Take your next step
Whatever stage of your entrepreneurial journey you’re at, SSE has something for you.
New Academic Units
Commences 18 February 2019 – This experiential blended unit focusses on innovation and growth, providing the practical entrepreneurial methods required to grow a startup venture or an enterprise, keep up with the changing nature and demands of work, and create value in innovative ways.
Commences 4 March 2019 – During this unit students will take an experiential journey through business model analysis and innovation, as well as business model considerations for social innovation and ventures. Core to the unit is gaining practical experience in evaluating business structures and structuring a venture to capture maximum value.
Existing Academic Units
The Ideation unit provides a grounded understanding of the process of creatively transforming problems into compelling and impactful opportunities – critical for established organisations and start-ups. In this unit, students hone their ability to apply design thinking principles. Developing solutions through the creative process of ideation, students learn to articulate, investigate and reframe “problems” into “opportunities.”
The Navigator is an experiential and intense process of discovering or ‘navigating’ the world of entrepreneurship. It is a project-based and collaborative 10 week course with two intensives, where students come together to collaborate, discover and form new networks. Students connect with more than 60 industry, government and startup touchpoints at local, national and global levels.
SSE units are experiential, flexible and immersive. You bring passion, purpose and curiosity. We provide the entrepreneurial mindset, skills, connections and confidence you need to thrive.
Our units connect you with a growing network of partners across industry and government and bring together students from a diverse range of backgrounds, disciplines and locations. With around 200 students already in our alumni community, you’ll be joining a growing network of next-generation entrepreneurs.
We’ve got you covered
We believe in making opportunity accessible. SSE charges no fees for co-curricular units. Students from outside Sydney will be fully funded by an SSE scholarship for travel and accommodation costs.
If you undertake a unit for credit towards your university degree or TAFE NSW program, a fee may be applied by your home institution.
What’s it like studying at SSE?
Student entrepreneurs engage with industry professionals and academics from a diverse range of backgrounds, disciplines and locations across NSW. Units are experiential and flexible, with a blend of online learning and face-to-face sessions.
At SSE we believe opportunity should be accessible to all. Students receive mobility scholarships to attend. SSE units are offered at no cost and may count for credit towards university or TAFE NSW programs (fees may apply from the home institution).
There are no cramped lecture halls or exams at SSE, we are unconventional and dynamic.
Students make unexpected friendships and become a lifetime member of a powerful entrepreneurial community.
Collaboration between 11 NSW universities and TAFE NSW
SSE brings together highly motivated students from a diverse range of backgrounds, disciplines and locations from across NSW. Our purpose is to drive next generation Australian entrepreneurship, creating high growth companies and new jobs.
Independent and not-for-profit, SSE was established in 2016 with cornerstone investment by the NSW Government.
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.