Business and Administration

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Open up career opportunities in a broad range of occupations and industries by completing a nationally recognised qualification.

Career opportunities in Business and Administration

Here are some examples of careers within Business and Administration:

Accounting and Finance

If you love mathematics and enjoy working with numbers, a career as an accountant, bookkeeper, payroll clerk or office manager could be for you. You’ll develop the skills in financial management, auditing, management, accounting, taxation, business and company law.

Audit – Quality Systems

Develop the skills and knowledge to become a quality systems auditor. This course develops the skills and knowledge you will need to plan for, lead and engage in a quality audit. You will develop skills in assessing risks, leading teams, evaluating performance, and reporting as it relates to the audit of the management systems of an organisation.


Develop the skills and knowledge to become a bookkeeper. Learn how to organise and manage the financial transactions of a business so they can be used to produce meaningful reports for internal and external users. Learn what a Business Activity Statement (BAS) is, how to prepare it and lodge it. The qualification meets the academic requirements for registration with the Taxation Practitioners Board (TPB) as a BAS agent.


Imagine developing your leadership skills and learning how to manage a business or company division overseeing the accounting, purchasing, human resources, marketing and business requirements, or how to lead your frontline staff. Employment opportunities exist in a variety of industries as a receptionist, legal secretary, personal assistant, administrator, project officer, supervisor, team leader or manager.

Business Administration

Acquire the skills and knowledge needed to work in different business sectors. You’ll learn about a range of business equipment, procedures and technology as well as dealing with customers and clients, writing skills for work, organising yourself and handling mail. You’ll develop and improve your skills for use within an office environment and learn to execute office tasks efficiently and effectively to increase your chances of securing employment in management, administrative or clerical positions.

Financial Planning

Get qualified to start a career as a financial planner. Learn how to prepare financial plans and assist clients with managing their investments and retirement planning. This course meets the academic requirements for registration as a financial planner.

Health Administration

Increase your chances of securing a career in a hospital or professional practice with a course in this area. You’ll develop and improve your skills for use as a clerical support person within the health industry. You’ll also learn medical terminology and skills to enable you to execute tasks efficiently and effectively.

Human Resources

If you have an interest in people and organisational management, you may like to consider a career as a human resource officer or manager. Learn about the administration of human resources, work health and safety, training and workplace behaviour as well as conducting recruitment and selection. As a human resource officer or manager you’ll liaise with people in the organisation and may assist with recruitment of staff, mediation and change management processes.

Leadership and Management

Develop and harness your skills across a range of different management career areas. On completion, you’ll be in the best position to gain employment in financial management, human resource management, customer service, franchising, or workplace relations. These learned skills will also provide a general management knowledge for small business owners.

Legal Administration

Are you interested in gaining suitable qualifications to work as a legal receptionist or secretary? You’ll develop a broad range of administrative competencies in a legal environment. You’ll also learn about the legal system and its terminology and legal administration practices. Within your role, you’ll use some discretion and judgement and may provide technical advice and support to a team.


Tap into your creative side and study the science of marketing. With our course, you’ll develop a range of specialist marketing skills as well as other generic business competencies. These may include learning strong communication skills to maintain relationships with your customers, understanding a SWOT analysis and preparing a marketing strategy. You’ll then be able to go on to gain employment as a marketing coordinator, market research officer, public relations manager, or marketing manager.

Office Administration

Do you have strong organisational skills and enjoy methodical thinking? A possible role as an office administrator, receptionist, personal assistant or secretary could be a rewarding career. As part of your studies, you’ll develop basic administrative tasks that can prepare you to perform clerical duties in a variety of office environments. You’ll also learn to communicate effectively as part of an office team, manage time efficiently and organise an office space.

Project Management

Imagine a career that draws on your strengths of logical thinking. You’ll learn the practical skills and knowledge required to design, implement, manage and close complex projects. Employment as a project manager or a project team leader will provide you with the opportunity to plan, organise, motivate and control resources to reach specific goals and objectives.

Real Estate

Do you want to work in the fast paced world of real estate, either as an agent or broker? If you enjoy sales and are a strong communicator, a course within this career area will provide you the skills needed to sell, market, lease and manage real estate and/or properties. You can gain employment to assist the vendor market their property, find the perfect buyer and close the sale.


Prepare for a career in retail by learning how to maintain store safety and security, build relationships with customers, manage operations and budgets, perform stock control and communicate effectively with colleagues. You can gain employment as a customer service or sales assistant, shift manager, department or store manager, checkout supervisor, merchandise coordinator, buyer or sales manager.

Small Business Management

Get the skills you need to successfully establish or build your small business. You can learn about the principles and practices of small business management and develop the skills and knowledge required to manage the establishment, planning, promotion, finances, operations and workforce of a small business.

Tax Agent

Get the qualifications necessary to register as a tax agent with the Taxation Practitioners Board. This course meets the academic requirements for registration as a tax agent. It would be suitable for people who have an accounting qualification but need the academic requirements for registration as a tax agent. Once registered with the Taxation Practitioners Board you can prepare and lodge tax returns for clients.

Training and Assessment

Do you see yourself as a skills trainer, facilitator, and/or assessor in the workplace or vocational education and training sector? You can develop the knowledge and skills required to competently perform these roles.

Work Health and Safety

Gain skills in work health and safety, and increase your possibility of securing employment as a workplace safety officer or manager.

How to find a course

So you’ve worked out what career areas or careers interest you and it’s time to see what courses are available?

To find courses in your area of interest, enter your keywords into the course search function on the right hand side of the page. For more detailed searches, use the ‘Advanced search option’.

Not sure which course to choose?

If you need help deciding which course or course level to choose, you can speak with one of our Customer Service Centre staff on 1300 766 123 or take advantage of our free career counselling service. Our experienced staff can help you decide which courses will help you reach your goals.