Business consulting is a rewarding and lucrative career. So, if you have a reputation as a specialist, a problem solver, or your skillset is in demand, this unique online business consulting course is for you.
Professional Practice for Consultants is a professional development course that will help you hone and market your expertise to prospective clients as a business or management consultant. You will discover how to be a successful consultant, focusing on the critical skills required to deliver outstanding performance to clients.
In this business consulting course, you will gain the professional practice skills you’ll need to succeed as a consultant, from communication and report writing skills to top-notch presenting and negotiation skills.
You’ll also gain the necessary skills of leadership and how to foster creativity and emotional intelligence in your dealings with others. Importantly, you’ll learn how to set up your own consultancy practice, generate business and maintain accounts and records.
On completion of this course, you will have a thorough understanding of professional practice for consultants and gain the confidence and ability to succeed in this varied and exciting career.
Unit - Professional Practice for Consultants
Unit 1 – Determining if a consultancy practice is for you
Nature and scope
Pros and cons of being a consultant
What is needed to be a consultant
Codes of contact
Are you ready
Unit 2 – Planning a consultancy practice: part 1
Methods of entering business
Deciding where to work
Start up finance
Set up costs
Having assistance available
Unit 3 – Planning a consultancy practice: part 2
Preparing a business plan for a consultancy
Business plan pro forma
Unit 4 – Knowing what to charge
Available work time
Convincing clients of value in your fees
Unit 5 – Setting up your consulting practice
Marketing a consultancy practice
Establishing a press kit
Using the internet
Unit 6 – Keeping accounts and records
Unit 7 – How to generate business and keep it
Using agents or brokers
Sub contracting other consultants and support services
References from clients
Successful client relations
Closing a deal
Dealing with clients who say no
Principles of getting business
Unit 8 – Maintaining your consultancy practice
Hiring staff, expanding business
Creating passive income
Working in a changing world
Estimated duration 50 hours
Course Delivery and Start
Start anytime, self-paced and 100% online
Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
This is the first time I have studied online like this and have gained not only a certificate, knowledge and skills from the course but a whole new range of experience with regard to conducting research and referencing materials to find information relating to course content.
O. Batty, Sale, VIC | Certificate of Business Consulting
The tutors were great at getting back to me in a timely manner and answering any questions I had.
M. Reading, Darlinghurst, NSW | Professional Practice for Consultants
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.