Small Business Courses

Associate Diploma in Business Psychology Duration icon 1520 hours Qualification icon Associate Diploma Modules icon 15 modules

Enhance Your Understanding of the Human Mind in the Work Environment

Use the professional skills you learn in this course to:

  • Better understand how people think and how this impacts on their work
  • Enable you to fit the right person to the right job - enhancing productivity and work satisfaction
  • Manage people in the workplace
  • Work in management or employment services
  • Become a better manager


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Bookkeeping - Applications Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

Study Bookkeeping for Small Businesses and Trading Firms 

This course is a natural progression from Bookkeeping Foundations which focused on accounting for small businesses within the service industry.
 
This course will look at accounting for Trading firms (Businesses that sell products), and the differences between recording and reporting. It
consists of 12 lessons.

 


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Bookkeeping Foundations Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 13 lessons

Manage Your Own Business Bookkeeping Needs Better

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Develop a New Career in Bookkeeping

Want the option of working full or part time? A reasonable salary? Skills that are constantly in demand? Be able to work in any industry? As a book keeper you have choices. Every business needs someone to look after their accounts, so the career possibilities are endless.
 
ACS student comment: Yes it is [a valuable learning experience], it is challenging and in turn rewarding. I am getting an extensive knowledge of the field and am learning how to apply concepts in an easy way. Brei Huggins - Bookkeeping student , Australia.

 This basic bookkeeping course provides a very solid foundation.  It is suitable for either the beginner, or people with only basic knowledge and covers more than what is usually covered in introductory courses at other colleges. The course consists of 13 lessons, and focus is mainly on small business, in particular service firms. 


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Business Coaching Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

Become a Business Coach

A great course for anyone with experience or studies in business who is looking to forge a new career, making use of the knowledge they already have.
 
Start your own small business, utilizing all you skills and years of experience and study.
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Business Operations Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 6 lessons

STUDY BUSINESS OPERATIONS ONLINE

Build Your Knowledge for a Successful Business Career

The purpose of this course is to provide you with the building blocks for a successful career in business planning and operations.  It covers topics such as business law, the money market, taxation, business plan writing and mistakes to avoid.  It is a solid foundation, developed by highly qualified and experienced professionals.

This is an extremely solid foundation course to develop skills and knowledge in various aspects of business operation and planning, needed to ensure success in business. This course does overlap with Business Studies and Starting a Small Business, so you should choose to do one or another, not ant two of these.
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Business Planning Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 11 lessons

Online Business Planning Course

Businesses fail because they don't plan!

There are certain things that should always be planned for; and systematic proved ways to plan. Develop a better capacity to plan, and in turn, develop a better capacity to manage business.

This course can make a huge difference. Learn how to get a clear focus on what needs to be done, and map out a plan of action that will work. This is an ideal course for:

  • Professional Development for managers in any enterprise needing to improve viability
  • Foundation training for anyone starting or hoping to start a management career
  • Struggling business owners who want to review and revive their business
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Business Studies Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

STUDY BUSINESS STUDIES ONLINE

Learn The Fundamentals of Good Business Practice

Develop skills in the establishment and/or management of a small business, or a department within a larger organisation. Learn to develop and implement procedures that work as a controlling mechanism for smooth running to virtually deal with problems automatically as they arise. Learn to evaluate performance and implement appropriate responses, whether the business activity is small or large.


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Certificate in Enterepeneurial Development Duration icon 620 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 7 modules

Become an Innovator in Business

To be successful as an entrepreneur may require inherent characteristics that cannot be learnt by just studying, but it also requires the right mix of attitude, awareness, knowledge and measured action.

If you have any natural capacity to be an entrepreneur, this course can nurture and build on your raw talent.

To be an innovator or entrepreneur in business doesn't mean you have to be out their on your own trying to raise the funds that you need for your next great idea to become reality. Innovators work in businesses, big and small, they are sought after for being able to think outside of the square.  They foresee future trends, not by using a 'looking glass', but by sound business insights, research and creative thought and can help business to capitalise on those trends by producing new services and products - before the competition thinks of them.

Have you the right mind to be an entrepreneur or business innovator? Do you have the ideas but don't quite know where to go from there? This course is designed to help focus those ideas and build them into sound business developments. It will help you to develop your skills and keep ahead of the pack.
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Computer Operations Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 13 lessons

An In-Depth Starter For Computer Operators

This course develops an understanding of computers, their applications in industry, and skills to use and manage the use of computers in a workplace situation.

