The Social Media for Small Business Elective is a Block Credit of 90 Nominal Hours for VCE VET Elective,Vocational Major (VM) and Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC)


Small Business Industry Taster Elective - VCE 2023

Short Courses Australia offer a Social Media for Small Business Elective that requires students to market research a business product or service and then plan for a social media based marketing plan, designed to develop the web presence of the selected business product or service.

Students will develop a set of skills necessary for entry level employment or self-employment within social media optimisation role within a small business.

Download our VETDSS Course Guide for 2023.


Block Credit - 90 Nominal Hours

The Hospitality Industry Taster Elective equals one Block Credit of 90 Nominal Hours:

VCE VET Elective

  • For VCE Students it provides a Credit at Unit 1 & 2.

Vocational Major (VM)

  • For VCE VM students it provides 90 of 180 nominal hours required of VET at Certificate II level.

Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC)

  • For VPC students it meets the requirement of the new certificate.
Small Business Industry Taster Elective
Units selected from 22480VIC Certificate II in Small Business
Unit of Competence Nominal Hours
VU22523 Undertake basic market research and promotion for a small business product or service 60
ICTWEB306 Develop web presence using social media 30
JOB CAMP Module Job Search, Workplace Learning & VET Pathways 0
Graduation Ceremony 0
Total Nominal Hours 90



The Social Media for Small Business Industry Taster Elective is delivered across 1 Semester, or 2 Terms.

Students attending Campus attend weekly 4 Hour Practical Classes, over 2 Terms, and are also required to complete self-paced projects, online learning and participate in formative assessment activities.

Students attending regional Victorian Secondary Schools can enrol and participate in Campus delivery via real time connected delivery.


VET Material Fees

In 2023, a two-band VET materials funding model applies (High-cost materials funding band and Low-cost materials funding band). The level of funding received is based on VET enrolments, and payments will be received as quarterly cash  grants through the Student Resource Package.

Each VET enrolment will be allocated $250 for certificates that sit within the low-cost materials funding band and $450 for those that sit within the high-cost materials funding band.

Follow this link for a breackdown of Short Courses Australia VET Material Fees that meet eleigibility for the funding. 


Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)

The Victorian Curriculum & Assessment Authority (VCAA) recommends work placement and to liaise with your Local Learning Employment Network (LLEN).

Short Courses Australia includes our JOB CAMP learning module for secondary students that covers resume writing, job search and the interview process.


Block Credit Recognition In The VCE

VCE Student, VCE Vocational Major (VM) and Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC) students receive a Credit towards their VCE, VCE VM or VPC for each 90 hour block elective of VET completed.

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Course Delivery Location

The Social Media for Small Business Taster Elective is delivered at our training campus located 350 Collins Street, Melbourne

To Host a Small Business Taster Program at your school contact Short Courses Australia on 1300 747 430 Email:


Study Pathways

A student can use their learning to continue their vocational education and training through enrolment in the Certificate II in Small Business, Certificate III in Small Business, SBAT, Traineeship or Apprenticeship


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Students can be enrolled online below into the Social Media for Small Business Industry Taster Elective. 

For information as to how a Secondary School can Host a Social Media for Small Business Industry Taster Elective for their VCE, VM and VPC Students at their School, Click Here.

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    24 March 2023

      "The course was taught very well and made it very easy to understand"

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    23 March 2023

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    21 March 2023

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    20 March 2023

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    20 March 2023

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    19 March 2023

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    16 March 2023

      "It was great"

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