Do you dream of starting your own business? With many turning their backs on the 9-5 grind, it comes as no surprise to learn that international students flock from around the world to study business in Australia.
Certificate III in Business, Certificate IV in Business, Diploma of Business and Advanced Diploma of Business are designed to prepare students for work in a wide number of industries. You’ll develop and strengthen skills in identifying, planning, developing and managing tasks - all of which are fundamental to the successful running of a business.
Not only is studying a stepping stone to one day launching your own business, it will also give you the knowledge and confidence needed to effectively lead teams, manage projects and excel in any work environment.
Below, find out everything you need to know about studying business on a student visa in Australia from entry requirements to choosing where to study down under.
The below courses are CRICOS registered for international students wanting to study in Australia - meaning students are eligible to apply for a student visa in Australia.
What are the entry requirements for business?
There are no skill-based entry requirements for business courses whether you’re applying for Certificate III, Certificate IV or Advanced Diploma.
However, most colleges require international students from non-English speaking countries to have completed a minimum of Year 10 - Year 12, Upper Intermediate level of English or IELTS 5.0 . At TAFE or Australian universities, they always require Academic IELTS, Academic PTE, TOEFL (iBT), Pearson Tests of English (PTE) Academic or an English-recognised qualification.
What’s great about a number of education providers across Australia is that they offer a FREE English test either on campus or online or through a partnership with an English school. You’ll have your results through within 24-28 hours too.
Find out more about English courses available in Australia here or contact the team and we can organise an English test for you.
What will I learn while studying Certificate III in Business?
Certificate III in Business is a great starting point for students who are new to the subject and wish to expand their knowledge and skills. Below, find a list of some of the skills you will learn whilst studying:
What will I learn while studying Certificate IV in Business?
Certificate IV in Business is a good option for administrators and project managers or students looking to broaden their knowledge of the business world. Below, find a list of some of the skills you will learn whilst studying:
What career path can I take after studying a Diploma of Business?
A Diploma of Business is designed for students already familiar with the subject who are looking to progress into a managerial role. You can study a Diploma of Business after completing your Certificate IV in Marketing.
Career opportunities can include, but are not limited to, the following:
How much does a business course cost in Australia?
Certificate III in Business, Certificate IV in Business and a Diploma of Business are the most affordable courses on offer in Australia. Most colleges are very flexible with the payment structure too.
Our expert team is up to date with college start dates, prices and timetables. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch for free information.
How long does a business course take?
Course lengths vary depending upon the college and location but in most colleges, you will find similar course lengths. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, face-to-face learning and online webinars are currently available at most colleges.
Intake is monthly, every two months, quarterly or sometimes every Monday and study time is 20 hours a week.
Certificate III in Business
Course length: six months (26 weeks)
Certificate IV in Business & Diploma of Business Advanced Diploma
Course length: 40 - 52 weeks (including holidays)
There is also the option to package courses together with just one student visa as demonstrated below:
There is also the option to package your business certificate or diploma with different subjects such as Social Media, Leadership & Management, Accounting or Project Management.
If you need assistance choosing a package, please contact us today for free advice and support.