A range of job opportunities exists for graduates of entrepreneurship courses, including in senior management roles in existing businesses, or in new ventures that you create yourself.
The Australian Government’s Job Outlook reports high employment prospects for people working in management roles, stating that general managers and chief executive officers are in significant demand, and both roles will likely grow substantially in the next decade.
Job Outlook reports that approximately 58,000 people are employed as CEOs in Australia, and projects that approximately 9,000 more will be hired by 2020. Similarly, Job Outlook reports that approximately 51,000 people are currently employed in other general management roles, and that this number will rise to 59,000 by 2020. It considers this growth to be extremely high in percentage terms for both roles.
You may also choose to establish your own small business after completing an entrepreneurship course. The Federal Treasury highlighted the significance of Australia’s small business sector in a 2011 survey, stating that that 96 per cent of all businesses in Australia are small businesses – equating to more than two million businesses. The Treasury described the contribution of small businesses to the Australian economy as “significant” and identified that they contribute approximately one-third of the value of the Australian economy.