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8 Tips for Interviewers to Find a Perfect Candidate

If you’re a manager or business owner responsible for hiring staff you’re probably looking for interview tips to make your job a little easier. If you’re new to the role of hiring manager, you’re probably more familiar with being on the receiving end of interview questions. And while being interviewed is undoubtedly nerve-wracking, you might

Why study small business management courses online?

Whether you’re a new start-up or have been in business for years, upskilling is important to grow your revenue and diversify your income streams. You may have never undertaken formal study, and your business remains profitable. However, it’s better to enrol in a few relevant small business management courses online, as these will provide a

Strong Case for Woman in Logistics (Despite Gender Bias).

Women can work in any role within the logistics industry and the opportunities are vast. However, gender bias needs to be overcome to encourage more women into this fast-moving, exciting career. In an attempt to diversify their workforce, many logistics companies offer incentives to attract and retain women, but there are barriers to entry into

Child Protection – Let’s Make It Everyone’s Business.

It’s Child Protection Week and the theme this year focuses on child development to promote positive communication with parents and caregivers. The aim of Child Protection Week is to engage the community in supporting families and protecting children. Child protection is everyone’s business, so education is vital to all professions that work with children and their

4 Reasons to Upskill, 5 Ways to Do It.

Staying relevant in an increasingly digital world means upskilling is the new normal for those who want to remain at the forefront of their industry and progress their career. So, what is upskilling, and what’s the best way to achieve learning goals? We spoke to a human resource (HR) professional to find out.   What

Resignation: How to Make a Smooth Exit

A graceful exit is the only way to go for professionals who want to avoid burning bridges while progressing their career. A graceful resignation also puts you in a favourable position when it comes to receiving excellent references.   How to Write a Resignation Letter When you accept a new position, it’s time to write

Education Raises Awareness, Reduces Stigma of Homelessness

Do you really understand homelessness? Whether your career involves working with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness or you volunteer your time to this complex social issue, knowledge and understanding of homelessness is powerful to reduce stigma and provide appropriate support.   What is Homelessness? Despite a widely held belief that those who are

6 Ways to Advance Your Career in Community Services

If you work in community services, you’ve already decided to make a positive impact on the world, but how can you positively influence your career? The community services profession is exceptional in the sense that as well as being able to advance your career and gain more qualifications, you can also move across the sector

8 Reasons Why Managers Should Study Human Behaviour

Few managers would argue that employee behaviour and motivation play a vital role in increasing an organisation’s productivity. But how many have the skills to understand and positively motivate their employees? According to Principal Organisational Psychologist Cheryl Adams, of Think Trek Consulting, there are many reasons managers should study human behaviour, plus an important rule

Study Business Analysis to Make Better Business Decisions

Whether you’re thinking about pursuing a career as a business analyst or simply want to make better business decisions, business analyst training is ideal professional development. If you’re a business owner or manager, a business analyst course can help you make more informed business decisions that lead to competitive advantage.   What is Business Analysis?

New Course: Introduction to Contract Law

Introduction to Contract Law is an online professional development program that will provide you with a foundation understanding of contract law and the knowledge to analyse and evaluate contractual issues. In this online contract law course, you will discover the nature and meaning of contract, assess sources of legal information and assess the significance of

New Course: Introduction to Company Law

Introduction to Company Law is an online professional development program that will give you the knowledge and skills to understand how the legal system affects the way companies operate. In this company law course, you will also gain an understanding of the crucial principles that govern company laws, how to prepare documentation to create a

12 Workplace Stress Management Tips

Stress and anxiety can occur at any time in the workplace, sometimes without a triggering moment or event, although in these cases, it may be due to the accumulation of stressors and a lack of coping skills or resources, according to Lysn Psychologist, Gabrielle McCorry. Workplace stress and anxiety can become all-consuming and not only affect work performance

Win an online course valued at $599.00

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4 Point checklist for selecting an online training provider

If you have been researching providers for an online training course, you may have noticed that not all providers are equal. Some ask for upfront payments and deliver your certificates as soon as you have passed your online courses, others let you pay when you have completed your courses, but take weeks to send out

Are we investing enough time in professional development for teachers?

