Business Courses

Please Note: Courses are Currently Unavailable Due To Illness

Ideal for international students unable to travel to Australia at present or

professional development for existing vocational teachers.

These courses are hyper-flexible, meaning extended time for each course and no deadlines for assessments.

Choose which course or units you want to study online.

You only pay for the unit(s) you want to study, if you don’t want to study the entire course.

Business Studies: Level 1

In this course, you will study the following topics:

Unit 1: Understanding Self and Relationships With Others

    • Part A: Unit Introduction
    • Part B: Getting to Know You
    • Part C: Values
    • Part D: Effective Communication
    • Part E: Self Esteem and Self Awareness
    • Part F: Assertiveness

Unit 2: Understanding Groups and Teams

    • Part A: Unit Introduction
    • Part B: The Nature of Groups and Group Work
    • Part C: The Nature of Teams and Roles
    • Part D: Decision Making
    • Part E: Conflict Resolution and Negotiation
    • Part F: Goal Settings

Unit 3: Life Skills

    • Part A: Unit Introduction
    • Part B: Personality and Leadership
    • Part C: Active Listening
    • Part D: People and Prejudice

Business Studies: Level 2

In this course, you will study the following topics:

  • Unit 1: Introductory Economics
    • Part A: Unit Introduction
    • Part B: The Concept of the Economy
    • Part C: What is Economics?
    • Part D: Types of Economies
    • Part E: Economic Cycles
    • Part F: Economic Performance Models
    • Part G: Review

Unit 2: The Business Context, Business Planning, Setting Objectives and Key Performance Indicators

    • Part A: Unit Introduction
    • Part B: The Business Context
    • Part C: Business Planning
    • Part D: Setting Objectives
    • Part E: Key Performance Indicators
    • Part F: Review

Unit 3: Human Resource Management. Law and Industrial Relations

    • Part A: Unit Introduction
    • Part B: Human Resource Management
    • Part C: The Law
    • Part D: Industrial Relations
    • Part E: Review

Unit 4: Effective Management Practice

    • Part A: Unit Introduction
    • Part B: Management Styles
    • Part C: Management Roles
    • Part D: Decision Making Process
    • Part E: Ethics
    • Part F: Review

Unit 5: Marketing

    • Part A: Unit Introduction
    • Part B: The Role of Marketing
    • Part C: Tactical Marketing – The Four P’s
    • Part D: Target Marketing
    • Part E: The Marketing Relationship
    • Part F: Review

Unit 6: Accounting and Financial Management

    • Part A: Unit Introduction
    • Part B: The Role of the Accounting Function
    • Part C: The Role of Financial Management
    • Part D: Mathematical Concepts and Techniques
    • Part E: Review

Business Studies: Level 3

In this course, you will study the following topics:


Unit 1: The Challenges of the International Business Environment

    • Part A: Unit Introduction
    • Part B: The History of Globalisation
    • Part C: Current Strategies for International Business
    • Part D: Future Trends in International Business
    • Part E: Review

Unit 2: The Impact of the External Environment on International Business

    • Part A: Unit Introduction
    • Part B: The Political Environment
    • Part C: The Economic and Trade Relations Environment
    • Part D: The Legal and Financial Environment
    • Part E: The Technological Environment
    • Part F: The Socio-Cultural Environment
    • Part G: Unit Review

Unit 3: The Impact of Internal Factors on International Business

    • Part A: Unit Introduction
    • Part B: Leadership Styles
    • Part C: Management Skills
    • Part D: Communication and Intercultural Understanding
    • Part E: Ethics and Social Responsibility
    • Part F: Unit Review

Unit 4: Marketing in the International Business Context

    • Part A: Unit Introduction
    • Part B: International Market Development
    • Part C: Cultural Norms in Marketing Internationally
    • Part D: Marketing Ethics and the International Environment
    • Part E: Unit Review

Business Studies: Level 4

In this course, you will study the following topics:

Unit 1: Administration

    • Part A: Manage Business Document Design and Development
    • Part B: Facilitate continuous improvement

Unit 2: Marketing

    • Part A: Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities
    • Part B: Establish and adjust the marketing mix

Unit 3: Human Resource Management

    • Part A: Manage recruitment, selection and induction processesPart 2: Manage human resource services

Unit 4: Sustainability

    • Part A: Manage risk
    • Part B: Develop workplace policy and  procedures for sustainability

Business Studies: Level 5

In this course, you will study the following topics:

Unit 1: Marketing

    • Part A: Manage the marketing process
    • Part B: Evaluate international marketing opportunities
    • Part C: Manage international marketing programs

Unit 2: Advertising

    • Part A: Develop an advertising campaign
    • Part B: Execute an advertising campaign

Unit 3: Information Management 

    • Part A: Manage knowledge and information

Unit 4: Sustainability

    • Part A: Manage risk
    • Part B: Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability


26 thoughts on “Business Courses

  1. Do you currently live in China? Shanghai?

    Posted by Mona | January 21, 2012, 19:15
  2. Hi, cool blog you have there. It’s like reading a high-class new site, good job.

