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Vet Assistant Certificate

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Do you love animals? Have you always thought about working with animals professionally? But not sure where to start? Then our Vet Assistant course is perfect for you! This Vet Assistant course is the ideal starting point for anyone who is looking to wo...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Veterinary reception and gen... +6
Learning Online -  Course

Diploma of Health Science

Contribute to a healthier and happier society with Endeavour’s Diploma of Health Science. In addition to gaining foundational knowledge of biological and social sciences, our one-year full time (two years part-time) course gives you the opportunity to...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Herbal manufacturing & p... +4
Endeavour College of Natural Health -  Course
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Certificate IV in Ageing Support CHC43015

The aged and home care sector is one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing service industries. In 2015, 130,200 persons were employed as Nursing Support and Personal Care workers and it estimated that up to another 250,200 more workers will be req...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Personal Care Worker +8
Kirana Colleges -  Course

Double Diploma of Logistics and Leadership & Management TLI50219, BSB50420

This Double Diploma course is designed for logistics professionals wanting to move into more senior management positions. This integrated course contains hand-picked units to give you the ultimate combination of both operational and strategic logistics...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Logistics Manager +2
The College for Adult Learning -  Course

PRINCE2® Collection

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

PRINCE2 is a globally recognised project management methodology and the purpose of achieving the foundation certification is to confirm you have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the PRINCE2® method. By successfully completing the PRINCE2 Pract...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Project manager +2
Learning People -  Course

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping FNS40217

The FNS40217 – Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping is ideal for those individuals undertaking or seeking roles in the accounting sector, including bookkeepers, accounts clerks and BAS Agents. Delivered via online study, this new qualific...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accounts Clerk +9
Mentor Education -  Course

Eyelash Extensions + Lash Lift & Tint Advanced Certificate

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Eyelash Extensions is a 5.8 billion dollar industry which is growing every year! A typical Eyelash technician can earn anywhere up to $5,000 per week, but not limited to either, simply working in just a small professional set up in her own home. If you...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Eyelash Technician +2
Bela Beauty College -  Course

Complete Personal Trainer SIS40215,SIS30315

If you are passionate about helping people reach their health and fitness goals and want to choose your own hours or be your own boss, becoming a qualified Personal Trainer is a great fit. Our SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness + entry requirements Com...

Study Method Blended, In-class, Online
Location Canberra ACT +8
Job Outcomes Your own personal training b... +3
Australian Institute of Personal Trainers -  Course
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Certificate III in Education Support CHC30213

The Certificate III in Education Support course will give you an understanding of how to assist with the implementation of planned educational programs, contribute to student education in all developmental domains, support the development of numeracy,...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Teacher’s aide / Teachers... +1
Foundation Education -  Course

Photography Certificate

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

The photography industry is one where both creativity and skill both come in to play. Though you don’t need a university degree to become a photographer, you do need the correct equipment, the appropriate skills and creativity. It may seem that p...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Wedding Photographer +6
Learning Online -  Course

Dog Owner’s Masterclass

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Caring for your dog isn’t always a walk in the park. When it comes to dog grooming, training, behaviour, health, and nutrition, our pals deserve the best pet care we can give them! Let Ulleo lend a helping paw by providing you with everything you need...

Study Method Online, Virtual
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Veterinary Assistant
Ulleo -  Course

Master of Business Administration (Luxury Brand Management)

Specialised online MBA designed to help you succeed in the luxury industry. This niche MBA aims to develop contemporary leaders in Australia’s luxury market in the current and future economic climate. You will learn key business administration concepts...

Study Method Online, Virtual
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Executive Director +8
Ducere Global Business School -  Course
in partnership with
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Certificate III in Business (Business Administration) BSB30120

Launch your business admin career with a nationally recognised qualification The BSB30120 Certificate III in Business (Business Administration) equips you with the knowledge and skills to succeed in any administrative role. This business admin course c...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Administrative assistant +6
Foundation Education -  Course
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Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management CHC62015

With the Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management from Hammond Institute, you will develop the specialist skills to place you at the forefront of community sector management and advance your skills required to manage services, departments and pr...

Study Method Online, Virtual
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Director +8
Hammond Institute -  Course

Bachelor of Applied Business (Management)

‘Australia’s #1 industry focused online degree. A game changer in management education.’ Study managerial communication, corporate structuring, project management and business model analysis. Lead high performing teams and utilise technology to identif...

Study Method Online, Virtual
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Managing Director +14
Ducere Global Business School -  Course
in partnership with

Master of Business Administration MC199KPX19

RMIT’s globally recognised MBA has evolved. The online MBA now leverages RMIT’s strengths in technology, innovation and design without compromising on core leadership, strategy and cross-functional management study areas. It develops future-focused lea...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant +1
RMIT Online -  Course
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Double Diploma of Business (Organisational Development) + Leadership & Management BSB50120, BSB50420

CAL’s Double Diploma of Business (Organisational Development) and Leadership & Management will strengthen your change management skills and be able to foster a positive and productive workplace by focusing on the development of its people and cultu...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant +1
The College for Adult Learning -  Course
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Graduate Certificate in Business Administration GCBA

Ready for more impact, greater influence and new ideas to propel your career forward? Apply now and complete the four 6-week courses in leadership, marketing, entrepreneurship and finance to set your next career phase in motion. No degree yet? No probl...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant +1
The University of Adelaide -  Course
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Real Estate Certificate

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

With over 80% of real estate agents leaving the industry after just 12 months, it’s important to start strong, that’s where our Real Estate Certificate comes in. We’ll teach you the ins and outs of the industry and provide you with th...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Commercial Real Estate Agent
Global Real Estate Training -  Course

Personal Trainer – Nutrition Specialist SIS30315 , SIS40215

Designed in collaboration between Clean Health and Dr Layne Norton, the Clean Health Personal Trainer Nutrition Specialist program (PTNS) is the most comprehensive initial qualification available, to combine both nutrition and training. Once you have p...

Study Method Blended, Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Personal Trainer +7
Clean Health Fitness Institute -  Course
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What is a virtual assistant?

A virtual assistant (or VA) has the same role as an administrative support worker, but they do it from afar. Virtual assistant services are popular with start-up companies who may not have enough work for full-time administrative team members, large companies who are looking to outsource roles in order to save money or business owners who just need business services but not a personal assistant.

Why should I be a VA?

Virtual assistant jobs mean you get all the benefits of being an administrative assistant with more flexibility. You could live in Melbourne but work for clients in Sydney NSW, Adelaide SA, South Yarra VIC, and Rockhampton QLD – all while sitting at home in your lounge room! Plus, since you have control over the number of clients and the amount of work you want to, depending on how many years experience you have, you can charge an hourly rate that suits you. You can work part-time or full time, exclusively for a particular industry like real estate or project management, and across any timezone.

To work as a virtual assistant you would benefit from a number of skills, including:

  • Communication skills
  • An understanding of computers and IT
  • Experience as an administrative assistant or executive assistant
  • Knowledge of different laws in different states for any specialities, i.e. NSW may have different requirements for listing houses as what QLD does
  • Extremely high levels of organisations
  • The ability to self motivate

How will a course help?

A virtual assistant needs a range of skills, just as any admin assistant needs many skills. As such, there are both administration courses you can do as well as specialised areas that you can complete a short course in. Courses that could be beneficial to an Australian VA include:

  • Virtual Assistant Startup Program
  • Social Media Certificate
  • Certificate IV in New Small Business
  • Digital Marketing Strategy
  • Graphic Design and Desktop Publishing

Understanding concepts like E-commerce as well as understanding the nuances of different programs, including Chatbot, Google and Linkedin, all make a difference to the abilities of an administrative assistant, so there’s always heaps of ways to improve and make yourself more employable – and with so many online courses available, it’s never been easier!

So if you think you could be a virtual assistant, get started on your future by browsing courses today!

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