Graduate Certificate in Collective Entrepreneurship

In collaboration with Collective Hub, Torrens University Australia has launched an innovative entrepreneurial program based on collaborative and self-directed learning.

In collaboration with Collective Hub, Torrens University has launched an innovaive entrepreneurial program based on hands-on, collaborative learning and industry immersion.

The Graduate Certificate in Collective Entrepreneurship will prepare you to unleash your inner entrepreneur. Choose your own non-linear path, study online with the latest learning technology and inspirational mentors, and do it all in your own time, from anywhere.

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No matter where you are or what you do, you could bring your business to life or change up your organisation – all in one exciting year.

Co-created and guided by the experience of global game changers – with Lisa Messenger, CEO Collective Hub at the helm – the Graduate Certificate in Collective Entrepreneurship at Torrens University will fast track the evolution of your idea in a supportive, expert environment. Find your passion, build something that solves a real problem, and create a network of innovative minds you’ll be able turn to for collaboration and support for years to come.

This course doesn’t fit in a box, because neither do you. You’ll design your own path through the program, and study online from a unique curriculum shaped by the real-life experiences and insights of inspirational entrepreneurs who have made their mark. Learning hands-on through gamification, collaboration and mentoring, you’ll create something incredible in one year that teaches you or your organisation to do things better and more daringly.

Key Study Outcomes:

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This course is provided and delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd. CRICOS: 03389E

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Workload and Assessment

No. of timetabled hours per week:

Each subject has approximately 120 hours of learning effort which is divided across the different tasks. The tasks are actions focused so you can make progress on your project or value proposition by completing the tasks and by engaging in the tasks themselves. Each task has an approximate hours allowance and learning facilitators will be available for the hours allowance, you are expected to put in extra time to complete the tasks but are not expected to interact further with the learning facilitator. Each task has a resource bank for you to draw upon as needed and it is up to you on how you use the resource bank and learning facilitators.

Typical assessment includes:

Major Project

Learning outcomes of the Major Project include:

  • Articulate the story of your development as an 'entrepreneur' through submission of a 'lived experience' account of the achievement of entrepreneurial outcome

  • Critically reflect on your development as an entrepreneur and the impact this has on your actions

  • Appreciatively reflect and engage with others to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes

Subject Information

This subject is about the individual understanding who they are, what they want to be, how they personally define success as an entrepreneur and how this impacts their career strategy. Students investigate who they are by engaging in a range of activities to explore their self-perception and others perception of them, consider how this perception aligns with what they want to be, and consider how they can shift their mindset and personal brand to live the life they want to live. Some students develop this understanding and focus early on in their entrepreneurial journey, others develop it later, and hence this unit may be taken in an order in progress through the program.

This subject helps students identify their propensity for risk by developing an understanding of how they cope with and manage risk, develop more strategies for dealing with risk, and understand how much they are prepared to risk to follow their own personal ‘why’ in life. The subject supports the individual in developing the understanding of collaborative advantage and the nature of Collective Hub or other networks, to help the individual understand the impact they are having on others, the impact they can have on others, and the inherent risks associated with working in this manner.

This subject is the practice of the entrepreneurial learning implemented in the individual’s practice. The project can be negotiated and completed during the year that the other three subjects span, and may be submitted as and when it is completed and ready. Options for the project include the design and launch of an entrepreneurial idea, a company sponsored project for intrapreneurs, an external project for individual seeking an external experience, or a group project for company sponsored students, or some other idea that the student wishes to propose. The subject is assessed through the narrative of the learning journey through the project, however the student wishes to present as a demonstration of lived experience methodology. The project is split into three parts a, b, and c, to facilitate the spread of the project over the year. At the end of a, and b, the student submits their narrative work in progress and then their final narrative at the end of c.

This subject focuses on the student building their resilience. The students engage in cycles of managed rapid prototype-fail to learn that risk of failure is less when encountered early, and that investment of time is a cost that should not be wasted. Students learn about the tipping points they need to traverse in their endeavours and develop collaborative strategies to help ensure they stay the right side of the tipping point. The subject focuses on the impact of others on you, what you can do to influence that impact, and reflecting on how you are allowing others to impact you.