Online program for NSW women starting or operating a small business

Women in Business is a NSW Government and TAFE NSW initiative

It offers a fully subsidised online program for women who are looking to establish a micro business, a small business, or who are already operating a business.

You’ll hear from some of Australia’s leading female entrepreneurs sharing their own business experiences, while also accessing information about upcoming events and services available to assist in setting up and growing your business.

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Benefits of the Women in Business program

The flexible design of the Women in Business program means that you can choose exactly what you want to learn.

24/7 online access

The Women in Business program is conveniently offered online through TAFE Digital, and includes online topics you can mix and match to build a program that is completely personalised to your specific needs. New topics that cover the latest trends in Australian business are regularly being added.

Hear from Australia’s leading female entrepreneurs

Hear from Australia’s leading female entrepreneurs, so you can learn from their experiences to help make your business a success. Janine Allis, Taryn Williams, Tory Archbold and many others will share their knowledge and personal experiences.

Share your new skills

Display your achievements with TAFE NSW digital badges. You’ll earn a digital badge upon completion of each online topic, and you can add these to your LinkedIn profile to promote your new skills.

Attend local events

Women in Business provides you with access to small business events happening all over NSW. You will be able to find events in your local area and register your attendance.

Access resources and services for all stages of business

As a NSW Government initiative, Women in Business connects you with the many resources and services available to small business owners. These include:

  • Business Concierge – a free and dedicated service offered through Service NSW to help you open your business.
  • Business Connect – a dedicated and personalised NSW Government program that provides trusted advice to help you start or grow your small business.
  • Aboriginal Enterprise Development Officer (AEDO) Program – providing start-up assistance and ongoing mentoring services for Aboriginal people considering starting up their own business or expanding their current business.
  • The NSW Department of Communities and Justice – promotes and recognises the contribution of women across NSW to industry through initiatives including the NSW Women’s Strategy.

Women in Business eligibility

To be eligible to register in the Women in Business program, you must:

  • Be aged 18 years or over
  • Identify as female
  • Be establishing or own a business
    • with a valid ABN;
    • registered or trading in NSW;
    • with 0-199 employees
  • Living or working in NSW
  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand Citizen

Source: TAFE NSW