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Whether you’re looking to enter the world of business and technology, climb the corporate ladder or land a promotion, we have the short course for you. We have short courses available in business, business administration, small business management, human resources and bookkeeping.

Business and Finance
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AE149 Business Ready Skill Set
Free
Infection control
Skill sets
Skill set
business, busi, job, jobs, job ready, office

Be business Ready!

Almost every business has an office — and there's no shortage of job opportunities here! From administration work through to customer service, using business technology, dealing with accounts and finances through to digital marketing — you just need to be skills ready!

The Business Ready skill set will give you the skills and knowledge required to deliver all aspects of customer service including how to create a relationship with customers, identify their needs, deliver services or products and process customer feedback. You'll also learn how to use business technology and produce business documents, follow work health and safety (WHS) and emergency procedures and instructions, and use computer software and organise electronic information and data.

Further study pathways

This skill set provides a pathway to further study in the following Lower fees, local skills half-price course fees qualifications.

  • Certificate IV in Business
  • Certificate IV in Project Management Practice
  • Certificate IV in Human Resources
K2010P K2010P Fire Warden
Short Course Face-to-face classroom delivery
fire, warden, safe, safety, workplace, fires, ward, fir

Learn how to identify, assess and safely confine workplace fire emergency situations!

Throughout the course, participants will complete a mix of theory and practical exercises that cover various types of emergencies and how to respond, potential hazards, safe use and limitations of emergency control equipment, and methods of extinguishing a fire.

IAC84 Introduction to Computers Skill Set
Skill sets
Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
comp, computer, intro, introduction, basics, basic, compute, it, IT, tech, technology

This beginner level Skill Set has been designed to provide participants with knowledge of basic computer operations using the Microsoft Office Suite.

This course covers:

  • Activating a personal digital device and accessing features and software.
  • Navigating, organising and accessing digital file storage from the desktop.
  • Storing and modifying documents using Microsoft Office Suite.
  • The use of safe work practices - Ergonomics – Seating, posture and risk management while operating a computer.
  • Keyboard skills – learning through repetitive practice, increasing accuracy and speed
  • Preparation, production and completion of a Word document:
    •     Creating, formatting and printing simple Word documents
    •     Understanding screens, menus and dialogue boxes
    •     Working with text and paragraphs
    •     Page layout and design features
    •     Working with tables
    •     Printing documents
    •     Accessing additional help and services

There will be some reading, writing, oral communication, navigation of the world of work, interaction with others and activities to support student learning leading up to assessment.
 

Join us Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 9.30am – 12.30pm across 5 weeks!

IAD28 MYOB Introduction Skill Set
Skill sets
Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
MYOB Intro Workshop Skill Set, myob introduction, myob, myob training

Your health and safety is important to us.

Spaces are limited in face-to-face classes to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Additional hygiene protocols will be implemented and other controls may apply. Students must follow the directions of the lecturer to ensure the health and safety of all students and teaching staff.

MYOB is a useful tool for small businesses.

This workshop provides a short introduction into the MYOB software.

During this workshop, participants will learn how to:

  • Enter sales and purchases into MYOB
  • Print invoices
  • Use a range of GST codes
  • Enter payments received
  • Customise invoices

The textbook, A Step by Step Approach to Administer Subsidiary Accounts and Ledgers is required. Choose to complete assessments after the workshop and/or receive a letter documenting your participation.

IAD37 Manage Work Priorities Skill Set
Skill sets
Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
Manage Work Priorities Skill Set, work priorities, manage priorities, business skill set, business training, business

Your health and safety is important to us.

Spaces are limited in face-to-face classes to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Additional hygiene protocols will be implemented and other controls may apply. Students must follow the directions of the lecturer to ensure the health and safety of all students and teaching staff.

Are you interested in pursuing a career in business? 

NR TAFE is offering a series of business workshops to prepare participants for work in a management role or to build on their existing skills in the workplace.

The Manage Work Priorities Skill Set aims to provide participants with the skills and confidence to:

  • Establish personal work goals
  • Review and improve setting and meeting work priorities
  • Develop and maintain professional competence
  • Serve as a positive role model
  • Measure competence
  • Prioritise demands
  • Aim for an appropriate work life balance
  • Assess skills/seek feedback from others including networks
  • Prepare, conduct and follow up meetings

The units of competency delivered throughout these workshops contribute towards nationally recognised courses, including the Diploma of BusinessProject ManagementLeadership and Management and Human Resources Management. Please discuss further study options with your lecturer.

