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Business and Finance

Business and finance encompasses a huge range of career options. From developing a business idea, to ensuring you’ve got the right people, processes and structures in place to achieve a strategy. Courses are designed to teach you the fundamentals while also giving you the necessary problem solving, managerial and organisation skills to thrive in an active marketplace.

Council Member Essentials training

North Metropolitan TAFE has been selected by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) as an approved Training Provider to develop, deliver and manage Council Member Essentials training for local government council members. Visit Council Member Essentials - training for Local Government Councillors for more information.

Looking for a Management qualification but short on time?

In addition to the short courses below we also offer intensive programs for the BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management, BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management and BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice. Head to the course pages for more information.

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National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
FNSSS00014 AD753 Accounting Principles Skill Set Skill set On campus
Perth (Northbridge)
Accounting pre-req, Accounting Principles, interim reports, BAS, business activity statements, TAX, ATO, Tax Accountant, Tax Practitioner, payroll, bookkeeping, accounting, FNS50217, FNS40217, FNS60217, FNSSS00014

This nationally recognised skill set is designed for people employed in accounting and bookkeeping roles who use knowledge of accounting principles to perform a range of analytical tasks in a variety of industries.
Successful completion of this skill set may provide you with credit towards FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping and also meets the entry requirement for FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting.

This skill set covers disciplines such as:

  • Processing financial transactions
  • Extracting interim reports
  • Creation and operation of a computer accounting system
  • Establishing and maintaining payroll systems
  • completion of business activity statements
SC-PCB-V1414 Big Data for Business Leaders Short Course Short course Employer-based
Perth (Northbridge)
Big Data, Data Analysis, Predictive Data, Decision Making skills

Manage big data for business

Big Data for Business Leaders is a short and interactive workshop that will provide you with the tools to plan for big data projects, and analyse and use data for decision making. It is applicable to a diverse range of industries such as HR, Marketing, Finance and Project Management.

Gain these skills
  • Introduction to big data and the leaders role in data analytics
  • Ethics and governance in managing data - scoping your data project
  • Analysing and using data in business
Is this course right for me?

Managers and leaders, or aspiring leaders, would benefit most from this course.

EAB31 Quality Auditing Skill Set Skill set Online
Perth (Northbridge)
Quality auditing, audit, compliance, manager, supervisor, leadership, systems audit, standards

Ensuring compliance and quality across the workplace

Our Quality Auditing Skill Set is aimed at Managers, Supervisors, Team Leaders and others responsible for initiating, leading and reporting on internal or external reviews/audits against a pre-determined set of standards (e.g. Aged Care Quality Standards, Registered Training Organisation Standards).

Types of audits include external or internal systems audits or process or product/service audits.

The units that make up this skill set are taken from the Diploma of Quality Auditing.

BSBAUD501 Initiate a quality audit
BSBAUD503 Lead a quality audit
BSBAUD504 Report on a quality audit

Topics covered 
  •   assessing the scope and objectives of a quality audit commensurate with identified risks
  •   communicating with the auditee regarding the proposed quality audit
  •   identifying resources required to conduct the audit
  •   developing and submitting a quality audit plan
  •   conducting entry and exit meetings
  •   identifying and gathering relevant information
  •   managing audit team resources
  •   providing feedback to audit team members on their performance
  •   compiling audit results
  •   preparing a report for the auditee/client
  •   negotiating follow up action with the auditee/client
  •   monitoring and reviewing the auditing system and activities


The audit process delivered during this skill set is modelled on the Australian Standard AS/NZS ISO 19011:2014: Guidelines for auditing management systems. You'll be able to refer to copies of the Guidleines throughout the training program.

You'll gain the knowledge and skills you require via online presentations and activities over approximately ten weeks. This will be followed by a meeting with your Assessor to discuss the assessment requirements and how to achieve these within your workplace. North Metropolitan TAFE's Assessors possess a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of quality auditing.


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Page last updated October 09, 2019