Establishing a Small Business

Course code 852

In this course you will be able to draw up a business proposal, comprising a vision statement, stated organisational values, strategic and operational goals, analysis of the relevant business sector, start-up costs and initial operational requirements. 

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 4  
    Credits 10 
  • Study type Open  
    EFTS 0.0833  
  • Availability
    2018 :  
    This course will start on the first Monday of the month you select for enrolment.
  • Delivery type
    2018 :  
    Print only
  • Workload

    All our open courses have a credit value. For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates.

  • Fees
    2018 :  
    NZ students $247 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $752 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to

  • Identify and evaluate small business opportunities.
  • Develop a business concept.
  • Determine start-up costs and initial operational requirements for a small business.
  • Develop a business proposal for a small business.


This course is 100% internally assessed.


No textbooks are required for this course.