Ideas to Outcomes – enrolments now open
Posted 3 months ago
We’re launching a new course with TAFE Queensland to help business innovators and entrepreneurs develop viable ventures from their novel ideas.
Ideas to Outcomes is a practical mentoring and skills development program that guides you through the de-risking process for taking new technologies and business ideas to market.
Here’s a quick video about it.
Working with TAFE’s award-winning Small Business Solutions team, we have designed this small-group interactive course so you’ll be better equipped to:
- run an ideas-based business
- create a user-friendly action plan
- develop and validate your ideas as you learn
- incorporate digital technologies
- stay focused with practical tools and techniques
You’ll also gain a Certificate IV in Small Business Management when you complete all the workshops, online assignments and one-to-one sessions. The workshops are where you’ll learn the steps (and pitfalls to avoid) for creating value from new ideas, including business modelling and IP basics, managing risks, preparing and pitching for investment, entrepreneurial thinking, and collaborating successfully.
The course takes just 9-16 weeks to complete, depending on when you submit the assessments.
Another time-saving benefit is that these assessments all relate to your business. It’s a way of addressing aspects of business growth you might otherwise neglect – that’s why the quizzes and spreadsheets include topics such as:
- communicating value propositions
- business modelling
- customers and competitors
- revenue and cash flow projections
- planning tools
- branding and marketing
- prioritising resource and effort allocation
- time and stress management
- compliance and regulatory matters
With the Ideas to Outcomes course, you get to focus on these aspects of your own business while you’re learning, while you’re working towards your qualification.
COST-EFFECTIVE LEARNING & SUPPORT
You may be eligible for the generous subsidies, especially if you operate a Queensland-based business with an ABN, identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, or hold a Department of Veterans’ Affairs Pensioner Concession Card.
This means you would pay just $450 or $50 per person for 12 hours of small-group mentoring and skills development plus two hours of one-to-one support.
Depending on your circumstances, you may also be able to claim this training as a self-education tax deduction.
Enrolments for the first intake are open now, with workshops commencing in Brisbane CBD and Springfield at the start of May, with more workshops scheduled in response to demand:
200 Mary Street
|South Bank TAFE
66 Ernest Street
Education City Drive
Monday 8 July
You can find out more by calling TAFE on 1300 40 60 80 or downloading the brochure.