The nature of the workforce is changing. The future of work is characterised by a shrinking ‘traditional’ job market and a rising gig economy. In Australia, self-employment now makes up a third of the workforce, and small business is considered to be the backbone of the Australian economy.
To navigate this landscape, people require flexibility, autonomy, and small business skills.
The aim of this unit is to develop your understanding of how to package and develop your skills to meet market needs, and to design flexible and sustainable career pathways and strategies for running a small business.
In this unit you will you explore freelancing and small business sectors, including small business management theories, concepts, and strategies. Through independent and collaborative research, during the unit you will have the opportunity to develop a personal plan for future employment (within or outside of the traditional job market) and to work towards enhancing the effectiveness of a real-world small business.
|Unit name||Freelancing and Small Business|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Coordinator||Doctor Bronwyn Eager|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Accelerated Study Period 2||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Online||Accelerated Study Period 2||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Accelerated Study Period 2||22/5/2023||14/6/2023||6/7/2023||20/8/2023|
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- Evaluate and apply small business management theories and concepts.
- Critically evaluate contemporary small business management challenges & opportunities using theory, independent and collaborative research.
- Communicate small business management strategies, theories and practices.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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PrerequisitesAny introductory, intermediate or advanced level unit
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:BMA227
|Assessment||Individual Report (20%)|Group Presentation (30%)|Personal Business Model Canvas (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
You will need the following text (free e-text available via the UTAS Library]:
Longenecker, J, Petty, J, Palich, L & Hoy, F 2017, Small business management, 18th edn, Cengage, Boston.
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