Queensland businesses must be innovative and competitive in a globalised economy, and at the core of any successful business are team leaders and managers. These employees have real business skills — the key point here being “real business skills.” Unfortunately, this often means Queenslanders fresh out of school or university don’t have the practical industry-focused vocational education and training that employers in the business sector are looking for.

Aurora Training Institute’s Managing Director Stuart Love says that a lot of young Queenslanders are being overlooked because they simply lack the practical knowledge and skills to find secure employment in the business sector.

“Both big and small businesses in Queensland are becoming more choosy and looking for diploma qualified employees with practical business skills,” Love asserts.

“Young Queenslanders seeking promotions and even those looking for a career change really need to have the right qualifications and, often more importantly, real skills.”

With the national unemployment rate currently standing at 6% and forecasts predicting it to rise to 6.5% by the end of 2015, now is the time to enroll in business studies to gain the leadership and management skills needed in this competitive employment market. According to the Australian Jobs 2015 report, graduates holding a diploma or higher are the most likely to find employment and also receive higher salaries than certificate level graduates.

Pursuing diploma level business studies gives graduates a wider variety of employment and promotional opportunities now and in the future.

Aurora Training Institute offers the very latest government approved diploma qualifications online. Best of all, you may also be eligible for government assistance under VET FEE-HELP, a Commonwealth Government scheme. To see if you are eligible for government funding, talk to an Aurora Training Institute representative today at 1300 936 864 or visit www.aurora.edu.au/real-business-skills for more information.