Course Title: The Entrepreneurial Process

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: The Entrepreneurial Process

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T TAFE Business


Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013

Course Coordinator: Theresa Lyford

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5444

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: RMIT Business TAFE School

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course is where it all begins in Entrepreneurship training: it focuses on developing an entrepreneurial mindset and understanding the underlying concepts and principles that explain entrepreneurship. You will learn that an entrepreneurial edge can be developed in individuals. You will also learn that entrepreneurship involves developing “living” businesses, where all aspects of the business need to be developed simultaneously to achieve the desired goals.

If you are undertaking this course in Melbourne from semester 2, 2012 onwards your teacher will advise you if you require access to a computer for the course. It is recommended that you have access to a mobile computing device to allow greater flexibility in terms of where you can work on campus outside class times.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course will help you to develop your ability to: 

  •  Demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively 
  •  Engage with business actvities in a disciplined and ethical manner 
  •  Committed to contributing to the management of business in contemporary organisations 
  • Pursue continuous personal developemnt of knowledge and skills related to a business career

On completion you will be able to demonstrate an understanding of: 

  •  The core concepts underpinning entrepreneurship 
  •  The criteria used to evaluate a businesses potential 
  •  The different types of risks entrepreneurs face 
  •  The critical aspects of creating a new venture and their inter-relatedness 
  •  The forces in the regulatory, industry and community environment 
  •  The elements of a business plan 
  •  Ethics and the nature of social entrepreneurship 
  •  Research from a commonsense perspective and 
  •  The importance of effective communication.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will explore theories and concepts associated with the defined learning outcomes and the practical application of these theories and concepts via learning modes such as formal lectures, guest lectures and tutorials involving case studies, class discussions, research and presentations.

Overview of Learning Resources

Prescribed Text/s
You will need to acquire the prescribed Textbook for this course.

Use of MyRMIT
You also have access to course materials and additional readings on the course Blackboard via myRMIT including external internet links and access to RMIT
Library online and hardcopy resources.

Other references
A list of other references will be made available on the Blackboard via myRMIT.

Overview of Assessment

A range of assessment will be undertaken in this course that may involve examinations, mini-quizzes, essays, business reports, case study analysis, presentations and participation.

Please use the RMIT Business referencing guidelines document for report style found at: .
An online version can also be found at:

Academic integrity and plagiarism
RMIT policies concerning academic integrity and plagiarism apply to students in this course. For more details see: