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Ideas to Outcomes

The Ideas to Outcomes practical mentoring and skills development program that guides high growth businesses through the de-risking process for taking new technologies and business ideas to market. Click the image to watch a quick video about its benefits.

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With a blend of small-group workshops, one-to-one mentoring and online activities, this interactive program equips you 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, a nationally recognised qualification from TAFE Queensland when you complete it.

The workshops are where you’ll learn the steps (and pitfalls to avoid) for creating value from new ideas, including business modelling and IP pathways, 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

You get to focus on these aspects of your own business while you’re learning, while you’re working towards your qualification.


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.

Enrol or enquire today by calling 1300 40 60 80.


Course commencement dates

South Bank TAFE (live)

66 Ernest Street
Tuesday 29 October
5.30 pm – 8.30 pm

Online (live)

For students based outside
the Greater Brisbane Area
Monday 28 October
5.30 pm – 8.30 pm

Please note:
The four group mentoring workshops are held fortnightly at the same time and place for each intake.

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