Business, Management & Accounting Courses & Careers

Our business, management and accounting courses combine theoretical foundations with hands-on experience so that you can develop your skills and prepare yourself for the workforce in a variety of industries. You will also have an opportunity to apply your knowledge in real-world settings.


Studying a business course at Australian Pacific College will help you to learn fundamental business skills that are valued in a variety of industries.

Learn how to organise work priorities, manage your time, communicate effectively in the workplace, collaborate with colleagues, employ sustainable work practices, and respond to workplace health and safety issues.

APC's business courses will also provide you with the training needed to work in business services. Our business qualifications allow you to enter a wide range of careers in a variety of industries and improve your career progression anywhere in the world.


  • General Clerks
  • Administration Assistant
  • Office Clerk
  • Customer Service Officer
  • Reception Staff

  • Developing a range of workplace documents
  • Thinking critically and applying effective communication skills in the workplace
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues and managers
  • Working with technology
  • Organising time and work priorities

These figures are a guide to earnings only that may vary from state to state. Please check job listing sites for accurate numbers.

Some common annual salary expectations are:

  • General Clerk: $50,000 - $65,000
  • Office Clerk: $45,000 - $55,000
  • Administration Assistant: $42,000 - $75,000

Business courses are one of the most popular fields of study in Australia. The courses prepare students for the areas (accounting, project management, human resource management, marketing, and hospitality management) they would like to move forward for study progress and career opportunities.

Leadership & Management

The Leadership and Management courses at Australian Pacific College prepare the students to become effective, strategic and influential leaders in any industry or workplace. The students are expected to learn people management, team development, project management, strategic development, communication and critical thinking skills.

The students will also learn how to manage business operational plans, monitor and evaluate the performance of systems and processes, and lead effective workplace relationships.

The fundamentals of leadership and management help students successfully integrate their knowledge and skills into the modern workplace and provide them with good management career opportunities in Australia:


  • Team Leader
  • Corporate General Manager
  • Departmental/Operational Manager
  • Senior Manager
  • Small to Medium Sized Business Owner

  • Leading, developing, motivating and inspiring teams to achieve business objectives
  • Applying effective communication skills
  • Communication and implementing business documentation, organisational policies and procedures and legislation
  • Leading and managing effective workplace relationships
  • Leading a teams to reach business goals
  • Establish mission and vision and develop strategies for the organisation

These figures are a guide to earnings only that may vary from state to state. Please check job listing sites for accurate numbers.

Some common annual salary expectations are:

  • Team Leader/Supervisor: $50,000 - $100,000
  • Departmental/Operational Manager: $80,000 - $120,000
  • Corporate General Manager: $95,000 - $150,000

Leadership and Management courses teach students various skill sets to work in any industry they choose. Leadership and management skills allow students to work in different fields and help improve their performance and productivity in the workplace or their own business. These skills are necessary to perform effectively and achieve the organisational objectives.

Project Management

Project Management courses at Australian Pacific College are designed to prepare students to apply specialised knowledge and skills in program management across a range of contexts. These courses focus on developing the skills needed to plan, direct, and lead a range of program functions, with accountability for personal and team performance.

The curriculum for these courses includes topics such as project planning, project scheduling, project budgeting, project execution, project monitoring and control, and project closeout. 

Graduates of these courses will be well-prepared for a variety of project management roles across different industries and will develop the ability to apply these skills in a multitude of contexts, which is vital for success in today's fast-paced and ever-changing business environment.


  • Project Manager
  • Program Manager

  • Authorisation of different programs based on their mandates and the company’s welfare.
  • Appointing officials such as senior responsible owner to represent and look out for the welfare of the sponsor.
  • Resolving issues that may arise among team members and strategic issues that may need the attention of senior managers.
  • Showing support to the program and the mandated team. This support must be expressed through action.
  • Reporting to other stakeholders and confirming the successful completion of given programs.
  • Working closely with the communication and management team to increase program awareness among the different stakeholders.

