Develops an understanding of the entrepreneurial function in the allied health, sport and fitness industries, techniques for locating new ventures and undertaking feasibility studies, and provides students with the opportunity to develop and present a business plan related to an allied health or sporting/fitness enterprise.
Topic 1: The nature of small business
Topic 2: Commercial allied health, sport and fitness organisations
Topic 3: The entrepreneur and entrepreneurship
Topic 4: Researching and analysing business opportunities
Topic 5: Getting started in small business: planning and legal issues
Topic 6: Managing key functions: marketing
Topic 7: Managing key functions: financial management
Topic 8: Managing key functions: operations
Topic 9: Managing key functions: human resource management
Topic 10: Managing growth and transition
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||explain the nature of entrepreneurship and discuss the challenges facing entrepreneurs in the allied health, sport/recreation and health/fitness industries||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||describe techniques for locating new ventures and undertaking feasibility studies||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||critically reflect on the opportunities for self-employment in the allied health, sport/recreation and health/fitness industries||Creativity||Lifelong learning|
|4||identify information needs and sources for effective business planning||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|5||present a comprehensive business plan for a new venture in the allied health, sport/recreation or health/fitness industry.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- Schaper, M, Volery, T, Weber, P & Lewis, K, 2011, Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 3rd Asia-Pacific edn, John Wiley & Sons, Milton, Qld. ISBN: 9781742164625.
Teaching and assessment
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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