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Certificate in Health & Safety

This course will provide an overview of general health and safety requirements in the workplace, including but not limited to how to ergonomically set up a computer workstation, how to manage common workplace health and safety hazards, and the purpose of a PCBU in relation to health and safety in the workplace.

This course will provide an overview of first aid and medical emergencies and solutions to health problems, including but not limited to DRSABCD, how to ensure the safety of yourself and others at the scene of an accident, how to do chest compressions as part of CPR, the two types of diabetic emergencies, as well as how to identify signs and symptoms of seizures and serious head injuries.

Certificate in Budgeting & Financial Management

This course will provide an overview of the accounting equation and the basic principles underlying the double entry system of accounting. It will include but not be limited to the function and purpose of accounting and its key concepts, a look at the principal qualitative characteristics and their effect on financial statements, and the basic and expanded accounting equation and its connection to the double-entry method of accounting. 

This course will take a close look at the difference between the general journal and the general ledger, the chart of accounts, and fundamental rules in respect of when to debit or credit an account. It will include but not be limited to the definition and purpose of general journals, account categories, and how to prepare journal entries.  

This course will provide an introduction to the General Ledger and the Trial Balance, and will include the process of posting source journals to the general ledger, how to calculate closing balances of general ledger accounts, as well as the purpose of a trial balance and how to prepare one.  

This course will provide an introduction and overview of depreciation and will include but not be limited to the purpose of depreciation, how to calculate depreciation and the different calculation methods, as well as how to prepare journal entries using the straight-line method or the diminishing value method. 

This course will provide an introduction to cash basis and accruals basis accounting concepts, and will include but not be limited to an overview of adjusting entries, a look at the key adjusting entries that need to be made at the end of the financial year, and how to prepare the balance day adjustments for a range of adjusting entries. 

This course will take a close look at the purpose of financial statements, and will include but not be limited to the Profit & Loss Statement and the Balance Sheet and how to prepare these statements, the purpose of inventory and the two common inventory systems, how to prepare journal entries, and how to calculate the year-end stock adjustment. 

This course will take a close look at the preparation of budgets, forecasts and cash flow management, including but not limited to the purpose of a budget and forecast, the importance and advantages of budgeting, how to prepare a budget and how to compare actual results with analyse variances as well as a look at the cash conversion cycle.

This course will take a close look at financial statement analysis, including but not limited to how to analyse trends, how to calculate ratios and how to analyse the results.

Certificate in Leadership & Team Building

This course will provide an introduction to leadership skills and attributes across various areas of daily life. It will include but not be limited to leadership goals important for the development of leadership skills, areas of becoming an effective leader and different types of leaders.

This course will provide an overview of the essential qualities of different types of leaders and the importance of various leadership qualities, including but not limited to attributes needed to accomplish leadership goals and cognitive barriers to successful leadership.

This course will take a look at leadership and how it relates to interpersonal relationships, including but not limited to the three basic components of behaviour, the importance of self-disclosure and assertiveness, and levels of disclosure for potential conflicts.

This course will provide an overview of communication skills and the various factors that affect the ability to communicate effectively. It will include but not be limited to a look at the various kinds of non-verbal communication, the methods for improving communication skills and listening feedback techniques.   

This course will provide an introduction to teamwork concepts and team-leading strategies, including but not limited to the types of problems that can arise from teamwork, team-leading strategies to overcome team problems and decision-making strategies used in team projects.

This course will provide an introduction to different kinds of thinking and how they apply to different situations. It will include but not be limited to lateral and systemic thinking and how they can be used to resolve problems, how perceptions form and the importance of self-assessment.

Certificate in Management Fundamentals

This course will provide an introduction to the role of managers in an organisation and effective

communication methods. It will include but not be limited to the key attributes effective managers in different roles should possess, how to prepare a formal, professionally written report, and how to undertake professional communication internal and external to the workplace.

This course will provide an overview of management theories and procedures, including but not limited to the different schools of thought in management studies and types of written orders used when implementing change.

This course will provide an introduction to different types of problem-solving techniques, including but not limited to potential management issues and identifying problem-solving techniques, when workers should be involved in organisational decision making, and a look at supervisory scenarios and duties.

This course will take a look at how external influences can affect management styles, including but not limited to how supervisors can affect employee attitudes and factors that may limit management ability.

This course will provide an introduction to key concepts in advertising for and interviewing potential employees, including but not limited to the necessary components of a job advertisement, how to create a job advertisement using key legislation and key concepts and how to develop interview questions.

This course will provide an introduction to workplace procedures and how to create and implement basic guidelines. It will include but not be limited to how to write a workplace procedure, the steps required to deal with a grievance, workplace safety checklists and how to write a job description for a supervisor role.

This course will provide an introduction to equity, ethics and morality and how they affect the workplace, including but not limited to how to write a code of practice for an organisation, the importance of intellectual property rights in regards to maintaining ethical and equitable practices within an organisation, and key legal considerations specific to workplaces.

Certificate in Personnel Management & Human Resources

This course will provide an introduction to the various ways perception, learning and prior experience influence human behaviour. It will include but not be limited to how people can form incorrect perceptions and a look at real world examples of common biases that can result in errors in decision making in the workplace.

This course will provide an overview of communication skills to improve the ability to effectively receive and transmit messages in the workplace, including but not limited to the main functions of communication and the importance of listening in an organisation.

This course will provide an overview of general health and safety requirements in the workplace, including but not limited to how to ergonomically set up a computer workstation, how to manage common workplace health and safety hazards, and the purpose of a PCBU in relation to health and safety in the workplace.  

