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  • NONAC08124

Start Your Own Business

Non-accredited Short Course
At a glance

At a glance

 Get specialised skills to take a business idea to fruition.

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Course overview

Course overview

Take the next step in starting your own business with this short course.

This course will give you the specialised skills to take a business idea to fruition.  The course includes the essentials such as developing a business plan, legal requirements, contracts, accounting basics, marketing fundamentals and risk management.

You will cover the following topics:

  1. Overview: idea development and evaluation
  2. Being entrepreneurial / personal branding
  3. Creating existence
  4. Business model development
  5. Value proposition development
  6. Proof of concept
  7. Marketing strategies for startups
  8. Gaining traction / using freelancers / beachhead strategy
  9. Finance fundamentals / crowd sourcing
  10. Key startup budgets
  11. Online strategy (website / social media)
  12. Pitch deck presentations (entrepreneurs)

Course outcomes will include:

  1. Pitch deck for presentations to stakeholders
  2. Crowdfunding submission
  3. Landing page website
  4. Business model
  5. Beachhead Plan Horizon 1
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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Entry into the accelerated program is via an application process and it is recommended that you have at least 5 years' experience working.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player.

Need to know

Course commencement is subject to minimum enrolment numbers.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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Get started with TAFE Queensland

If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland