Certificate III in Entrepreneurship and New Business

National Code: BSB30220
TAFE SA Code: TP01230


Are you thinking about starting your own small business? Do you have a great idea and need the know-how to take it from concept to reality? This nationally recognised qualification will teach you how to investigate and assess small business opportunities to get you started towards realising your dream.

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12 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Small Business Owner/Manager

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course.

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Entry Recommendations
We recommend that you have completed at least Year 10 before starting this course.

Attendance Requirements (subject to change)
This course is online. You will attend classes in the Virtual classroom. Classes are weekly with 1 unit studied in a term.

Industry Conditions and Skills
Experience with your own micro or family business will assist you in understanding and applying course learning to a business idea.

Additional Uniforms, Equipment and Costs
You will need access to a computer and the internet.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 12 month course
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).
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Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Training in this area will equip graduates to research the viability of their business idea. This course is designed for people intending to open their own small business in the near future.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Entrepreneurship and New Business (BSB30220)
    This course will help you to develop the knowledge to create proposals, arrange finances and develop a digital action plan. Through the course, you’ll also build “real world” skills to establish business networks, and apply critical thinking skills to common challenges in establishing a viable business. The qualification is designed for both those looking to launch a small business venture, and new small business owners who want to develop their skills for growth.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2023 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Address compliance requirements for new business ventures 45
    Develop and present business proposals 30
    Investigate business opportunities 25
    Organise finances for new business ventures 50


    Name Nominal Hours
    Build and maintain business relationships 35
    Deliver and monitor a service to customers 35
    Determine resource requirements for new business ventures 30
    Market new business ventures 50
    Organise personal work priorities 30
    Purchase goods and services 60
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