The world is full of opportunities for entrepreneurs. Some take existing businesses and turn them into something more successful, and others start new enterprises from the ground up. However, running your own business can be challenging. This course provides a practical foundation on which to build your entrepreneurial skills and experience, capitalise on opportunities and stand out from the crowd!
The Certificate of Entrepreneurship is an online program that will give you the ability to identify business opportunities, take risks via your own initiative, and work cost-effectively to make a profit.
In this professional development course, you will explore the nature and scope of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial life cycles and the role of market research, including researching competitors and tracking trends.
You will also learn about intellectual property, legal and ethical concerns, how to develop a financial plan, launch a venture, and then operate and market it successfully.
On completion of this course, you’ll be ready to take on the challenges of an entrepreneur, whether to transition from an unrewarding job, obtain an income from home, or have more control over your creativity … and your destiny!
Unit 1 - Scope and nature of entrepreneurship
What is a entrepreneur
Types of entrepreneurs
Factors affecting entrepreneurial success
Sources for business ideas
Unit 2 - Is entrepreneurship right for you
Reasons for becoming an entrepreneur
Skills needed by entrepreneurs
Determining how suited you are to being an entrepreneur
Unit 3 - Assessing opportunities
Questions to consider
Entrepreneurial lifecycles (opportunity recognition, opportunity focussing, resource commitment, market entry, full launch and growth, maturity and expansion, liquidity event)
Unit 4 - The role of market research
Obtain, analyse, and interpret the information necessary
Who will buy your products and/or services
What do they want?
Market research steps
Types of market research (market research, product research, promotions research, sales research, company research)
Gathering data (primary data, secondary data)
What needs research (physical attributes, behavioural characteristics of customers, identifying best prospects)
The research process
Staying ahead of trends
Unit 5 - Intellectual property
Right to privacy
Law and the internet
Unit 6 - Legal and ethical concerns
Types of business (sole trader, partnership, private limited companies, public limited companies)
Unit 7 - Operating a business
Goals and objectives
Resources – premises, equipment, etc
Stock and suppliers
Identifying business functions
Thinking about expenses and costs
Dealing with fluctuations in demand
Unit 8 - The business and financial plan
What is a business plan
What to include in a business plan
Unit 9 - Marketing
Identifying key issues
Developing strategies and actions
Market opportunity analysis
Determine a target market
Engineer a target market
Unit 10 - Launching a venture
Start up assistance
Being prepared for change
Prepare contingency plans in advance
Using assets well
Core business focus
Taking calculated risks
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 meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
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.
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 100 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, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
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.
Professional development for aspiring entrepreneurs.