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Careers in Business and Management

A successful career in Business and Management covers a diverse range of potential industries and jobs, so if you’ve got the drive and ambition to carve your own path or lead a team to achieve great success, you’ve found the right place to start.

Careers in Business and Management

Have you got the drive and ambition to carve your own path or lead a team to achieve great success? Then pursuing a career in Business and Management is the pathway for you.

A successful career in business requires a lot of things, including expert knowledge, skills and of course, a qualification. All of these you will find in this guide as well as useful industry insights, what you can expect from your career and which Foundation Education courses can get you there.

What to Expect from a Career in Business and Management

Careers in business and management can be extremely varied and can cover a wide range of different industries. Whether you want to direct, manage or lead, each industry can offer a wealth of opportunity to move upwards.

From initiation to closure, you must be able to keep calm and focused, use strategic planning to stick to specified deadlines and budgets, and keep all team members motivated and working cohesively.

No matter industry you choose, there are duties and responsibilities that are universal in business and management, including:

  • Develop goals and objectives that tend to growth and prosperity

  • Design and implement business plans and strategies to promote the attainment of goals

  • Organise and coordinate operations in ways that ensure maximum productivity

To learn more about what to expect from a career in business and management, check out these informative articles:

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Essential Skills for Business and Management

A successful career in project management requires an adaptable mind and an ability to work well under pressure. While these are the fundamentals, below are some of the essential skills that will make for not only a successful project but future-proof your career. They include:

  • Financial Management – to forecast your cash flow as well as monitor profit and loss

  • Communication – to effectively negotiate with suppliers, potential investors, customers and employees

  • Leadership – to motivate your staff in order to get the best out of them and improve productivity

  • Critical Thinking – to be proactive and use problem solving skills to navigate through complicated situations

  • Time Management – to help identify which tasks to delegate when the need arises

  • Technical Expertise – to “speak the language” of the technical experts within your organisation/business

Business and Management Industry Insights

The Business Leadership and Management sector includes individuals employed in leadership and higher-level management roles across a diverse range of industries and businesses.

As they are employed in a large range of industries, it is difficult to accurately measure the employment level in this sector.

However, according to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC), employment levels for roles such as Office Managers, or Business Managers, are projected to increase from 112,600 in 2021 to 180,200 by 2025.

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Your Business and Management Career Starts Here

For the full list of nationally recognised qualifications, view our business and management courses.

Project Manager

The various duties of a Project Manager include:

  • Communicate with team members regularly to determine the status of various projects

  • Organise team-building exercises designed to boost morale

  • Reviewing, processing, and approving invoices from outside vendors


BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management

Office Manager

The various duties of an Office Manager include:

  • Scheduling meetings and appointments within the office

  • Organising the office layout and ordering stationery and equipment

  • Maintain the office condition and arrange necessary repairs


BSB50215 Diploma of Business

BSB50120 Diploma of Business (Operations)

BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management

Administration Officer

The various duties of an Administration Officer include:

  • Manage staff queries and provide administrative support

  • Prepare regular reports on expenses and office budgets

  • Maintain and update company databases


BSB30120 Certificate III in Business

BSB30120 Certificate III in Business (Business Administration)

BSB30120 Certificate III in Business (Customer Engagement)

Personal Assistant

The various duties of a Personal Assistant include:

  • Provide senior managers with day-to-day administrative support

  • Manage phone calls and correspondence, schedule appointments, and make travel arrangements

  • Type, format, and edit reports, documents, and presentations


BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business

Office Coordinator

The various duties of an Office Coordinator include:

  • Support other teams with various administrative tasks such as redirecting calls and scheduling meetings

  • Monitor office expenditures and handle all office contracts

  • Follow office workflow procedures to ensure maximum efficiency


BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business (Leadership)

BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business (Business Administration)

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