It requires no significant prior knowledge of computers; and is designed for the beginner.


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Diploma in Business Duration icon 2100 hours Qualification icon Diploma Modules icon 21 modules

Develop Your Small Business Management Skills

Open up opportunities in the small business environment with this broad-based course designed to prepare anyone for the rapidly evolving modern business environment.

Most career opportunities today are in self employment and that generally means small business. Some small businesses grow to be big, but many remain small and yet also very viable.

You may undertake this course in order to start or improve your own business, or you may seek employment in another larger business. Whatever your future - this is a course to vastly improve your opportunities for success. 

  • Start a business
  • Improve a business
  • Manage a business
  • Broaden your career opportunities in business
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Diploma in Small Business Services Duration icon 2100 hours Qualification icon Diploma Modules icon 21 modules

Learn to Provide Support Services to Small Businesses

Do you love the business environment but would like to set up your own service business that caters exclusively to small businesses?

There is a strong market for small business support - some businesses prefer to out-source some of their requirements for example:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Technical support
  • Marketing
  • Training and staff motivation
  • Business planning
  • Business operations
  • Staff counselling

The opportunities are endless.  In this course you can learn the basics (core units) you need to offer services to business - irrelevant of your specialisation and then choose electives, from a wide field, that best suit your skills or skills you would like to further develop. It will also give you a qualification that will make small business take you seriously; even with the best skills and business background most businesses won't outsource their requirements to unqualified service providers. This course will get you those much needed qualifications.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Diploma in Small Business Services

Entrepreneurship Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons

Entrepreneurship Distance Learning Course

  • Learn to initiate, manage and succeed with business initiatives
  • Discover how to be more innovative in business.
  • Learn how to find opportunities and develop them!

This course aims to increase your chances of business success by enhancing your ability to apply entrepreneurial principles to business.


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Foundation Diploma in Business Duration icon 1020 hours Qualification icon Foundation Diploma Modules icon 11 modules

Start Your Business Career

Improve Your Chance For Advancement

This course provides a foundation across all key areas of business studies; improving your ability to manage:

  • Finance
  • People
  • Marketing
  • Innovation and Change
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This course is structured to give you very broad exposure to business studies and the business environment and ensures that your studies keep up with modern business trends. It is a great starting point for any budding business person, to get ahead in your career or acquire enough skills and knowledge to gain a firm foothold in the world of business.


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Legal Systems and Terminology Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

Understand Legal Systems and Language

Legal terminology is the collection of words and phrases that have a precise or peculiar use in the law profession. Legal Terminology is not only used by Lawyers; but is also used in a wide range of associated legal professions.

This course is valuable for anyone who needs to understand and communicate better with legal language, from people who write about business and politics, to Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Solicitors, Law Professors, Legal Receptionists/Secretaries, Private Investigators, Authorised Government Inspectors and Officers, Law Enforcement Officers and many others.


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Office Practices Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

Start Your Office Career - Online Office Practices Course

Do you want to work in an office or improve your office skills? Experienced office workers are always in demand.

Gain the skills and knowledge necessary for the operation of an office with this substantially improved and updated course from ACS.

  • Ideal for people new to office work or those who want to refine their skills and knowledge on office practices.
  • Develop knowledge and skills in office operations and procedures.
  • The revised course looks at business and systems from those traditionally adopted to the development and impact of IT systems today.

 

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Professional Practice For Consultants Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

Want to Work for Yourself as a Consultant?

Learn the process of setting up and operating a consultancy business in any profession.

Having your own consultancy business can be incredibly rewarding both financially and with regard to lifestyle. If you’ve ever dreamed about starting up your own consultancy firm, but didn’t quite know how, then this course will show you the way. Having expertise in a particular field is not enough in itself. You need to know how to make money from it.


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Qualification - Associate Diploma in Business Duration icon 1500 hours Qualification icon Associate Diploma

Be A Professional in Business With a Business Qualification

Why Study Business? 
Some people study to improve their chances of success either to be employed or to operate their own business. Whatever the case, working in the world of business brings with it a range of opportunities; but also risks.

