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See where your Bedford study could take you! Whether you’re looking for a career in business, education, community services, caring or more, you’ll be able to start strong with a course at Bedford. Bedford College has a proven track record of graduate job success, and almost all our courses include a work experience component for practical training and networking. Bedford is a unique place to take your next steps in your career. Job roles for Bedford graduates are many and varied, below are some of the possible jobs available to graduates.

Business Graduates Careers


Careers for business workers cover a wide range of positions in all industries. Business training can be used as a basis for a large number of careers in a diverse range of industries.

Examples of these careers and industries include:

  • Administrator
  • Business Development Manager
  • Corporate Services Manager
  • Executive Officer
  • Legal Practice Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Project Consultant
  • Project Coordinator
  • Secretary/Executive Assistant
Related industry sectors

  • Advertising and marketing
  • Business Administration
  • Legal Administration
  • Public Administration

For individuals who want to move up the corporate ladder, many opportunities exist in the fields of business and management. Our university pathways make it possible to achieve a university qualification on successful completion of a Bedford Diploma course – and NO ATAR IS REQUIRED.

Leadership and Management Graduates Careers


Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Business Development Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Corporate Services Manager
  • Distribution Centre Manager
  • Information Services Manager
  • Legal Practice Manager
  • Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Public Sector Manager
  • Senior Manager
  • Transport Manager
  • Warehouse Manager
  • and many more
Related industry sectors:

  • Automotive Industry
  • Automotive Manufacturing
  • Business Administration
  • Government Service Delivery
  • Legal Administration
  • Local Government Administration
  • Logistics
  • Purchasing and Procurement
  • Warehousing and Storage
  • and many others

Early Childhood Education (Child Care) Graduates Careers


Diploma graduates can work in the following industries and roles:

  • Pre-School Kindergarten
  • Long Day Care
  • Family Day Care
  • Early Childhood Educator in an Early Childhood Education Centre, hotel, resort, and on cruise ships, etc.
  • Authorised Supervisor
  • Early Childhood Education – Centre Manager
  • Early Childhood Education – Centre Director
  • Children’s Adviser
  • Team/Group Coordinator/Leader
  • Program or Team Leader
  • Special Needs Worker
  • Nanny/Au Pair (National and International)

School Age Education and Care Graduates Careers


  • Responsibility for day-to-day running of Vacation Care Centre
  • Responsibility for day-to-day running of Out of School Hours Care
  • Responsibility for day-to-day running of a range of childrens’ services settings including: cruise ships, resorts, crèches, etc.
  • Nanny/Au Pair – National and International

(The above roles include planning, implementing and managing programs which address regulatory and duty of care requirements).

Graduates will have the responsibility for the supervision of volunteers and other staff.

Community Services Graduates Careers


Job roles and titles for graduates of this course vary across different industry sectors.

Community services work is a diverse profession which covers over 50 possible occupations. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

Possible job title relevant to this qualification include:

• Community services officer
• Family support officer
• Client services manager
• Community development officer
• Service manager
• Multicultural support officer
• Community educator
• Trauma support officer
• Rehabilitation counsellor
• Family counsellor
• Social worker
• Youth services worker
• Welfare worker
• Aged care professional
• Children’s services worker
To name just a few.

University Pathways


And of course, Diploma Graduates in Business, Leadership & Management, Early Childhood Education (Child Care), School Age Education and Care and Community Services have automatic entry (with credit) into a university degree at the end of the Bedford course.

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