TAFE Queensland

Advance Queensland – One Business

This program is creating more pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) people to have increased participation in Queensland’s economy.  It is an opportunity for you to work with experienced Indigenous trainers and other businesses from your wider community, to consolidate your business skills, network and explore new opportunities for innovation and business change.  The One Business program is available to all Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders who are innovators, entrepreneurs and/or own a micro to small and medium sized business.

• The Innovator is usually a person with ideas and needs help to turn the idea into a commercial reality.
• The Entrepreneur is usually a person who can take an idea and add value to it including commercially.
 The existing small business owner may be an innovator and/or entrepreneur who just needs a guiding hand to maintain effective and sustainable business continuity.

The One Business Program started in 2020 and continues into 2022 and 2023.

The Program in detail:

The Queensland-wide One Business Program in 2022 and 2023 consists of four key elements:

1. One Business Online delivers the One Business curriculum and specialised content each week.
2. Face-to-face workshop programs that will be delivered in some regional locations.
3. An online support forum providing networking, business advice and support
4. Phone support and connection through our One Business Community Engagement Coordinator.

1. The Online Program:
One Business will be delivering an extensive One Business Online program through Zoom, covering a range of emerging and topical issues for Indigenous businesses across a range of sectors.

This free program is available to Indigenous businesses across Queensland regardless of their location. 

The program commenced in January and will be held over four terms throughout 2022 and into 2023. With events held every week, the schedule for One Business is being updated regulary.

All details are emailed to our registered participants in our weekly email and published on the One Business social media channels: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WeAreOneBusiness

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/we-are-one-business/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weareonebusiness/

2. Each regional face-to-face delivery will consist of:

The face-to-face program delivered in select regions may be delivered in one of the two ways

Bootcamp Style
- Foundations Module (4 days)
- Futures Module (3 days)
- Pitch-training and regional One Business Indigenous Expo (3 days)

- 1 day Introduction to One Business Splash Day
- Modules are delivered fortnightly, small group style of all module content by local Indigenous business trainer
- Regional One Business Indigenous Business Expo (2 days)

The comprehensive One Business workshop program has been developed to support innovators, entrepreneurs, start-ups and business leaders in their business journey. 

Bootcamps delivered so far include:

  • Townsville - February, March and April 2021
  • Sunshine Coast - September, October and November 2021

  • Thursday Island (Splash Day, October 2021) and fortnightly program from Term 3.

3. Online networking:
The One Business program also has an online group that registered businesses can access that provides networking, business advice and support. The One Business Facebook page and website will also be providing the latest information of the program and snapshots on the information provided in both the online and face-to-face sessions.

2022 Term 4 Program - Build your Business

Register: Build Your Business Program

When: 3rd Tuesday of each month (October 2022 - June 2023) on Zoom

Session times:
Morning Sessions: 9.00am - 11.30am
Evening Session: 6.00pm - 8.30pm (repeated)

Session topics and dates
18 October - Introduction to the program
15 November - Strategy & business planning
13 December - Introduction to Marketing
17 January - Introduction to small business financials
21 February - Legal issues for small business
21 March - Business in a digital world
18 April - Social media for small business
16 May - Presenting your business and networking
20 June - Pitch Practice
TBC - Virtual expo and meet-the-buyers event

Register: Build Your Business Program

Register now to be part of the 2022 Term 4 One Business Online program

If you would like access to any of the sessions that have already taken place, please Register Now so we can provide you with recording/s.

One Business Curriculum

1. Foundations
● Strategy and Planning
● Marketing and customers
● Finance
● Legal for small business

2. Futures
● Small Business Technology
● Cybersecurity
● Social media for small business
● Showcasing your business with media

3. Showcase
● Pitch Training
● Regional Small Business Expo - showcasing your business at the regional Indigenous business expos, allowing you to pitch and promote your business at an event and to grow your capability talking about your business. The Expo also provides an opportunity for all businesses to promote themselves to the wider community, including council, corporate, government agencies and industry bodies.

4. Building Connections
Building networks with other participants in the workshop sessions, participating in the online Alumni group and utilising the networks of the trainers to expand your networks across the state and throughout Australia.

There is no requirement to participate in the entire program - you can decide which workshops are relevant to your needs. But focusing on your business, business idea or innovation through all stages of the program will ensure the best outcomes allowing business consolidation and honing of your skills for better and more innovative performance.

Locations we’ve previously delivered the One Business program:
Townsville, February - April 2021
Nambour, September - November 2021
Thursday Island, October 2021

Face-to-Face Delivery:
Register your interest on the link below so we can keep you up to date on our next exciting location!

Our next location:

3-Day Small Business Clinic
All start-up and existing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses are encouraged to take advantage of this 3-day free small business clinic to help you progress your business. Each business will leave the session having accomplished a goal or a problem fixed. Whatever is holding you back, let's work through it.

Join the One Business team of trainers for an intensive 3-day Small Business Clinic.

Waibene / Mura Kosker
Wednesday 26 October 2022: 11am-3pm
Thursday 27 October 2022: 9am-3pm
Friday 28 October 2022: 9am - 3pm

For more information

Rebecca Jordan 0478 323 216
[email protected]

Register your interest

Click through to the form below to register your expression of interest in the Advance Queensland - One Business program.

Register now

A large portion of the current program is planned to be delivered face to face, however, if COVID-19 continues to impact for the rest of 2020, TAFE Queensland and Advance Queensland has the right to adjust the delivery model.