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Business and Finance

Take the corporate world by storm with a nationally recognised qualification in business and finance.

From developing a business idea, to ensuring you have the right people, processes and structures in place, the business and finance industry is a vital element of the world we live in.

Our business courses begin with the basics and delve deeper into the world of corporate management, giving participants the necessary problem-solving, managerial and organisational skills to thrive in an active marketplace. Our finance courses provide participants with all the skills needed to undertake bookkeeping or accounts administration for an organisation or your own business, while our Human Resources qualifications prepare participants for an operational or support role in HR.

If you are passionate about the safety of others and work well in a leadership position, consider a career in workplace Occupational Health and Safety with our Certificate III to Diploma level courses. We also offer courses in quality auditing for those with a keen eye for detail.

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills courses, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your training.
National ID: FNS50217
State ID: BDP8
Industry Business and Finance

Diploma of Accounting

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Online/distance

Sub study areas:

Accounting and Bookkeeping

Crunch the numbers with a career as an accountant.

The Diploma of Accounting provides participants with the opportunity to undertake professional accounting job roles in financial services and other industries, including tax agents, accounts payable and accounts receivable officers, payroll service providers, and employees performing a range of accounting tasks for organisations in a range of industries.

Participants will learn how to apply solutions to a range of often complex problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. Participants will learn how to plan, coordinate and evaluate their own work and provide guidance to others within defined guidelines.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Diploma
National ID: FNS40217
State ID: BDQ3
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

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Off campus
On campus
Online/distance
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Accounting and Bookkeeping

Crunch the numbers with a career in accounting and bookkeeping.

The Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping provides participants with an opportunity to work as a bookkeeper in a business or within their own practice. Participants will learn skills to develop their bookkeeping and financial report preparation knowledge, complete all bookkeeping requirements and complete BAS information for employers and clients.

Participants will also be able to develop a range of generic business skills. This qualification is recognised as meeting the future requirements for bookkeepers wishing to provide BAS services as a professional contract bookkeeper, either working under the direction of a Tax Agent/Public Accountant, for a bookkeeping business or franchise, or as a BAS service provider.

NRTAFE is recognised by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) as an Accredited Training Provider.
The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers is the largest bookkeeping institute in the world. It promotes and maintains the standards of bookkeeping as a profession, through the establishment of a series of relevant qualifications and the award of grades of membership that recognise academic attainment, working experience and expertise. (www.icb.org.au/About/Objectives)

Certificate IV
National ID: FNS30317
State ID: BDQ0
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate III in Accounts Administration

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Off campus
On campus
Online/distance
Still in school
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Accounting and Bookkeeping

Enter an industry you can count on.

The Certificate III in Accounts Administration is suitable for participants who wish to work in the administration side of accounting. This includes financial data entry, processing accounts and payrolls, producing financial reports and providing customer service in financial transactions.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Design and produce business documents
  • Operate computerised accounting systems
  • Perform and process financial transactions and extract reports
  • Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Certificate III
National ID: BSB10115
State ID: AVU7
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate I in Business

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus

Sub study areas:

Business

Let's begin with the business basics.

The Certificate I in Business is an entry-level course suitable for those seeking an introduction into business and office work. Participants will develop basic skills and knowledge to undertake a variety of administration tasks.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Operate a personal computer and/or other digital device
  • Create letters, flyers, posters and other business documents
  • Use a photocopier, printers, scanners, binders, laminators and back up devices
  • Communicate in a business environment
  • Organise files and folders on their devices

The units that form the Certificate I in Business act as a foundation for many other qualifications in business, finance, tourism, community services, hospitality and aged care, among others.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Certificate I
National ID: BSB20115
State ID: AVU8
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate II in Business

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Still in school
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Business

Let's begin with the business basics.

Want a career in an office? Not sure if you have the skills?

The Certificate II in Business is a self-paced course designed for those without experience in the business sector, including school leavers and those looking for a new career or returning to the industry. Our lecturers can help you set up your email account and develop your word processing and Excel skills, as well as teaching you other essential knowledge to improve your chances of securing a career in business.

Successful completion of this course can lead into higher level qualifications and is also the foundation for many other industries.

Already employed in business? This course allows you to gain a nationally-accredited qualification while at work, recognising your capabilities while boosting your skills.

Certificate II
National ID: BSB40215
State ID: AVV9
Industry Business and Finance
Half price^

Certificate IV in Business

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On campus
Online/distance
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Business

Make your mark in the corporate world.

The Certificate IV in Business reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of contexts. Participants will learn how to apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources.

