Leadership, Business, HR, Training and WH&S

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An exciting future

Are you a good communicator who enjoys taking the initiative and leading a team? Would you like to know how to run a business or work in a large corporation?

A Sydney TAFE management course or business administration course could be for you.

You’ll learn best-practice skills that can be applied in a wide range of business environments. You could become a business manager, office manager, medical receptionist, customer service officer, executive assistant, legal secretary, project manager or even run your own business.

Sydney TAFE means business

Sydney TAFE gives you the advantage whatever the stage of your business management and office administration career.

  • Leaving school? Support services help you get more out of your program and gain industry experience in work placements.
  • Launching your career? Courses can help you gain real skills that can be applied at work.
  • Time for a change? Learn in industry-standard training facilities and develop the networks you need to make your successful career change.

Flexible and fast-track options

Sydney TAFE can recognise your knowledge and life/work experience so you finish your qualification faster.

If you are already working in the industry and want to build on your career, you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) so you don’t have to study what you already know.

Sydney TAFE is always developing innovative ways to deliver its courses, including evening and online options.

The steps to management

Lina Nahouli came to Australia from Lebanon with limited verbal English and no written skills. Studying business administration at Sydney TAFE changed her life.

“I now feel in the classroom I can be a leader,” says Lina. “Everyone encouraged me and I felt like a valuable student.

“The teachers became my family and St George TAFE is now my second home!

“In five to 10 years I want to be the manager. Not straight away – it’s like a ladder. Step by step. I need to be more knowledgeable. I’m always curious to know more.”

From Sydney TAFE to a degree

Create your own pathway from a certificate-level course to an advanced diploma at Sydney TAFE.

Some higher level legal courses offer credit transfer so you may be able to fast-track your degree after you finish your Sydney TAFE course.

You may gain credit towards a degree at:

  • University of Technology, Sydney
  • Curtin University
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Federation University
  • Deakin University.

Build new career skills

Sydney TAFE offers you the opportunity of adding value to your skill-set through other programs.

You may be interested in other Sydney TAFE career areas

  • Accounting, Bookkeeping and Finance
  • Advertising, Marketing and PR
  • Further Study, HSC and Higher Education Preparation
  • Human Resources, WH&S and Training
  • Real Estate and Valuation
  • Retail and Visual Merchandising
  • Tourism

Flexible HR courses

Carolyn Wood studied human resource management at Sydney TAFE. She wanted flexibility, so she was pleased that she could participate in online study and keep up communication with her teachers and other students through online forums and chat sessions.

“I was blown away by the skill, depth of knowledge and professional insight of the teachers,” Carolyn says.

“This course is the absolute best. I would advise anyone who works in HR to enrol and complete this course.”


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Industry facts sourced from: Service Skills Australia Environmental Scan 2014; Job Outlook, Australian Government Department of Employment; myfuture.gov.au

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