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Which business and management course would you like to study?

Ready to step up and take on a leadership role in your workplace? Dreaming of running your own business empire one day? Your Monarch Institute trainers are here to show you that actually, you can run a business. Check out the course descriptions to explore some of the opportunities that’ll open up when you graduate with a Monarch Institute qualification.

Find your course below. Not sure which course you’re after? Get in touch with one of our Course Consultants today or take our quiz below.


Business and management courses

Today’s emerging leaders need a way to cut down on the time it takes to learn from experience. Monarch Institute courses will help you do just that. They’ve been developed by entrepreneurs, business executives, and academics who’ve already been where you want to go. Like Josh Wilson who has successfully built three business and sold two before aged 40.

You won’t just come out of your course with real-world skills and knowledge. You’ll also have a qualification that’s accredited and recognised Australia-wide. Take on the business world, or use your skills in an exciting new role – it’s up to you.

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Business and Management FAQs

  • What is the best business and management course for me?

    Monarch’s comprehensive business and management courses cater to diverse skill sets and interests. For beginners, the Certificate IV in Business (Administration) provides essential business skills highly sought after by employers. As you progress, the Diploma of Business offers in-depth knowledge, ideal for professionals already established in their roles. Our leadership programs, including the Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Leadership, equip you with valuable insights on transitioning into leadership and management positions within your organisation.

    For innovative individuals driven by creativity and action, our Certificate IV Diploma in Entrepreneurship is designed to nurture thinkers, makers, and doers. These courses are tailored for those eager to transform ideas into tangible solutions swiftly. With Monarch, you can pave your way to success by acquiring the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in the dynamic world of business and management.

  • Which course is best for running a business?

    The Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business at Monarch provides in-depth insights into financial management, including budgeting, financial forecasting, and risk assessment. By mastering these financial skills, you’ll be capable of making informed decisions, optimising resources, and ensuring the financial stability of your business.

  • Can I study a business course online?

    All of Monarch’s courses are offered online. Many students prefer studying online as it offers flexibility, accessibility, personalised learning, diverse resources and a better work-life-education balance. These advantages make online education a valuable and convenient option for many people seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills.

Industry insights

Small business industry insights
Size of small business sector 2.6 million plus small businesses in Australia
Growth rate of small business 15.8% annual increase in new business launches
Venture capital (VC) investment in Australian startups $5 billion annually and growing
Leadership and management industry insights
Employment/positions projection 9.6% growth to 2026
Earnings (average full time earnings) $2,298 per week
Full time vs part time 89% full time

Business and management insights

There’s no doubt about it: Australia is a nation of small business owners and managers. More Aussies are employed by small businesses than medium and large businesses – just over 42%. In other words, if you’re not working in a small business now, there’s a strong chance you will be later in your career. In fact, you might be one of the thousands of Australians who launch their own business each year.

Modelling on success

Great leaders aren’t born, they’re made. It takes experience, determination and a bit of elbow grease to become an effective manager. One of the most important steps you can take is learning how to make smarter business decisions. And smarter human decisions.

According to a survey by CPA Australia, the top priorities of fast growing small businesses include good staff (28%, compared to 21.5% of non-growing businesses) and improved business management (27.8%, vs 12.9%). In other words, SMEs that put HR and management at the top of their to-do list are more likely to succeed. As a future leader and manager, you’ve got real power to shape the success of your organisation.

The changing face of employment in Australia

Stats suggest a shift toward independent contracting, with almost 10% of Aussie workers already independent contractors (ICs). If this trend continues, it’ll be the norm in the next 20 years. Being an IC involves more than tax and accounting—it’s about marketing yourself.

Enter Monarch Institute. Our courses provide real-world skills for thriving as a one-person business. Now’s the time for business and management studies, whether advancing in your current role or planning to be your own boss – your path, your choice!

Your next steps

Check out our nationally recognised course for those new to business – the Certificate IV in Entrepreneurahip and New Business.

Our Diploma of Leadership and Management is ideal for students chasing those big-picture skills, like organisational change and policy development. Or for a unique course that’ll leave you ready to hit the ground running, explore the Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management.

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Meet your trainers

You'll be guided and supported by experts and thought leaders
Glenn Buesnel-May
"Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from."
– Seth Godin

I started my career in the Banking sector, with experience in lending and securities. I then spent over 20 years in the Royal Australian Air Force as a Logistics Officer and later specialised in Education and Training, where I was a trainer, assessor and executive.

In 2007, I established a private business as a consultant, specialising in Leadership, Management, Business and Professional Development training. I have qualifications in HR, Management, Leadership, Coaching, Warehousing, Transport and Logistics, the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Advanced Facilitation. I also trained in Professional Mentoring, Workplace and Leadership Coaching,  Counselling and Conflict Management and underwent undergrad studies in Human Resources.

What gets me out of bed in the morning?

I live for weekends, where I spend it exploring, listening to and making music, camping, flying aircraft, playing with my Staffy, named Harper Cookie Face!

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Shane Watson mortgage broking trainer Monarch
Shane Watson
“Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you would rather have talked.”
– Mark Twain

With my finance and business qualifications, I operated a finance broking business for over 20 years. During that time I obtained an Australian Credit Licence and developed the business to offer a wide range of financial services.

As an adjunct to my finance business, I also operated a Business Consultancy service advising new and existing business owners on business establishment, development and profitability improvement. I’ve previously been Director of two Investment, Property and Finance Companies as well as a Trustee of a Superannuation Fund.

What makes me jump out of bed each morning?

I’m passionate about training new entrants in the finance and business sectors.

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