Students will gain skills in:

  • Managing customers needs and feedback
  • Developing and promoting products and services
  • Recruiting staff

With only one core unit, this qualification allows students a wide range of flexibility and options for student. There are multiple electives to select from, covering areas such as projects, presentations, customer service, marketing, record keeping, research, organising meetings, finance, risk management and documentation including Microsoft Excel.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Certificate IV
National ID: BSB50215
State ID: AVU9
Industry Business and Finance

Diploma of Business

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Online/distance

Sub study areas:

Business

Climb the corporate ladder with a Diploma of Business.

The Diploma of Business is suitable for individuals who aspire to business management roles or are already in a management role and would like their experience recognised and/or improved.

Participants will be able select elective units from a broad range of business options including advertising, e-business, human resource management, marketing, meetings, finance, project and risk management.

This qualification is also suited to the needs of individuals with little or no vocational experience, but who possess sound theoretical business skills and knowledge that they would like to further develop in order to create further educational and employment opportunities.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Broome Workshops

A selection of Saturday workshops are available under this qualification to enable students to fast track their studies outside of regular working hours. Workshops may be completed as part of the full qualification or simply as stand alone units for those looking to upskill.

Diploma
National ID: BSB40320
State ID: BFR6
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Online/distance

Sub study areas:

Business

This qualification reflects the role of individuals establishing or operating a business providing self-employment, as well as those establishing a new venture as part of a larger organisation.

These individuals use well developed skills and a broad knowledge base to solve a range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others and have responsibility for the output of others.

Certificate IV
National ID: BSB41015
State ID: AVT3
Industry Business and Finance
Half price^

Certificate IV in Human Resources

Study modes:

Off campus
Online/distance
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Human Resources

Shape the culture of an organisation with a career in human resources.

The Certificate IV in Human Resources provides participants with the skills to work in a range of support positions within human resources management.

In smaller companies, graduates may work across all human resources functional areas and in larger companies, graduates may be assigned responsibilities in units or business areas focused on discrete human resources functions, such as remuneration, workforce planning or human resources information systems.

Throughout this course, participants will learn how to:

  • Review human resources functions
  • Recruit, select and induct staff
  • Support performance management processes
  • Implement industrial relations procedures

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Certificate IV
National ID: BSB50618
State ID: BDZ6
Industry Business and Finance

Diploma of Human Resources Management

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Online/distance

Sub study areas:

Human Resources

Shape the culture of an organisation with a career in human resources.

The Diploma of Human Resources Management is suitable for those who already have experience in the industry and are wishing to build on existing skills, particularly in the area of management.

Participants will develop a sound theoretical knowledge base in human resources management and demonstrate a range of managerial skills to ensure that human resources functions are effectively conducted in an organisation or business area.

Participants will learn how to manage:

  • Human resource services
  • Workforce planning
  • Recruitment, selection and induction services
  • Performance management systems
  • Employee relations
  • Work health and safety

Students will also be able to select elective units from a broad range of human resource options including the management of human resources management information systems, rehabilitation or return-to-work programs, or programs that promote personal effectiveness.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Diploma
National ID: BSB40520
State ID: BFR2
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Online/distance
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Management

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working as developing and emerging leaders and managers in a range of enterprise and industry contexts.

As well as assuming responsibility for their own performance, individuals at this level are likely to provide leadership, guidance and support to others. They may also have some responsibility for organising and monitoring the output of teams.

They apply solutions to a defined range of predictable and unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources.

Certificate IV
National ID: BSB50420
State ID: BFR7
Industry Business and Finance

Diploma of Leadership and Management

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Online/distance

Sub study areas:

Management

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply knowledge, practical skills and experience in leadership and management across a range of enterprise and industry contexts.

Individuals at this level display initiative and judgement in planning, organising, implementing and monitoring their own workload and the workload of others. They use communication skills to support individuals and teams to meet organisational or enterprise requirements.

They may plan, design, apply and evaluate solutions to unpredictable problems, and identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources.

Diploma
State ID: IAA34
Industry Business and Finance
Half price^
Skill sets

Microsoft Excel Advanced Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Business

Develop skills in advanced analysis and automation tools using Microsoft Excel.

This course teaches participants how to successfully produce spread sheets for their business management and information analysis needs.

Topics covered:

  • Lookup and reference functions
  • Modifying Excel options
  • Customised formatting of charts
  • Labels and names in a workbook
  • Data protection
  • Summaries using subtotals
  • Data linking and consolidation
  • Pivot tables, group cells and outlines
  • Using the solver tool
  • Using macro recorder
Skill set
State ID: AE150
Industry Business and Finance
Free*
Skill sets

Operating a Small Business Skill Set

Study modes:

On campus
Online/distance

Sub study areas:

Business

Learn how to operate a small business!

If you're currently operating or thinking about starting up a small business, or would like to get job ready for an administrative support position in a small business operation, this is the skill set for you! 

