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Casey Business Institute

This is your one-stop-shop to find business education and training offered in the Casey Cardinia region.


Whether you’ve got five minutes, five weeks or five years to invest, we’ve got your training needs covered. Prefer to learn online at your own pace?
We’ve still got you covered. Prefer a structured, face-to-face learning program? That’s right, we’ve still got you covered!

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Short Courses is a premier online learning resource offering more than 10,000 online courses in business, technology and creative skills development among others. There are also many videos on health and happiness, that will help you develop your skills, up-skill or even help you start or develop your business.

You can access online now or through the app (App Store | Google Play), with your library card. Don’t have a library card? Pop in to your local Casey Cardinia Library to be set up.

Qualification Courses

  • Technical and Further Education (TaFE)

    Chisholm Institute

    Chisholm Institute are one of Victoria’s premier public vocational education and training providers and pride themselves on their record of providing quality education and training that leads to real career outcomes.

    They offer more than 250 certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, bachelor and graduate certificate courses, with each course carefully structured to ensure that all graduates finish with the skills needed to further their career aspirations.

    Local campuses are at 25 Kangan Drive, Berwick and New Holland Drive in Cranbourne. For more information, please visit Chisholm Institute’s website.

  • University Programs

    Federation University

    At Federation University, the desire to transform lives and enhance communities informs everything we do. From research that improves people’s lives right around the world, to supporting our students to succeed at their studies and in life, Federation University makes a difference.

    With campuses in Ballarat, Berwick, Brisbane, Gippsland and the Wimmera, they became Federation University in 2014 – a new entity bringing together almost 150 years of history from our predecessor institutions.

    As a young university, Federation have the energy and optimism of youth combined with the knowledge and experience that comes from our history as one of the oldest universities in Australia, dating back to 1870.

    Federation University are a diverse community with over 24,000 domestic and international students and 110,000 alumni across Australia and the world. We are creating a Federation of independent thinkers, of like-minded individuals who are determined to make their mark.

    • Degree programs

      Federation Business School provide programs in which students learn about the fundamental areas of business as well as new methodologies and trends.

      Our programs place strong emphasis on employment-relevant skills as well as sustainability concepts and practices through our association with the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education.

      We are continually revising our programs to reflect changes in the business environment and international developments in business and commerce education.

      For more information and a full list of business degree programs can be found at Federation University’s website.

    • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

      Established, dynamic and continually evolving, Federation University’s MBA has been taught for over 20 years in Australia and around the world.

      Designed for small business owners, entrepreneurs, leaders and those with the innate drive to rise up the ladder, this program gives you the competitive edge you need to upskill and make your mark.

      Study our MBA and you’re destined to be a new kind of leader. To inspire genuine change within your organisation and community, and along the way, transform your career into something remarkable.

      More information on our MBA program can be found at Federation University’s website.

Business Advice

You’re lucky. If your business is based in the Casey Cardinia Region, you’ve got easy access to a plethora of specialised information, advice and support. All you have to know is where to find it!

Browse the below options to find some that best suit your business’ needs.

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Professional Mentoring

  • Small Business Mentoring Service

    Running a small business can be isolating, with many operators believe they have to do it all by themselves. But in reality, many of the obstacles that come with running a business, whether small or large, have been overcome before, and this is where small business mentors can help.

    A professional business mentor can guide you to overcome obstacles and reach heights you’d only previously dared to dream about - in a personalised and confidential manner.

    And best of all, you can access your first 45-minute session with a professional and experienced mentor, through the Casey Cardinia Region, for free. See all available sessions in your area at Regional Business Website’s Calendar of Events.

Professional Business Advice

  • Business awards

    Offered annually, the Casey Cardinia Business Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of local businesses whose passion and commitment make our region such a unique place to live, work and raise a family. They are free to enter and participants are often widely recognised among their peers and industry leaders through numerous events and broad publicity throughout the program.

    Each year, the program culminates in the presentation of awards at a prestigious Gala Awards Dinner - the perfect environment to reflect upon and celebrate the years’ successes.

    Read more about this year’s awards at our website.
  • International trade advice

    The rapid growth of Australia's trade partnerships all over the world have substantially increased opportunities for businesses in our region, but often this can be confusing and knowing where to start can be difficult.

    Fortunately, we've recognised this and want to make it as easy as possible for you and your business, so we've employed an exporting professional?with solid exporting operational skills and experience to offer personalised assistance and guidance.

    With the advice and connections of this professional, you can assist your business to grow and expand your market, both nationally and internationally.

    For more information visit our Regional Business Website.

Business Support

You’re lucky. If your business is based in the Casey Cardinia Region, you’ve got easy access to a plethora of specialised support.
All you have to know is where to find it!

