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Business and Finance

Whether you're interested in small business, entrepreneurship, large enterprises or specialist roles, our Business and Finance courses encompass a diverse range of specialisations that will give you a solid foundation for advancing your career. Our courses are designed to teach you the fundamentals, while also giving you the necessary problem solving, managerial and organisation skills to thrive in an active marketplace.

Focus your skills on Accounting and Finance, Human Resources, Marketing and Communications, Administration and Medical Administration and Small Business or learn Leadership and Management skills across all areas to ensure your business is organised for ongoing success.

You will learn in our advanced campus facilities that feature specialised business simulators, which ensures you not only gain theoretical skills and knowledge, but also gain essential, hands-on experience. Each campus has an office setup exactly like a normal place of business, and students rotate through each of the roles of the business, completing exercises using documents and processes that support the day-to-day workings of the business.

Plan your study pathway in Business and Finance.

* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
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.

Gain these skills

  • support clients with regular monitoring
  • analysis
  • preparation of documents
  • reports
  • accounts
  • give financial advice

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.

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

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).

Gain these skills

  • prepare income tax returns
  • manage budgets and forecasts
  • prepare financial reports
  • implement and maintain internal control procedures
  • provide management accounting information

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

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

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Multiply your skills with the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping and work your way towards a career in accounting.


Are you looking to invest yourself into an accounting or bookkeeping career?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping you'll have the foundations for a career in accounting, making you ideal for sub-accountant or bookkeeping roles or as a registered BAS agent (with additional training and experience).

Gain these skills

  • prepare financial reports
  • accounts and ledgers
  • operational budgets
  • business activity statements (BAS)
  • accounting principles and industry practice

With industry and government forecasting strong demand for accountants in the coming years, you'll be ready for recruiting.

Completion of the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping opens up a range of further study options, including specialist diplomas, and it may assist in entry to university.

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

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

Certificate III in Accounts Administration

Invest in your mathematical skills with the Certificate III in Accounts Administration. Learn to oversee financial transactions, balance accounts and ledgers and provide financial reports. 


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.

Gain these skills

  • knowledge in financial transactions
  • accounts and ledgers
  • workplace health and safety
  • financial reports, and payroll
  • You will gain experience in using computerized accounting software including MYOB and XERO.

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

Certificate III
National ID: BSB30120
State ID: BFS5
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate III in Business

Gain the business skills to work in data entry, customer services, account or as an office clerk.


Do you want the skills for a flexible career that could take you anywhere?

When you complete the Certificate III in Business you'll have skills that employers are looking for, making you ideal for roles in data entry, customer service, accounts or as an office clerk.

Gain these skills

  • basic MYOB
  • workplace organisation
  • customer service
  • workplace health and safety
  • desktop publishing, spreadsheets, creating electronic presentations

With industry and government forecasting a strong demand for office workers in coming years, you'll be ready for recruiting.

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

Certificate III
National ID: BSB40120
State ID: BFR1
Industry Business and Finance
Half price^

Certificate IV in Business

Gain the business skills to manage offices in the corporate world as an office manager, business planner and customer service.


Do you want a career among tomorrow's business leaders?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Business you will have a practical foundation to take you into a number of business and corporate careers: office management, start-up business planning and marketing, and customer service.

Gain these skills

  • manage customer needs and feedback
  • develop and promote products and services
  • play a supporting role in the recruitment of staff
  • make presentations to groups
  • work in effective teams
  • workplace health and safety

Completion of the Certificate IV in Business opens up a range of further study options, including specialist business diplomas and it may assist in entry to university.

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

Certificate IV
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 take care of business?

When you complete the Diploma of Business you will have what it takes for a career in both the government and private sectors.

Gain these skills

  • build and manage a capable team
  • recruit the right people
  • develop your team's skills
  • manage organisational risk
  • undertake projects
  • facilitate effective meetings
  • manage risk

Completion of the Diploma of Business opens up a range of further study options and it may give you 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: BSB30120
State ID: AC46
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate III in Business (Administration)

Gain the office skills to work in data entry, customer service or accounts, secretarial or reception. Learn basic MYOB and workplace health and safety. 


