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17 must-have social media tools every content creator needs

As all social media marketers know, there's more to managing social media than just creating a blog and hitting 'post'. Check out our top list of tools to help make your life easier.

The difference between certificates, diplomas and degrees

When it comes to formal qualifications, there are tons of different options available in Australia.

How to write a business plan

Download your free business plan and take this step by step guide to helping your business grow.

Why study Human Resources?

With new ways of working, we need HR managers more than ever. Find out what it takes and whether a career in HR is for you.

Why digital marketing is critical for small business success (plus, 7+ free tools for beginners)

What's the big deal with digi marketing? find out what you can do today to catch up to this fast-moving industry.

What is digital marketing?: the ins and outs of online marketing jobs, plus 5 reasons you should become a professional digital marketer

What are the emerging digital marketing specialist jobs out there.? We explore these and some easy steps you can take to become a digital marketer, no matter what background you’re starting with.

Vocational vs higher education

It's important to weigh up the pros and cons of vocational and higher education so that you make the most of your learning experience.

How much does a broker make?

Mortgage brokers have special skill sets that go beyond just product knowledge. Find out about the different pathways within finance and mortgage broking.

How to get into logistics

There are more jobs in logistics than ever. So why should you consider a career in logistics?

How much can I earn as a project manager?

There’s a huge demand for qualified project managers across a variety of industries.

How to become a finance and mortgage broker in Australia

How does someone go from no experience, to practicing as a finance and mortgage broker?

Get your lifestyle study-ready

If you’re serious about getting ready to tackle an online course, getting your life study-ready may be easier that you think.
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How to get qualified as a financial planner

Getting fully qualified as a financial planner may be the best way forward for you if you want lots of options and flexibility in your future career.

You don’t wait for a timetable to ride a bike

Imagine telling a child they needed to wait before they were able to begin learning to ride a bike, rather than letting them jump on when they felt ready to.

Why become a mortgage broker - the demand in 2020

The plans of vulnerable young first home buyers have been dashed. But good things are still happening.

What does a digital marketer do?

Regardless of your business type, there’s space for a digital manager of some capacity.

What industries need project managers right now?

Is it worth investing in a project management course?

Your trainer is here to help you. Make the most of them.

Our trainers are here to help you. They're your biggest supporter while you're studying with us.
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Getting support whilst studying

Make sure your family knows why you’re studying and why it’s important to you.
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It's all about the tribe

"Amongst the uncertainly, surprises and laughs, look after your tribe and we’ll be a step closer to being ok"
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Social media hacks for your small business

If you’re running a small business at the moment you’ll be feeling the pressure.

What can I earn working in the logistics industry?

With the growth of eCommerce in Australia, transport and logistics is more important than ever.

Where could a Diploma in Project Management take you?

You’ll find PM roles in areas from construction and infrastructure to IT, hospitality and retail.

Considering a career move into digital marketing?

Whether you’re upskilling, certifying your knowledge or changing careers, the future’s digital.

There’s more to payroll servicing than you think

The course has been developed to give you absolute flexibility.

What should the perfect digital marketing resume include?

You gotta get their attention quick smart. Here's how.

You’ve finished your bookkeeping course, so what now?

Formalise your expertise in payroll services with this new qualification.

You won’t regret working in the digital marketing industry

Marketers play a key role in nearly every industry. I love that I take my skills anywhere.

What does a bookkeeper or accountant earn?

Seriously though, let's talk about why you're really here.

5 minutes with Glenn Buesnel-May, Leadership & Management Trainer

Glenn is your trainer if you're a business and management student with Monarch.

5 minutes with Shane Watson, your finance and mortgage broking trainer

Shane will support you while you study online with Monarch. He's a gem.

Should I study the Diploma of Payroll Services?

A Diploma of Payroll Services helps you stand out from other bookkeepers.

Study online in 2020

This decade may nearly be finished, but you’ve still got time to kick start your next big goal.

What does Payroll Officer earn?

