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Course Descriptions

COMMUNICATIONS
Development of effective writing and reading skills with progression to oral and written communication including listening skills, presentations, giving and receiving feedback, business writing including letters, memos and reports.

MARKETING FOR NEW BUSINESS VENTURES
An introduction to marketing for new and developing businesses including market research, sectoral studies and the development of a marketing plan.

PERSONAL / MANAGEMENT SKILLS
Development of personal and interpersonal skills including goal setting, leadership and management skills, coaching and mentoring and a personal development plan.

FINANCE FOR ABORIGINAL BUSINESS
Introduction to numeracy skills applied to the topics of money management and budgeting.

SMALL BUSINESS ACCOUNTING AND BOOKKEEPING
Development of numeracy through an introduction to accounting and related standard software packages. Set up of a small business accounting system. Development of skills organizing and maintaining information and data.

BUSINESS LAW
Introduction to business law including legal forms of business, contracts and contractual obligations, liabilities, insurance and bonding, and legal issues related to Aboriginal business activity.

HUMAN RESOURCE ISSUES
Recruiting, selecting and training staff, relationships with staff, team work, dealing with difficult people, dealing with family and band members.

E-COMMERCE FOR SMALL BUSINESS
Introduction to e-commerce including websites, electronic tendering and internet research.

THE BUSINESS PLAN
Finalize the business plan using standard software.