First Time Manager Essentials

Are you a first-time manager, or exploring a possible career in management?

Learn how to establish credibility and to avoid the most common mistakes of newly-appointed managers with this short course from Skillsoft.

This course is delivered entirely online and can be completed in just a few hours.

The First Time Manager Essentials short course is made up of the following three units:

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Price: $295 AUD

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Career Opportunities

Use this course to prepare yourself for a career in management, in any industry.


Skillsoft is an award-winning provider of online learning.



Course length
3 hours
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Study from anywhere, when it suits you best and graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.


Study part of the course online. Combine your online learning with classes or practical sessions on-campus at a college or university.


Attend classes on-campus at a university, TAFE or college and interact face-to-face with teachers and fellow students.

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Skillsoft is the premier global provider of online IT and project management certification training courses.

If you want to be an expert of a particular software package or project management practice, a Skillsoft course will prepare you completely for the certification exam.

The certifications include Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, Six Sigma, PRINCE2 and more.

Skillsoft's award-winning training method combines affordable computer-based training with the personal attention of instructor-led training.

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What you'll learn

You'll learn about:

  • The myths about management and their corresponding truths in order to clarify what managers really do
  • The typical demands and constraints of a manager's job
  • Ways to establish credibility and manage former colleagues effectively
  • How understand the different expectations that your direct reports, your peers, and your boss have of you and how to balance these effectively
  • How to establish a productive relationship with your new boss

Course structure

3 units

Understanding a Manager's role

This unit describes some of the myths about management and clarifies what managers really do. You’ll also explore the typical demands and constraints of a manager's job.


High expectations are often placed on first-time managers. This unit will teach you ways to establish credibility and manage former colleagues effectively.

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  • Enrol in a few steps
  • Receive access to the course by email
  • Support is available as you study

Price: $295 AUD