IP Australia has just announced that it has released an IP training package for small business. I have not yet seen the training package. According to a media release, the training package is "nationally accredited". It consists of eight units which cover "all aspects" of IP such as managing IP to grow business, protecting business identity and protecting new inventions. The package is funded by IP Australia and is "aimed at giving small businesses the skills to compete in today's knowledge-based economy".
This initiative is to be commended. In my view, small businesses in Australia are woefully underinformed when it comes to properly exploiting their intellectual capital. I will see if I can get a copy of the package to study it in more depth.