The Lord Mayor's Multicultural Business Scholarship Program offerings

Brisbane City Council offers the following scholarships and mentoring placements as a part of the 2020 Lord Mayor's Multicultural Business Scholarship Program.

Applications for the following scholarships and mentoring placements are closed:

Applications for the following scholarships close on the below dates:

Certificate IV in Small Business Management – TAFE Queensland (Southbank Campus)

Consists of five, three-hour workshops with flexible course options for day and time. The course is run through workshops and is for individuals who have been operating a business for at least 12 months. It focuses on growing finances, establishing support networks and creating marketing strategies. The course enables students to:

  • undertake small business planning
  • manage small business finances
  • design a digital action plan
  • refine/strengthen small business strategies
  • market the small business
  • address customer needs
  • develop/use emotional intelligence
  • attend five workshops covering the following topics followed by two one-on-one sessions with a mentor
  • time management for small business
  • originate and develop concepts
  • manage compliance small business.

The course starts in July 2020. This is a flexible course, which will take about eight weeks to complete.

There are 20 Certificate IV in Small Business Management scholarships available.

Start Your Own Business Short Course – TAFE Queensland (South Bank Campus)

Suitable for individuals thinking of starting a small business or who have just started one. A non-accredited program that provides students with the skills necessary to take your business idea from proof to concept then to reality.

TAFE Queensland Brisbane trainers will help you learn about the process of planning, financing, marketing, online business development and the associated laws. The course also helps students to develop entrepreneurial skills and to build their business confidence.

Course outcomes include:

  • pitch deck for presentations to stakeholders
  • crowdfunding submission
  • landing page website
  • business model
  • beachhead plan horizon 1.

This course runs a set class structure with classes held twice a week on Tuesday and Thursdays evening from 6-9pm.

The 12 sessions will cover the following topics:

  1. Overview: Idea development and evaluation
  2. Being Entrepreneurial/Personal branding
  3. Creating existence
  4. Business Model development
  5. Value Proposition development
  6. Proof of Concept
  7. Marketing strategies for startups
  8. Gaining traction/Using Freelancers/Beachhead Strategy
  9. Finance fundamentals/Crowdsourcing
  10. Key startup budgets
  11. Online strategy (Website/social media)
  12. Pitch Deck Presentations (Entrepreneurs)

Start date and duration:

Starting in July 2020, this course runs over six weeks.

There are five Start Your Own Business Short Course scholarships available.

Diploma of Business – Rhodes Business School

Develop your skills and business knowledge with this comprehensive diploma, designed to give you contemporary organisational skills and the confidence to achieve. The BSB50215 Diploma of Business is a nationally accredited course and offers a cutting-edge snapshot of the latest trends in the business world.

Achieve a high level of specialist learning which will assist you to excel in your current role and prepare you for the next. This diploma provides the skill-set required by modern companies including:

  • developing project management skills
  • learning about human resources
  • gaining specialist knowledge of conducting business online.

The Diploma comprises of eight modules, one day per month for eight months (the day is negotiable).

Contact times are daily, 8.30am-4.30pm.

There are eight Diploma of Business scholarships available.

Graduate Certificate in Leadership Diversity – Rhodes Business School

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership Diversity course is designed to support workforce leadership diversity and management for people typically managing complex organisational activity, including promoting continuous process improvement, with full delegation authority.

It is designed for people who are currently in a management or leadership position with a business or organisation. Graduates will have the skills to use their judgement in a leadership capacity, to create an open and welcoming working environment and to help promote or maintain ongoing diversity initiatives.

Graduate Certificate in Leadership Diversity comprises four modules, one day per month for four months.

Contact times are daily, 8.30am-4.30pm.

There are five Graduate Certificates in Leadership Diversity scholarships available.

The Emotionally Intelligent Leader: One Day Enhancement Program – Rhodes Business School

Leadership is fundamentally about facilitating high performance, thereby motivating others to do things effectively and efficiently. Emotional intelligence is a key attribute that helps leaders achieve this function.

This course:

  • explores the neuroscience of emotions and emotional intelligence
  • examines tools and techniques for effectively asking for, and responding to feedback
  • explores techniques for developing self and other awareness
  • examines how you can use reactive and proactive techniques to build resilience and effectively manage strong emotions
  • explores an approach for facilitating engagement discussions with staff members. 

This is a one-day program.

There are eight The Emotionally Intelligent Leader: One Day Enhancement Program scholarships available.

Certificate IV in Travel and Tourism – Academies Australasia

This course was developed according to the requirements of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package (SIT16). It is approved for delivery by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). It is a nationally recognised qualification within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

The course aims to equip graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge to enable them to successfully satisfy the demands of the workplace.

The Certificate IV in Travel and Tourism (SIT40116) covers the following subjects:

  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Computer reservations
  • Fares and ticketing
  • Client relations
  • Australian and international destinations
  • Customer service
  • Finance
  • Travel agency operations.

Multiple start dates are available in 2020. The course runs over nine months (three terms/27 college weeks).

There is one Certificate IV in Travel and Tourism scholarship available.

Company Directors Course and 12 month membership – Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)

This is a globally recognised director education program. It is suitable for anyone who wants to further their directorship skills and knowledge. The course is tailored to experienced directors wishing to take their performance to the next level. It also suits executives and managers who need to understand governance issues in-depth.

The Company Directors Course gives a comprehensive grounding in the roles and duties of board directors. The course includes modules on effective decision-making, the legal aspects of directorship, financial literacy, risk and strategy, as well as putting the lessons into practice.

