Undergraduate Certificate in Small Business (Z0B)

Overview  2020

Entry Requirements

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Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Distance Hobart
Semester 2, Term 3

Commonwealth Supported places available

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Distance Hobart
Semester 2, Term 3
The Undergraduate Certificate in Small Business is designed for those wanting to learn the knowledge and skills to commence a career in the modern business world. It is a great foundation for those wishing to start their career in business, or may be used as a stepping stone to accelerate a current career. The course includes units covering core business areas such as management, finance and marketing as well as the skills needed to apply business knowledge to a range of situations. The course content has been developed in consultation with industry experts and they are actively involved in its delivery.

A key feature of the course is the focus on hands-on learning, where you will develop knowledge and skills through experiential education opportunities. It has been designed to make university study a little less daunting, and a lot more practical.

Completion of the Undergraduate Certificate in Small Business will enable you to:

  • commence a pathway to become a team leader and/or small business owner
  • transition into further study, with credit towards an Associate Degree in Applied Business
  1. Practice and reflect on business knowledge, skills, behaviours, and attributes to develop and enhance career opportunities
  2. Apply business processes and strategies within the contemporary small business environment
  3. Communicate recommendations to enable small business improvement

Practice-based, experiential learning and portfolio development is a key component of the Undergraduate Certificate in Small Business. In order to develop key transferable practitioner skills, students are exposed to authentic and engaging learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. The work-based components will be tailored to individual student circumstances. Students with current employment will be encouraged to apply and complete relevant assessments within their work environment. At a minimum, students without access to a relevant work environment will be provided with authentic simulated experiences. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approaches to practice, (ii) how issues such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership are reflected in the workplace and (iii) the role of reflection and deliberative thinking in developing workplace-based knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations.

Course structure

The course structure comprises four units, with one core unit and three electives.

Core

In this unit, you will identify skill sets and knowledge required to work in a chosen industry and evaluate your own skills, attributes and learning goals to work in your chosen industry. Through case studies, workshops, online materials and tutorials,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Electives

Choose any three of the following:

This unit will provide you with an understanding of financial concepts, practices and tools used to measure and assess the financial performance of a business. The unit will provide knowledge of the range business financial structures to explain the context…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces the principles of marketing in business, the influence of consumers and the external environment. You will explore why and how a business identifies and analyses the markets for its products, services and experience. This will include an…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit focuses on the principles and tools associated with contemporary Lean Thinking and practice. Lean Thinking or ‘lean’ is a systematic method of continuous improvement through minimising waste without sacrificing productivity, creating more value for customers. It has been…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The Wellbeing Toolkit is a unit that introduces a range of key topics, principles, skills and capabilities within a Tasmanian context. At the University of Tasmania, we believe that our island is stronger together. So, as we face various challenges,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartWinter school (early)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

This Undergraduate Certificate is open to applicants from a broad range of backgrounds.

Applicants who have recently completed secondary education (in the past two years)

  • This course uses ATAR and equivalent ranks as part of the admission process; OR (if you do not have an ATAR)
  • Completed the TCE (or equivalent) with a minimum of Satisfactory Achievements (SA) in 5 x Level 2 subjects.

    OR

Applicants with previous higher education study

  • Completed at least two units (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points) of Bachelor level study or four units (equivalent to 50 UTAS credit points) of Associate Degree level study, OR
  • Completed the UTAS Diploma of University Studies or University Preparation Program (UPP); OR
  • Completed four or more units in the UTAS Diploma of University Studies or UPP with no fail results

    OR

Applicants with previous VET / TAFE study

  • Completed a Certificate III or higher in a related field of study, OR
  • Completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in any field of study, 

    OR

Applications on the basis of work or life experience:

  • If you have not completed any of the above, but have relevant work and life experience you can complete a personal competency statement

Further information
It is recommended that you submit supporting documentation (e.g. certificates, qualifications, resume etc.) as part of your application. We will attempt to access certain documents on your behalf (e.g. Year 11 and 12 College results or University academic records). Otherwise, you may be contacted to provide additional documentation when your application is reviewed.

Prerequisites: Nil

International Applicants
This course is not CRICOS registered and therefore is not available for International Students.

Passes in units in other incomplete courses in this University or another approved tertiary institution may be credited towards the undergraduate certificate and a course plan developed to detail the units required by the student to qualify for the undergraduate certificate. The maximum credit granted will be in accordance with the limits as stated in Rule 6: Admission, Assessment and Student Progress.

Students completing the Undergraduate Certificate in Small Business will receive advanced standing for four 12.5 credit point units of the Associate Degree in Applied Business.

Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

2020 Total Course Fee (international students): $6,500 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $13,000 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

The cost of this Undergraduate Certificate is discounted for study completed in 2020. If you study full time and complete the Certificate this year, the overall cost is reduced to $2,500.

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International
+61 3 6226 6200
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