Initiative, Innovation and Enterprise

Learn to innovate, create and fulfil personal and professional goals. Register now and start anytime.

10 hours

About this short course

Initiative is the ability to think and act independently, or without being asked to. It involves exploring information, using sound judgement to make decisions, planning action, and taking action. Enterprise is the capacity and drive to see opportunities in any situation, under any circumstances, and try to achieve a valuable outcome. People with initiative and enterprise are sought after by employers as both can lead to innovation, greater productivity, and cost reduction.

On completion of this course, you will be able to apply concepts related to initiative, innovation and enterprise and develop these skills to fulfil personal and professional goals.

How to get credit for this course:

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a digital Certificate of Completion as well as a credential point to support your further study. This course is one of several courses in our Professional Skills suite. View our full list of courses available within this suite and learn how to accrue your credential points.

Who should do this course?

The course is designed for people interested in developing their initiative, enterprise, and entrepreneurial skills to innovate, create and fulfil personal and professional goals.

Course Structure

This self-directed course provides 10 hours of quality learning. You will have up to six months to access the materials and complete the course once you register.

On completion you will be able to:

Articulate the differences between initiative, innovation, enterprise, and entrepreneurship.

Apply concepts related to initiative, innovation, and enterprise.

Develop initiative, and entrepreneurial and enterprising skills and attributes.

Meet your instructor

Dr Cherie Hawkins

Dr Cherie Hawkins' main area of expertise is in career development and life aspirations, and she is passionate about programs, projects and activities that enable individuals to build their skills and knowledge through experiential learning.

This course has been developed by a team of highly experienced educators, industry experts and skilled professional practitioners including Dr Cherie Hawkins, Dr Ana Lobo, Jennifer Kemp-Smith, Dr Amanda Harper, Associate Professor Andrea Carr, and Netty Gibson. It has been informed by community and industry consultation and draws on contemporary principles and practices.

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