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The Navigator

For the curious mind – come discover the world of Australian entrepreneurship

Applications are open for our core unit of study, The Navigator apply here.

Now’s the time to break away from the pack. 

Entrepreneurship is about a drive and desire to impact change. And there’s no better way to give your entrepreneurial ambitions a kickstart than by joining ‘The Navigator’ – a core unit of study offered by us, Sydney School of Entrepreneurship.

The Navigator is immersive. It’s highly experiential. You’ll broaden your mindset and skills by working in inter-institutional, cross-disciplinary teams of like-minded peers from right across NSW. This is your chance to connect with industry clusters, startups and government initiatives.

Developing skills that will stay with you for a lifetime– in business, and beyond.

It’s also the first step into a broader world– because by joining The Navigator, you’ll become a lifetime member of the diverse SSE community. This means making those unlikely friendships that provide the collaborative spirit for true entrepreneurial successes. It means sharing information, discussing ideas and receiving invitations to further classes and activities run by SSE (as well as our member universities/TAFE NSW and our industry partners).

This is a program, done both online and in two intensive on-campus blocks, designed to help you confidently navigate the local startup ecosystem– and is curated by University of Technology Sydney, Charles Sturt University, Macquarie University, and the University of New South Wales, drawing on the knowledge and expertise of each institution and complimenting their existing programs.

Ready to join the next generation of entrepreneurs?

Or keep reading for more info.

Who can apply?

No matter what you’re studying or where you live in NSW. If you’re an undergraduate student currently enrolled at an SSE member, you’re eligible to apply.

SSE members are Australian Catholic University, Charles Sturt University, Macquarie University, Southern Cross University, TAFE NSW, The University of Newcastle, The University of Sydney, University of New England, University of Technology Sydney University of Wollongong, UNSW Sydney and Western Sydney University.

We’ve got you covered

We believe in making opportunity accessible. Support is available towards travel and accommodation for students travelling from rural and regional areas to participate in the two Sydney intensives.

How are successful applications chosen?

SSE will select a diverse cohort representing all 12 members, locations, disciplines and gender. Academic merit is important, but it’s your entrepreneurial spirit that counts.

For credit or co-curricular?

Up to you. The Navigator is available either for credit towards your university degree or TAFE NSW program or co-curricular.

Check our FAQ’s to find out more about accreditation and the fees that apply.

When and where does The Navigator run?

The Navigator will be held at the SSE campus in Ultimo, Sydney and includes a combination of online learning and two face-to-face intensive blocks.

TODAY – start your application
Registration for credit must be sent to info@sse.edu.au by 25 June

Monday 25 June
Applications for credit close

Late June/early July

You will hear from SSE if your application has been successful

Wednesday 25 July
Unit commences with online modules

Friday 3 and Saturday 4 August
First face to face intensive at SSE Campus in Sydney – think teachers that inspire you, panellists that challenge your thinking and lots of donuts, pizza and fun!

Friday 12 and Saturday 13 October
Second face to face intensive at SSE Campus – reunite with your new found friends to further your entrepreneurial discovery.

October
Unit concludes. Congratulations, you’re now an SSE student entrepreneur and Navigator for life!

How can I find out more?

Just ask! You can reach us via email at info@sse.edu.au or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @SSENSW.

Success.

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