Certificate III in Entrepreneurship and New Business (Health Practice Management)

Applications are now open!

Apply now and enhance your career opportunities in 2023.

Key Facts

Course Code: BSB30220
Location: Online
Hawthorn East, VIC
Study Load: Part-time (12 months)
Delivery Mode: In-Person
Intake: February, April, July, September
Fees: $2,000

Course Overview

This nationally recognised and practical course is customised and available for people who want to start their own health service/practice, consolidate business development skills or manage a health service/practice. This course will give you the confidence to start and develop a business by providing you with the knowledge and information to:

  • prepare a comprehensive business plan to solve your current business challenges,
  • implement and operate effective workplace practices,
  • lead and manage effective workplace relationships and workloads,.

This certificate is a practical program with assignments tailored to your existing role or organisation. We align the live tutorial activities to the skills and contexts you are most interested in building competency in.

Please note: Cairnmillar’s courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.

Application Period

Term 3 2023: Priority applications will close on Monday 12th June 2022. Late applications will close on Sunday 25th June 2023 and will only be accepted if places are available.

What does this course offer?

  • Tailored assessments and live tutorials to suit your career goals or current workplace challenges.
  • Our course designers and educators are experienced Health Service and Practice Managers
  • Pay the same as Government funded programs.
  • Self-paced learning and evening lecturers allowing you to master in-demand career skills without having to leave your day job.
  • Direct pathway intoCertificate IV in Leadership and Management or theDiploma of Leadership and Management.
  • Small class sizes and in-depth discussions, allowing you to fully explore the subject areas.
  • A supportive environment with a dedicated Lecturer Support Tutor.
  • High-quality teaching and learning experience.

Course Schedule

Students can enter the course at the beginning of each term – February, April, July and September. The course takes 12 months to complete in total and meets the requirements of a part-time program.

Students undertake the course through self-paced online learning across 10-week block periods. Each week includes one 90-minute live interactive session. This session is scheduled every Wednesday from 4.30pm until 6pm and can be attended online or face-to-face at our Hawthorn East Campus, 391-393 Tooronga Road.

2023 Academic Calendar

Term Weeks Dates
1 10 30th January – 9th April 2023
Break 1 10th April – 16th April 2023
2 10 17th April – 25th June 2023
Break 2 26th June – 9th July 2023
3 10 10th July – 17th September 2023
Break 1 18th September – 24th September 2023
4 10 25th September – 3rd December 2023


Units of Competency

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
BSBESB301 Investigate business opportunities BSBESB303 Organise finances for new business ventures BSBHRM415 Coordinate recruitment and onboarding BSBWHS311 Assist with maintaining workplace safety
BSBESB302 Develop and present business proposals BSBESB305 Address compliance requirements for new business ventures BSBTWK401 Build and maintain business relationships BSBXCM301 Engage in workplace communication
BSBCRT411 Apply critical thinking to work practices BSBOPS304 Deliver and monitor a service to customers

For all unit descriptions, please view the Course Guide available for download at the top of this page.

Only want to enrol in one or more units? We now offer microcredential enrolment! Click here to read more.

Entry Requirements

Entrants will normally be 18 years of age or older, with a minimum education level of 10 or Certificate III, have work experience and have access to a workplace. Applicants must be proficient in English and be technologically literate, with sound ability using computers and online tools, as well as access to a laptop or home computer for research tasks.

Those applying who do not have a degree, may enter into a process in which they may be granted entry in recognition of previous experience where an equivalence of earlier learning or knowledge and skills gained through work or life experience, which can be assessed. Entrants will however be required to complete a language and numeracy test prior to commencement of the course.

When you apply to enrol, you must complete the online enrolment form through the VET applications portal, and supply the following documentation:

  • Evidence of highest qualification (e.g. academic transcript or ATAR documentation)
  • A short written statement (500 words) about why you want to study this course
  • Evidence of identity and citizenship status (e.g. passport).

Suitable applications may be invited to attend a 10 minute Study Readiness phone interview with members of the Teaching Faculty. This interview also provides students the opportunity to discuss any questions they have about the proposed course of study, ensuring their goals for the subject are met.

The course or program leader can vary these entry standards where they have evidence that the student has equivalent learning and comprehension skills sufficient for the course. If you are unsure about your suitability or eligibility for this program, please contact pd@cairnmillar.edu.au to discuss your specific situation in more detail.

Fees & Scholarships

2023 Total Course Cost: $2,000*

Please refer to the Course Handbook for more information on tuition fee due dates.

*Total fees are estimates only based on the current fee schedule. Annual tuition fee review and possible increases apply. For more information on tuition fees, please visit the Fees & Scholarships page.

Career Opportunities & Study Pathways

This qualification is suitable for emerging leaders, those aspiring to be a manager, and recently promoted team leaders or supervisors. Potential career outcomes include team leader, supervisor, leading hand, and coordinator.

Graduates who have successfully completed this qualification can apply for Certificate IV in Leadership and Management or the Diploma of Leadership and Management,allowing them to continue to develop their skills, experience, and career.

Recognition Of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of prior learning will be assessed as per the VET Student Handbook 2023 and the TLP005 Recognition of Prior Learning Policy, available here.


  • What is self-paced learning?
    Self-paced learning means you can learn in your own time and schedule. You will receive access to our online learning management system to work through the topic’s narrated PowerPoint presentations, resources and assessments.
    But don’t worry, studying online doesn’t mean studying alone at CMI! Our experienced trainers and dedicated Lecturer Support Tutor, are available to assist you at any stage along your student journey.
    The weekly interactive sessions also provide you with the opportunity to attend either online or face-to-face, to work directly with the course trainer and fellow students. This provides you with the opportunity to benefit from group activities to fulfil your assessment needs.


  • What if I can’t commit to the full course?
    Cairnmillar now offers microcredential enrolment! This is a flexible option that allows you to attend classes and study the same material as those enrolled in the full course, with the ability to interact with lecturers and fellow students. This option is suitable for those taking the first steps towards a new degree, those who are considering a career change, and/or those who want to learn about a particular topic.
    Units from all of our VET courses are available as microcredential enrolment. Cairnmillar’s microcredentials are also stackable, allowing you to qualify for a recognised qualification over a period of time, such as a Certificate or Diploma.


  • What should I write in the ‘short written statement’ as part of my application? How long should it be?
    Your personal statement should address why you wish to study your course of choice at Cairnmillar and should be 500 words long. Up to 10% either side is normally acceptable should your statement be a sentence or two under or over the limit.

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