Diploma of Entrepreneurship

Calling all aspiring entrepreneurs : The Diploma of Entrepreneurship is a unique program that provides hands-on training and experience in Startups. Learn Ideation, Design Thinking, Customer Research, Storytelling and Business Commercialisation. Develop your entrepreneurship skills and mindset in this practical course that also offers access to venture capital funding.

Course Description

Do you have a passion to solve a problem, a business idea that needs refining, or simply a sense that your calling and skills are with starting new ventures?

The Diploma of Entrepreneurship may be right for you. This is a unique one year program that provides hands-on training in areas such as Ideation, Design Thinking, Customer Research, Storytelling and Business Commercialisation. Every participant will be working on their Startup idea, or with a Startup, providing valuable practice in developing an entrepreneurial mindset and critical skills such as self-awareness and tenacity.

The course is run by Christian entrepreneurs, and offers access to a network of experienced entrepreneurs, a Startup Incubator and Accelerator, and the possibility of exclusive venture capital funding.

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Course Structure

This course structure is based on the two semesters (each of 13 weeks duration), with four subjects taught in each semester. It comprises:

  • 50 credit points (5 subjects) of compulsory core subjects; and
  • 30 credit points (3 subjects) of specialisation OR elective subjects. 

To qualify for award of the degree of Diploma of Entrepreneurship a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 80 credit points.

Admission Criteria

Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past 2 years)

Applicants with recent high school education only will demonstrate completion of the NSW Higher School Certificate, or the completion of the interstate or overseas equivalent qualification.

Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study

Applicants with a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification will demonstrate the completion of a Certificate III or higher qualification awarded by an authorised institution or registered training organisation (RTO).

The Program Director will conduct a pre-admission interview (either face-to-face or phone or via Zoom) with all applicants seeking entry into the course on the basis of a Certificate III qualification. This interview aims to assess academic suitability and preparedness of the applicant for undergraduate level study.

Applicants with Higher Education Study

Applicants whose highest level of study enrolment since leaving secondary education is a higher education qualification will demonstrate the completion of an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree (or higher) by an authorised institution for admission into this course.

Applicants with Work and Life Experience

Applicants who have not completed formal higher education study are eligible for direct entry into this course.

Language

If English is not the applicant’s first language or if their first degree was awarded in a non English speaking nation, they will be required to show proficiency in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (or equivalent) with an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of at least 5.5, with a score of not less than 5.0 in any of the four skill areas, or equivalent. 

Pre-Admission Interview

The Program Director will conduct a pre-admission interview (either face-to-face or phone or via Zoom) with all applicants seeking entry into the course. This interview aims to discuss the applicant's suitability to plan, design and implement an entrepreneurial project.

Study Modes

Delivery Mode: Face-to-Face, Blended, and Online
Locations: Sydney and online
Duration: One year (two semesters) full-time, or up to four years part-time.
Intakes: Semester 1, Semester 2

Fees & Timetable

Fee-Help information and a complete Fee Schedule for all Alphacrucis courses can be found in our Fees Information section.

For a full list of course dates for new and continuing students, please see our Timetables.

Course Learning Outcomes

Demonstrated:

  • general understanding of key issues, recent scholarship and practices within the discipline area of entrepreneurship, consistent with a Christian worldview;
  • depth of understanding of practical fieldwork;
  • general understanding of the features of entrepreneurial ideas, opportunities, methodologies and solutions.

Demonstrated ability to:

  • identify, analyse and synthesise entrepreneurial theories and processes;
  • plan, design and evaluate solutions to technical entrepreneurial issues using appropriate methodologies and theories;
  • employ specialist technical and creative skills to express entrepreneurial ideas and perspectives;
  • communicate effectively and creatively entrepreneurial ideas and perspectives to peers and general audiences in diverse contexts;
  • apply technical and theoretical knowledge and skills acquired to develop appropriate solutions in entrepreneurial contexts;
  • work independently, responsibly and with the level expected in a broad range of professional contexts;
  • plan, design and implement an entrepreneurial project;
  • collaborate in team projects to make a positive contribution toward social issues;
  • undertake self-reflection and evaluation of performance for the purpose of vocational development.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course of study may find employment in a relevant occupational field, such as: business and professional organisations; start-ups; mission-based or not-for-profit organisations or educational institutions that require skills in creative and innovative thinking.

Student Services

For more information on the suite of student support services available, please see our Student Services section.

CRICOS

This course is not currently available to International Students.