The Undergraduate Certificate in Business Management is a short course for people currently working in business or retail environments who wish to manage a small business or move into management or supervisory roles. Enhance your business skills with 4 subjects covering management and marketing fundamentals, finance and investment and foundations of accounting. If you choose to continue your studies with the Bachelor of Applied Commerce, you will receive recognition of prior learning for 4 of the subjects completed in this course
6 months full time or 1 year part time
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Use and understand accounting software such as MYOB and Xero
Apply a variety of skills related to business, management, accounting, marketing and finance
Create detailed financial statements for clients and stakeholders
Uphold ethical standards and practices in accounting processes
Use your skills in real world situations and understand contemporary accounting concepts
Develop specialist skills to gain an advantage in the job market
Graduate with an Undergraduate Certificate
Skills and knowledge to work in business management or retail management roles
Accounting skills that are valued by a range of industries
The confidence to start or enhance your own business as you will have foundational skills and knowledge in marketing, management, business, finance and accounting
Gain recognition of prior learning if you go onto further study with the Bachelor of Applied Commerce. 3 subjects studied in the undergraduate certificate are recognised and credited towards the bachelor’s degree, with a fee deduction
This course has been accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
A completed certificate IV or higher vocational qualification in business or business management or
At least 3 years' experience in a business or retail environment
Attend a pre-admission interview where you may also be asked to complete a short literacy and numeracy task - this helps us to understand how we can support your study success and provide you with any necessary support
Your certificates, transcripts and other entry requirement evidence must be certified through a Justice of the Peace or other authorising officer
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in finance and numbers
An interest in helping others
Strong attention to detail
Good communication and relationship building skills
Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
A PC or laptop with good internet connection to access your study materials and complete and submit your assessments. You can access this equipment on a TAFE NSW campus, however we highly recommend you have your own equipment available. Online learning environments are accessible on mobile, but you will need a PC or laptop at times.
You do not require an ATAR score for entry into this course.
If you are unable to meet the entry requirements, you may be eligible for special admission.
Please continue with your application and you will be guided to identify as mature aged (at least 21 years old in your first year of study) or disadvantaged (disability, serious or chronic illness, interrupted education, lack of support for study, serious personal problems and/or serious family responsibilities). Please contact us to find out more.
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Professionals in these fields play a vital role in various industries. They perform a range of analytical, conceptual, and practical tasks in business operations and planning, human resource development, public relations and marketing management.
Other jobs include: marketing assistant, retail manager, business owner, accounts receivable, accounts payable and human resources.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Undergraduate Certificate in Business Management does not have any pre-requisite courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning (https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/recognition-credit-transfers) or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Completion of this course requires you to successfully complete 4 subjects (40 credit points) made up of 4 core subjects.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
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