Please note: There may be price increases for 2023. The increased pricing will be reflected via the booking system for the 2023 sessions. Thank you for your understanding.

Take your side hustle to the next level or develop your small business into a thriving one by developing a strong business plan and improve your capacity to identify new opportunities with the BSBSS00102 Micro Business Skill Set.

Delivered as an intensive 4-week weekend course, or over a 10-week evening part-time basis. This course is offered online via Zoom, as teacher lead workshops via a structured timetable. This skillset develops the foundational skills to launch your own business, scale up your current micro business and identify business opportunities.

Covering all aspects of investigating and planning a micro business for a range of purposes. From researching and identifying viable business opportunities, to understanding the legislative frameworks in which business operate. Through to developing business plans for achieving business goals and objectives. Applicable for those establishing or operating a business providing self-employment.
The units you will undertake as part of the skill set are:
BSBESB301 Investigate business opportunities
BSBESB401 Research and develop business plans

This skillset is accredited training and provides you the opportunity to progress further to study the BSB40320 Certificate IV Entrepreneurship and New Business.

Self-Employment Assistance Program

The Micro Business Skill Set is undertaken as part of the Self-Employment Assistance Program that is funded by the Australian Federal Government. For students who meet the criteria, this skillset has no tuition fee for students.


•be at least 15 years of age (or at least 18 years of age to access Small Business Coaching)
•be an Australian citizen, holder of a permanent visa, or a nominated Visa Holder (including a New Zealand Special Category Visa, Temporary Protection Visa Holder, and a Safe Haven Visa Holder)
•not be an undischarged bankrupt
•not already be in studying or working (or both) for more than 25 hours per week
•meet any additional eligibility criteria specific to the Self-Employment Assistance service you have chosen.
•Participants must be residing in the South-Eastern suburbs of Melbourne at time of commencing the training.
•Please note that Transcend are only contracted to provide support to participants in the South Eastern Melbourne and Peninsula region.

Delivery Location: Zoom

Timetable: Full time
9am – 5pm
Saturday 14 January
Saturday 21 January
Saturday 28 January
Saturday 4 February

Timetable: Part-time (10 weeks)
Tuesday 17 January
Tuesday 24 January
Tuesday 31 January
Tuesday 7 February
Tuesday 14 February
Tuesday 21 February
Tuesday 28 February
Tuesday 7 March
Tuesday 14 March
Tuesday 21 March

Visit our Self-Employment Assistance program page for more information.
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