Version Effective: 2nd of August, 2021
Version Effective: 2nd of August, 2021

PDC92478 - Building Strong Foundations

Course Details

Course Summary

The Building Strong Foundations program is an online business entrepreneurship micro-credential designed for Indigenous participants interested in developing sustainable business skills, knowledge and networks in their local communities. Topics covered include business communication, legal frameworks in business, online (digital) marketing strategies for the SME and compliance with workplace and occupational health and safety legislation. Additional course resources include grant writing techniques, use of search optimisation strategies in the online (social media environment and how to develop your best social media and professional profile for your business. Students will gain skills and develop essential tools to develop a Business Portfolio including a business model canvas, strategic marketing plan, professional profile, risk assessment and earn how to apply the principles of project management to successfully manage key projects for your Indigenous business.

The program is available for Councils, Local Government Associations, First Nations Organisations and Industry to sponsor Indigenous business owners from their community. The Building Strong Foundations program will be offered with a cohort of 15 to enable participants to collaborate with their peers on the journey to developing an Indigenous business. Face to face workshops can be facilitated on specific topics from this Program based on Industry requirements.

This online micro-credential provides a non-creditable micro-credential and digital badge which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

 

 

 

Entry Requirements

The Building Strong Foundations program is available for Councils, Local Government Associations, First Nations Organisations and Industry to sponsor groups of 15 Indigenous business owners from their community.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply

The Building Strong Foundations program is offered with a cohort of 15 to enable participants to collaborate with their peers on the journey to developing an Indigenous business.

Face to face workshops can be facilitated on specific topics from this Program based on Industry requirements.

All enrolment and application enquiries should be directed to Building Strong Foundations.

Study Area
  • Business, Accounting and Law
  • Health
  • Information Technology and Digital Media
  • Mining and Energy
  • Work and Study Preparation
Skill Area
  • Accountancy
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business Services
  • Community Services
  • Education Support
  • Fitness Sport and Recreation
  • General Education and Training
  • Information Technology
  • Public Sector
  • Rural Industries
  • Tourism
  • Utilities
  • Wholesale and Retail

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 micro-credential provides professional upskilling for Indigenous Business owners, or those wishing to develop their business skills.

Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the micro-credential, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a 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 Micro-credential Structure

The Building Strong Foundations program is a flexible 600 hour online micro-credential offered over a six month period. Course commencement dates are determined through Industry sponsorship agreement directly with the Building Strong Foundations.

Students will access 12 modules throughout the program, participate in regular Zoom webinars for cohort activities and develop a comprehensive Business Portfolio (Toolkit) throughout the Program.

  • Online
No units are associated with this course


Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Define the knowledge and skills required to establish an Indigenous Business in Queensland
  2. Identify the legal elements and obligations when establishing and managing a business
  3. Apply basic financial management concepts and tools in business management
  4. Develop a marketing plan for your business using principles of marketing and utilising contemporary marketing tools
  5. Reflect on the leadership and management skills to successfully apply in your business
  6. Develop project management skills in your business setting
  7. Gain the essential grant writing and tender writing skills for funding and business opportunities
  8. Establish a network of Indigenous contacts and resources to sustain your business
  9. Identify industry OHS legislation relevant to your business
  10. Develop a business improvement and growth plan through the custom building of your own 'Business Portfolio'.

Assessment

Digital Storytelling

Portfolio

Online Quizzes

 

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