFE’s Bentley campus. Students can gain hands-on experience serving and preparing food for members of the public, as well as showcasing their skills planning a menu and advertising special events to the community. 

Diploma
National ID: BSB50320
State ID: BFR8
Industry Business and Finance
Online
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Human Resource Management

When you complete this diploma you will have what it takes for a career as a human resources manager.

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Do you see yourself as a leader in an organisation, playing an integral role in building a better workplace and supporting the workforce to reach its full potential? Kick-start your career in Human Resources with this high-level qualification which will give you job ready skills for a supervisory role such as a HR manager, or a HR officer.

Be guided by our passionate team of lecturers who are industry professionals in the field, and gain expertise in strategic Human Resource management. Grow knowledge of functions such as performance development which provides an opportunity for regular feedback and learn to foster a work environment where people can perform to the best of their abilities in their role. Build skills in workforce planning to analyse and prepare for future staffing needs and become a facilitator of employee and industrial relations, learning to connect and engage with employees, negotiate union contracts and resolve grievances.

This nationally accredited qualification will make you workforce ready to be employed as a HR professional in almost every industry, such as building and construction, education, mining and resources, media, finance or hospitality and tourism.

Diploma
National ID: BSB50420
State ID: BFR7
Industry Business and Finance
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Leadership and Management

This course will give you what it takes for a career as a team leader, middle manager or supervisor.

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Are you ready for a career as an outstanding leader of industry or business?

When you complete the Diploma of Leadership and Management you will have what it takes for a career as a team leader, middle manager or supervisor.

This qualification is offered as a dual qualification with BSB50120 Diploma of Business, saving you time and money. 

Completion of the Diploma of Leadership and Management opens up a range of further study options and it may give you advanced standing towards a university degree.

Diploma
National ID: BSB50820
State ID: BFT0
Industry Business and Finance
Half price^
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Diploma of Project Management

Manage projects from start to finish with this industry-relevant diploma.

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When you complete the Diploma of Project Management you will be looking at a career as a contract coordinator, project manager, quality administrator or risk management professional.

Completion of the Diploma of Project Management opens up a range of further study options and it may provide advanced standing towards a university degree.

This qualification is also offered part-time. Use the get help form below to start a discussion with our training area.

Diploma
National ID: BSB51319
State ID: BEQ9
Industry Building and Construction
Industry Business and Finance
Half price^
Online
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Work Health and Safety

Take on management responsibilities with the Diploma of Work, Health and Safety. Learn to design and manage safety programs and develop responses to organisational policy.

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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.

Diploma
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