Learn how to avoid the traps and pitfalls of operating a small business

The Certificate III In Entrepreneurship and New Business is a nationally recognised qualification course for those wanting to establish a home or micro business. It covers:

• Introduction to small business
• Business planning
• Legal and administrative requirements
• Marketing
• Financial planning
• Operations planning
• Record-keeping.

Through the NEIS program, you will learn how to fully explore the potential of your business idea and bring it to life through comprehensive business planning.

Once you complete the training, you will have developed a comprehensive business plan and a financial plan for a viable business and you will have the confidence to establish and operate your own small business.

Once your business plan has been approved and you commence your business, you will receive 12 months of mentoring from our small business experts at Chisholm along the way.

Frankston - Monday and Wednesday
Berwick - Tuesday and Thursday
Blended Delivery - Tuesday and Thursday
Traralgon - Tuesday and Thursday

Please contact (03) 9238 8447 to get a NEIS Information Pack sent to you.

Length: This course is delivered on campus at Frankston, Berwick or Dandenong, and blended delivery in the Traralgon and Bass Coast region, over an initial 7 week period.

In addition to attending class, you will be expected to research your business concept, develop and submit a business plan to us for approval.

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, to continue your learning journey, this program will be delivered remotely where possible.

Participants will be required to engage with learning material online and via video conferencing software rather than attend classes.  Refer to our COVID-19 Online Service Standards for details of minimum technical requirements and support available. While it is expected that the course duration will remain unchanged, it may be necessary to extend the completion date if circumstances change. Chisholm will be monitoring the situation closely and inform of any changes if the duration of a course is extended.

Visit our Coronavirus page for up-to-date information.

If you have any queries regarding course delivery please contact our student information centre on 1300 244 746 or enquiries@chisholm.edu.au.

Course code
Delivery location
Frankston, Traralgon NH, Berwick, Bass Coast
Not available Online
Not available for International students
Full Time, 18 weeks.
Start dates
31 January, 15 March and 5 April (Frankston), 22 February and 5 April (Berwick), 20 April (Traralgon), 18 January, 28 February 2022

Chisholm courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.