The Operating a Small Business skill set offers a fantastic range of skills and knowledge to get you job ready. You'll learn how to design and produce business documents and publications, digitally design and develop text-based documents,  develop spreadsheets through the use of both cloud-based and non-cloud based applications, identify financial requirements of a business including profit targets, cash flow projections and strategies to garner financial support, and understand workplace health and safety (WHS) legislation and its application to safe work practices. It even covers how to create and build a social networking presence using social media tools and applications. 

Further study pathways

This skill set provides a pathway to further study towards a selection of qualifications, some of which may be eligible for Lower fees, local skills half-price course fees. Please see the list below.

Please note: this course has both an online and a face-to-face component.

Skill set
National ID: BSB50820
State ID: BFT0
Industry Business and Finance
Half price^

Diploma of Project Management

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Online/distance

Sub study areas:

Management

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply project management skills and knowledge in a variety of contexts, across a number of industry sectors. The job roles that relate to this qualification may include Project Manager and Project Team Leader.

Individuals in these roles have project leadership and management roles and are responsible for achieving project objectives. They possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical and managerial competencies to initiate, plan, execute and evaluate their own work and/or the work of others.

Diploma
National ID: BSB40920
State ID: BFT2
Industry Business and Finance
Half price^

Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Online/distance

Sub study areas:

Management

This qualification is suitable for autonomous individuals who identify and apply project management skills and knowledge in a wide variety of contexts. Job titles for these roles may include contracts officers, project administrators, quality officers and small business operators.

Individuals in these roles might be members of a project team, with no direct responsibility for overall project outcomes. Primarily, these roles would support wider project operations. They may use project tools and methodologies selectively to support organisational or business activities.

Certificate IV
National ID: BSB51615
State ID: AVS3
Industry Business and Finance

Diploma of Quality Auditing

Study modes:

Off campus
Online/distance

Sub study areas:

Quality Auditing

Do you have a keen eye for detail?

The Diploma of Quality Auditing provides participants with the skills to use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work and/or the work of a team.

Participants will learn all aspects of undertaking a quality audit, from participating in, initiating, leading and managing the process.

Upon successful completion, participants may work as quality assurance managers, quality facilitators, quality and improvement consultants or service quality system support analysts.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Diploma
National ID: K2000P
State ID: K2000P
Industry Business and Finance

Work Health & Safety Representatives Course

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Work Health and Safety

Need to know about workplace health and safety?

This five-day course has been designed to provide elected work health and safety representatives with the skills to effectively represent their fellow employees in matters relating to occupational safety and health.

Participants will be guided through:
  • Requirements of current occupational health, safety and welfare legislation within the workplace
  • Workplace hazards and control methods
  • Conducting effective workplace health and safety inspections
  • Conducting effective investigations into workplace accidents or incidents
  • The role of work health and safety representatives from management and union perspectives
  • Issue resolution process

Need to refresh your existing workplace health and safety skills? Check out our Work Health and Safety Reps Refresher Course.

Short course
National ID: BSB30719
State ID: BEQ5
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate III in Work Health and Safety

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus

Sub study areas:

Work Health and Safety

Ensure the health and safety of your colleagues in the workplace.

The Certificate III in Work Health and Safety allows participants to take on a health and safety role within their workplace.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Apply work health and safety legislation in the workplace
  • Participate in hazard identification, risk assessment and control
  • Identify, prevent and report potential workplace emergency situations
  • Effectively communicate and consult with people regarding work health and safety issues

This qualification is suitable for people whose main job is not dedicate to work health and safety, but for those who take it on as a voluntary duty.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Certificate III
National ID: BSB41419
State ID: BER2
Industry Business and Finance

Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Online/distance
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Work Health and Safety

Ensure the health and safety of your colleagues in the workplace.

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is suitable for those who wish to work as an occupational health and safety officer within the workplace.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Assist with workplace health and safety (WHS) compliance
  • Implement and maintain WHS consultation and participation processes
  • Contribute to hazard identification, risk assessment and control
  • Implement and maintain WHS management systems
  • Assist with responding to incidents
  • Assist with claims management, rehabilitation and return-to-work programs

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Certificate IV
National ID: BSB51319
State ID: BEQ9
Industry Business and Finance

Diploma of Work Health and Safety

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Online/distance

Sub study areas:

Work Health and Safety

Ensure the health and safety of your colleagues in the workplace.

The Diploma of Work Health and Safety is suitable for people who coordinate and maintain an Work Health and Safety (WHS) program in an organisation. It reflects the role of practitioners who apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.

This qualification is delivered in an online environment only. Two streams are available to study through and both are online.

  • Stream 1: General competency based training
  • Stream 2: WorkSafe WA Safety Line Institute program

Participants who undertake this course will gain skills in:

  • Effective management of WHS consultation and participation processes
  • Systematic management of WHS risks
  • Developing, implementing and maintaining a WHS management systems
  • Managing rehabilitation and return to work programs
  • Managing and monitoring workplace emergency procedures and equipment

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Diploma
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