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Operating a Small Business Skill Set

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Get ready to turn your dream into a flourishing business!

This introductory skill set will give you the tools to launch or improve how you operate your own small business or to gain work-ready skills for employment within a range of small businesses.  

You will learn how to apply and create relevant documents and publications to your business to organise and better manage your work load, how to use digital and online tools to manage finances, how to establish and manage a social networking presence and how to manage work, health and safety laws relevant to your small business.  

Gain these skills: 

  • Learn about various business documents and publications and how to apply them to your business 
  • Design and produce digital business documents and publications 
  • Design and produce spreadsheets for organising and tracking work 
  • Plan small business finances 
  • Use social media tools to promote your business 
  • Apply knowledge of work, health and safety laws in the workplace 
       

Next course dates:

Rockingham    

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Bentley    

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Thornlie   

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Help using our online application

You will need to have the evidence requirements(opens in a new tab)  and relevant documents ready to upload with your application. When ready to apply, use our guide to self service application using Student Portal.

Student Portal application guide (2 MB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab)    

Free

If you're aged 15—24 years (not at school), receiving the JobSeeker or JobKeeper payment, receiving Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY or holding a pensioner concession card, Health Care Card or a Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs, or a dependent of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution, you are eligible to enrol for free!

* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.

Skill-sets

This skill set is part of the Skills Ready program. Other skill sets can be found on our courses page, using the Refine course results>Study mode filters.

Attendance in class

This course is equivalent to three days per week over 15 weeks.

At-home study

As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.

You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

Work placement

Work placement is not a requirement for this course.

What you need for your first day of class

Required personal stationery items are essential aids for your studies and your lecturers will advise you at orientation, of any that you need to provide. 

The basic items are: a USB storage device/Thumb drive, paper and writing materials. A folder is sometimes helpful as you are responsible for taking notes and keeping them organised. 

If you have any questions or concerns about your course or your studies you should approach your lecturers at orientation, who will be more than happy to assist you. Your lecturers will advise you at orientation of any additional resource requirements such as textbooks and software applications as well as providing information on how to access or purchase student copes/licences.

Remember to bring, your South Metropolitan TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, a pen and notepad and dress should be neat casual.

Study options and next steps

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Semester 1

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