A career as a payroll expert or human resources (HR) officer can be very rewarding.

What can a social media marketer earn?

There are heaps of exciting roles you can shoot for involving social media management.

5 mins with Despina Karatzias, Digital & Social Media Marketing Trainer

This pocket rocket will have you flying through your course.

Are financial planners in demand?

There are some interesting trends in terms of financial advice business.

What types of jobs are in logistics?

Employment in the logistics sector as a whole is set to grow by up to 15% in the years up to 2024. Join this industry today.

How to land your first job in social media management

"I didn't get paid for 2.5 years and I loved it"

5 mins with Melissa Nettle, Accounting & Bookkeeping trainer

"Understand that you are going to make mistakes. Use this as a learning opportunity."

Being Joyful - a student success story

“I started my YouTube channel ‘Joyish’ at the age of 14 and have continued it throughout the years". How Joy finds time to study and continue doing what she loves most.

Juggling life on the farm with grandkids, firefighting and tertiary education

"I want to make sure I'm not the old-school Nanna who doesn’t know what she’s talking about"

5 minutes with Ian Burns, your logistics trainer

"It's not about a job, it is about the right job"

5 minutes with Peter Burns, your logistics trainer

"Who says I love the logistic industry??" Hmm Peter tells it how it really is....

A whole campus online

Where do you ‘go’ when you study online? This is what it looks like.
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5 minutes with Gary Hatfield, your Project Management Trainer

Trainers are a key part of your online experience. So who are they? Introducing Gary Hatfield.

Changing careers; it's tough but worth it. Kreete's story

“I went from not wanting to go to work when I woke up every morning, to doing something I love every day"

Celebrations for the second year of 'I CAN with MYOB' students

“My main challenge was to stay motivated and keep going during times when I was feeling overwhelmed"

How is a project manager different from just a manager?

The great thing about these skills is that they’re transferrable to a range of different industries.

Logistics: there’s more to the industry than moving and lifting…

There are a lot more behind-the-scenes logistics roles that aren’t as well known.

What is project management?

The skills you learn in a VET course are transferable to a range of different projects and employers.

Five reasons to consider a career in logistics

"Logistics managers can make a huge difference in the quality of life of everyday people"

Mayor, Councillor, Small Business Owner - how David juggles life

"Traditional studying just wasn’t going to work alongside representing my community and managing my business"

Turning your passion into a career - Amy's story

"I don’t know if I would have been able to achieve this without the study I did with Monarch"

Empowering your existing employees

In the face of critical skills shortages, what should businesses do when they need staff?

Social Media Marketing Tips

The benefits are endless with a well-executed social media strategy.

How to choose the right course

The good news is there are plenty of courses available for those of us with no experience in jobs or study.
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Free online writing apps that you need to be using

These free web-based study and writing tools will help make your student lifestyle that little bit sweeter.
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Is debt good or bad?

There's a lot to be said for 'YOLO'. But at the same time how do you invest in your future?

What does a financial planner do?

Financial planners help people with a variety of money-related tasks and goals.

Your Social Media Career in 2020

There are a lot of short courses in social media marketing, but this is the only formal qualification recognised by the Australian Government.

How to choose the right course for you

Which course will lead you to the career of your dreams?
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What does an accountant actually do?

Most accountants do a wide range of finance-related tasks. But what are these tasks?

How to convince your boss to pay for your skills training

One of the most incentivising ways in which you can convince your boss to invest in skills training is by presenting it as a powerful retention tool.
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5 digital marketing actions to help your small business thrive

When someone asks about your social marketing strategy... and you want to hide under the couch.

How do I become a BAS agent?

Students often ask how they can formally add ‘BAS Agent Registration’ to their career portfolio. But what IS a BAS?

Mum of seven: now it's my turn

Simone Tobin has one big tip for parents who want to return to study while raising children.

Studying between breastfeeds

“They say your career can define you as a person, and it’s true.”

Which accounting/bookkeeping course is right for me?

Study the right course to achieve your educational and career goals.

