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.
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.
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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.
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
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.
Study Mode Definitions
*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.
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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.