Let’s get started with Knoei Turbo

Australia’s first youth innovation incubator featuring a Diploma of Entrepreneurship and Innovation* that offers university and industry pathways.

Great to meet you and learn a little more about you and your interests.

If you are keen to come join us on this journey please complete the Monarch enrolment at the link below.

Note that when completing a VET course, all students need to include their Unique Student Identifier. If you don’t have a USI or cant find your USI number you can apply to search for your number here.

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You will need to enrol directly with Monarch Institute RTO No 22530 for the *11210NAT Diploma of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. This is because we partner with Monarch Institute as a Registered Training Organisation to deliver the qualification as part of the Knoei Turbo.

Check out the video below for more information about the enrolment process with Monarch Institute.

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What does Knoei Turbo  cost?

The course fee is $6,495 with two payment options. 

Please note the course fee and non-refundable deposit will not be charged until you are successful in passing the Language Learning and Literacy Quiz.

You will then be sent a link to choose your payment option and to pay the deposit to secure your enrolment.

There are two payment options that will be provided after you have completed the LLN.

  • Non refundable deposit $1,000 + remainder payment on commencement at the start of your first team – $5,495
  • Non refundable deposit $1,000 + weekly or monthly payments on commencement, to by paid across 10 months. (this will include merchant and admin fee for interval payments)

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Got questions? Who should I contact?

Any questions can be sent to hello@groei.com.au or call/text 0461 539 837.

If you have specific questions related to understanding your course content, you can also email your facilitator via the LMS (learning management system).

What is a Hackathon?

Knoei Turbo includes an exciting hackathon, structured similarly to a start-up weekend. This event is a key part of the program where students get to bring the ideas they’ve developed throughout the course to life. During the hackathon, participants work intensively on their ideas with other students, transforming them from concepts into actionable plans. They’re not alone in this journey; experienced mentors are actively involved, offering guidance, insights, and support. It’s an invaluable opportunity for students to apply what they’ve learned, collaborate in teams, and take significant steps towards prototyping and commercialising their ideas.

Who is the Turbo teacher?

Tara has over 25 years experience in innovation education and regional business growth. As co-founder of Groei – an innovation education organisation, she has supported and mentored thousands of business owners and start-ups across regional Australia including being the program designer and facilitator of the award winning USQ Wire Program. This program has connected hundreds of geographically isolated women to start new or expand existing businesses, in turn creating jobs for their drought-ravaged regions. Tara has founded four businesses herself, one of which was an RTO in the Pilbara,  the first of its kind in the region. She lectures in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Strategy, Decision Making and Creativity for a number of leading Australian institutions and is currently undertaking her PhD on social and entrepreneurial capital.

Tara is currently on the board for the International Social Capital Association and has recently been appointed as the Australian Chair for leadership and entrepreneurship education to the G100 a global group of female leaders that provide thought leadership to the G20 and policymakers. On the Sunshine Coast she mentors for youth innovation accelerators Generation Innovation, The Telstra Mayors Innovation awards and is a judge for the Sunshine Coast Business Awards.

Tara is the Program Director of Australia’s first Co-Curricular Youth Innovation Incubator with University and Industry Pathways.

Which universities provide pathways?

Most universities recognise a Nationally Recognised Diploma as providing an entry rank or ATAR into university. Our University Pathways page provides an idea of the selection rank you may receive. A successfully completed Diploma may also meet an English subject entry requirement. Many universities offer credit towards a university degree for your completed Diploma.

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What careers will the Diploma lead to?

The skills and connections developed through the Diploma can be transferred into any career that you choose to pursue in the future. Understanding the industry that you want to work in will help you to recognise how the learning and networking skills you obtain can be transferred between roles and industries throughout your career.

More questions? Contact us…

p – 0461 539 837

e – hello@knoei.com.au