Business is a loose term that can be applied to a broad range of jobs, such as finance, banking, risk management, HR and insurance. Now Learning promotes classroom-based and online business courses in all of these sections, and more. For example, you can find TAFE business courses in small business management, certificates in bookkeeping, and undergraduate and postgraduate degrees such as Bachelor of Commerce and MBAs. You’ll also find a variety of short business courses, such as how to start and manage your own business. You have a number of options when it comes to choosing a business course, as you’ll see from our extensive list below.
Business courses can be applied to a variety of jobs and aren’t necessarily only for those who want to make their way in Australia’s corporate world. For example, if you’re going to take over the family carpentry business you’ll need small business management skills, which you could get from business courses online. And if you’re going to start your own IT company – even it is out of your parents’ garage – you’ll benefit from TAFE business courses, such as business administration. With the variety available, you can choose a business course that meets your needs.
The flexibility of correspondence and online business courses allows you to study without giving up your day job. You’re still free to start your fledgling business or begin training as a clerk in a multinational company. These part-time courses make studying more affordable, especially as they also come with payment plans. Many students have to work to put themselves through school. In some cases, students may be eligible for VET Fee-Help, which makes business courses even more affordable.
Depending on your needs you might want to consider postgraduate qualifications. Master’s business courses are always good, as are graduate certificates and diplomas. Bear in mind that you don’t have to go into postgrad study as soon as you’ve got your undergraduate degree. You can take a few years to find your feet in the business environment and decide where exactly you want to specialise, so you get the most out of further business studies.
You should also bear in mind that just because TAFE business courses and online degrees are nationally accredited, that doesn’t mean that they don’t carry weight internationally. The standard of education in Australia is so high that any tertiary qualification is respected, no matter where you go in the world. Business courses are no different. In fact, you can add international flavour to your qualifications by getting a graduate certificate in international relations.