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What does a business diploma get you?


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Studying a Diploma of Business at Swinburne Online provides you with an opportunity to develop your management skills and set you up with knowledge in integral to all business careers. Employers rely on workers with a well-rounded knowledge of how a business operates.

Units covering managing budgets, how to create efficient processes, learning to identify marketing opportunities and how to coordinate human resource services will prepare you to become a valued business professional.

Check what a business diploma can get you when you study with Swinburne Online.

Executive Assistant

As a key part of an organisation, an Executive Assistant completes a wide range of tasks assisting members of a company’s executive team and requires organisational skills and management skills.

Your responsibilities could include managing an executive team member’s diary, scheduling and setting up meetings, being a point of contact, conducting research and coordinating travel arrangements.

You might work with key executives from different departments or work directly with a particular executive leader such as a CEO. Managing relationships within the office is key to what an Executive Assistant does, which is why we have a dedicated unit that focuses on the communication skills required for leaders.

Program Coordinator

A Program Coordinator is essential in a company delivering programs on budget and to schedule, where you would provide support and coordinate procedures, track budgets and ensure effective stakeholder communication and reporting.

As a Program Coordinator, you’ll have a broad range of skills in key business areas including managing budgets, meetings and human resources services, identifying marketing opportunities and coordinating procedure documentation.

Program Coordinators will be in high demand, with an 8.2 per cent increase in job growth predicted in the next five years. Now is a better time than ever to pursue autonomous and growing role.

Senior Administrator

As a Senior Administrator, you are responsible for the planning, development and organisation of a business, through robust management, communication and interpersonal skills.

Responsibilities of a Senior Administrator could include preparing company communications, records management, stock control, proactively managing diaries and facilities and assisting company proposals and tenders.

Your aim as a Senior Administrator will be to support senior managers and ensure that the day-to-day office operations run as smoothly as possible. You can expect to find a good sense of autonomy in this role, allowing you to create and define new office processes to better assist the business.

Office Manager

Office Managers are an integral part of keeping any organisation running smoothly, managing and organising key functions of an office including executive travel arrangements, high-level meetings, training administrative support staff and external supplier budgeting.

As an Office Manager, you could be based in a wide range of organisations, where you would be highly organised and detail-orientated with strong time management skills. You’ll be the backbone of every company. It’s up to them to make sure that everything office-based is running smoothly and keep employees comfortable and efficient.

With a 7.3 per cent increase in job growth expected in the next five years, you can expect a broad range of opportunities by the time you graduate.

The Diploma of Business with Swinburne Online

A Diploma of Business will develop your management skills and prepare you to become a valued business professional. You will learn how to manage projects and financial plans, develop critical thinking in others and manage the personal and professional development of yourself and others.

Your introductory and diploma programs will be delivered online through Swinburne Online. This diploma is nationally accredited with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and recognised by Registered Training Organisations (RTO) and Universities across Australia.

Your learning will be nurtured through a combination of reading course material, learning activities, investigating and analysing resources and case studies, online webinars, assessment tasks and projects, and communicating with fellow learners and your trainers.

The aim of our diploma is to ensure that you reach your own unique career goals, whether that’s as an Executive Assistant or an Office Manager. Our fully online model allows you to study at a time that suits you and direct your own learning. All the while you’ll have the support of your

So, what can a business diploma get you? Maybe the better question now is where do you see yourself, and how can Swinburne Online get you there?

Whether you are looking to change career paths or further your career prospects, a Diploma of Business can help you discover a wide range of pathways for you to take your career. To learn more about how our Business courses can put you on the right track, why not have a read through our latest articles.

Learn how Diploma of Business student Madeline was able to utilise her understandings from her management role to successfully develop the skills she needed to further her career.