The Lord Mayor's Multicultural Business Scholarship Program offerings

Brisbane City Council offers the following courses and qualifications as a part of the 2019 Lord Mayor's Multicultural Business Scholarship Program. Applications are now closed.

Certificate IV in Small Business Management (BSB42515) - TAFE Queensland

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 2019. This is a flexible course, which will take about eight weeks to complete.

Certificate IV in New Small Business (BSB42615) - TAFE Queensland

An Accelerated Certificate IV is suitable for individuals thinking of starting a small business or have just started one. The course provides students with the skills necessary to take your business idea from proof to concept 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.

The course enables students to:

  • establish and comply with legal and risk requirements of small business
  • plan small business finances
  • market the small business
  • undertake small business planning
  • investigate micro business opportunities
  • profile the market
  • develop and use complex spreadsheets
  • analyse and present research information
  • review and maintain a website
  • establish networks.

The course requires applicants to have established business operations in Brisbane local government area.

The course starts in July 2019 and runs over 12 weeks.

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 2019. The course runs over nine months (three terms / 27 college weeks).

Company Directors course – Australian Institute of Company Directors

This is a globally-recognised director education program. The Company Directors course is essential for the professional development. It is 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.

The course is also open to previous recipients of the Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Scholarship Program and Mentoring Scheme. It is also open to previous winners and finalists of the Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Awards.

The course runs over five full days and must be undertaken prior to 30 June 2020.

Diploma of Leadership and Management - Site Institute

This program covers the important skills required to lead, inspire and motivate teams in the modern workplace. Participants will learn systems, processes and techniques that will assist in leadership and management as their career progresses.

In this course, participants will learn about:

  • emotional intelligence and innovative work environments
  • team effectiveness, workplace relations and professional development
  • effective time management
  • operational and administrative systems
  • continuous improvement
  • project management.

This course starts in July 2019 and runs over 12 months (four terms of 10 weeks).

Master in Information Technology or Master in Business Administration - Federation University Australia

The following courses run for two years, full-time, starting in March 2020. The scholarship covers one year's tuition.

Master of Technology (Enterprise Systems and Business Analytics)

With a Master of Technology (Enterprise Systems and Business Analytics), you will gain a deep understanding of technology pertaining to Enterprise System (ES).

This course will prepare you to succeed in roles that use ES technology to manage, integrate and expand business endeavours. The courses include technology like ERP, SCM, CRM, BPR, Big Data, business analytics, Cloud computing, IS security, project management, IT strategy and SAP, the world’s largest enterprise software.

The course will also include IBM Watson, cognitive technology. This technology can think like a human to analyse and interpret data, as well as understanding personality, tone and emotion.

Master of Technology (Software Engineering)

Graduating with a Master of Technology (Software Engineering) means you will have the knowledge required to understand and implement advanced software engineering techniques. You will be able to design, implement and maintain IT systems. In addition, you will be able to create high quality software. Employment options will open up in many industries, including security and defence, education, aerospace, health, business and finance.

Master of Business Administration (Health Services Management)

Become a leader in the health industry and study a Master of Business Administration (Health Services Management). You will develop the skills and knowledge to manage a variety of issues related to the health care sector. These skills include leadership, policy, practice and evidence-based delivery. If you are currently working in the sector or aspiring to a management position, or have a non-health background with interest in the healthcare industry, this is the degree for you.

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 2019.

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 have a thorough understanding of the beauty industry.

Young Professionals’ Forum placement as part of the 2019 Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayors’ Forum 

The 2019 Asia Pacific Cities Summit (2019APCS) and Mayors’ Forum will return to Brisbane from 7 – 10 July 2019. Returning with a focus on driving cities through business and innovation. The 2019APCS will once again be a key platform for city, business, industry and emerging leaders to connect and shape the region’s urban agenda.

The Young Professionals' Forum (YPs@APCS) is an ongoing feature of the Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS) and Mayors' Forum. YPs@APCS is an exclusive program aimed at equipping the next generation of leaders with tailored professional development. Including networking and the opportunity to develop their ideas and city solutions.

Young professional delegates may also attend keynote and plenary sessions, social functions and exclusive networking events including the dedicated Mayors’ and Young Professionals’ dinner.

The Young Professionals’ Forum is your opportunity to influence the decision-makers of the Asia Pacific region with solutions for today’s urban challenges.

To be eligible for YPs@APCS you must:

  • be between 18 and 30 years of age,
  • have experience in and passion for at least one of the program themes including Innovation of cities, Mobility of cities, Liveability of cities and/or Sustainability of cities,
  • be available to attend the entire 2019APCS Young Professionals’ Forum based in Brisbane CBD and surrounding areas from Sunday 7 July to Wednesday 10 July,
  • be available to participate in online discussion forums beginning approximately one month before the 2019APCS, and
  • meet the eligibility requirements of the Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Scholarship program.


Last updated:2 September 2019