Certificate III in Entrepreneurship and New Business

Core unit components

  • (BSBESB301) Investigate business opportunities
  • (BSBESB302) Develop and present business proposals
  • (BSBESB303) Organise finances for new business ventures
  • (BSBESB305) Address compliance requirements for new business ventures

Elective unit components

  • (BSBESB304) Determine resource requirements for new business ventures
  • (BSBPEF301) Organise personal work priorities
  • (BSBPEF302) Develop self-awareness
  • (BSBOPS302) Identify business risk
  • (FNSFLT201) Develop and use a personal budget
  • (BSBXCM301) Engage in workplace communication

Course Overview

Are you dreaming of that opportunity to start your own business and become your own boss? Starting a micro business is a great option for those who have the desire to start a new journey. Many people already have a skill set that they would like to put into action and find it difficult to find a job in their specific field of expertise.

This course is an introductory qualification that covers the core skills required to start a new business.

Start a new journey with this new business course! Students will gain the knowledge and some hands-on experience enabling them to consider business options and the required commitment for running a micro business.

The BSB30220 Certificate III in Entrepreneurship and New Business course combines theory with the opportunity to look at options in simulating the processes for starting up and learning what’s involved in running a business along with workshops that will inspire and provide tools for planning the way forward. We have a team of trainers with a wealth of experience in running micro businesses who will offer support and guidance throughout the course.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

Learn more about this course

What you will learn

Course outline

Students will gain the knowledge via a classroom or remote classroom environment and then get the opportunity to apply this knowledge with a simulated business start-up.

In this course you will learn about the requirements of a starting and running a new business including:

  • Looking at opportunities available for business
  • How to create a business proposal
  • Looking at the resources and financials required
  • How to comply with regulations and laws
  • Getting organised and being aware of the commitment
  • Looking at risks and budgets
  • Using social media to your advantage

Course outcome

Students will gain a basic understanding of the core requirements of starting and running a micro business. Students will then have the opportunity to use previous skills and knowledge in a particular industry to consider starting and running a business in their field of expertise.

Students will learn:

  • How to investigate opportunities for business, gain the knowledge to get started
  • How to develop a business proposal to present to an investor or bank
  • How to organise the financial needs for a new business venture
  • Compliance required for a new business
  • Resources needed for a new business
  • How to organise and prioritise work
  • How to determine risks for a new business
  • Develop a budget for both personal and business
  • Social media and communication methods for business networks

What is involved

Time commitment

This course involves 30 days of classroom-based learning.

Some additional self-paced study will be required outside of the class. We recommend students plan for the same amount of self-paced learning as they have in the classroom, but the actual time required will depend on each student's prior skills and experience of the industry and prior educational background.


Assessment (including recognition of prior learning) must:

  • Meet the requirements of the relevant training package or accredited course, and
  • Be conducted in accordance with the principles of assessment and the rules of evidence, and
  • Meet workplace and, where relevant, regulatory requirements.

For this course assessment will entail the following:

  • Written assessments and/or verbal assessments
  • Practical simulation and group role play
  • Independent and/or group research and class presentation
  • Work placement practical skills and observations assessment

You will be informed when assessments are to take place.

What you need to know

Entry requirements

Prerequisite: Essential

An appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills is required to enrol in this course. Macquarie Community College may conduct an LLN assessment as part of the pre-enrolment process unless other evidence of competency is available.

Prerequisite: Desirable

Students should have a basic digital literacy and knowledge of Microsoft applications (particularly Word) as several units will require access to these. The course will cover the use of some of these applications but assumes familiarity and some prior knowledge of how to navigate these.

If students do not have this, we suggest a Digital Literacy course be undertaken prior to this qualification.

What you need to provide

  • All course material is provided and inclusive with course fees
  • Notepad and pen

For remote learning online Zoom classes students will need a stable internet connection on computer or laptop to participate.

Fees and government subsidies

Smart and Skilled provides government-subsidised training and higher-level courses to help you get skills to find a job and advance your career.
If you're a prospective student, please visit: where you will find everything you need to know about the Smart and Skilled program before you enrol.
*Eligibility criteria apply. This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria.
Students will need to supply the required evidence in accord with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.
Not eligible for Subsidised Training: $5,600
Contact us today or call on 1300 845 888 to check your eligibility.

What you can do next

Study pathway

Upon completion of this course, you can study a wide range of Business courses at Cert III or IV level including in areas including – Business Administration, Customer Engagement, Leadership and Management such as;

  • BSB30120 Certificate III in Business
  • BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business
  • BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

Coming soon

There are currently no classes scheduled for this course.

Please check back later as classes are added regularly or get in touch for more information.

Fees & Government Subsidies

At Macquarie Community College, we create and provide affordable and inclusive learning opportunities that meet the needs of individuals, organisations and communities.

Given the broad range of accredited and non-accredited programs offered by the College the fees and subsidies will vary depending on the course.

Fee for Service Courses 

Courses available on a fee-for-service basis will have the price clearly indicated within the class details. Additional fee information may also be found in the ‘’what you need to provide’’ section of the course details.

Funded Courses

Macquarie Community College delivers NSW government subsidised training, including training under the Smart and Skilled and Adult and Community Education (ACE) programs.

To access government subsidised training, including fee exemptions or concessions, you must meet the following criteria:

  • aged 15 years or older
  • no longer be at school
  • living or working in NSW
  • Australian OR New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident OR a Humanitarian Visa Holder, OR a Partner Visa Holder whose sponsor is a current or past Humanitarian Visa Holder

When you enrol in a NSW government subsidised course you will be required to pay the Smart and Skilled student fee unless you qualify for a fee exemption.

For further information on NSW government subsidies visit the below funding pages.

Adult and Community Education 

Smart and Skilled 


NSW Fee Free Training 

Credit Transfer

Am I Eligible for Credit Transfers?

Credit Transfer (CT) is granted as a result of identifying learning outcomes already achieved through formal training. Credit outcomes may allow for entry into a qualification and/or provide credit towards the qualification. Credit Transfer given may reduce the time required for you to achieve the qualification.

To apply for Credit Transfer you will need to provide original or certified copies of certificates previously attained through formal training prior to completing the enrolment process.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is granted as a result of identifying and assessing previous and current informal education and training, work experience and/or life experience and knowledge. Previous learning and the evidence supplied is measured against pre-determined performance standards contained within the Units of Competency.

To apply for recognition of prior learning you should indicate your decision to apply for recognition as soon as possible after enrolment and the induction program.

We will be happy to provide you with an RPL kit after speaking directly with you to ensure you understand the requirements of this process.

Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study


How you got questions? Please see our comprehensive FAQ page for everything you need to know about Macquarie Community College, our policies, student support, application and enrolment procedures.

How to Apply

Step 1 - Apply

  • Select your preferred course and class
  • Review course and fee subsidy requirements to check your eligibility
  • If you need help contact us via livechat or via contact us form
  • Click Apply now

Step 2 - Assessment / Enrolment

  • We will assess your application and make contact within 2 business days
  • You will be asked to complete a language, literacy & numeracy assessment
  • Complete enrolment form
  • Provide all required evidence and/or documents

Step 3 - Start Learning

Following submitting your enrolment form and documents you will receive:

  • An enrolment confirmation
  • Tax invoice / payment plan details (if relevant)
  • A course reminder prior to your classes starting
  • A Zoom link (Online Zoom classes only)
  • A student login to your learning portal if relevant