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

PDC65720 - QCAA Business: Business Growth

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 concepts, processes and strategies to manage human resources and to finance a start-up business.It will provide an opportunity to analyse, interpret and evaluate the marketing and financial strategies for a new franchisee at the start-up of the business lifecycle. The participant will also be introduced to the key ideas and strategies for businesses entering the markets by investigating the growth stage of the business lifecycle. This will provide the skills and resources to understand the importance of these processes and the relevant problem-solving skills to become more critically aware of their implications.

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 Business 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.

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Standard Course Structure

12 hours


  • Online
No units are associated with this course


Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the start-up of the business cycle, including challenges and pathway options for entry into business classification, legal and regulatory requirements, responsibilities of a manager, stages of the employment cycle and finance
  2. Understand the role of budgeting in the strategic planning of a start-up business, as well as job design and recruitment, induction and training processes as a strategic planning tool and development of strategic networks for a start-up business
  3. Outline the relationship between human resources objectives and the achievement of business goals in the start-up stage, such as financial objectives, the business plan and the action plan
  4. Select data and information relating to recruitment, budgeting and financing to use for analysis of the relationships, patterns and trends in the strengths, weakness, opportunity and threat (SWOT) analysis and break-even analysis to draw conclusions about the implications of the business start-up
  5. Identify and describe factors which can influence the market and synthesise this information to reflect on market competition and strategies.

Self-Assessment (Optional)

Reflective Portfolio

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