A 12-month membership with AICD will allow you to be part of an organisation that sets the standard of governance and directorship in Australia and internationally, along with access to their network of more than 43,000 directors. It will help you take the next step in your governance journey.

The course runs over five full days and must be undertaken prior to 30 June 2021.

There are two Company Directors Courses and 12 month membership scholarships available.

Certificate IV in Project Management – Site Institute

Projects are everywhere and mastering the project management mindset will enable you to be more effective and productive when working on projects big and small in your work life. The Certificate IV in Project Management provides the structure and fundamental skill sets required to plan and deliver projects on time, to specification, and on budget. This course will prepare you to work cooperatively in teams to better structure, organise and manage your projects for improved outcomes.

Duration: three terms (nine months)

Commencing week beginning Monday 13 July 2020

Contact hours: one day per week over three 10-week-terms

Days: TBA

There is one Certificate IV in Project Management scholarship available.

Master of Business Administration (International Business)  - Federation University Australia

Federation University is offering a scholarship for a Master of Business Administration (International Business).

The course runs for two years, full-time, starting in March 2021. The scholarship covers only one year's tuition.

Study the Master of Business Administration (International Business) to become a world business leader. You’ll develop the skills and specialist knowledge to be a manager within a multitude of areas, including leadership, policy, practice and evidence-based delivery. If you are currently working in business or aspiring to a management position, this is the degree for you.

There is one Master scholarship available. 

Diploma of Beauty Therapy – Brisbane School of Hairdressing and Beauty

The 12-month Diploma of Beauty SHB50115 is the Australian qualification for those wishing to work as a beauty therapist. The course starts in July 2020.

Students will learn skills and knowledge to provide beauty therapy treatments and services including facial treatments, body massage and treatments, hair removal, lash and brow treatments, nail and make-up services. This includes consultation with clients to provide beauty advice, recommend beauty treatments and services, and sell retail skin-care and cosmetic products.

Graduates will gain a thorough understanding of the beauty industry.

There is one Diploma of Beauty Therapy scholarship available.

Non-Certificate Mentoring to Launch Your Own Fashion Line – Career Employment Australia

This Fashion Business Mentoring Program will help you start your fashion design business. You will learn tools from an industry expert from sourcing fabrics, creating templates for each stage of the process, labelling requirements and more.

The mentorship will be conducted from The Sewing Hub, West End. This mentorship is open to those who have always aspired to start their own fashion line but have been unable to due to other financial commitments. The content is flexible and can be tailored to suit the awarded recipient and their specific needs.

The mentorship does not include any costs incurred by hiring pattern makers, machinists or fabrics required to make any garments or samples. All operational expenses incurred are to be paid by the awarded recipient.

The mentorship runs over 26 Weeks with three hours per week.

There is one Non-Certificate Mentoring to Launch Your Own Fashion Line placement available.

Non-Certificate Multicultural Round Table Mentoring Scheme

The Lord Mayor's Multicultural Business Mentoring Scheme is designed to provide budding entrepreneurs of established businesses with:

  • direct and formal contact with local, experienced and credible mentors
  • understanding of the local business culture, environment, business systems and services
  • networking opportunities with the Brisbane business community
  • a supportive learning environment with like-minded business people in similar situations.

This is a 12-month program where mentors work in pairs and deliver monthly workshops to small groups of mentees. Mentors are also available for email and phone enquiries from their mentees throughout the year. Successful applicants also receive a one-year membership to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland.

The scheme is administered by members of the Lord Mayor's Multicultural Round Table.

There are 30 Non-Certificate Multicultural Roundtable Mentoring placements available.

Bachelor of Business – Griffith University

A business degree gives you the foundation to take your career just about anywhere. A Bachelor of Business gives you a solid foundation in all aspects of business plus in-depth knowledge and experience in your areas of interest. 

Griffith Business School is rated 5-stars for Educational Experience and Teaching Quality in Business and Management by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

Applicants for this scholarship must already be enrolled in a Bachelor of Business degree at Griffith University and be completing at least one major in:

  • Asian Business;
  • International Business;
  • Entrepreneurship and Self Employment;
  • Economics; and/or
  • Finance.

There are 3 Bachelor of Business scholarships available. Applications can be made directly through the Griffith University website. 

Master of Business Administration (Leadership) – Central Queensland University (CQ University)

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is widely regarded as the degree of choice for an astute business professional’s employment portfolio. An MBA specifically focused on leadership may increase your chances of promotion.

Start-up innovator, entrepreneur, small business owner, corporate manager, organisation leader, big dreamer, side hustler; whatever the size and scope of your role in business, CQUniversity's MBA (Leadership) will give you the practical leadership and management skills to be better at it.

It's a real MBA, and also nothing like other MBAs. That's because it's structured to fit in with your schedule, not ours, and learn from start to finish. It's an MBA for those who want to use it, not necessarily talk about it.

There are two MBA (Leadership) scholarships available. Applications must be made directly through the CQ University website.

Bachelor of Business – Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

QUT’s globally recognised, triple accredited business degrees will prepare you for diverse career opportunities both in Australia and overseas. You’ll connect with industry and be challenged with real-world projects to ensure you graduate with the knowledge and insight to be effective in your employment from day one.

Work-integrated learning is part of all courses in the QUT Business School. You'll learn by engaging with industry and community partners and undertake authentic activities that are assessed as part of your course. You'll also gain valuable experience and contacts through professional internships.

Applicants for this scholarship may already be enrolled in a Bachelor of Business degree at QUT.

There is one Bachelor of Business scholarship available. Applications must be made directly through the QUT website

For more information, contact the International Relations and Multicultural Affairs Unit by phone on 07 3403 8888 or via email.

Last updated:5 June 2020