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Advancer: Entrepreneurship

Immerse yourself in the world of entrepreneurship as you explore and discover the capabilities needed to begin to transform your idea into reality through this short course.

$400inc GST
6 Weeks
100% online learning
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Outcomes and Pathways

What this course offers and how you will benefit

Dive into learning and join an online community of like-minded, future-focused professionals to build your knowledge and skills, supporting you to reach your goals as an entrepreneur or business owner.

Through this inspiring short course, you will build your capability and understanding of the essential skills, attitudes and attributes of a successful entrepreneur. 

Wherever you are on your journey to entrepreneurship, this short course offers an introduction on taking your ideas to the next level.

Gain valuable insights from seasoned entrepreneurs who share their learnings to help you grow your ideas as an entrepreneur and understand the journey to success and impact.

Discover the key building blocks of building a successful business, or community initiative including market demand, distribution channels and logistics

Analyse personal and professional capabilities including skill gaps

Understand the key elements and broad range of skills required for the entrepreneurial journey

Understand the importance of technological trends, current and future market needs to identify entrepreneurial opportunities


What you will learn on this short course

Incorporate the skills of entrepreneurship into your world

Opportunities and Ideas

Explore skills and innovative approaches to ideation and problem solving

Strategic Thinking

Discover what it takes to test and validate your ideas in a robust way

Funding Your Idea

Begin to explore different approaches to funding entrepreneurial ideas


Extend your communication skills with the art of pitching your idea


What you need to know

Our Advancer courses are perfect if you’ve got a need to know, now. Develop knowledge and practical skills that you can use straight away. You will join an online community of like minded learners and access monthly industry-led workshops and events. 

Advancer courses are delivered entirely online through articles, videos and case studies, you learn at your own pace. You can start at any time, but you need to complete the course within 8 weeks from the time you begin. There is approximately 6-8 hours of content to explore per week.

Once you have completed an Advancer course, you will be able to download a Digital Badge that you can share to demonstrate your achievement, as well as a Key Resources overview where we have captured some of the key links and details from the course. You won’t be able to access the content of the Advancer course after 8 weeks from the date you started.

Advancer short courses are NZ$400 (incl. GST. Payment will be made during the application process.

No, credits are not awarded for completion of the academyEX Sampler and Advancer courses as these are not accredited by NZQA. The Sampler and Advancer courses provide introductions, and you can build on your knowledge and skills through further study in our accredited programmes.

Yes, the content in the Advancer courses is a subset of the content delivered in our micro-credentials. Joining an intake for the micro-credential gives you an opportunity to further build on the knowledge and skills you have developed in the Advancer course, and apply your learning through the assessments and receive feedback from peers and facilitators. 

Certification Fee: To upgrade an Advancer course to earn micro-credential certification, a fee of NZD$150 must be paid.