This course enables aspiring entrepreneurs to take the next step in getting their small business off the ground. You will explore business opportunities and develop a business plan, complete with financial tables. You will also develop skills essential to running a small business, such as customer service, finance and marketing.
This nationally accredited qualification will also prepare you to operate as an independent contractor.
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.
Who is it For?
This course is available to all participants under the Smart and Skilled initiative of NSW State Training. To be eligible, you need to:
- Be aged 15 or older
- Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder
- Live or work in NSW
- Have left school and have no previous qualifications at Certificate IV or higher.
Given the nature of this course, we recommend that participants have language, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to Certificate III level. You will be required to undertake a pre-training assessment prior to enrolment to ensure you have adequate skills to undertake the course.
You will require language Literacy, numeracy and digital skills to:
- Read and comprehend the course learning content
- Conduct internet research
- Complete a business plan using word processing software
- Complete financial tables using spreadsheet software
- Develop advertisement copy
- Create an online survey.
If you are not sure that you meet the listed entry requirements, please contact us to find out how we can support you.
How it Works
This course is delivered online, helping participants stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic and fit their study around other commitments.
Duration and Delivery Mode: This course is delivered online through Microsoft Teams and is scheduled for 29 hours per week (Monday – Friday,) for a total of nine weeks, with an additional week for reassessment opportunities. It will include:
- Two days of facilitated virtual learning, 5 hours per day
- Approximately 15-19 hours per week of self-paced learning through our online learning platform
- One 30-minute virtual coaching session per week.
Learner IT requirements: Participants must have access to a computer or laptop, relevant software and the internet to undertake this course.
Units of Competency
You will need to complete 10 units of competency, including 5 core units and 5 elective units. Units cover topics such as developing a business proposal, managing finances and conducting marketing activities.
- BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities
- BSBSMB302 Develop a micro business proposal
- BSBSMB303 Organise finances for the micro business
- BSBSMB304 Determine resource requirements for the micro business
- BSBSMB305 Comply with regulatory, taxation and insurance requirements for the micro business
- BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
- FNSFLT301 Be MoneySmart
- BSBSMB306 Plan a home-based business
- BSBSMB403 Market the small business
- BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
You can take all the above information with you to Centrelink or your employment consultant by downloading and printing the course factsheet on this page.
Are you interested in starting your own business?
NEIS (New Enterprise Incentive scheme) enables aspiring entrepreneurs to take the next step in getting their small business off the ground. Candidates will complete an 8-week training course in BSB30315 – Certificate III in Micro Business Operations and our expert business coaches will help them scale their business idea for 12-months.
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