The School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations offers a diverse range of accredited programs designed to equip graduates with the real-world knowledge and skills required for their chosen profession. The School uses innovative teaching practices within its internationally recognised and accredited courses to deliver quality programs that meet real-world expectations and can be applied in a real-world context. Collaborative industry partnerships that capitalise on the synergy of the School’s disciplines of Advertising, Integrated Marketing Communications, Marketing, International Business and Public Relations, allow students to engage with industry partners across a broad range of disciplines. Close engagement with community groups also enables our students to experience real-world opportunities to translate and apply their academic knowledge for the benefit of the local community. Academic staff are renowned experts in their fields of advertising, marketing, public relations and international business and are widely published in leading academic journals, and are active in government and corporate research projects, working closely with industry associations to deliver to a wide range of industry, professional and academic outcomes.
The Association for Sustainability in Business is a non-government, non-for-profit association dedicated to nurturing a community of active sustainability professionals.
Our ambition is to develop a vision of designing and planning urban, regional and remote Australia while being aware of one planet living, one world resources and ongoing community and business sustainability.
We promote continuing professional development through conferences, the publication of conference learning material, regular e-news updates and the ongoing development of an online resource centre.
Through engaging discussions and the sharing of knowledge, resources and tools, we hope to contribute to a vision of how cities and communities operate when considering issues such as environment, governance, health, liveability, design, resource and food security.
Annual conferences hosted by the Association for Sustainability in Business include:
Join Australia’s Voice for Freedom
The Institute of Public Affairs has been Australia’s loudest voice for freedom since 1943. We are a not-for-profit research organisation committed to liberty and human flourishing.
We invite you to become part of our community of 4,500 members across Australia in standing up for the values that matter to you – freedom of speech, individual rights, and the rule of law.
Our research and analysis consistently makes the case for lower taxation, reducing red tape, and for individuals to have more control over their own lives.
The Institute of Public Affairs is dedicated to ensuring Australia will be free and prosperous for this generation and the next, by showing how free markets best enable human flourishing.
Become part of the voice for freedom and join the Institute of Public Affairs as a member today.
These important licences permit legal public performance of musical works (songs), sound recordings and music videos.
In Australia the Copyright Act (1968) requires any business who is playing music to have been given permission from the owners of that music before they ‘press play’. There are similar copyright laws in most countries in the world.
A OneMusic Australia licence is one form of permission and follows a common, global system of collecting fees and giving permission. Signing a direct agreement with all copyright owners is another form of permission, but is much less common.
OneMusic started in July 2019. It is a shop-front for APRA AMCOS and PPCA. To save time and effort, songwriters and music publishers (APRA AMCOS) and recording artists and record labels (PPCA) ask these two organisations to
so they can rightfully earn money from the work they have created and the ‘products’ (Intellectual property) they own.
Charles Darwin University (CDU) is a sustainable, innovative, multi-sector university located in northern Australia. CDU teaches over 24,000 students from more than 55 nationalities across 11 campuses and training centres, in over 100 regional and remote locations; and across the nation through flexible, online learning. CDU is one of the leading universities Australia wide for Graduate Employment and Salary Outcomes and is ranked 49th in the Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Ranking 2018. The distinctive characteristics of the Northern Territory have enabled CDU to establish itself as an exciting and progressive research-intensive university with a regional focus that prioritises the complex issues facing Northern Australia and the Asia-Pacific.
Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO)
The ASBFEO provides assistance to small businesses in dispute with other businesses or Commonwealth Government agencies and advocates on behalf of small businesses and family enterprises. The Ombudsman is independent and has the legislative power needed to effectively influence lawmakers, ensuring legislation and regulations are put in place to help small businesses grow, as well as to help support the freedom to innovate, employ and thrive.
The office of the ASBFEO also helps small businesses resolve disputes that fall under the Franchising, Horticulture and Oil Codes of Conduct, and provides procedural assistance to small businesses in dispute with the ATO via its Small Business Concierge Service. Small businesses referred from the ATO to ASBFEO are provided with information to assist with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) process.
The ASBFEO Information Line is open from 8am to 8pm nationally Monday to Friday unless otherwise stated and is closed for business on Australian National Public Holidays.
