Course Title: Investigate micro business opportunities

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4374 Certificate IV in Screen and Media

Course Title: Investigate micro business opportunities

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term2 2017,
Term2 2018,
Term2 2019


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2020

Course Contact: Rowan Humphrey

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4842

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course is aimed at students establishing or operating a micro business for self employment and in particular the skills required to operate as a freelancer.  The course introduces you to the skills and knowledge required to consider the major elements of a business idea and undertake research to determine viability of the business opportunity. 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities


1. Describe business ideas.

2. Identify market needs.

3. Investigate factors affecting the market.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • locate and outline legislation and regulation relevant to specific micro business opportunities
  • identify sources of specialist advise on trends in new and emerging markets and decline and risk factors
  • summarise benefits and challenges of digital technologies relevant to micro business opportunities
  • describe appropriate business research methods and date collection tools and software

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of practical tasks and testing of your knowledge.