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Accounting-related courses can provide a pathway towards specialist accounting careers in everything from forensic to chartered accounting, as well as roles related to bookkeeping and management.

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Banking and finance courses can help you channel your love of numbers and economics into a career in bookkeeping, forensic or chartered accounting, money management, and more.

TAFE NSW offers a range of business qualifications that will provide insight into organisational productivity and business success.

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The growth industries of health administration and education administration embrace amazing careers that combine people skills with the latest technologies.

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International trade careers demand another level of precision and excellence, but offer extraordinary opportunities and rewards.

Any organisation serious about growth is also serious about learning management.

Legal-related careers extend throughout both the private and public sectors, and include skills that can reveal amazing rewards and possibilities.

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Procurement and contracting careers run throughout almost every sector in Australia. TAFE NSW courses can also link you to the government and public sectors.

Project management careers embrace all sectors and industries, and demand skills and knowledge that is in demand and transferable.

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The ultimate area that combines people and business skills, sales careers are always needed, valued and in demand.

Specialising in service industry management means your career is linked to a growth sector with limitless potential.

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Business administration is the engine room that supports the business in meeting their strategic and operational goals. Administrators support all operational aspects of a business - including accounting, marketing and sales, finance, human resources, management and leadership.

The skills you learn in business administration including, problem solving, communication, organisation and attention to detail are valued in every industry, making a business administration qualification from TAFE NSW useful no matter where you career takes you.

There are many types of business management courses available at TAFE NSW, from short courses to the Bachelor of Business, and everything in between.

Depending on where you are in your career, you can start your studies with the Certificate II in Business. The next step is the Certificate III in Business Administration, which allows you to branch into specialist fields like medical, education and legal. Master your business skills when you complete the Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma. If a leadership role is your goal, discover your leadership style in the Certificate IV in Leadership and Management.

TAFE NSW offers you a range of on-campus and online business management courses, and if you’re employed in the industry you can enrol as a trainee so you can learn your skills while you earn.

In a business management course you will learn to:

  • Plan and implement systems and processes
  • Manage budgets and financial plans
  • Manage projects and timelines
  • Contribute to workforce planning strategy
  • Establish a strategic marketing plan
  • Problem solve, work collaboratively and communicate effectively
  • Establish your leadership style

Graduates of our business management courses go on to roles such as:

  • Business owner
  • Corporate services manager
  • Executive officer
  • Project consultant
  • Business development manager
  • Business sales team leader

There is a lot of flexibility when you become a business manager or administrator, and your transferrable skills will be in-demand across many industries. This is a career choice with endless opportunities for employment and professional growth that could see you working in a small business, a large multi-national, in a government agency or at a not-for-profit.

While you don’t need a specific qualification to work in business administration or management industry, our courses help you strengthen your skills and significantly expand your career opportunities.

The Certificate III in Business Administration equips you with the skills to start your career in the business services industry. Continue learning and improving your business management and leadership skills with our Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses.

The business services sector in Australia currently employers over 1.6 million people (around 13% of Australia jobs), with employment in the sector forecast to grow almost 3% through to 2024.

There is a high demand for business administrators and managers with professional skills in technology, customer service and document production across all industries.

Roles are also evolving to include a broader range of responsibilities, such as planning company events, wealth management, compliance, managing social media and technology training and to include emerging technologies such as robotic and cloud computing.

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What job opportunities could a business admin course lead to?

The average weekly salary for an office manager is $1,111, and a business administration course can lead to a number of similar job opportunities, acting as the first port of call for any business to dealing with customers cordially and efficiently. 

A business administration qualification can lead to great careers such as: 

  • office manager
  • office administrator
  • executive officer
  • conveyancer
  • legal assistant
  • legal secretary
  • receptionist
  • executive assistant
  • customer services manager

Whether you're just starting out in your business administration career, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels in the areas such as business, financial planning, business administration, small business management, systems analysis and design, and database design and development.