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EXSS3041: Small Business Management in Allied Health

2024 unit information

This unit presents management, marketing and legal issues that impact on Australian businesses. The management component provides an overview to the key elements in operating a small business within the sport, health or fitness industry. Management concepts that will be covered include business planning, total quality management, operations management, negotiation and leadership. The marketing component introduces marketing strategies such as market planning, market research and market segmentation. All businesses must demonstrate legal compliance. This unit highlights those areas of the law that have particular relevance to businesses operating within the health and fitness industry. Workplace contracts, insurance, sponsorship, consumer protection, liability and legislative obligations (harassment and discrimination) will be discussed. Students will develop an understanding of the various business legal structures and will be able to select an appropriate structure for a business of their choice.

Unit details and rules

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Movement Sciences

Code EXSS3041
Academic unit Movement Sciences
Credit points 6
Completion of 96 credit points
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Develop an understanding of the legal system and legal principles relevant to exercise physiology and sport
  • LO2. Articulate an understanding of the functions of management and types of organisational structures
  • LO3. Identify and explain the various factors of marketing including product, place, price, promotion and public relations
  • LO4. Explain the role of marketing research in an allied health business
  • LO5. Comprehend the importance of business strategy and financial health for business success
  • LO6. Develop a business plan for a product or service

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 Early 2020
Normal day Cumberland, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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