Do you want the skills for a flexible career that could take you anywhere?

When you complete the Certificate III in Business Administration you'll have skills that employers are looking for, making you ideal for roles in data entry, customer service, or as an office or accounts clerk, secretary or receptionist.

Gain these skills

  • knowledge in basic MYOB
  • workplace organisation
  • workplace health and safety
  • spreadsheets and organising schedules
  • word processing, electronic presentations 

With industry and government forecasting a growing demand for office workers in coming years, you'll be ready for recruiting.

This course is also offered as a dual qualification with Certificate III in Business.

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

Certificate III
National ID: BSB40120
State ID: AC49
Industry Business and Finance
Half price^

Certificate IV in Business (Administration)

Gain the business skills to manage customers in office management or business administration.


Are you ready to organise your career in administration?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Business Administration you will be set for a career with expanding possibilities: in office management, or business administration.

Gain these skills

  • manage customer needs and feedback
  • develop complex documents and spreadsheets
  • facilitate smooth workplace communication
  • make presentations to groups
  • work in effective teams
  • workplace health and safety

If you choose to enrol in the additional unit BSBHRM415 Coordinate recruitment and onboarding you may also be eligible for the BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business.

Completion of the Certificate IV in Business (Business Administration) opens up a range of further study options, including specialist business diplomas, and it may assist in entry to university.

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

Certificate IV
National ID: BSB30120
State ID: AC47
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate III in Business (Medical Administration)

Gain the skills to work in a medical administration support role. Learn basic accounting and medical accounts and terminology.


Do you want a career supporting health professionals?

When you complete the Certificate III in Business Administration (Medical) you'll have skills that may be suitable for a medical administration support role.

Gain these skills

  • basic accounting
  • workplace organisation
  • workplace health and safety
  • introduction to medical terminology
  • maintaining patient records and medical accounts

With industry and government forecasting a growing demand for medical receptionists and clerks in coming years, you could be ready for recruiting.

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

Certificate III
State ID: AE378
Industry Business and Finance
Free*
Skill sets

Business Ready Skill Set

Gain the perfect introduction to office administration, clerical work and reception work.

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Get ready for a career in Business! 

This skill set is the perfect introduction to office administration, clerical work and reception work.

You will learn to all aspects of customer service and management, organisation of daily work tasks, how to produce professional documents using relevant business technology and how to work effectively with colleagues in an office environment.  

Gain these skills 

  • Deliver a service to customers 
  • Produce digital text documents 
  • Organise and complete daily work activities 
  • Use business technology 
  • Contribute to health and safety of self and others 

Tuition and resource fees

Eligible students study this course absolutely free. If you are not eligible you can expect to pay $720.00.

Skill set
National ID: BSB40320
State ID: BFR6
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business

Complete this course to learn how to launch a new business and gain the practical understanding of what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur.

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Are you ready to turn a dream into a flourishing business?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business you will have the practical understanding of what it takes to run a successful small business.

Gain these skills

  • develop a viable business plan
  • understand your legal requirements and responsibilities
  • manage business finances
  • market new business ventures

Completion of the Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business opens up a range of further study options, including specialist business diplomas, and it may assist in entry to university.

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

Certificate IV
National ID: BSB40420
State ID: BFS2
Industry Business and Finance
Half price^

Certificate IV in Human Resource Management

Recruit the best staff and develop staff potential with this industry-relevant course.


Are you ready to pick the best person for the job?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Human Resources you are setting yourself up for a career in building productive businesses with the most capable staff; as a human resource officer, recruitment assistant or in human resources development.

Gain these skills

  • recruit staff 
  • develop staff potential
  • make presentations to groups
  • lead effective teams
  • workplace health and safety

Completion of the Certificate IV in Human Resources opens up a range of further study options, including specialist business diplomas, and it may assist in entry to university.

