Enterprise for Veterans 2018 – Residential Week – Program Overview


This year 21 ex-Defence personnel undertook an intensive week in Melbourne completing course components in marketing, emotional intelligence, finance, taxation, and networking as part of their Certificate IV in New Small Business.

Participants heard from leading entrepreneurs Sarah Holloway (Matcha Maiden), Adam Jelic (Mi Goals) and Mark Woodland (Xplor). P.L.Y.O.B alumni who have successfully built their businesses following completion of the program were back to speak to this year’s cohort – Peter Liston and Matthew Moseley (Secure Windows), Cherisa Bellis (Major Freedom) and Roy Mellon (Definitiv).

The diverse line-up complimented our participants’ business ideas, which include cyber resiliency, trauma management, hospitality, property development, disability support, conservation, health and fitness, financial consulting, and music and arts.

Now in it’s fourth year, the Enterprise for Veterans* program aims to enhance and enrich the lives of our Defence members as they transition to civilian life. The 12 month, nationally accredited business course assists veterans with the skills and knowledge they need to start or scale their own small business ventures or develop skills to gain meaningful employment post-transition. Here’s what went on during the Residential Week.

For more information on next year’s intake, email info@princes-trust.org.au. *Formerly known as The Prince’s Lead Your Own Business Program