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Operating a Small Business Skill Set

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This skill set is aimed at those who operate a small business or are seeking an administration support position in a small business. The Operating a Small Business Skill Set will prepare you with the skills and knowledge to get you job ready or to improve how you operate a business of your own. You’ll learn how to design and produce business documents and publications, digitally design and develop text-based documents, develop spreadsheets through the use of both cloud-based and noncloud based applications, identify financial requirements of a business including profit targets, cash flow projections and strategies to gather financial support, and understand workplace health and safety (WHS) legislation and its application to safe work practices. It even covers how to create and build a social networking presence using social media tools and applications.


On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following units

BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
BSBITU313 Design and produce digital text documents
BSBITU314 Design and produce spreadsheets
BSBSMB402 Plan small business finances
BSBWHS307 Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace
ICTWEB201 Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement


This course will be offered at these campuses: Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Collie (2021), Denmark, Esperance, Harvey (2021) , Katanning (2021), Margaret River, Mount Barker and Narrogin

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   This course is free for everyone.


This skill set is related to the Skills Ready program. Other skill sets can be found on our Courses (opens in a new tab) page, using the Refine course results>Study mode filters.

No mandatory entrance requirements.

This skill set will prepare you for operating a small business in a wide range of industries, whether you plan to work in an administrative role or you are running your own business.

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Available Semester 1 & Semester 2

Margaret River - Commencing 10 October – 15 December 2022 9:00 am - 3:45 pm (differing times for units)

When Available Semester 1 & Semester 2
Where Margaret River
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