Professional development for teachers is a growing industry, particularly with the rapid increase in online courses and online training for students. Learning new teaching techniques and how to inspire students to learn is one of the most important parts of being an online educator. The problem is that far too often, this professional development is

The killer online courses you need to build your career

With an ever increasing number of students opting for online courses, rather than attending a more traditional educational facility, selecting the right course is, now more than ever, vitally important to your success. The problem is that with so many online marketing courses and business courses available from so many different providers, making a decision

Are project and business management courses still relevant?

When you enrol in project or business management courses you invest not only your valuable time, but also your hard-earned money to obtain a qualification that some people believe is no longer relevant. Is this still true? Historically, this belief is certainly correct, and in some respects, it’s still true today. As you may well

How to select the best online small business courses

Online small business courses have become very popular over the past few years, mainly because an increasing number of employees want to upskill. Maybe you are returning to work after a period away and feel that you want to update your skills? Maybe you want to give yourself a better chance of a promotion, broaden

Dental Study Something to Smile About

Have you considered a career as Dental Assistant? As a Dental Assistant, you provide chair-side and administrative assistance to dentists to ensure dental procedures run smoothly and efficiently. Your role involves providing a high level of patient care and comfort as well as assisting with reception duties when not involved in clinical procedures. There is

Bespoke Courses Now Offered – Design Your Own Course

Australian Online Courses now gives you the opportunity to create your own course by selecting from hundreds of business, ICT, hospitality, tourism, travel, financial services and logistics units offered exclusively online. The chance to tailor your professional development course to suit your career direction and interests means your study is as unique as you are.

New Online Psychology Course

Are you interested in what makes people tick? Pursue your interest in human behaviour and build your career in psychology with the Certificate of Psychology. Whether you wish to launch a psychology career or acquire an understanding of psychology to complement your current role, the Certificate of Psychology will give you the foundation knowledge for

New Online Technical Writing Course

Looking to add to your repertoire of writing skills? Australian Online Courses is excited to announce its new online course Introduction to Technical Writing. So, if you’d like to learn how to break complex processes and diagrams into simpler terms for written documents then the lucrative field of technical writing might be for you. If you

The top 10 courses that will get you into a job

The job market has changed dramatically in the past decade, with areas such as aged care, social media and logistics really coming to the fore. For job-seekers, this means there are new and exciting career opportunities which can be accessed without going to university. Flexible online courses are available, allowing you to acquire industry-approved skills

New Course: Certificate of Professional Writing and Editing

The Certificate of Professional Writing and Editing is a comprehensive online professional development program that will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to write and edit copy for a wide variety of formats, across different writing styles, publishing media and audiences. The professional writing component of this course will give you practical, step-by-step

New Course: Certificate of Occupational and Organisational Psychology

The Certificate of Occupational and Organisational Psychology is an online professional development program that will provide you with the psychological knowledge and skills required to improve organisational effectiveness and the quality of work life in organisations. In this online organisational psychology course you will learn how to improve the performance of teams and individuals and

Updated Course: Certificate of Business Writing

The Certificate of Business Writing is an online professional development course that will equip you with one of the most important skills in business:  the ability to write clear, concise, well-structured and well-written business documents. The Certificate of Business Writing will help you improve your business writing skills and improve the effectiveness of your letters,

New Course: Corporate Social Responsibility

Course Overview Corporate Social Responsibility is an online professional development program that will explore sustainable corporate social responsibility. Throughout this online social responsibility course you will discover the concept of the organisation as a ‘legal entity’ and the responsibilities it as to a range of stakeholders from a legal a social perspective. Course Topics Organisations

New Course: Successful Internal Audits

Course Overview Successful Internal Audits is an online professional development program that will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to evaluate organisational information and assess an organisation’s risks as part of an internal audit process. In this online course you will learn how to develop audit objectives, learn how to gather and analyse

New Course: Microsoft Office Access 2013

Course Overview The Certificate of Microsoft Office Access 2013 is an online professional development program that will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to design and create databases using Access 2010. In this course you will learn how to create a database, create relationships between tables, create lookups and queries and use database

New Course: Develop Emotional Intelligence

Develop Emotional Intelligence is an online professional development course that will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to develop and apply emotional intelligence for personal and career success. Course Topics Understanding Emotional Intelligence (EI) Self and Social Awareness Expressing Emotions Empathy Reasoning Skills Managing Your Emotions Self-Regulation Relationship Management Social Skills Motivation Measuring

