Small Business Australia and MYOB research in late 2019 estimated that 50% of Australia’s 2 million businesses do not have a web site or make use of the most important digital business tools. (Refer www.smallbusinessaustralia.org and the 5 Step Small Business Survival Plan)
To complete their qualification, the Young Australians (our Digital Business Cadets) use the implemented projects as a significant component of their formal assessment to receive their qualification.
In some cases, the small business or community organisation may be able to attract federal government traineeship funding if they employ the cadet and allow the cadet to complete their study and implement the projects through their first six months of employment. At present, funding for employers is between $1,500 and $4,000 for eligible employees who undertake a traineeship.
Young Australians are coached and tutored by the trainers.