Interested in attending one of the other business workshops? See Manage Meetings Skill Set.

IAA34 IAA34 Microsoft Excel Advanced Skill Set
Half price
Skill sets
Skill set Face to face
ms, microsoft, excel, advanced, spreadsheets

Your health and safety is important to us.

Spaces are limited in face-to-face classes to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Additional hygiene protocols will be implemented and other controls may apply. Students must follow the directions of the lecturer to ensure the health and safety of all students and teaching staff.

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

 

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IAA40 IAA40 Microsoft Excel Intermediate Skill Set
Skill sets
Skill set Face to face
excel training, microsoft excel training, MS excel training, excel intermediate, excel inter, exel training

Your health and safety is important to us.

Spaces are limited in face-to-face classes to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Additional hygiene protocols will be implemented and other controls may apply. Students must follow the directions of the lecturer to ensure the health and safety of all students and teaching staff.

Develop your skills in Microsoft Excel with this intermediate level course.

This course covers:

  • Fill operations within a data series
  • Moving the content of cells and ranges
  • Formula techniques
  • Logical functions
  • Number formatting techniques
  • Conditional formatting and borders
  • Techniques to enhance charts
  • Text formatting techniques

 

IAA36 IAA36 Microsoft Excel Introduction Skill Set
Skill sets
Skill set Distance learning
Available at all campuses
excel intro, introduction, ms, business, microsoft

Your health and safety is important to us.

Spaces are limited in face-to-face classes to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Additional hygiene protocols will be implemented and other controls may apply. Students must follow the directions of the lecturer to ensure the health and safety of all students and teaching staff.

Develop your skills in Microsoft Excel

This course is designed to give participants a thorough understanding of Microsoft Excel 2013 and its uses.

 Participants will learn how to:

  • Open, navigate and create new workbooks and worksheets
  • Understand and work with ranges in a worksheet
  • Understand, create and work with formulas and functions to perform calculations
  • Understand and use formula cell referencing to create more complex formulas
  • Use font formatting techniques to enhance the look of a worksheet
  • Print workbook data
  • Use a number of formatting features and create effective charts

 

IAA39 IAA39 Microsoft Word Intermediate Skill Set
Skill sets
Skill set Distance learning
Available at all campuses
word, intermediate, ms, business, microsoft

Your health and safety is important to us.

Spaces are limited in face-to-face classes to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Additional hygiene protocols will be implemented and other controls may apply. Students must follow the directions of the lecturer to ensure the health and safety of all students and teaching staff.

Develop your skills in Microsoft Word 2013 with this intermediate level course. 

Participants will learn how to produce more intricate and varied documents. 
This course covers:

  • Word options for easy access to files and information
  • Enhancing text and paragraphs using formatting features
  • Using tabs and numbered lists
  • Creating enhanced tables
  • Use timesaving features
  • Styles and templates
  • Headers and footers
  • Working with themes
  • Mail merges

In order to enrol in this skill set course, participants must have completed Microsoft Word Introduction, or have a basic understanding of it's functions.

Skill Set Pathways
 Microsoft Word Advanced

IAA35 Microsoft Word Introduction Skill Set
Skill sets
Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery

Your health and safety is important to us.

Spaces are limited in face-to-face classes to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Additional hygiene protocols will be implemented and other controls may apply. Students must follow the directions of the lecturer to ensure the health and safety of all students and teaching staff.

Learn how to master Microsoft Word with this introductory skill set.

This beginner level course has been designed to provide participants with a thorough understanding in the basics of Microsoft Word 2013.

This cover covers:

  • Creating, formatting and printing simple Word documents
  • Understanding screens, menus and dialogue boxes
  • Working with text and paragraphs
  • Page layout and design features
  • Working with tables
  • Printing documents
  • Accessing additional help and services

In order to enrol in this short course, participants must have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system.

