Short Course
Online Option

Certificate in Entrepreneurship for Creatives Micro-Credential (Level 5)

Level 5
5 weeks

Embark on a strategic quest to identify your creative business ideas lucrative market opportunities, and gain the essential skills for crafting compelling pitches to potential investors and funding organizations.

Entre MC

Part Time Evening Course | Tuesdays & Thursdays | 5 Weeks | 6pm – 9pm | via Remote Learning | 5 credits at Level 5

How to pitch your creative business concept to investors or land your first client!


This 5-week course will guide you through the process of establishing the viability of your creative idea and expanding the thinking into a pitch document. Learn to think strategically, identify opportunities, and communicate the opportunity with potential investors, distributors, funding bodies or business partners.

Our expert entrepreneurs will take you through:

  • Determining whether your business idea is a viable business project by exploring it’s purpose, demand and value proposition.

  • Identifying your target market and how best to reach them with an effective brand identity.

  • Designing a targeted and inspired business pitch to present.

  • How to apply for funding to launch your own small business.

  • Gaining confidence in your creative concepts and sharing them with a wider audience!

By embracing entrepreneurship, creatives can gain more control over their artistic endeavors, increase their income potential, and ensure the longevity of their creative pursuits, ultimately allowing them to reach a wider audience and make a meaningful impact with their work.

This course is ideal for recent graduates looking to develop their product or service ideas, artists and other creatives seeking to research their product/service market fit and how to bring it to market, small businesses looking for funding and investor opportunities plus those interested in being introduced to business and entrepreneurship from a skilled expert in the field.



Developed in partnership with Tonia

Tonia is a Multidisciplinary Brand Marketing Graphic Designer based in Auckland who designs with a carefully considered blend of purpose and creativity.

Tonia started her graphic design business Crisp Graphics in 2003, rebranding to become Greenhouse Creative in 2020 to reflect the breadth of creative brand marketing, advisory, ecommerce and graphic design tasks she and her growing team deliver for her local and international clients. Over 20 years, she’s helped hundreds of local and international businesses to prosper at every stage of their business journey’s.

A seasoned entrepreneur, Tonia bootstrapped her organic skincare business Honest Skincare in 2015, selling it in 2018 as an established business with proven customer loyalty and ROI. She is currently in the process of bringing two new product-based business ideas to the market as well as mentoring other business owners with Business Mentors NZ and the Regional Business Partner Network / Auckland Business Chamber.

Recently, Tonia judged on a panel for the Young Enterprise Scheme pitch days and she taught a brand marketing workshop to female founders of the Rise Up 2023 seed-funding programme, prior to their pitch night, which culminated in the winner taking away $10,000 cash towards their startup idea as well as getting in front of potential investors.

Tonia is a house-plant obsessed brand marketing designer who is seriously passionate about helping businesses to grow.


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A bit more information

For optimal performance when studying remotely, we recommend:

  • Your computer is up to date (ensure you have the latest version of the necessary plug-ins, drivers, bug fixes and security updates)

  • You have reliable internet speed and connection

  • A web cam and microphone

  • Do not use a Chromebook - Chromebooks are not intended for heavy-duty processing such as Adobe Creative Cloud software.

For more information on general computer requirements, visit our FAQ's here (scroll to bottom of page)

Domestic and International Students

$1,100 (including GST)

Learners will be eligible to enter this micro-credential if they:

  • Are at least 16 years old, and

  • Have basic computer skills and an interest in business

  • Hold NCEA Level 2 or equivalent evidence that they have the ability to succeed in the micro-credential





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