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Business Management Pathway

Plan for success – we’ll show you how to start your business!

Learn how to develop a business plan and set up the right business structure. You’ll gain an understanding of financial reporting and taxation requirements, grasp the principles of marketing and social media, and find out what assistance may be available for your small business. Includes the Start Your Own Business program to help kickstart your career.

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Key Benefits

  • Start your own business!
  • From the basics of daily business to the bigger picture of growth
  • Learn to keep and manage your own books
  • Understand and manage payroll
  • Manage your own marketing and budgeting

This course is designed for

  • Those looking to start their own business
  • People wanting to improve their job prospects in a current role
  • Those looking to run an already existing business successfully
  • Students already running a business and wanting to improve on profit, networking and projections

Course Summary

Investment: $2,250 + GST or from only $25 per week on an interest free payment plan.


Assessments: 20 modules / 20 assignments. Includes case studies, quizzes and written assessments.


Start date:  Get instant access to your course


Delivery and support: Online with tutor support via email or phone.


Duration: 200 hours (approximately 10 hours per module).  Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week.


Access Time: You will have access to this course for up to 12 months until you complete.

Potential Career Outcomes

The Career Academy’s Business graduates often have pre-existing businesses or are seeking to establish their own business. On completion of this course, you may be able to apply for jobs such as:

  • Business Owner
  • Management Associate
  • Account Coordinator
  • Office Manager
  • Supervisor

Career Projections

Increased consumer confidence and spending resulted in small businesses accounting for $300 Billion of Australia’s 2018 economic output. This consumer spending is projected to increase hence why it is an excellent time to start a business in Australia.

  • The average salary range for business owners is between $30,000 – $80,000 per year.
  • The Career Academy’s Business graduates will gain all the necessary skills to apply to successfully run a business.
  • 30 – 40% of small business fail within the first three years. This failure can be attributed to a lack of business and management education.

Sources, Seek, The Department of Education

Certificate in Business Management

  1. Accounting and Bookkeeping Fundamentals
  2. Financial Statements
  3. Understanding GST
  4. Fundamentals of Income Tax
  5. Understanding Key Australian Business Legislation
  6. Fundamentals of Payroll
  7. Marketing and Social Media
  8. Budgeting, Forecasting and Cashflow Management
  9. Financial Statement Analysis
  10. Accounting with Xero
  11. Accounting with MYOB Essentials

Start your own business

  1. Starting Up
  2. Preparing your Business Plan
  3. Marketing and Social Media
  4. Budgeting, Forecasting and Cashflow Management
  5. Planning for Profit
  6. Employment Law & Introduction to Payroll
  7. Understanding GST
  8. Financial Statement Analysis
  9. Receive one-to-one mentoring with an expert Business Coach .

Receive a one-on-one session with a Business Coach!


Sarah Tottle

Sarah is a fully accredited life coach, psychologist and trainer who has many years of experience across sectors. Sarah is an international writer and has been published in high profile magazines such as CEO magazine, World Economic Forum, and other business magazines. She is an organisational trainer and has coached and counselled individuals and groups in both the public and third sector. She is committed to helping entrepreneurs succeed in their business.


Declan Scott

This Pathway Program includes one to one mentoring from one of our very experienced and knowledgeable business mentors, Declan Scott. Declan has a significant amount of business and coaching experience. He is a University Lecturer and a facilitator. He has run several small businesses and enjoys helping students set up their own successful ventures.


Caroline Naguib

Caroline is a successful entrepreneur and founder of the Jaymen Group Ltd. She is passionate about helping aspiring entrepreneurs, running several of her own businesses while coaching start-ups, including a niche recruitment platform, a brand and PR agency, and an education consultancy. She is regularly sought after for her expertise as a consultant and has featured in CEO magazine and Inside Small Business.

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