Studying to be an entrepreneur at AE

Have you thought about entering the start-up world, launching your own business or scaling the one you have? Do you know you can study to become a successful entrepreneur?

The future is right up ahead, and these days it’s more about people creating their own businesses than it is about studying for five years to look for a job. Here is where The Academy of Entrepreneurs (AE) comes in. They will take you on the most empowering entrepreneurial journey in just one year!

According to Brian Rashid from Forbes, it is estimated that 50% of the workforce will be freelancers and Business Owners by 2020. The old economy makes you believe that you should get one job, work hard for the next 40 years, and then retire to enjoy your life. In the new economy, full of enthusiastic entrepreneurs, the more skills you develop, the more opportunities will come to you.

What is an entrepreneur?

An entrepreneur is one who builds, organises, runs and assumes all the risk and reward of a given business venture, idea, good or service. Entrepreneurs are reshaping the economy and society! Aren’t you curious about being one of us?

What makes it so wonderful to study in AE?

Entrepreneurs themselves teach classes and workshops at AE; real entrepreneurs that have launched, built and scaled successful start-ups and businesses around the world.

The equivalent courses in any University around Australia are taught by professors that never created a company from the ground. So, don’t you think this is the best option ever?

At AE, they firmly believe that the only way to learn entrepreneurship is by being surrounded and mentored by entrepreneurs (not via books and old-school teachers).

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At Academy of Entrepreneur you’ll:

  • Turn your idea into a business
  • Get individual and group coaching
  • Created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs
  • Nationally accredited courses
  • Learn how to pitch 
  • Get access to their investor network
  • Be surrounded by their global community of entrepreneurs
  • Weekly workshops by leading entrepreneurs
  • Learn via entrepreneurial challenges
  • Develop innovative business skills as you study
  • Pitch to investors

Courses offered by AE

AE offers two courses, a Diploma of Business (12 months: 8 units) for those looking to start their own business or start-ups and an Advanced Diploma of Business (12 months: 8 units) for those who want to improve and scale theirs.

Work in Australia

If you complete a Diploma of Business and Advanced Diploma of Business successfully, you can be sponsored for a (Paid) Training Visa which allows you to stay in Australia for up to 2 years.

Academy of Entrepreneurs will help you speak to a trusted Migration Agent before applying for this visa.

In addition to the courses, you must be 18 years old or older, have a valid passport, prove your identity and show you have a sponsor or nomination invitation, be employed, received a Letter of Employment, and have adequate arrangements for health insurance during your stay in Australia.

Note: You must not be over the age of 45, employed and/or work at any other organisation in Australia and work less than 30hrs per week during this visa.

Camila Quiles Entrepreneur at Academy of entrepreneurs learning how to pitch
If you plan on opening a business in Australia and want to make your dreams come true – please: come to Academy of Entrepreneurs” – Camila Quiles, ViperCode Events (Brazil).

Where is the Academy of Entrepreneurs?

Located in Pyrmont -Sydney’s bustling start-up scene- next to Uber, across the street from Google Australia and a short walk from Sydney’s most popular co-working spaces – WeWork, Chalk & Stone, WotSo and Fishburners.

Why is Sydney so special for entrepreneurs?

Join their young and vibrant lifestyle, creative energy, healthy economy, beaches, breathtaking natural environment, cafe-culture, multiculturalism and open-minded city.

Facts about Sydney:

  • Biggest tech start-up ecosystem in Australia
  • 64% of Australian tech start-ups are in Sydney
  • Globally, ranked in the top 16 cities on the Start-up Ecosystem Index
  • Ranked 10th in the world for funding
  • Ranked 12th for talent 
Francois Dujardin Entrepreneur at Academy of entrepreneurs studying Diploma of Business
“Running a business is effortless and impossible without the right network. At Academy of Entrepreneurs, I found my branding manager, my website designer, my accountant, my photographer, my designer and on the top of that I found friends and built a family that is growing globally with me” – Francois Dujardin-Rey, Crepe Franchise (France)

Entry requirements for International Students:

  • Verified evidence of IELTS Level 5.5 (or equivalent) with no band under 5.0 ( You may also be accepted if you have completed a Certificate IV or commenced or completed a Diploma in English at another RTO in Australia)
  • Have completed an equivalent secondary schooling level of year 12 or above
  • Be over the age of 18
  • Own laptop and smartphone

Study Pathways

AE has an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) in place with several English pathway colleges located in Sydney. Prospective students will sit a placement test with the partner college and the outcomes of the test will be emailed to AE.

​Academy of Entrepreneurs accepts English Placement Test results and/or certificate from the following partner English Colleges of Sydney

  • ABILITY English
  • Access
  • ECA
  • ELC
  • ILSC
  • Langports 

Tuition Fees at AE

Tuition fees for both courses are AU$8000 plus the enrolment fee AU$200 and the annual material fee AU$250.

If you are onshore, you can pay your tuition fees by installments (the first one would be AU$1200 and the other three AU$2000/each) in addition to the first payment to get the COE AU$1200 which is non-refundable.

If you are offshore, you can divide the payment into two, so to get the COE you have to pay AU$4200 (which is non-refundable) and AU$4200 for the installment.


Multiple start dates on:

  • 4th of May, 2020
  • 8th of June, 2020 
  • 27th July, 2020  
  • 31st August, 2020
For more information about the Academy of Entrepreneurs and its Diploma of Business and Advanced Diploma of Business, and to start an application, just register and choose an expert to guide you and resolve any concerns you might have, as well as advise you for free even on your visa process.

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