The National Retail Association (NRA) is a not-for-profit and is one of Australia’s largest and most representative retail Industry organisations, servicing more than 24,000 retail and fast food outlets nationwide.
At our core, we help retail and service sector businesses navigate and comply with ever-changing, highly-competitive environment. Our members range from small, family owned and operated businesses to leading national brands; and span nearly every retail category including fashion, groceries, department stores, household goods, hardware, fast food, cafes and services.
Unlike other associations, the NRA is the only retail industry association to deliver practical legal advice through its wholly owned and incorporated legal practice, NRA Legal. We never outsource. We are also a national RTO (Registered Training Organisation). Meaning we can deliver a wide range of accredited and non-accredited courses upon request.
BNI stands for Business Network International, the largest referral generating organisation in the world. We have thousands of chapters worldwide, more than 250,000 members and in the last 12 months, members have generated more than $15.4B worth of business for each other. BNI does this by members passing qualified referrals to each other and living the core values of BNI being Givers Gain, Building Relationships, Lifelong Learning, Traditions and Innovation, Positive Attitude, Accountability and Recognition. Membership into BNI is by application only and applicants must demonstrate these core values to succeed. We do however welcome anyone to visit any of our chapters so they can see exactly what we do, how we do it and more importantly, so that they can meet our wonderful members and network!
If SBAA members would like to visit us, the contact details are:
BNI Gold Coast and Tweed Shire Region – Ilona Teremi, Franchise Owner and Executive Director, [email protected] or 0418 674 607
BNI Brisbane West and Toowoomba – Leisa Gill, Franchise Owner and Executive Director, [email protected] or 0478 738 824
BNI Melbourne North – Lisa Thomas, Franchise Owner and Executive Director, [email protected] or 0419 882 856
The Finance Brokers Association of Australia (FBAA) is a national association representing finance and mortgage loan writers throughout Australia. In the interests of members and their clients, the FBAA monitors legislation and makes representations to Ministers and Members of Parliament both state and federal as appropriate.
We work with training organisations to provide training programs to the industry and keep our members up-to-date with changes to government legislation and regulations.
Our mission: Continuing as the voice of Finance Industry Professionals ensuring the highest standards of education, compliance, integrity and professionalism of its Members
Ms.Trena Blair is an expert in expanding business from Australia into the USA, with New York as their market entry point.” (Forbes, 2018). Ms. Blair is a highly accomplished presenter, global businesswoman and professional speaker who effortlessly transverses Corporate and Entrepreneurial communities Transcontinental. A global citizen, Ms. Blair has lived and worked in Australia and the USA during her 20+ year corporate executive career.
In 2014, Ms. Blair founded and is CEO of FD Global Connections, working with Businesses, Government and Universities to create and deliver unique programs to access the USA. FD Global specialises in developing International Go-to-Market strategies to positively influence the high failure rate of global expansion. FD Global also offers a digital service (“Growth Runway”) to access Interim Professionals in USA, Singapore/S.E.Asia and UK/EMEA allowing Australian businesses to have in-market Sales/Business Development representation. Ms Blair has been featured on Television and across Media for her innovative initiatives to showcase Australian innovation.
As well as CEO, Ms. Blair is a qualified Non-Executive Director, serving on the Boards of Bartier Perry and Trade Advisory Boards of AMCHAM and Minnow Designs. She has previously served as Non-Executive Director for Ability Options (not-for-profit) and the Australian Federation of Travel Agents.
Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA) is the national industry association representing the interests of more than 47,000 restaurants, cafés, catering and hospitality event facility businesses across Australia. The café, restaurant and catering sector is vitally important to the national economy, generating over $37 billion in retail turnover each year as well as employing 450,000 people. Over 92 per cent of businesses in the café, restaurant and catering sector are small businesses, employing 19 people or less. R&CA brings these operators together to provide a single, powerful voice to government on issues affecting your business.