These figures are a guide to earnings only that may vary from state to state. Please check job listing sites for accurate numbers.

Some common annual salary expectations are:

  • Project Manager: $80,000 - $120,000
  • Program Manager: $95,000 - $150,000 

A program is defined as a set of interrelated projects, each of which has a project manager. 'Multiple projects', or 'a program of projects', refers to a number of related projects managed by the same person as a program to achieve organisational objective/s. It applies to individuals who are program managers, managing or directing a suite of projects (a program) to achieve organisational objectives.

Individuals at this level use initiative and judgement to direct, plan, and lead a range of program functions, with accountability for personal and team outcomes within broad parameters. They use cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources and transfer their knowledge to others, and creative or conceptual skills to express ideas and perspectives or respond to complex problems.

Human Resources

One of the most important factors of Human Resources is to understand the organisations needs and requirements, and ensure that these needs are met.

The Human Resources courses at Australian Pacific College prepare the students for superior leadership and the planning and operation of effective and supportive Human Resource management for any type of organisation. For this reason they need wide-ranging technical, creative, conceptual or managerial competencies.

People in these roles are often accountable for group outcomes and for the overall performance of the human resources function of an organisation.

Trainers and Assessors


  • HR Officer
  • HR Coordinator
  • Change Management Specialist
  • HR Management

  • Complex problem solving in the workplace
  • Working with conflict resolution issues that may occur
  • Looking into the health and wellness of the staff
  • Managing the HR functions and processes for any workplace and its employees
  • Facilitating the staff recruitment and onboarding process
  • Leading the WHS strategies for the workplace
  • Playing a key role in organisational development strategies

These figures are a guide to earnings only that may vary from state to state. Please check job listing sites for accurate numbers.

Some common annual salary expectations are:

  • Policy Officer: $80,000 - $105,000
  • Recruitment Manager: $80,000 - $100,000
  • HR Officer: $80,000 - $90,000

Our HR programs prepare students to work in a variety of roles within the human resources sector.

In turn, providing sound knowledge of human resources management and a range of managerial and interpersonal skills to ensure that human resources functions and processes are carried out effectively within any organisation for optimum outcome.


The Accounting courses at Australian Pacific College provide students with the theoretical and technical skills required to pursue work in various accounting and financial service industries.

The students are expected to learn financial reporting, financial forecasts, payroll, computerised accounting systems, business tax, management accounting, internal control, financial performance, budget management, tax planning and documentation, and financial risk management.

In addition, the students will gain comprehensive knowledge of economics, performance and governance.

Accounting is among the top three positions employers are looking to hire in a post-COVID world. It will create many opportunities for accounting graduates in the Australian workforce market.


  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Accountant (General)
  • Payroll Manager
  • Accounts Supervisor

  • Preparing financial statements
  • Managing a budget
  • Researching and analysing financial and non-financial data
  • Providing recommendations and insights to your business or clients 
  • Developing financial forecasts
  • Monitoring corporate governance activities
  • Evaluating financial risk
  • Influencing critical business decisions

These figures are a guide to earnings only that may vary from state to state. Please check job listing sites for accurate numbers.

Some common annual salary expectations are:

  • Junior Accountant: $60,000 - $80,000
  • Accountant (General): $80,000 - 100,000
  • Financial Manager: $100,000 - $130,000

Studying Accounting helps students understand basic accounting and finance knowledge. Business is the wild arena in which accounting is conducted.

Accounting courses provide an opportunity not only to shape future accounting professionals and business advisors, but to help them understand and identify unique and innovative business opportunities while providing a broad introduction to a potential career in business and/or management.

Industry connections with ProjectBase

ProjectBase provides you with opportunities to participate in real-world industry projects while studying at APC.

Develop your skills and knowledge by working with experienced industry professionals.

Happy students with their Certificates of completion from the Australian Pacific College