This course focuses on how to use strategic thinking skills, such as analysing information effectively and thinking creatively. It describes steps that can help you formulate a mind-set that enhances strategic thinking. It also explains how to use information in a way that generates strategic insight. The course explores how to assess trade-offs involved in taking a particular course of action and then make an appropriate decision in light of strategic issues. Additionally, it outlines techniques that help you think creatively and thereby enhance your strategic thinking.

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This online course forms part of the SkillsNet short course suite.

Please note this course is only available to CPA Australia members.

Learning objectives

  • Recognise steps that can help you develop a strategic mind-set
  • Recognise how to use information effectively to support strategic thinking
  • Describe how SWOT analysis can support strategic thinking
  • Determine the most appropriate trade-off in a given situation
  • Recognise techniques that help you think creatively


Functional managers, professionals, departmental leaders, and all individuals in key roles who want to develop or refine their strategic thinking skills.

60 Minutes

365 Days