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Online short courses from The Career Academy provide you with the opportunity to update and refresh your skills with a series of industry accredited distance learning courses. You can choose from a range of highly engaging courses from beginner to advanced. Plus, you’ll receive expert guidance and unlimited tutor support from our team of experts.

Featured Courses

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Certificate in Xero

  • Learn Xero software at the beginner level, fast!
  • Manage your own or client’s business accounts
  • Gain practical skills to advance your career

6 Months, ~15 hours 9 Module Course
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Advanced Certificate in Microsoft Excel

  • Learn how to manage and present data in meaningful reports using imports, VLOOKUP and pivot tables.
  • Perfect for accounting, finance or business roles
  • Receive an Advanced Certificate in Excel

6 Months, ~30 hours 6 Module Course
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Certificate in Accounts Payable and Receivable

  • Gain practical skills to secure an accounts position
  • Cover the basics such as: working with spreadsheets, account reconciliations, and processing invoices
  • Receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email

6 Months, ~15 hours 4 Module Course

Accounting & Finance

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Certificate in Xero

  • Learn Xero software at the beginner level, fast!
  • Manage your own or client’s business accounts
  • Gain practical skills to advance your career

6 Months, ~15 hours 9 Module Course
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Advanced Certificate in Xero

  • Gain advanced Xero skills
  • Develop skills in managing business accounts, preparing and interpreting reports, and more
  • Receive an official Xero certification upon completion

6 Months, ~15 hours 9 Module Course
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Certificate in Accounts Payable and Receivable

  • Gain practical skills to secure an accounts position
  • Cover the basics such as: working with spreadsheets, account reconciliations, and processing invoices
  • Receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email

6 Months, ~15 hours 4 Module Course
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Introduction to Bookkeeping

  • Introductory level bookkeeping course
  • Learn to balance the books, invoicing, payments and managing cash flow
  • Achieve success with expert tutor support

~15 Hours 7 Module Course
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Certificate in Quickbooks Online

  • Intermediate-level online QuickBooks course
  • Learn to use QuickBooks to manage your own or client’s business accounts
  • Receive an employer recognised certificate in QuickBooks Online

~15 Hours 9 Module Course

Business & Communication

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Administrative Assistant Fundamentals

  • Master the essentials of managerial and staff support
  • Become an indispensable member of your team
  • Learn to identify and implement opportunities and solutions

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Introduction to Office Support

  • Understand office organisation and procedures and gain practical skills
  • Use Microsoft Office effectively
  • Gain a general understanding of administration and office support, with a focus on core concepts and skills.

~15 Hours 6 Module Course
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Get Funny

  • Learn to use humour to speak more effectively
  • Master joking on the fly
  • Discover how jokes can keep people engaged

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Project Management Fundamentals

  • Gain the skills you’ll need to succeed in the fast-growing field of project management
  • Become an indispensable member of your project team
  • Master the project development plan from start to finish

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Project Management Fundamentals 2

  • Learn the 10 essential skills every project manager needs!
  • Learn to both manage and control your projects
  • These skills are essential life skills with many practical applications

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Health & Education

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Certificate in Child Psychological Development

  • Extend your knowledge of child behaviour
  • Understand children’s learning and development
  • Learn skills to help children grow and develop

~210 Hours 12 Module Course
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Certificate in Psychology & Counselling

  • Start your path towards becoming a counsellor today with this accredited online course.
  • Learn about the counselling process and how to talk to people about their problems
  • Gain a foundation for working in counselling

~80 hours 8 Module Course
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Certificate in Medical Terminology

  • Learn medical terminology and abbreviations
  • This course is designed for people with no or limited medical training, who would like to work in a medical environment.
  • You’ll develop the skills needed to communicate clearly and effectively using medical terminology.

~160 Hours 10 Module Course
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Explore a Career in Medical Coding

  • Learn how to use the CPT manual and the ICD-10-CM to find medical codes
  • This course will help you find a career in almost any medical field
  • Explore the human body and which diseases, injuries and procedures are most common

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Explore a Career in Medical Transcripts

  • Learn how to transcribe the medical reports most often used in healthcare today
  • Discover how to get started and advance as a medical transcriptionist
  • This knowledge will help prepare you to work almost anywhere in the medical field

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Human Anatomy and Physiology

  • Gain a greater appreciation and understanding of the marvellous complexity of the human body
  • Learn principles of genetics and gain an understanding of how traits are passed from one generation to the next
  • Learn how our bodies fight off diseases, and how our digestive system converts the food we eat into energy and the tissues of our bodies.

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Human Anatomy and Physiology 2

  • Learn the basic characteristics of the four main types of tissues
  • Learn some more advanced topics that weren’t covered in Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
  • Discover ways to slow down the ageing process.
  • Learn 100% online, at your own pace


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Introduction to Psychology & Counselling

  • Learn Skills to help children grow and develop
  • Test the waters with this Introduction to Psychology course
  • Extend your knowledge of child behaviour


~70 Hours 7 Module Course
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Teaching Students with ADHD

  • Learn practical strategies for helping children with ADHD succeed in school
  • Learn from the real experts: the children themselves
  • Explore mytths and facts about ADHD and see how this condition affects motivation, activity level, attention, and memory


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Diploma in Microsoft Excel

  • Gain a comprehensive and practical understanding of how to use Excel to turn meaningless numbers into useful information
  • Perfect for accounting, finance or business roles
  • Receive a Diploma in Microsoft Excel

6 Months, ~90 hours 3 Course Diploma
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Certificate in Microsoft Excel

  • Understand Excel essentials
  • Perfect for beginners
  • Receive a Certificate in Excel
  • This practical course will set you up to use Excel with ease. You will gain a Certificate in Excel, which you can share with prospective employers.

6 Months, ~30 hours 8 Module Course
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Intermediate Certificate in Microsoft Excel

  • Understand Excel essentials
  • Perfect for beginners
  • Receive a Certificate in Excel
  • This practical course will set you up to use Excel with ease. You will gain a Certificate in Excel, which you can share with prospective employers.

6 Months, ~30 hours 8 Module Course
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Advanced Certificate in Microsoft Excel

  • Learn how to manage and present data in meaningful reports using imports, VLOOKUP and pivot tables.
  • Perfect for accounting, finance or business roles
  • Receive an Advanced Certificate in Excel

6 Months, ~30 hours 6 Module Course

Pet & Animal Care

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Become a Veterinary Assistant

  • Learn what a veterinary assistant does
  • Learn about pet nutrition and a variety of health and safety issues
  • Learn the facts of life, as it pertains to dogs and cats

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Become a Veterinary Assistant 2

  • Pick up where Become a Veterinary Assistant left off
  • This course is the definitive guide to the principles of sound dog breeding
  • Understand the essential facts so you can knowledgeably converse with clients

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Become a Veterinary Assistant 3

  • Picks up where Become a Veterinary Assistant 2 left off
  • Master the veterinary assistant role
  • Learn the practical skills you’ll need to be a valuable veterinary assistant

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Certificate in Animal Care

  • Receive unlimited support from our experienced tutors
  • Anybody considering pursuing work in a veterinary clinic
  • Learning 100% online, at your own pace

6 Months, ~140 hours 10 Module Course

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