R&CA delivers tangible outcomes to small businesses within the hospitality industry by influencing the policy decisions and regulations that impact the sector’s operating environment. R&CA is committed to ensuring the industry is recognised as one of excellence, professionalism, profitability and sustainability. This includes advocating the broader social and economic contribution of the sector to industry and government stakeholders, as well as highlighting the value of the restaurant experience to the public. R&CA also provide advice and support to business owners on how to run their business successfully, the latest industry trends and benchmarking data, workplace relations and immigration advice, training and education, accreditation programs, access to discounts from our partners and an awards for excellence program.
You can contact R&CA on 1300 722 878 or [email protected].
At Business in Heels we are enabling business & professional success through & for women. We help them gain clarity, become focussed & to achieve success through our key services of mentoring, education, connection and marketing.
Creating an unlimited future for women
TAFE Queensland Small Business Solutions is designed to enhance the business skills, profitability and growth of small businesses. It provides small business owners with the opportunity to get real business assistance from accredited industry professionals.
Small Business Solutions is the first government subsidised initiative of its kind, making it affordable and accessible to small businesses across Queensland.
The mentors are qualified industry professionals with a proven track record in owning and managing successful small businesses of their own. All mentors have been meticulously selected and have been extensively trained on the proven Small Business Solutions diagnostic process; a structured, consistent approach that gets results.
Small Business Solutions offer customised programs for immediate, practical application in a small business, and is :
Small Business Solutions is the where small business owners can engage in a genuine training partnership, where mentoring provides direct business solutions and immediate productivity gains, which also is: affordable; geographically accessible; Specialist services are also offered to accommodate a diverse range of demographic profiles including Indigenous, non-English speaking, low income, women, and rural and remote community groups. The cumulative effect of this approach is to deepen the pool of business qualifications and strategic management skills within the small business sector in Queensland.
The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation founded in 1974. Sydney based, the ACHS is the country’s largest and oldest healthcare quality improvement organisation.
ACHS supports both the national accreditation system as well as developing its own accreditation programs for Australian and overseas markets.
In Australia, 82% of the public hospitals sector and 63% of the private hospital sector is accredited by ACHS. Internationally, it is recognised as an authority on quality improvement systems and has successfully exported its accreditation program to 17 countries.
ACHS works with health care professionals, consumers, government and industry stakeholders to develop and continually review health standards. There is wide representations from Australian healthcare organisations and jurisdictions on the Council, from which it elects its Board and office holders.
ACHS’s mission is to provide a partnership approach to continuous improvement tailored to the needs of individual services and health systems using its expertise on standards, accreditation, education and training. ACHS offers customised education, workshops, consultations and access to publications to support ongoing quality improvement initiatives.
ACHS is now providing a COVID-19 Safe Consultancy service including:
Our extensive experience in standards for safety and quality aligns well with the COVID-19 Safe goals. To learn more, please contact us on [email protected] or phone 1800 252 783.
Ezi Office Supplies keeps you getting on with business. For more than 30 years, the family owned business has combined good old fashioned service with more than 30,000 stationery and essential office items.
From our base in Southport we offer stress free shopping that will be delivered locally, straight to your stationery cupboard.
Ezi Office Supplies is much more than a service provider. They are there to make your day easier with a range of ordering options, a wide selection of products and exceptional service.
To ensure your needs are catered for and you have access to the latest technology, Ezi Office Supplies is a member of Ausbuy.
For more information, visit www.ezios.com.au or phone Ajay Amin and his team on 07 5528 6014
At HP, our vision is to create technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere — every person, every organisation, and every community around the globe. This motivates us — inspires us — to do what we do. To make what we make. To invent, and to reinvent. We won’t stop pushing ahead, because you won’t stop pushing ahead.
The world is changing, rapidly and getting ahead in small business can be challenging, it’s hard to know what is around the next corner. You are reinventing how you work, redefining where you work and reshaping your business to meet changing customer expectations.
So when you’re overcoming those challenges, know that HP is here to make sure that technology isn’t one of them. We’re here to provide technology that helps your business reinvent itself to finally get ahead — while shielding you from data security breaches, helping to work remotely and ensure you have effective collaboration to ensure productivity high.
HP provides technology that helps small businesses reinvent themselves to seize that next big opportunity. Stay ahead – keep reinventing with HP
The Association of Independently Owned Financial Professionals [AIOFP] was formed in 1998 to represent the interests of Financial Advisers who either work with a practice that operates an Australian Financial Services License [AFSL] or operate their own AFSL with no Institutional ownership. Due to the uncertainty in the industry the AIOFP now has membership categories for aligned Advisers to join.
