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Enterprise Development

Develop your entrepreneurial capabilities

We’ll equip you with the ability for entrepreneurial and innovative thinking, and to challenge the status quo – a valuable skill, whether you want to develop an innovative new business or revitalise an existing one.

You’ll also learn a solid foundation of business modelling and management skills. These will complement your entrepreneurial mindset, with the opportunity to learn from  innovators across diverse industries.

Course Options

Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Development

1 years min, 3 years max*
Hobart, Online

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*Currently available to domestic students only.

Our island state is home to a vibrant start-up and small business community. You’ll be uniquely placed to capitalise on our connections with local industry, start-up networks and innovation hubs.

Learn from leading experts whose links with industry, professional associations, other academics and government ensure that their teaching remains contemporary and relevant.

Consolidate your experience into a business qualification and develop the skills to become a more effective innovator.

Study options

Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

To innovate, you need to be able to think differently. In this unit, you’ll learn about the thinking tools that entrepreneurs use to creative innovative products, as well as build a thriving business.

Core unit, 12.5 credit points.

Enterprise Communication

This hands-on, skills-based unit will equip you with the knowledge and skills to successfully connect and professionally communicate as an entrepreneur. You'll learn through roleplaying, engagement with entrepreneurs, and by developing a personal plan for success.

Core unit, 12.5 credit points.

Resource and Risk Management

As an entrepreneur, you are driven by the product or service you offer, by finding your customers and ensuring you outpace your competitors. This unit is designed to help you know the options for funding your new venture, and to ensure that you have the funds necessary. It will also help you identify, manage, and mitigate the major risks that your venture may face.

Core unit, 12.5 credit points.

New Product and Service Development

Commercialising innovative products and services on a timely basis is a key to not only profitability, but in some industries, survival. This unit will develop your knowledge of how new product and service development creates value for a firm and its stakeholders.

Core unit, 12.5 credit points.

Course breakdown

The Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Development comprises of four core units (12.5 credit points each), to be completed over one or more semesters.


Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Development

50 credit points

Core units include:

  • Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Enterprise Communication
  • Resource and Risk Management
  • New Product and Service Development

Career outcomes

Studying entrepreneurship and innovation is a smart choice to future-proof your career. In today’s rapidly changing and highly competitive business environment, the ability to launch innovative ideas and reshape the existing markets, or even create new ones, is critical. Possible career opportunities include:

  • entrepreneur/small business owner
  • innovator within existing organisations, or new strategic business units
  • product developer
  • research and design manager

Percentage of Workforce in Start-Ups


Statista - Startups in Australia Dossier (2021)

New digital and technical roles by 2023


Deloitte Access Economics (2018), "ACS Australia's Digital Pulse".

New small businesses created in 2020-21


Australian Bureau of Statistics

Entry information

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary across courses. You'll find the requirements on our individual course pages. These can be accessed from Course Options, which is located at the top of this page.

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you're not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Credit for prior learning

The University of Tasmania aims to provide you with credit for approved prior study or equivalent professional experience which exceeds standard entrance requirements for courses. For more information please visit Recognition for Prior Learning.

English language requirements

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is not the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. For more information, please visit International Future Students.