Course Title: Undertake small business planning

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5382 Diploma of Product Design

Course Title: Undertake small business planning

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


320T Architecture & Urban Design


Term1 2019,
Term2 2019


Brunswick Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2020,
Term2 2020

Course Contact: Robin Blood

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to research and develop an integrated business plan for achieving business goals and objectives. Specific legal requirements apply to the management of a small business.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning


1. Identify elements of the business plan

2. Develop a business plan

3. Develop strategies for minimising risks

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.

Overview of Assessment

Evidence of the following is essential:

   -  development of a business plan which provides for finance, marketing and provision of products/services to facilitate the business goals and objectives

   -  identification of and planning for, OHS and duty of care responsibilities

   -  development of risk management strategies

   -  knowledge of relevant legislation.

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