Course code: HE20543V01

    Undergraduate Certificate in Business Management

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    OverviewAbout this course

    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

    Course duration

    6 months full time or 1 year part time

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

    Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

    • Apply knowledge of accounting concepts and reporting requirements in line with business and legislative requirements

    • Analyse financial information and apply it in business management contexts

    • Consider and act on opportunities, constraints, problems and issues when developing business management strategies, to achieve the best outcomes for an organisation

    • Apply ethical practices when working with clients and stakeholders

    • Work independently and collaboratively, showing initiative and the ability to be a good leader

    Course outcomes

    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)

    SuitabilityIs this course right for you?

    Entry requirements

    This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

    You must demonstrate that you have achieved one of the following:

    • 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

    You must also:

    • 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

    Entry recommendations

    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.

    PathwaysFuture career and study options

    Career pathways

    Our graduates go onto roles like:

    Business, Human Resource and Marketing Professionals

    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.

    • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).


    • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

      279,700 workers

    • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

      40 years

    • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.


    • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

      44 hours

    • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

      Very high

    • Gender share

      49% female

    • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

      Strong Growth

    Other jobs include: marketing assistant, retail manager, business owner, accounts receivable, accounts payable and human resources.

    Study pathways

    Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

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    Alternative pathways into this course

    The Undergraduate Certificate in Business Management does not have any pre-requisite courses.

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    Your experience counts

    At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning ( or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

    SubjectsSubjects in this course

    Completion of this course requires you to successfully complete 4 subjects (40 credit points) made up of 4 core subjects.

    Core Subjects

    Elective Subjects

    Note: Some courses offer the opportunity to choose subjects from the complete suite of Higher Education electives that are delivered by TAFE NSW. Once you’ve enrolled, contact your Course Coordinator to discuss tailoring your course to align with your interests and goals.

    TAFE NSW servicesFacilities and support

    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

    • TAFE NSW Libraries

    • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

    • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

    • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

    • Student associations – get social with our student community

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