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

Certificate IV
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 have what it takes to build the right workforce?

When you complete the Diploma of Human Resources Management you will have what it takes for a career as a human resources manager or human resources officer.

Gain these skills

  • build and manage a capable team
  • recruit the right people
  • support staff and develop their skills
  • facilitate performance development and manage industrial relations
  • workforce planning

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

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.

Gain these skills

  • build and lead a team
  • manage budgets and financial plans
  • recruit staff
  • identify and manage risks
  • play a leading role in project planning
  • manage projects

This qualification is offered as a dual qualification with BSB50215 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.

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

Diploma
State ID: AE617
Industry Business and Finance
Free*
Skill sets

Operate a Small Business Skill Set

Get Skills Ready for a job with small business admin skills.

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Get ready to turn your dream into a flourishing business!

This introductory skill set will give you the tools to launch or improve how you operate your own small business or to gain work-ready skills for employment within a range of small businesses.  

You will learn how to apply and create relevant documents and publications to your business to organise and better manage your work load, how to use digital and online tools to manage finances, how to establish and manage a social networking presence and how to manage work, health and safety laws relevant to your small business.  

Gain these skills 

  • Learn about various business documents and publications and how to apply them to your business 
  • Design and produce digital business documents and publications 
  • Design and produce spreadsheets for organising and tracking work 
  • Plan small business finances 
  • Use social media tools to promote your business 
  • Apply knowledge of work, health and safety laws in the workplace    

Dates

Bentley    

  • 2 May to 23 September
Skill set
National ID: BSB50820
State ID: BFT0
Industry Business and Finance
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Project Management

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

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Are you ready for a career that would see you managing the big things?

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.

Gain these skills

  • managing projects from start to finish
  • apply scope management
  • time management
  • quality management
  • cost management
  • risk management
  • information and communication techniques
  • integrating projects
  • managing people
  • managing operational plans

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
State ID: GAB80
Industry Business and Finance
Industry Engineering and Mining
Skill sets

Safety Leadership for Supervisors skill set

Work towards becoming Section 44 compliant with this skill set covering safety leadership for site supervisors, ideal for those working in the mining and construction industries.

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This two day intensive face to face safety supervisors training is designed for supervisors and managers in the mining and construction industry who require an understanding of their obligations as part of the WHS Act and regulations in Western Australia.

In this skill set, training is made relevant to operational requirements on-site meaning safety supervisors are able to apply skills and knowledge learnt, as soon as they return to site.

Gain these skills

  • responsibilities to complete workplace inspections
  • incident and accident reporting
  • training, leadership and supervision
  • emergency preparation and procedures
  • risk management
  • delegation
  • plant and substances
  • safety and health representative obligations
  • mines inspection
  • compliance requirements and how to achieve compliance

Next dates for delivery:

  • 21 and 22 September 2022
  • 26 and 27 October 2022
  • 30 November and 1 December 2022
Skill set
National ID: TAE40116
State ID: BAB2
Industry Business and Finance
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Passionate about sharing knowledge and training others? Complete a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and kick-start your career as a trainer, assessor or lecturer.


Are you passionate about sharing knowledge and training others?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment you will be ready to start a rewarding career as a vocational trainer, assessor, or lecturer, either in the private or public sector.

Gain these skills

  • deliver and assess training
  • design and develop training programs
  • present to groups of learners
  • participate in assessment moderation and validation

The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is an essential requirement for anyone wishing to deliver vocational education and training for a registered training organisation in Australia.

Certificate IV
National ID: S0184P
State ID: S0184P
Industry Business and Finance

Understanding Local Government-Online Course

Start your Council Member Essentials journey with this introduction to Local Government short course.

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The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) has selected South Metropolitan TAFE as an approved training provider for the development and delivery of the Council Member Essentials course for elected members. 

Council Member Essentials is a five unit training program that local government council members are required to complete within 12 months of being elected. The purpose of the training is to provide practical information that will help you become familiar with the skills, knowledge and responsibilities of your role as a councillor. The course outlines information you will need to know about the way Local Government works in Western Australia under the Local Government Act 1995 and explains in simple terms important information to assist you in the performance of your duties as a councillor. 

