AWL202 - Entrepreneurial Mindset

Year: 2023 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

Students must have passed 6 credit points of study, prior to enrolling in this unit

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning activities, plus 1 x 1-hour seminar per week (livestreamed and recorded)

Content

Are you someone with an idea for a potential start-up or creative enterprise? Do you have an interest in learning how to propel innovative ideas into reality? This unit is designed to help you understand what is needed to bring your ideas to life and contribute positively to society - no matter how large or small the vision or the impact you want to make. You will learn about the different models of entrepreneurship across a range of organisational types and contexts. Analysing real-world opportunities and case studies, you will explore the theoretical principles and practical steps for making evidence-based decisions and engaging in planning processes that are strategic and sustainable. You will be introduced to tools such as design thinking - a problem-solving technique that involves exploring and reframing complex challenges in order to generate innovative solutions - and ways to apply these to your everyday professional and creative practices. This unit is about developing a way of thinking that can enable you to maximise existing and future opportunities, learn from mistakes, and drive ideas into action.