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Operate a Small Business Skill Set

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This skill set is free for everyone

If you're currently operating or thinking about starting up a small business, or would like to get job ready for an administrative support position in a small business operation, this is the skill set for you! 

The Operate a Small Business Skill Set offers a fantastic range of skills and knowledge to get you job ready. 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 non-cloud based applications, identify financial requirements of a business including profit targets, cash flow projections and strategies to garner 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. 


If you're aged 15—24 years (not at school), receiving the JobSeeker payment, person or dependent receiving Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY or holding a pensioner concession card, Health Care Card or a Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs, or a dependent of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution, you are eligible to enrol for free!

* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.


This job ready skill set is part of the Skills Ready program. All job ready skill sets are available for everyone to study, some are free for everyone, some are free for eligible people (including displaced workers, concession students and youth up to 25 years not at school).

More skill sets can be found on our Skill sets and short courses page, and for other qualifications be sure to check the Courses page, to see everything we have to offer.

Online Delivery

Online Delivery is self-paced with Collaborate Ultra online sessions. You'll need to ensure you are available to attend the online classes. Orientation generally takes place two weeks before Collaborate sessions begin.

Timetable information is indicative only and subject to change.

There is high demand for this course, if the current intake reaches capacity we will keep your details for the next available intake.

You may be required to purchase a textbook (approximate cost $37).


Study options and next steps

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Semester 1, 2022

When Semester 1, 2022
Where Perth
How Online

Semester 2, 2022

When Semester 2, 2022
Where Perth
How Online

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