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Innovation for Value Creation and Growth

Programs / Short Courses

The best way to predict the future is to create it

Get ahead of the curve with Innovation for Value Creation and Growth. Learning flexibly online, you'll discover how to create value in business by using entrepreneurial methods to drive innovation. 

Learn how to think differently so you can take advantage of any opportunity that comes your way (and make your own!)

Jaffly Chan

It’s inspired me to do something big and do something that could change the world

Jaffly Chen UNSW Sydney
Innovation for Value Creation and Growth alum

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Create sustainable and scalable solutions to real problems.

Innovation for Value Creation and Growth is based on a simple principle - you need to innovate to grow. This highly experiential unit provides the practical entrepreneurial methods required to keep up with the changing nature and demands of work, teaching you how to create value in any business or field.

You will develop a creative mindset, entrepreneurial awareness and the capacity to identify opportunities.

Innovation is not just for business students. You'll be working alongside amazing students from different places, different backgrounds and different areas of study to explore social innovation and impact and work out how you add value to any venture.

By the end of our unit, you'll be prepared for a wide range of possibilities, whether that be using entrepreneurial skills and knowledge to start a business venture (for purpose or profit) or contributing to an enterprise or community venture.

Innovation for Value Creation and Growth is for you if:

  • You want to be more innovative in your field, start your own business from scratch or create a sustainable social venture
  • You're keen to meet like-minded students from different disciplines and institutions across NSW
  • You want a flexible learning experience to fit around your schedule
  • You're currently studying at any of our 12 education partners (11 NSW universities and TAFE NSW)

2020 DATES

Information 2020 Dates
Applications close 9 March 2020
Unit duration 23 March – 29 May 2020
Start of unit (online) 23 March 2020


New friends. Tick. New ideas. Tick. Boring lectures or tutorials. No way.

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Meet the Teachers
Meet the Teachers Dilupa Nakandala

Dilupa is passionate about innovation, with industry experience in a multinational business environment, as well as academia. With her team from WSU, she leads the Innovation for Value Creation and Growth unit.

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The nitty gritty

Learning roadmap

See what’s in store for you with our week-by-week online learning map below.

Graduate capabilities

This unit helps you to achieve the following SSE Graduate Capabilities (GC):

  1. Interdisciplinary teamwork:
    Collaborative and reflective contributions to interdisciplinary teamwork in ways that advance the work of your team, facilitate the contribution of others, foster a constructive team environment and respond effectively to conflict that arises
  2. Entrepreneurship knowledge and skills:
    Knowledge and skills in relation to entrepreneurship (i.e . presenting, interviewing, pitching, )
  3. Critical thinking:
    Critical and creative thinking in relation to how value is created and captured
  4. Communication skills:
    Effective interpersonal and communication skills, empathy and succinct visual, oral, written and digital presentation skills with diverse stakeholders about entrepreneurial opportunities
  5. Wider community considerations:
    Integration of ethical, social, political and environmental responsibilities when considering entrepreneurial initiatives
  6. Strategic thinking and decision-making:
    Strategic solutions within an entrepreneurial context.

Co-curricular study

This unit is not currently available for credit and is considered as a co-curricular activity.

All students who complete Innovation for Value Creation and Growth will receive a certificate of completion and can add the achievement to your resume or LinkedIn profile.

Who can apply? 

No matter what you’re studying or where you live, if you are a student currently enrolled at an SSE member institution, you are 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.

*TAFE NSW International Students are not currently eligible for this unit. We are working on a solution and will update this page when further information is available.

Applications process

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