Creating a business plan helps you see opportunities, but it also highlights potential obstacles you’ll face along the way. This business plan can also help you find the support you’ll need, whether financial or otherwise, to optimise your success.
Building Business Cases and Plans is an online course that will provide you with the knowledge required to plan, write, and present a successful business case.
In this professional development course, you will learn how to align your business plan with your company’s goals, conduct research and determine what information should be included in your business case.
You will learn how to carry out an internal, external and SWOT analysis, develop an action plan and measure, monitor, and assess a business case for successful implementation. You will also discover how to present your business case to decision-makers.
On completion of this course, you will feel prepared to develop, implement and present a successful business case.
Unit 1 - Developing an effective business case
What is a business case for?
What to research when planning a business case
Aligning project goals to corporate strategy
Who’s going to write the business case?
Designing your business case
What’s in the main body of a business case?
Stating your case
Presenting effective business cases
Unit 2 - Preparing and implementing a business plan
Understanding the elements of a business plan
Developing a business plan
Conducting an internal analysis for a business plan
Conducting an external analysis for a business plan
Conducting a SWOT analysis for a business plan
Implementing business plans: action planning
Implementing business plans: measurement and control
Essentials of creating a business plan
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to ensure your competency is industry relevant. You will not be benchmarked against other students.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
In this course, you will be assessed via multiple-choice questions to determine your mastery of details and specific knowledge gained during your studies to achieve a ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ result.
Benefits of Multiple-Choice Assessments
Appropriate for assessing students’ mastery of details and specific knowledge.
Can be used to assess both simple knowledge and complex concepts.
Questions can be answered quickly to accurately assess a students’ mastery of many topics relatively quickly.
Assessment can be quickly and reliably scored to achieve a ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ result.
As the answers are visible, multiple-choice questions offer the opportunity for the continuation of the learning process, offering educational value.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 10 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, transcripts of video lectures and other learning resources are available for printing via our elearning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.