How do I create a business plan?

A business plan is vital for the success for your small business. But, how do you write one?

What does a social media manager actually do?

It’s no longer acceptable for small businesses to forego activity on social media. So what is a Social Media Manager?

Where are the Social Media Manager jobs?

Ok, so you want to become a Social Media Manager? Let's find you a job...

What is IGTV and do I need it?

IGTV is here to stay, so how can you use it to reach your customers?

Kelly’s Journey – how a qualification has helped

“Has it helped me? Definitely. I’ve already noticed the changes."

Are you a company of 20 or more? STP is in full swing

It’s been touted as a good reason for businesses of all sizes to look at and improve internal processes.

5 tips for studying online

It’s much easier than you might think to get organised and stay motivated to study online.
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Which accounting or bookkeeping course is right for me?

Wondering which accounting or bookkeeping course you should do? To choose the right course, think: “where do I want to end up?”

Managing the balance - Tianni's story

Find out how Monarch Institute graduate Tianni, balanced her career and personal life with ease while upskilling and completing her marketing qualification.

Why Monarch Institute?

Our Graduates are now working in leading companies like KPMG, Accenture, AMP, Toll, Linfox, Oracle, and IBM.
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Why a career in bookkeeping or accounting?

Every single business, regardless of its size, needs to record and manage their finances, so there will always be a demand for accounting and bookkeeping services.

Student Stories: Samuel Burmeister

"Through Monarch Institute, I realised my learning style was very suited to online study"

Get the most out of studying online

Studying online offers flexibility for people with busy lifestyles. Here's our top tips.
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Why do I need a qualification in Social Media Marketing?

You can be part of the social media revolution. Get in on the ground level of this fast-growing industry.

Bookkeepers Unite!

Yesterday Monarch Institute helped welcome eight new students into the I CAN with MYOB Program as it takes off for the second year.ts.

Ideathons - what are they all about?

What's an Ideathon? Alex finds out...

Sally Harris - my learning journey

"Not only does it improve your work skills but it also improves your personal skills, building your confidence and being a team player”.

5 Ways to Grow Your Instagram Influence

How do you grow your Instagram influence and personal brand?

Keeping it real: study tips that you should know

Students are often a long way away from their teachers, but that doesn’t mean they are alone. Here's our study tips you really should know...
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What's so unique about Australian leadership?

What are the unique qualities and features of Australian Leadership?

Taking on the global bottled water industry

Businesses that can put altruism and authenticity at the core of what they do, build a community of loyal followers.
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Digital Storytelling to Inspire Action in Your Business

If you are wondering what digital storytelling is, here’s a quick explanation.

Embracing online learning - Julie's journey

“I definitely have a natural interest in bookkeeping and accounting that’s always been there, but the course has given me the confidence to really make a difference in my community”

Family business succession planning

Succession planning can mean the difference between success and failure for a family business.
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Bitcoin – legitimate investment or mania?

Bitcoin is the biggest bubble in town….. or is it?

Do I really need to up-skill in my small business?

As a small business owner, you’re the master of all departments. Here’s our top reasons to consider up-skilling within your small business.

Running a family business - why is it so hard?

A sibling or relative as your small business partner. What could go wrong?
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Lessons from Network Ten’s voluntary administration

Network Ten's voluntary administration. How did we get here?

Logistical challenges in the Asia Pacific region

Logistics in the Asia Pacific region is undergoing changes. Are we meeting Australia's needs?

Paying above the award rate

Wrong! The law is, well, the law!

Is bricks and mortar retail dead in Australia?

E-commerce retailers are the future. Does this shift represent the start of a terminal death spiral for iconic Aussie retail players, or something else?

Is Online Learning Productive?

Productivity is real, it can raise living standards. It can allow consumers to become wealthier and businesses to become more profitable.
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Why Tesla's management strategy is unique

Unless your ego is huge or you were born like Bill Gates, don't compare yourself to Elon Musk - you'll feel lazy.
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Going Digital: Industry 4.0 and Beyond

Despite Kodak inventing the digital camera, it filed for bankruptcy protection in 2012. Why?
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Financial) Adviser licensing requirements

What happens when you sit with a bona fide conspiracy theorist at a financial advice event?

