What can you do with a business qualification?
Looking to build a career in business, leadership and management? A business qualification may be your perfect next move.
By exploring a qualification in business, you can grow your knowledge, skills and experience to build businesses that innovate and succeed.
What kind of job can I get with a business qualification?
With a business qualification, you can pursue roles as a program consultant or coordinator, an executive officer, an administration manager and more across a number of industries including construction, professional services, and education and training.
A qualification like TAFE Queensland's Diploma of Business (BSB50120) is supported by knowledgeable teaching staff who have strong industry connections and can help you through your studies. You'll gain expertise in project work, workforce planning, risk management, and speaking with influence.
In terms of job security, according to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, over the next five years it's anticipated that demand for office management positions will continue to increase steadily.
Is a business qualification useful?
Successful completion of a business qualification will provide you with high-level business skills that will enhance your career and expand potential professional and educational pathways.
Whether you're just starting out or looking to grow in your current role, a business qualification is an excellent addition to your corporate brief case — not only for the skills you gain, but in positioning you as the ideal candidate for competitive roles.
Why should someone study business?
Along with the practical skills you gain from studying business, your career chances are higher. Choosing to study business is a smart decision as you'll increase your chances of progressing faster professionally, as well as make more money overall with a formal qualification — meaning this investment will pay off for you both now and in the future.
How many years does it take to get a business qualification?
A business degree at university can take up to four years to complete. But that's not the only way to get started in the business world. There are a number of alternative options out there for a business qualification that can get you qualified sooner:
- Certificate III in Business (BSB30120) takes around 9 months
- Certificate IV in Business (BSB40120) takes around 12 months
- Diploma of Business (BSB50120) takes around 18 months.
If you're looking for a more well rounded qualification, you also have the option of completing a dual award by combining your diploma of business with specialties like leadership and management, and marketing and communication.
Especially if you're already working in the industry, starting with a certificate or diploma can be a sustainable way to gain a qualification while you work. Additionally, if you have over three years of experience in a medium to large organisation, you can apply for the accelerated program within TAFE Queensland's Diploma of Business (BSB50120), meaning you can get qualified sooner.
Why study business?
Studying business will give you skills in project management, human resources and finance. It'll also expand your communication, leadership and management skills while strengthening your confidence, teamwork and collaboration skills, critical thinking, task management and presentation expertise.
Learn more about a career in business from Garry, one of our highly skilled and experienced business teachers.
Garry talks about TAFE Queensland’s business training and the diverse career opportunities open to our business graduates.