The Understanding Local Government unit provides participants with:

  • An understanding of the composition, structure and operational functions of Government in Australia, and in particular Western Australian Local Government.
  • An overview of local government roles and functions in Western Australia
  • Explains how local government fits into the overall structure of government in Australia.

Course code and fees*

S0184P - $250.00
*fees are all inclusive of course materials, assessment and Certificate of Completion 

This course requires online self-paced study of 3 - 4 hours in total. You will have 3 months from date of enrolment to complete this unit.

We recommend you begin at unit 1: Understanding Local Government, but if you have completed this in prior study, you can begin with Serving on Council, or other units in the pathway to suit your progression. 

Explore the full pathway and apply

Short course
State ID: GAC85
Industry Business and Finance
Industry Engineering and Mining

WHS for Statutory Supervisors skill set

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This course has a been designed for supervisors and team leaders who work in the Western Australian mining industry.

The units delivered will work towards or will achieve the expected WorkSafe requirements for statutory supervisors under Schedule 26 of the WHS (Mines) Regulations (WA) 2022.

Gain these skills:
  • WHS management systems: policies, procedures and programs
  • Work with your organisation’s WHS management system
  • Duty of care
  • Provide information to the work team
  • WHS consultation
  • Monitor consultative processes
  • Arrange to meet WHS training needs
  • WHS training in the workplace
  • Coaching and mentoring through planned tasks observations
  • Identify workplace hazards
  • Record and report workplace hazards
  • Hierarchy of risk control measures
  • Monitor and review of risk control measures
  • Risk management tools
  • Conduct an inspection
  • Conduct incident and accident reporting
Upcoming dates:
  • 24 and 25 August 2022
  • 5 and 6 October 2022
  • 16 and 17 November 2022
Skill set
National ID: BSB30719
State ID: BEQ5
Industry Building and Construction
Industry Business and Finance
Online

Certificate III in Work Health and Safety

Start a career in safety with the Certificate IV in Work, Health and Safety. Learn to perform hazard identification, risk assessments, emergency procedures and manage safety programs.

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Do you have what it takes to step into a career in workplace safety? 

When you complete the Certificate III in Work Health and Safety you can expect to be a valued addition to any organisation as a work health and safety advisor.  

This qualification reflects the role of individuals performing work health and safety (WHS) duties in addition to their main duties. They may provide technical advice and support to a team and apply a range of competencies in varied work contexts. It provides the skills and knowledge required to contribute to a variety of WHS tasks.

Gain these skills

  • assist with legal compliance
  • hazard identification
  • preventative safety measures
  • risk assessment
  • consultation
  • WHS issue resolution processes
  • emergency procedures
  • hazardous chemicals processes
Certificate III
National ID: BSB41419
State ID: BER2
Industry Building and Construction
Industry Business and Finance
Online

Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

Start a career in safety with the Certificate IV in Work, Health and Safety. Learn to perform hazard identification, risk assessments, emergency procedures and manage safety programs.

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Do you have what it takes to step into an in-demand career in workplace safety?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety you can expect to be a valued addition to any organisation as a work health and safety officer, or WHS coordinator.

Gain these skills 

  • assisting with legal compliance
  • hazard identification 
  • risk assessment
  • claims management
  • implementing management systems
  • emergency procedures
  • return-to-work programs
Certificate IV
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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Do you have 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.

Gain these skills

  • 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
National ID: BSB20120
State ID: BFT1
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate II in Workplace Skills

Gain the office skills to prepare for a clerical or administrative role. 

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Are you looking to kickstart a business career?

When you complete the Certificate II in Business you'll have the skills to get your foot in the door in a clerical or administrative role in a broad range of workplaces.

Gain these skills

  • general office administration, including word processing and spreadsheets
  • workplace health and safety
  • workplace communication

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

Certificate II
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