Updated Course: Certificate of Financial Management

The Certificate of Financial Management is an online professional development course designed to provide you with knowledge of financial management as it applies to the environment of business and finance. Throughout this course you will gain the knowledge required to analyse and report on a broad range of financial and business performance information and encompasses assessing

Updated Course: The Art of Negotiation

The Art of Negotiation is an online professional development program that will provide you with the techniques required for successful negotiation and provide you with the tools to enable cooperation and successful negotiation outcomes. In this course you will be equipped with influencing skills, expand your emotional awareness, use active listening and learn how to

Online Introduction to Make-Up Course

Introduction to Make-Up is an online professional development program that will introduce learners to the exciting world of make-up design and application. In this online make-up course you will learn the foundations of make-up artistry, including the tools, materials and products you will be working with. You will discover skin structures and conditions, how to

New Course: Online Certificate of Addiction Support – Drugs and Alcohol

The Certificate of Addiction Support – Drugs and Alcohol is an online professional development program that will address the serious challenges addiction poses to society. This online addiction studies course will explore the theories of addictive behaviours and the practical and social issues of substance and alcohol abuse. This course will help you understand the

New Course: Franchise Business Program

The Franchise Business Program is an online professional development program that will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to establish a franchise from the initial research phase through to finalising a franchising agreement with the franchisor and opening the franchise for business. This online franchise business program will help you successfully operate a

New Online Executive/Personal Assistant Course

The Executive Assistant Program is an online professional development program that will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to develop your career as an Executive or Personal Assistant. Throughout this course you will learn how to communicate effectively, how to manage yourself and others and how to implement strategies for your career success.

New Course: Online Touch Typing Certificate

Touch typing is an essential skill for almost every industry but is particularly important for those in administrative and clerical roles. The Touch Typing Certificate is a short online typing course that will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to develop keyboarding skills with speed and accuracy using touch typing techniques. A typing

New Course: Certificate of Community Services

The Certificate of Community Services is an online professional development course designed to give graduates the knowledge and skills required to work effectively in the community services sector. In this online community services course you will learn work with individuals, groups and the community to identify issues and develop cooperative processes to facilitate change.  This

New Course: Workplace Diversity for Managers

Workplace Diversity for Managers is an online professional development program that will provide you with the skills knowledge required to develop, foster and implement diversity within work teams. This online diversity management course will teach you how to promote the benefits of having a diverse workplace and will help you to reinforce the value and

New Online Cosmetic Tattooing Course

Introduction to Cosmetic Tattooing is an online professional development program that you will provide you with the foundation knowledge and skills required to design and perform cosmetic tattooing for remedial or cosmetic purposes. In this introductory cosmetic tattooing program you will learn how to design cosmetic tattoos in response to client briefs, focusing on the

Certificate of Medical Reception and Office Administration – Updated Course

The Certificate of Medical Reception and Office Administration has recently been updated to include the following topics: Maintain patient records Patient recordkeeping Roles and responsibilities Confidentiality, privacy and security Medical terminology Policies and procedures Use medical terms in oral and written communication Provide advice on fees, entitlements and rebates Schedule medical appointments Use appropriate booking

New Online Information Technology Course

Do you want to learn about computer operating systems, hardware and software? Would you like to understand the components inside the computer, how they function and how they work together? The Advanced Certificate of Information Technology is an online course that provides an overview of computer systems, computer protection and security, as well as introductory

New Course : Introduction to Company Law

Discover how the legal system affects the way companies operate and gain a greater understanding of the principles that govern company laws in this online, introductory course. Introduction to Company Law is a short online professional development program that will provide you with the skills and knowledge to apply legal principles in company law matters. In

New Online Public Relations Writing Course

With the public relations industry in a state of growth and change, corporate, government and non-profit organisations are always in search for highly skilled public relations professionals. To succeed as a public relations practitioner you will need a range of skills which include effective writing, critical thinking and persuasiveness. The Certificate of Public Relations writing

New Online Body Piercing Course

New Course: Introduction to Body Piercing Introduction to Body Piercing is an online professional development program that will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to assess client requirements and pierce ear lobes and other areas for ornamentation. In this online body piercing course, you will gain the skills and knowledge to understand the theory