A major part of successful business management is to:

  • For-see potential risks (know where risk may occur and how significant it is).
  • Analyse the potential risk.
  • Determine the size of potential risk.
  • Determine which risk is acceptable and which should be resolved.
  • Develop contingency plans to deal with the potential risk.
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Qualification - Certificate in Small Business Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

Enrol In A Small Business Studies Course Online

A Business School Course

MINIMISE YOUR RISK AND PLAN FOR SUCCESS

Whether you are starting up a small business or already own one, gear yourself for sucess by being informed, organised and focused.  We all dream of owning a successful business, but the reality is you will need to be prepared.  The certificate in Small Business aims to improve your level of success by better planning, better management and controlling the level of risk.  The course consists of three core modules covering marketing, planning and start up of a small business, the student may then select three electives from topics such as bookkeeping, ecommerce, sales, advertising and promotion and more.

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Qualification -Advanced Certificate In Applied Management (Small Business) Duration icon 900 hours Qualification icon Advanced Certificate

Business School Course

Be Successful in Your Own Business

 This course provides a very sound foundation of knowledge and skills needed for managing a small business. Business success of course will always require more than just what can be learnt from a course, but this course certainly provides an excellent starting point for a career in business whether self employed or working for someone else

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Qualification -Associate Diploma In Applied Business Duration icon 1500 hours Qualification icon Associate Diploma Modules icon 15 modules

Applied Business Diploma

  • Being Different often makes all the Difference 
  • Our courses are designed to produce unique graduates with a different, innovative and creative approach to modern business 

Develop skills in business management, either for self employment or to seek a position in management within an established business. Modules studied include: business studies, business planning, financial management, project management, workplace health and safety, introduction to psychology, industrial psychology, personnel management, marketing foundations, research and industry meetings. This course is internationally accredited through I.A.R.C. 


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Qualification -Certificate in Legal Practices Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

Work In Law

Take a first step toward working in the Law

This course can be valuable for anyone who needs to work within a Legal office, Paralegal or Legal Support  situation (eg. Law office staff, Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Solicitors, Law Professors, Legal Receptionists/Secretaries, Private Investigators, Authorised Government Inspectors and Officers, Law Enforcement Officers and many others.


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Qualification -Foundation Diploma in Business Duration icon 1000 hours Qualification icon Foundation Diploma

Business Qualification - Start Here With This Online Business Course

Business Opportunities are Everywhere; but they aren't always seen.
 
When you study a solid foundation course like this diploma; you acquire not only knowledge and skills; but also contacts and insights that enable you to better see business opportunities in the world around you.
This makes you into:
  • a more attractive employee -if you are seeking a job;  and
  • a more effective entrepeneur if you are starting or improving your own business.
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Qualification -Proficiency Award in Business Duration icon 500 hours Qualification icon Proficiency Award

Study Business To Develop Specialist Skills

 
A great course for people who already have some experience or qualifications; looking to extend their knowledge of fill gaps in their knowledge.
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Starting A Small Business Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 12 lessons

Starting A Small Business Online Course

Let Us Help You To Succeed!

We all know that many small businesses fail. This course aims to make sure you are not one of those failures. You not only learn how to start a business, but under the guidance of a professional business expert, you plan and initiate development of a business venture!

There are two parts to the course:
A. In the first part you learn about how to run a business.
B. You then either start a business or review the running of an established business. Over several lessons your tutor guides you through several stages to assess, analyze and improve operations in this "real life situation".

Twelve lessons cover marketing, planning, budgeting, reviewing progress, improving profit and more. If you want to give yourself the best chance to succeed in a new business, this course is for you.

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Workplace Health & Safety Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

Study Online Workplace Health and Safety


ACS student comment: Yes [I find the course valuable], because it is opening my eyes further to what I am studying and making me look for info and answers on the internet rather than being spoon fed info from the course notes. The feedback from the tutor is great and is very encouraging and the marking time frame very efficient. Paula Farrell, Australia, Workplace Health and Safety course.

Get your Procedures and Safety Equipment Right for a Safer and More Productive Workplace

Accidents in the workplace are not only a legal nightmare, but they disrupt work and can be significant unnecessary costs. By identifying risks and either avoiding them or preparing contingencies to deal with accidents, a workplace can reduce the frequency of accidents greatly minimize any problems when one does occur.

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