Business Planning | UniSC | University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Business Planning

This free microcredit course will help you gain a clear understanding of the factors underpinning your business's success and what is critical for your long term survival. Adopt strategic management principles and develop a customised business plan to help your business survive and thrive. You will receive tailored feedback from a panel of industry experts and networking opportunities.

Proudly supported by the Queensland Department of Youth Justice, Employment, Small Business and Training.

Who is this course for? 

  • Micro and small business owners
  • Based in Queensland
  • With fewer than 20 (full-time equivalent) employees
  • Operating for 12 months or more

How is the course delivered? 

  • 7 x 90 minute weekly workshops followed by 30 minutes of networking
  • Onsite delivery locations rotate around Queensland throughout the year
  • All sessions are fully supported for online delivery so if you are not located near the onsite location, please feel welcome to join online

What will you learn?  

  • How to integrate the principles of strategic management into your business
  • Develop a customised business plan that is suitable for sourcing funds from banks, investors or used for grant applications
  • Receive expert panel feedback specific to your business
  • Network with like-minded business owners and industry experts

Course overview

Week 1: Overview of Small Business Planning

Week 2: Organisation and Industry Analysis

Week 3: Marketing Strategy 

Week 4: Business Structures, Operating Plan and Risk Management

Week 5: Succession Planning and Human Resource Strategy

Week 6: Financial Management

Week 7: Communications Skills and Preparing for the Presentation

Get certification and credit

On successful completion, receive a Certificate of Completion and one elective course credit towards the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration at UniSC.

For more information, email us on or phone +61 7 5430 2925