The AIOFP Principal Charter is to act in the best interests of its Members. Considering Advisers must act in the best interests of their clients, the AIOFP Board believes the symbiotic relationship between
Members and their clients satisfies and protects all parties.
The AIOFP has over 6,000 Advisers working for their practice members. Member benefits include a highly competitive PI cover, new client referrals, Bi annual conferences, CPD webinars, commodity discounts and State networking events to share information with like minded professionals.
A major benefit for Members is the strong political advocacy the Board provides to protect the interests of Members and clients in Canberra.
The AIOFP has estalished a strategic alliance with TAX SUPER AUSTRALIA [TSA] formally the Tax Payer Association established in 1919. TSA have around 4,000 Accountant/Tax Agent members and a range of online Tax, Super and CPD services available to AIOFP members. An ongoing objective is to link up TSA Members wanting an Advice relationship with AIOFP members.
AFRICAN PROFESSIONALS OF AUSTRALIA (APA)
African Professionals of Australia is a diverse organisation of professionals whose aim is to create a vibrant community of professionals who excel personally and collectively and positively impact the community. Our main purpose is to empower members to reach their full potential in their elected professions. This includes providing a platform to pursue and achieve professional relevance and impact to the Australian community at large.
APA has resolved to strategically employ the power of creativity, teamwork and the diversity of its membership and ethnic backgrounds to drive the organisation’s vision and achieve its set out goals. We offer various Professional Development Programs, Leadership Training, Mentorship, and Workplace Experience Programs to hundreds of our members annually. As a not-for-profit organisation owned and managed by its members, APA’s primary source of income is derived from membership fees, fund-raising ventures and sponsorship. APA’s membership is made up of twenty-five different professions from more than thirty-five countries.
At APA, we consider a “professional” as a person who has acquired a career or skill that has been developed further by training and/or experience over a period of time.
APA migrated into a Company Limited by Guarantee in April 2012. The migration from an “Incorporated association” to a “Company” was prompted by the organisation’s strategy to expand nation-wide due to popular demand. The change has since resulted into opening of Chapters in New South Wales, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory.
Austral Accountants consists of advisory, tax and business accountant teams. Together, these teams make it the perfect option in terms of expertise and dynamic thinking.
Keeping in time with the latest technologies and advancements, Austral Accountants also dedicates itself to Business Advisory. This is directed at a clientele seeking expert opinion on either their restructuring efforts, forensic investigations or debt management.
Rest assured, in an industry where credibility is of utmost importance, we will uphold timeliness and accuracy to provide the best services that your business deserves.
Forensic Accounting Group are small business finance leaders and our vision is to see Australia’s small and family business sector flourish. We offer expert accounting and taxation services as well as business finance solutions.
With extensive grassroots experience establishing and running successful businesses in a broad range of industries, we understand the struggles you face with cash flow; the stress of trying to manage everything yourself; and, the need for extra funds to improve productivity and increase revenue. We also know the success of your business underpins your personal health and happiness. That’s why we are determined to help you take control of your business and to see you enjoy life at its fullest.
“Our company’s mission is to provide outstanding exchange rates, expert guidance and a simple, friendly service that people will want to recommend to others.” – Jon Beddell (CEO).
We’ve been helping people save time and money on their currency transfers since 2004.
We’re part of a group which processes in excess of AU$12 billion in international payments a year and has worked with over 425,000 customers.
With offices in Australia, the UK, mainland Europe, the USA, South Africa and India, our group employs over 550 highly-skilled financial services employees.
TorFX Pty Limited holds an Australian Financial Services Licence ‘AFSL’, is a member of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority ‘AFCA’ and holds the highest credit rating with Dun & Bradstreet.
In 2016, 2017 and 2022 we received the Mozo Gold Award for Best Value International Money Transfers.
Canstar has awarded us a 5-Star Rating for Outstanding Value International Money Transfers from 2018 – 2022.
We receive 5* reviews on Trustpilot for our first-class customer care and money-saving services.
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