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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Develops an understanding of the entrepreneurial function in the allied health, sport and fitness industries, techniques for locating new ventures and undertaking feasibility studies, and provides students with the opportunity to develop and present a business plan related to an allied health or sporting/fitness enterprise.

Unit content

  • The nature of small business
  • Commercial allied health, sport and fitness organisations
  • The entrepreneur and entrepreneurship
  • Researching and analysing business opportunities
  • Getting started in small business: planning and legal issues
  • Managing key functions: marketing
  • Managing key functions: financial management
  • Managing key functions: operations
  • Managing key functions: human resource management
  • Managing growth and transition

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 explain the nature of entrepreneurship and discuss the challenges facing entrepreneurs in the allied health, sport/recreation and health/fitness industries Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning
2 describe techniques for locating new ventures and undertaking feasibility studies Intellectual rigour Creativity Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning
3 critically reflect on the opportunities for self-employment in the allied health, sport/recreation and health/fitness industries Creativity Lifelong learning
4 identify information needs and sources for effective business planning Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning
5 present a comprehensive business plan for a new venture in the allied health, sport/recreation or health/fitness industry. Intellectual rigour Creativity Knowledge of a discipline Communication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain the nature of entrepreneurship and discuss the challenges facing entrepreneurs in the allied health, sport/recreation and health/fitness industries
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. describe techniques for locating new ventures and undertaking feasibility studies
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. critically reflect on the opportunities for self-employment in the allied health, sport/recreation and health/fitness industries
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. identify information needs and sources for effective business planning
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. present a comprehensive business plan for a new venture in the allied health, sport/recreation or health/fitness industry.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • Schaper, M, Volery, T, Weber, P & Lewis, K, 2011, Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 3rd Asia-Pacific edn, John Wiley & Sons, Milton, Qld. ISBN: 9781742164625.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.