AE150 Operating a Small Business Skill Set
Skill sets
Skill set Distance learning
Available at all campuses
business, busi, job, jobs, small, small business, biz, operate

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 in the following Lower fees, local skills half-price course fees qualifications.

  • Certificate III in Tourism
  • Certificate III in Events
  • Certificate IV in Business
  • Certificate IV in Project Management
  • Certificate IV in Human Resources

 

If you meet the fee free eligibility criteria for this course, please enrol in the Operating a Small Business Skill Set (Fee Free).

AE150 Operating a Small Business Skill Set (Fee Free)
Free
Skill sets
Skill set
business, busi, job, jobs, small, small business, biz, operate

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 in the following Lower fees, local skills half-price course fees qualifications.

  • Certificate III in Tourism
  • Certificate IV in Business
  • Certificate IV in Project Management
  • Certificate IV in Human Resources

 

If you do not meet the fee free eligibility criteria for this course, please enrol in the Operating a Small Business Skill Set.

K2000P K2000P Work Health & Safety Representatives Course
Short Course Face-to-face classroom delivery
TAFE09, TAFE17, R000000, Business and Finance, R000024, Work Health and Safety, workplace safety, OSH rep, workplace rep, intro training, WHS training

Your health and safety is important to us.

Spaces are limited in face-to-face classes to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Additional hygiene protocols will be implemented and other controls may apply. Students must follow the directions of the lecturer to ensure the health and safety of all students and teaching staff.

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, health and welfare.

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
  • Mental health issues, including anxiety, depression and resilience
  • Local support services and referrals

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

K2001P K2001P Work Health & Safety Representatives Refresher
Short Course Face-to-face classroom delivery

Your health and safety is important to us.

Spaces are limited in face-to-face classes to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Additional hygiene protocols will be implemented and other controls may apply. Students must follow the directions of the lecturer to ensure the health and safety of all students and teaching staff.

Need to brush up on your workplace health and safety knowledge? 

This two-day refresher course allows participants to revisit and update skills and knowledge gained during the Intro Training for Work Health and Safety Reps course. Participants will be updated on the essential information required to continue to fulfill their duties as their organisation’s elected work health and safety representative. 

Participants will be guided through:

  • Recent legislation amendments and how to apply them in the workplace
  • Conducting effective investigations into workplace accidents or incidents
  • General refresh on the requirements of an elected work health and safety representative

Do you need to complete the full course? Check out our Introductory Training for Health and Safety Representatives course.

AE151 Work in Agriculture Skill Set (Fee Free)
Free
Skill sets
Skill set
ag, agriculture, industry, agricul

Work in the Agriculture industry!

The agriculture sector in WA is an exciting and diverse area to work in, and it's not just all about growing crops — it offers an exciting mix of science, technology and nature. From working with livestock to using drone technology to manage large farms, the job opportunities are there once you're skills ready. This new skill set is the ideal introductory training opportunity for new entrants to the agricultural industry.

With the Work in Agriculture job ready skill set you'll learn about tractor operations under general supervision in the agriculture, horticulture and land management sectors, preparing and operating machinery and equipment, how to safely handle, prepare and apply chemicals for the control of pests, weeds and diseases, and carry out work health and safety procedures in the agriculture sector. 

Further study pathways

This skill set provides a pathway to further study in the following Lower fees, local skills half-price course fees qualifications. 

  • Certificate II in Rural Operations
  • Certificate II in Horticulture
  • Certificate III in Agriculture
  • Certificate III in Horticulture
  • Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management

 

If you do not meet the fee free eligibility criteria for this course, please enrol in the Work in Agriculture Skill Set.

IAA66 XERO Bookeeping Skill Set
Skill sets
Skill set Distance learning
Available at all campuses
xero, book, bookkeeping, accounting, books, tax, business

Your health and safety is important to us.

Spaces are limited in face-to-face classes to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Additional hygiene protocols will be implemented and other controls may apply. Students must follow the directions of the lecturer to ensure the health and safety of all students and teaching staff.

Learn the skills and knowledge required to establish, operate, and modify an integrated computerised bookkeeping and accounting system (XERO).

Learn how to:

  • process transactions in the system
  • maintain and ensure system integrity.
  • produce reports

 

 

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Page last updated May 21, 2020