Courses & Units

Entrepreneurial and Innovative Thinking ZAA234

Cradle Coast, Launceston, Hobart


This capstone unit will provide opportunities for you to bring together the knowledge learned, and skills developed through your course of study and apply these to entrepreneurial and innovative contexts. This unit creates a practical awareness of the concepts of entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and innovation as a means to create opportunities for new ventures and better solutions to current problems. The unit encourages students to think creatively, and approach opportunities and issues from a fresh point of view.

In conjunction with the discipline theory, this unit builds on concepts of learning through practice in Year 1 of study by introducing you to more complex learning experiences.
You will be introduced to:

• discipline-based skills and knowledge in dynamic practice situations. This will include authentic and purposeful, industry-related experiences
• concepts of managing effective relationships and communicating with others
• the development and use of adaptive leadership skills and how these skills relate to innovative and entrepreneurial practice
• the nature of responsible, accountable and reflective workplace skills, and creative and critical thinking relevant to para-professional practice.

You will exercise self-awareness, initiative and judgement to manage yourself and professional relationships effectively. The application of tacit knowledge and capabilities will be reflected in a Practice Manual.


Unit name Entrepreneurial and Innovative Thinking
Unit code ZAA234
Credit points 12.5
College/School University College
Discipline Business and Management UC
Coordinator Mr Rene Kling
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Investigate and analyse the concepts and feasibilities of an entrepreneurial and/or innovative idea.
  • Analyse and apply contributions from industry and mentors to an entrepreneurial and/or innovative idea.
  • Identify, evaluate and communicate an entrepreneurial and/or innovative idea
  • Communicate entrepreneurial and innovative opportunities to stakeholders using appropriate media
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100799 $1,828.00 $858.00 not applicable $2,445.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

BAA211|ZAA204 Entrepreneurial and Innovative Thinking


Teaching Pattern

On-campus students: Weekly 2 hour tutorials; 2 x half to full day workshop per semester.

Off-campus students: Weekly 2 hour online tutorials; 2 x half to full day online workshop per semester.

AssessmentAT3: Entrepreneurial or Innovative Proposal (50%)|AT2: Mentor Consultation Report (30%)|AT1: Opportunity Analysis Evaluation (20%)|Engagement Task 1|Engagement Task 2
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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