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iActivate - Design and Grow Business for Good - PDC75244

Are you an emerging social entrepreneur? CQUniversity Australia and impact-led business Impact Boom are delighted to offer this self-paced and ultra-flexible online micro-credential to guide aspiring and early-career social entrepreneurs from idea to impact. iActivate - Design and Grow Business for Good is a first for Australia, and you definitely want to be part of the social enterprise action, so what are you waiting for? As a micro-credential, this course gives you a certificate of completion and a digital badge to display in your profile or share on social media.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

Fee

$650

DURATION

72 hours online self-paced learning. Students can access the micro-credential for one year from enrolment.

CQUniversity Australia and impact-led business Impact Boom are collaborating to offer a self-paced and ultra-flexible online micro-credential to guide aspiring and early-career social entrepreneurs from idea to impact.

iActivate - Design and Grow Business for Good is a first for Australia, an online social enterprise micro-credential developed by a University and an industry leader offering a digital badge.

Hosted on CQU’s Centre for Professional Development platform, the 12-module course content is curated to give students clear and actionable steps in defining goals and impacts, understanding business for good ecosystems, applying sustainable and innovative business models, prototyping a social enterprise startup, pitching and storytelling, collaborating, scaling and measuring impacts.

The content builds on Impact Boom’s successful Elevate+ Accelerator Program for emerging social entrepreneurs, and CQUniversity’s range of social innovation courses and initiatives, from entry-level to postgraduate, that have kickstarted thousands of changemaker journeys for students since 2015.

This online micro-credential provides a non-creditable micro-credential and digital badge which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Our micro-credentials are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

What is a Digital Badge?

No information available at this time.
  1. Define the rationale of running a business for good, desired impacts, roles, teamwork theory and other frameworks that will drive a startup or existing project from the core
  2. Outline the elements of Design Thinking, Co-Design, and Systems Thinking strategies to understand, redefine and respond to the right problems
  3. Reflect on innovative business models and why these are crucial to a social entrepreneur’s success, including how to best deliver value to customers and stakeholders
  4. Identify key tools to understand the market in which businesses for good operate, define a personal and enterprise brand strategy, and understand social media and other marketing methods to create a trusted brand
  5. Identify how to protect Intellectual Property, and understand legal and taxation implications.

Assessment

Online Quizzes

Award

Digital Badge via Credly

Students can also download a Certificate of Completion, share to social media or add to a professional portfolio. 

There are no specific entry requirements.

Our micro-credentials are available for anyone to access. You do not have to be a CQUniversity student. 

Students will be better able to effectively manage their business for good, be able to pitch potential new projects to employers, funders and partners, and pursue a career with other social enterprises and businesses for good. Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the micro-credential , students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

 

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