Business and Finance

If you're looking for an industry area that offers the challenge of fast moving changes in work practices and technology, business and finance may be the one for you. In today's active and competitive business market place, the career opportunities are endless for a person with the right skills and knowledge.

Whether you need some basics to grow an idea into your own business, leadership skills so you can lead a team or be the boss one day,  specialist skills to get you into a career in sales and marketing, banking, accounting, bookkeeping, human resources, security or real estate, or you want to build your core business abilities such as problem solving, teamwork and organisational and communication skills, there's a qualification or course to suit.

Business skills cross over into every kind of industry and are transferable to almost any career – they can take you anywhere in the world. 

Skills ready: Free training and more!

Skills ready.

We’re making training affordable and accessible so you can boost your skills and be job ready as the WA economy recovers.

How about a free training course — yes... free! Or choose from over 70 half-price qualifications that match up with where the jobs are.

To meet the specific needs of businesses for COVID-19,  we have new skill sets — fast track training to get you job ready — and to make sure anyone can get skills ready we have made a range of courses available online at TAFE colleges.

Take a look!


Course list: Business and finance

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The list presented here is only for this industry category.  You can select a qualification or course title to see a list of training providers in Western Australia who deliver it – then select a provider to find out more.

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Please note
The vocational education and training (VET) courses delivered in Western Australia on this course list are funded through the Department of Training and Workforce Development; these are referred to as publicly funded training.  A range of qualifications and courses for priority industry areas and occupations are subsidised under Jobs and Skills WA, to reduce the cost of training in priority skill areas. To find out more about which courses are subsidised, please take a look at the information available on the main Training page.

Other non-publicly funded courses are available through TAFE colleges and private providers; however these are not included in this course list. To find these other courses, you can search a list of all VET courses in WA via the website.

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    Accounting Principles Skill Set

    National ID : FNSSS00014 | State ID : AD753

    This all adds up to a great start for your accounting career!

    If you would like a head start to get work as an accounts clerk, accounts officer or bookkeeper, or get a taste for what working in the finance and accounting sector is like, this short course skill set is perfect! The course is also great for business owners, entrepreneurs, self-employed people, and freelancers who need hands on accounting knowledge to manage their business.

    Advanced Diploma of Accounting

    National ID : FNS60222 | State ID : BHW9

    It's time to get serious about your accounting career!

    This qualification was developed in close consultation with and accredited by the accounting industry’s professional bodies.

    Business Ready Skill Set

    State ID : AE378

    Get ready for your career in business — Fee-free!

    The Business Ready skill set will give you the skills and knowledge required to use business technology and produce business documents, follow work health and safety (WHS) and emergency procedures and instructions, use computer software, and organise electronic information and data. It also covers customer service skills; including how to create a relationship with customers, identify their needs, deliver services or products and process customer feedback. Almost every business has an office — and there's no shortage of job opportunities here!

    Certificate I in Workplace Skills

    National ID : BSB10120 | State ID : BFT5

    Get ready to join the workforce!

    If you're setting out to get your first job, or a new job, and you would like to build some skills to give you a step up — this is the course for you!

    Certificate II in Financial Services

    National ID : FNS20120 | State ID : BGX7

    Want to calculate a career in finance?

    If you're thinking about a career in the financial services industry — working as a financial advisor, accountant or even in banking — this is the course for you!

    Certificate II in Government

    National ID : PSP20122 | State ID : BHP2

    Your pathway towards a career in the public service sector

    The Certificate II in Government provides the skills and tools for anyone wanting a career in public service, with a government agency. Through this qualification; you'll be introduced to the protocols, standards, and operations of the public sector in WA and Australia, and gain an understanding of the occupations, jobs and careers it offers.

    Certificate II in Workplace Skills

    National ID : BSB20120 | State ID : BFT1

    It's time to get down to business

    This course has been designed to teach you about different procedures in business including becoming proficient in office technology (such as using a computer), dealing with customers and clients, and developing your writing skills. 

    Certificate III in Accounts Administration

    National ID : FNS30322 | State ID : BHU4

    Here's a career that really adds up!

    If you love a good bit of maths, and spreadsheets are your friend, a career in finance or accounting could be for you!

    Certificate III in Business

    National ID : BSB30120 | State ID : BFS5

    Your career in business — Ready to launch!

    The Certificate III in Business is a nationally recognised qualification that can set you up for a great career in the business world! It covers all of the key skills and knowledge to get you job ready for any business setting.

    Certificate III in Business (Business Administration)

    National ID : BSB30120 | State ID : AC46

    Time for a move into serious business?

    The Certificate III in Business (also available as a traineeship) is a nationally recognised course that will give you the skills, knowledge and information to develop a successful career in business. This business administration pathway will set you up for a great career in a range of industry sectors!

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