In order for an organisation to achieve its overall long-term goals, there needs to be a solid strategic management plan in place.
The Introduction to Strategic Planning is an online professional development program that will provide you with the skills and knowledge to undertake the process of strategic planning for an organisation.
In this online strategic planning course you will learn how to manage and set priorities, align resources, strengthen operational systems, and ensure employees and stakeholders are working towards shared goals.
Throughout this course you will learn the necessary skills required to create a strategic plan that is aligned with an organisation’s values, vision and mission statement.
You will also discover how to create a meaningful SWOT PEST analysis and apply a range of other tools and techniques to create a strategic plan that will lead an organisation towards success.
On completion of this course you feel confident to use knowledge gained to implement a successful strategic management plan for an organisation.
Unit 1 - Develop organisational strategies
Organisational vision and mission
Issues-based strategic planning
Organic strategic planning
Planning focus and support from stakeholders
The competition and market
Sustaining and improving a business
Competitors that represent a threat
Market information and research
Capacity and capability
Utilising performance review data
Strengths and weaknesses – tools
STEEP, PEST and SWOT analyses
Co-operative or joint ventures
Risk assessments (simulations)
Plans and controls
Formulating strategic objectives
Formal plan for documentation
Final check and action plans
Required resources (skilled labour) are available
Performance monitoring and measurement
How to conduct a cost benefit analysis
Uncertainties and risk
Estimated duration 15 hours
Course Delivery and Start
Start anytime, self-paced and 100% online
Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Course was very relaxed but at the same time it was very engaging. Staff were very supportive during the course.
D. Kostelac, Bentleigh, VIC. | Certificate of Strategic Planning
I enjoyed the course, this will definitely give me the confidence to pursue further education. Thank You!
L. Gabriel, Taren Point, NSW | Introduction to Strategic Planning
The material and information provided was good, as well as the flexibility to do the course based on my availability
Y. Martinez, Melbourne, VIC | Introduction to Strategic Planning
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;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 15 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $50.00. Printed materials are available for purchase at any time and not require to complete this course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning 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.