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.
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.
Boost your career with a Diploma of Business. Learn essential skills in leadership, marketing, and finance to advance your career in the business world.
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.
When you complete this diploma you will have what it takes for a career as a human resources manager.
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.
This course will give you what it takes for a career as a team leader, middle manager or supervisor.
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 Diploma of Business(opens in a new tab) , 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.
Manage projects from start to finish with this industry-relevant diploma.
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.
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.
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.