Business Administration Courses
Completing a course in business administration gives you a leg up on your competition, equipping you with a variety of skills that make you invaluable to any business environment.
There are numerous types of business administration courses including:
- Advanced Diploma
- Bachelor degree
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
What is business administration?
Effective business administration is essential to any well-run business, big or small. Good business administrators underpin all good organisations, and can make a real difference to the success of a company.
Business administrators are the coordinators of the business. They are responsible for the operation, organisation and management of a company. Business administrators can take on a wide range of responsibilities, including:
- Managing budgets and data entry
- Minimising business expenditure
- Accounting and bookkeeping (XERO and MYOB programs)
- Human resources and support services
- Business operations record management
- Ensuring compliance with safety regulations
Business administration career outcomes
Business administration workers in Australia can be found in every industry. From administration for small businesses to large corporations, there are numerous career opportunities within the Australian business sector.
- Office administrator
- Office manager
- Executive or personal assistant
- Project officer
- Public relations officer
- Medical receptionist
- Account supervisor
- Human resources administrator
What is the job outlook for business administration?
According to the Labour Market Information Portal, business administration jobs are set to grow by 12% nationally over the next five years.
Business administration employs over 132,000 people in Australia, and in South Australia alone the industry employs over 12% of the state’s workforce.
Most jobs advertised online fall into the following business sectors:
- Administration and office support
- Information and communications technology
- Real estate and property
- Banking and finance
- Human resources and recruitment
- Healthcare and medical
Wages vary greatly depending on experience, qualifications and responsibilities. Business administration workers starting out as administration officer trainees or assistants may have a starting salary of $35,000 per annum, whereas someone with a Master’s degree and years of experience can earn over $100,000 per annum.
On average, those employed in business administration earn $68,000 per annum.
Business administration courses
A business administration course will arm you with expertise for a range of careers in several industries. It’s a broad discipline that encompasses accounting, organisational behaviour, finance, economics, marketing and management.
Shorter qualifications such as short courses, and Certificate II or Certificate III provide students with a good base foundation of knowledge and skills to move into entry-level business administration roles. These qualifications have no entry requirements.
Higher-level qualifications such as a Certificate IV or Diploma of Business Administration give students the opportunity to develop a more comprehensive business administration and communication skills set. These courses usually include electives that allow you to specialise in areas such as business management, strategic thinking, problem solving and decision making.
Some students choose to continue on with further study, completing an advanced diploma, graduate certificate or bachelor of business.
Is a business administration course right for me?
Our business administration qualifications are delivered online by TAFE RTOs and reputable providers. Online courses allow for flexible, self-paced learning and usually allow for both full-time and part-time study.
With numerous study options available to you, it’s highly recommended to enquire about your top qualification choices to receive their course guides to better understand specific course details.
Completing a business administration will ensure you develop a diverse skill set that will prove to be useful in all industries. Take the leap and enrol in a course today.