Undergraduate Certificate in Small Business
Kick-start your career in today’s business world
An online business course to get you started in the workplace or further business studies. Build on the basics of the contemporary business environment with electives including finance and marketing. Set yourself up for success as a small business owner.
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- 25 Jun 23
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Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
- Practice and reflect on business knowledge, skills, behaviours, and attributes to develop and enhance career opportunities
- Apply business processes and strategies within the contemporary small business environment
- Communicate recommendations to enable small business improvement
Higher education via OUA
Successful completion of any 2 OUA open access subjects of study at the equivalent AQF level, unless otherwise specified.
Domestic Applicants with higher education study - Completed at least one undergraduate subject (equivalent to 12.5 UTAS credit points) within an equivalent AQF Level course or higher.
Completed the TCE (or equivalent).
Successful completion of Certificate III or higher.
Work and Life
Domestic Applicants with work and life experience: If you have not successfully completed senior secondary, tertiary or TAFE/VET study, but have extensive or sustained work experience.
The University of Tasmania grants credit and recognition of prior learning that may include formal and/or informal prior learning. More information is available here.
The Undergraduate Certificate in Small Business aims to prepare graduates to commence a practitioner pathway with the ability to identify, analyse, and apply on contemporary business concepts and practices in real business contexts through the combination of theory and practice. It does this with an understanding that jobs of the future will be impacted by rapid technological and social change.
Post completion of this qualification, graduates will be able to apply interdisciplinary knowledge and skills in order to:
- Commence a practitioner pathway to become a team leader and/or small business owner in business environments
- Facilitate articulation into the Applied Business diploma and associate degree
The interdisciplinary nature of this qualification draws upon established disciplinary fields such as finance, marketing, and management and facilitates business and wellbeing enhancement through the inclusion of The Wellbeing Toolkit and Lean Thinking.
A key to the distinctiveness of the Undergraduate Certificate in Small Business is its adoption of applied, blended, and online styles of learning. The course requires students to develop knowledge and skills within an authentic learning approach. Students will be able to situate this work within the not-for-profit, for profit, and/or government sectors that operate within the business environment context. Student performance will be measured via a schedule of assessment tasks which exemplify authenticity and enable students to evidence their learning in their own Practice Manual.
Recommended Study Pattern
For students undertaking full-time study the following study pattern is recommended.
Completion of 4 subjects from the schedule below:
- 1 core subject
- TAS-ZAA131 Applied Business Foundations
- 3 of the following electives:
- TAS-ZAA132 Managing People
- TAS-ZAA133 Financial Decision Making
- TAS-ZAA134 Business Marketing
- TAS-ZAA135 Professional Communication
- TAS-ZAA140 Lean Thinking
Satisfactory completion of 4 subjects, as required in the schedule, within 0.5-2 years from commencement.
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