Background of the Institute

In 1995 the Australian Government published the Report by the Industry Task Force on Leadership and Management Skills headed by David S. Karpin. The Report is entitled “Enterprising Nation” – a report which provides the most comprehensive insight ever into the way Australia prepares its managers for work and leadership into the 21st century.

One of the formal recommendations made by the Task Force is that “a comprehensive accreditation process be established for small business trainers, educators, counsellors, mentors and advisers so as to upgrade the quality of small business advice.”

The Report states “Accreditation would establish a high standard for the skills required … and it would also provide small business owner managers with a consistent and easy method of identifying suitably skilled trainers, educators, counsellors, mentors and advisers.”

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