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Tailored Support for Entrepreneurs

  • The INN Crowd

    The INNovation Crowd is driving the City of Casey and Cardinia Shire’s entrepreneurial culture and growing our reputation as the start-up capital of Melbourne’s South East.

    It’s a new, collaboratively crafted program providing real support to local entrepreneurs at all stages of their businesses’ development, from bright ideas to market-ready businesses set to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges. See what's happening at the INN Crowd.

Network and Collaborate

Networking can be daunting, but don’t worry, we’re all in the same boat. (And being based in our region, means that it’s a friendly and inspiring boat.). We’ve got such a wide range of opportunities for you to meet like-minded local business people, all you have to do is pick something that you’re interested in, and a time of day.

Browse our headliners from the below list.

  • Casey Cardinia Business Breakfast

    Hosted three times each year, the Casey Cardinia Business Breakfast Series is an opportunity for you to productively start your day - rise with the birds and hear from an inspiring, engaging speaker while networking with similarly minded local business people and enjoying a delicious breakfast!

    Check our calendar to find out who, when and where.
  • Casey Cardinia Women’s Business Lunch

    The Casey Cardinia Women's Business Lunch is an annual event offering like-minded local business people a chance to join together and hear from an engaging business speaker, while enjoying a fantastic meal accompanied by a glass of bubbly.

    With a new, exciting speaker scheduled each year, and presentations often also accompanied by an extended question and answer segment, guests are continually delighted with fresh, inspiring and behind-the-scenes knowledge of some from Australia’s best businesses and business experts.

    Check our calendar to find out who, when and where
  • Coffee clubs

    The Business Coffee Club are held monthly in different locations across the region as an informal opportunity for local home-based businesses to meet other like-minded people and be treated to a special presentation from a guest speaker.

    Light refreshments, tea and coffee are provided and while it’s an informal, free event, please let us know you are coming in advance and book your space.

    See our calendar of events to find out about the next event near you.
  • Local business groups

    Joining a local business group is a great opportunity to connect with other like-minded business people and to have your say on local matters that can play a big part in your business.

    Luckily, there are numerous business groups in the Casey Cardinia region to connect with.

    Browse all of the business groups in our region to find one in your local area.
  • B2B Marketplace

    Marketplace is an online platform to find or share your business-related equipment, resources, funding, workspace or land with other local business people; it has been created with the intention to grow our local economy from within.

    You can list a notice for a maximum of two-months before it will expire.

    It’s easy to list and to search – find out for yourself and visit our online Marketplace today.


  • Employing staff and seeking a job

    Casey Cardinia Jobs is an online portal designed to facilitate the connection of those looking for employment opportunities, with those offering them.

    If you are seeking a job closer to home, right here in the Casey Cardinia Region, sign up to Casey Cardinia Jobs for free and get searching.

    If you are seeking a new employee (or employees), for your workplace here in the Casey Cardinia Region, you can post your job advert online for free.

    For more information, visit the Casey Cardinia Jobs Portal.

    Alternatively, your local council has a specialist who can provide independent referrals to the right organisations and services to assist businesses to meet their staffing needs whether immediate or long-term.

    Contact the City of Casey’s Education, Training and Employment Coordinator on 9705 5200.

  • Internships and student industry placement programs

    Federation Universities Industry Placement Program (IPP) provides University students with an opportunity to gain valuable workplace experience, to enhance their knowledge and skills. It is a unique pathway for businesses, government and industry to attract new talent with skills and interests relevant to your workplace. Placements are conducted full time over 26 weeks (placements for engineering students are conducted in two 13-week blocks).

    Prospective host organisations looking to tap into the next generation of graduates across a broad range of disciplines can find out more information at Federation University’s website.

  • Industry forums / Career Expos

    The South East Careers Expo has now grown to be the largest careers expo outside the Melbourne CBD. Over 5,000 students, teachers and jobseekers get the opportunity to meet local employers, trainers and educations and get the right information to make the right next career step.

    For more information visit SELLEN’s website.

  • Successful Migrant program

    The Casey Cardinia Region’s is home to more than 132,000 migrants, almost 30% of our whole population. Migrants bring with them valuable skills and experience, but often find it difficult to break into their area of expertise.

    This program aims to assist them to better navigate the Australian labour market and find their ‘dream’ job.

    For more information contact the City of Casey’s Education, Training and Employment Coordinator on 9705 5200.

  • Student Work Experience

    Want to give a student a rich workplace experience? Local secondary schools, TaFE and Universities are always looking for opportunities for their students to experience ‘real work’ in their area of study.

    For more information contact the City of Casey’s Education, Training and Employment Coordinator on 9705 5200.

The Casey Business Institute is an initiative and partnership of City of Casey, Federation University and Chisholm Institute.

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