This course will provide an introduction to basic supervising practices for controlling business or department operations, including but not limited to the definition of Quality Assurance, Stock Control and Applying Standards, how to evaluate performance and projects, supervisor skills and how to analyse and solve potential problems in the work place using the formal problem-solving method.

This course will take a look at the essential processes in the recruitment of employees, including but not limited to the benefits of external and internal recruitment, how to create a job specification and how to create a set of interview questions.

This course will provide an overview of the key elements of planning and conducting effective staff

Training, including but not limited to non-verbal communication channels, learning principles and how to produce a training program for new employees.

This course will provide an introduction to ways in which team processes can be used to improve

performance and productivity, including but not limited to the key characteristics of an effective team, stages of team development, and tips for avoiding or reducing problems encountered at team meetings.

This course will take a look at various methods of establishing and maintaining discipline through positive means, such as reinforcement and increasing motivation. It will include but not be limited to possible barriers to successful problem-solving, discipline issues in the workplace and how to apply suitable disciplinary procedures.

This course will provide an introduction to strategies for reducing dissatisfaction and handling dissatisfaction when it arises, including but not limited to the six key steps of problem solving, common sources of demotivation in an organisation and key strategies to motivate an employee.

This course will provide an introduction to the importance of monitoring workplace processes and

performance, and how to report your observations. It will include but not be limited to the different types of monitoring procedures, management strategies for problem-solving a workplace scenario and how to conduct a work study.

Certificate in Business Computing

This course will provide an introduction to business computing and the internet and the role that these technologies can play in business concepts, including but not limited to why computer skills are important in business, how web browsers work and key browsers, the importance of being able to compress files and programs that can negatively affect computers.

 

This course will provide an introduction to the basic functions and features of Microsoft Word, including but not limited to formatting features to improve the look of a short document, how to insert content into a document and how to apply document-processing techniques to manage larger documents.  

This course will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of Microsoft Excel, including but not limited to the key functions within the software including formulas, functions and data manipulation, how to add content to spreadsheets as well as formatting styles.

This course will provide an introduction to the basic functions and features of MS Powerpoint, including but not limited to how to arrange content such as images, tables, illustrations and media, how to apply slide designs, transitions and animations, and how to professionally present a presentation.  

This course will provide an overview of the expert features and functions of Microsoft Excel, including but not limited to how to apply advanced functions to access multiple sheets and manipulate data, how to apply advanced chart features to visually represent data, how to protect spreadsheets from accidental or intentional harm and automate activities within a spreadsheet using macros.

Certificate in Digital Marketing

This course will provide an introduction to the concept of digital marketing, including but not limited to channels that are used in digital marketing, the 4P’s of the marketing mix and how this links to the marketing strategy, and a look at some of the risks associated with digital marketing.

This course will provide an introduction to the use of psychological theory as applied to internet marketing, including but not limited to internet psychology, common psychological triggers that encourage website engagement, the psychology behind interacting with customers and how colour, pricing and consistency are used in website creation.

This course will provide an introduction to the different elements required when designing and

developing a website, including but not limited to how to develop a business website using Wix or Weebly, the concepts of website strategy on a business website and how to apply the principles of website design on a selected business website.

This course will provide an introduction to SEO (search engine optimisation), a combination of strategies, techniques and tactics webmasters use to increase the number of organic visitors to a website. It will include but not be limited to the purpose and functions of search engine optimisation, the three areas that need to be addressed to ensure effective search engine optimisation and how a business can improve visibility, traffic and popularity in search engines.

This course will take a look at different ways to determine an appropriate online presence for the marketing of a product or service, including but not limited to methods to improve internet sales, how to set up an online store and how demographics and promotions can influence internet advertising.

This course will provide an overview of why content is a vital component for your website to keep it ‘alive’ and how to develop a content strategy and plan that meets business objectives. It will include but not be limited to the elements of content marketing, components of a content strategy, factors for a successful blog and techniques that assist in getting content seen.

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FAQs about our business courses

There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites to enrol into this course. You can enrol online directly by clicking on “Enrol Now” and follow the prompts. Alternatively, you can enrol over the phone with our friendly student advisors. Give them a call on 080 0342 829 or email them at info@careeracademy.co.nz

This course costs $2,450 + GST or only $25 per week on a no deposit, interest free payment plan. Click here to get started now.

This course takes approximately 300 hours, and you’ll have up to 12 months to complete. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week. But if life gets busy you can take longer and even apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Upon the completion of this course, you can obtain a job as a Manager. These jobs in New Zealand earn approximately $94,710 per year but can be as high as $145,951 per year(Payscale)

Contact a friendly student advisor on 0800 342 829 to find out about potential career outcomes and see where our courses can take you. Employers also constantly approach The Career Academy looking for students and employers also advertise jobs in the Career Centre (available once you enrol). You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

This qualification is Internationally recognised. Our qualifications are highly sought after by employers around the world and accredited by global industry bodies such as ICOES.

Your course will be delivered through our online learning platform. You can access our online learning platform from any web browser 24/7 so you can work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the resources you need at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates, you can start whenever you are ready. Your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.

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Absolutely! You’ve got a 8 day cooling off period (or trial period) at the start of your course. Take that time to look through all your learning material and get a feel for online learning. If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money back guarantee less a $50 + GST administration fee.

The Diploma in Business is best for business. This is a dynamic online course where you’ll learn practical accounting, management, marketing, IT and leadership skills. You’ll get a real understanding of how to build an effective team, manage projects and convert website visits to leads.
Absolutely! This is a course that provides excellent business disciplines that will go a long way to advancing your career by making you a standout candidate in the marketplace.
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