    Keep it up!

    Posted by kevintriedge | January 23, 2012, 20:27
  3. G’Day ! thanks for follwing and your blog is nice !! You live in China right ? You could read some Japanese words too ?! Glad to be here I will follow you too.

    Ta ,
    Ai See you on blog !

    Posted by theinnervoices180 | January 26, 2012, 18:53
  4. Craig, I just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Check out my post.

    Posted by Mona | February 9, 2012, 16:11
  5. Craig, I have a proposal for a book on “Service Management.” It is not the usual “call center” book. It gets into the weeds on all aspects; field, factory, installation, managing work orders, software, failure mechanisms, etc.. Is there any use for this type of book in your neck of the woods? Thanks for reading this.

    Posted by Waldo "Wally" Tomosky | February 23, 2012, 06:35
  6. Hi Craig! Thanks for checking out my site. Will look at yours in more detail soon…looks very interesting. You obviously have a wealth of knowledge to share. Hope you have a great day…with or without a milkshake 🙂

    Posted by Lotus Mama | February 28, 2012, 00:14
  7. Hey Craig, I saw you liked my blog. I need some critique on my writing. Is advice free? 🙂

    Posted by willemtaute | March 3, 2012, 17:32
    • I just write what I feel; I think that’s the best way to write. My editor does the critique for me; he is very wise and all-knowing 🙂

      Posted by Craig Hill | March 3, 2012, 17:51
  8. Craig, D’Ellis / “omegetymon” here. Thanks for your viewings, and I’d like to know what your expertise is in International Business. (I’ve a ‘project’ that is a Health research funding tool.) Contact me, if you’d deem so, at grissmiffin@safe-mail.net.
    This might be beneficial to “many”.
    I’ll keep ‘pecking’-n-“thinking”. You be who you are.

    Posted by awinkandanod | March 4, 2012, 03:26
  9. Hello, and THANKS for the view. You may find the CITIZENTOOLS.wp.com post on …MONSTERS… interesting as I have about Mr Einstein, we’re born three days and SOME apart, but suffered some small learning disabilities.
    “D” / om

    Posted by awinkandanod | March 16, 2012, 03:57
  10. Hi Craig, I would like to personally thank you for all the support you have given to us at Migrant Tales. From your background, I can easily tell that you have a very interesting background. Thank you and enjoy a beautiful Sunday in Shanghai. Enrique

    Posted by Migrant Tales | March 25, 2012, 22:11
  11. Thanks for following me and for you like responses. Encouragement never hurts, just sets the bar higher. Again, enjoy your work.

    Posted by le artiste boots | March 26, 2012, 05:37
  12. Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking one of the posts

    Posted by boomiebol | May 25, 2012, 13:13
  13. Hello! Thanks for liking my posts @ Steel, Brick, and Stone! Please let me know if you have any suggestions for future posts!

    Posted by dhdefazio | June 22, 2012, 12:23
  14. I want to thank you personally for “Liking” some of the posts on my Word Press Blog, “American Liberal Times.” I am sincerely honored that you would do that.
    When I looked at your blog, I was flabbergasted and overwhelmed at the scope and magnitude of your work and the absolutely impeccable intellectualism that it all reflects.
    Thanks again for the visit to my blog – – – I will be checking yours often because I feel the work you are doing is vitally important to Human Understanding on a Global basis.

    Very Respectfully yours.


    Posted by John Liming | June 23, 2012, 14:28
  15. Hi Craig! Thanks for the like, hope you find it interesting!

    Posted by dontbringlulubook | July 13, 2012, 04:22
  16. Thank you for following my blog, Craig. I would appreciate any constructive criticisms or advice you may have for me as I go through my writing career. Thank you again!

    Posted by everythingilluminate | July 17, 2012, 05:06
  17. Hey, just wanted to thank you for the recent ‘likes’ on my blog. You lead an interesting life, Mr. Hill. I spent a month in Australia back in ’87 and had a wonderful time. Again, thanks, from MIke.

    Posted by Mike Harkins | July 27, 2012, 08:15
  18. I am happy to let you know that I nominated your blog a Super Sweet Blogging Award!
    Check out the rules and nomination in this link http://luccav.com/

    Posted by cav12 | August 28, 2012, 22:19


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