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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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Angela Plaisted

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"I made some great connections at TAFE NSW, and still maintain friendship with my study group."

Angela Plaisted - Diploma of Business (Marketing)

Angela Plaisted built her management and marketing foundations at TAFE NSW, before refining her skills and progressing her career at one of the world’s largest professional services firms.

Angela graduated from her business course in 2008. Angela’s time at TAFE NSW saw her progress from basic clerical roles to a great position at Ernst & Young. Angela is now the Global Program Manager of EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year – the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs.

“I loved studying and enjoyed the sense of achievement,” says Angela. “I deeply appreciated the expertise and real-world experience of my teachers.”

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Studying business and leadership allows you to understand and master the most important elements of a successful organisation. Follow in the footsteps of the most iconic business leaders in the world like Steve Jobs or Indra Nooyi as you study a comprehensive business qualification with TAFE NSW.

You will go on a journey of personal and professional growth as you develop keen business skills and learn to confidently lead teams to success.

Whether you are a seasoned entrepreneur or starting your career in business, we have a large range of qualifications tailored to suit you from short courses all the way to our esteemed Bachelor of Business.

Looking for something more specific? Ensure your small business thrives with the Certificate IV in New Small Business, or learn to improve focus and drive with a Certificate IV in Leadership and Management.

Our business focused courses will teach you everything you need to know about navigating a successful corporate life. You will learn exceptional business skills to analyse, plan and manage all aspects of an organisation as you create strong career prospects as a dynamic executive officer, business owner or project manager.

Our leadership courses will teach you to become a motivated and disciplined leader who inspires and motivates organisational change to overcome obstacles and meet strategic goals. The leaders of the future need to be innovative, and creative. The TAFE NSW leadership qualifications will get you there.

Whether you are establishing your own small business or managing a national organisation, there are many rewarding career choices in business, with the most popular being:

  • Business manager
  • Business owner
  • Business operator
  • Clerical officer
  • Executive officer
  • Project consultant
  • Payroll officer
  • Production manager
  • Supervisor

Start your journey to becoming an empowering leader in complex business environments and inspire your workforce to create incredible results with a TAFE NSW Certificate III in Business.

The business sector is calling out for capable business managers who can reach difficult targets while providing insightful and dynamic leadership to create strong teams, and strong results.

The business services industry will offer you a wealth of career opportunities, with over 1.6 million people currently working as business professionals, making up 13% of all Australian jobs. The business sector is set to grow by a further 3% until 2024.

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What job opportunities could a business or management course lead to?

A business and management course or project management course can lead to a number of job opportunities, both in Australia and internationally. Leadership and management,  business management and project management skills are in high demand, and can be a lucrative career choice: the average weekly salary for a general manager is $1,956. 

Qualified graduates in project, business or leadership management can be employed in roles such as: 

  • general manager
  • team leader
  • project manager
  • section manager
  • small business owner

Whether you're just starting out in your business and management career, want to add to your experience or are looking for small business management courses to launch your own enterprise, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you, including courses in International Business, Leadership and Management, Property Services, Small Business Management, Retail Management and Project Management Practice.