Version Effective: 27th of November, 2019
Version Effective: 27th of November, 2019

PDC65718 - QCAA Business: Business Creation

Course Details

Course Summary

This online Short Course has been designed to complement the work delivered by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) to focus on developing teacher confidence, capability and expertise in the key concepts and topics covered in the Business syllabus. It offers subject-specific knowledge and skills needed to underpin effective and contemporary approaches to teaching and learning in the subject.

This course introduces the business life cycle from the seed to post-maturity stage and helps participants to develop skills in examining business data and information. The business life cycle is not just a tool for explaining a business concept, it situates a range of topics, issues and enquiries within the stages in the life of a business. The course introduces a range of activities designed to simulate the creation of a case study which is developed through a sequence of stages. Completing all activities provides an opportunity to develop a resource to support learning of the subject matter including the process of idea generation and how these ideas can develop into a business. The participant will also use different techniques to analyse the viability of a business idea.

The fee for this short course will be $100.00.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to enrol in this short course, however, it is designed for Secondary School teachers who expect to teach the QCAA Business General Senior Syllabus.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees For detailed information on Course Fees, visit Short Course Fees
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply

For direct access to the course, visit https://cpd.cqu.edu.au/

Study Area
  • Business, Accounting and Law
  • Education and Humanities
Skill Area
  • Education Support

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

This course provides Professional Development for Secondary School teachers in Queensland who would like to complete studies in a flexible and self-paced environment to gain business insights to inform teaching practices.

Undertaking this course enables teachers to meet Continuing Professional Development obligations for registration. Upon successful completion of the course, teachers will be awarded 12 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a CQUniversity Certificate of Completion.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details , including the different study modes offered for each structure.

Standard Course Structure

12 hours

  • Online
No units are associated with this course


Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the use of visual communication tools to explain business characteristics
  2. Construct a strengths, weakness, opportunity and threat (SWOT) analysis to justify business decisions and explain the effectiveness of strategic tools
  3. Develop idea generation skills using a variety of tools and techniques
  4. Apply the use of business analytical tools to construct the initial components of a feasibility study.

Self-Assessment (Optional)

Reflective Portfolio

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