New Career? New You?

You know the feeling, when you are on the brink of something new? Yeah me too.
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Small Business: The Australian Necessity

Is starting a small business good for you?

Should you tell a client to buy a boat?

Ok before you shake your head in despair, I have a confession to make.

MYOB cloud makes for a bright future

Bookkeeping and accounting professionals have technology to thank.

Can you seriously learn from fellow students?

Our students that do our courses range from 17 years old to 70 years old. Can it work?
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Bitcoins – fad or the real thing?

This is the first time a deal has been made between an Australian bank and Bitcoin putting Westpac at the forefront of cryptocurrency investment in Australia...
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How much is MYOB worth? Try 2 Billion Dollars.

If there was ever a question about precisely how valuable this accounting software company was, the share market debut confirmed it.
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Annuities and financial planning. A good option?

Investing in cash is simple right? Well in the most part yes.

Accounting software package review

With numerous software packages out in the accounting and bookkeeping arenas, choosing the best one for your business needs can be confusing.

Learn and listen up, ...TED's talking

DON’T want to study a 'paid' course? are there other options.
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RG146 specific Online Insurance courses

When talking about life insurance it's certainly not one-size fits all. Whoever said, ‘the more things change, the more they stay the same’, was dead wrong when it comes to life insurance.

ASIC have changes in store for Accountants.

Accountants specialise in providing tax advice and managing their client's tax obligations with the ATO.

Millionaires entitled to Centrelink? You bet!

Did you know millionaires in Australia are eligible for part Age Pensions?

June 30th is a nightmare in financial planning

Forget the winter football fever, the big challenge facing financial advisers is how to legally help their clients reduce their tax bill before the financial year.

Study Online, learn MYOB the right way

Whoever said studying accounting and bookkeeping wouldn't give you "real life" experience?

Is money the best motivator?

When trying to motivate staff, many managers think “reward” and automatically jump to “money” alone. But though money can rent loyalty, it can’t buy it.
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How market disruptions allow businesses to survive and thrive....

Can you believe there was talk about Apple moving into bankruptcy prior to the introduction of the iPod in 2001?
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Studying online - the new normal

Things are moving quickly in the education space, and Monarch not surprisingly has chosen to be a forerunner.
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New Horizons

As a specialist financial services training provider, we often get asked about programs sponsored by companies working within the financial planing industry.

Association of Financial Advisers (AFA)

When entering a new industry like financial planning, it is important to ask as many questions and to gain as much valuable wisdom from successful professionals.

The social media revolution in financial services

Social media programs are being launched by large financial planning dealer groups to help improve the engagement of financial planners with their clients and the community.
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Our Superannuation course materials are .... super!

Being RG146 accredited in superannuation (either being able to provide personal and/or general advice) is a pre-requisite to working in most job roles in superannuation.

Socially responsible investing is back

Investing with a conscience has moved to centre stage since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC)

Run your own business and start growing a nest egg

Apparently there has been a significant increase in financial planners over the last 3 months who have chosen to list their practice for sale with specialist brokers.
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Unfunded superannuation liabilities - what are they?

Did you know that not everyone's superannuation money is sitting in their account ready to be taken at retirement?

Roads Merging Ahead

The inevitable consolidation between accounting practices and financial planning practices is not a new concept.

Insurance providers claw back more commissions

The 'modern' financial planning industry now only allows commission to be paid to financial advisers on the sale of life insurance products.

New online assessment tool gets a big tick

Monarch recently launched a new online assessment tool for students.
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Superannuation no longer sacred

The only certainty in life - death and taxes won't change anytime soon.

‘Bad adviser behaviour’ is back in the headlines

Most natural disasters – which you can confidently categorise the Storm financial debacle fitting snuggly into, run a routine path.