Unit description

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.

Unit content

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

Learning outcomes

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

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Schaper, M, Volery, T, Weber, P & Gibson, B, 2014, Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 4th Asia-Pacific edn, John Wiley & Sons, Milton, Qld. ISBN: 9781118362549.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Lecture online 1.5 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial online 3 hours (6 weeks)
Discussion board10%
Exam: closed book30%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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