The Australasian Institute of Enterprise Facilitators (AIEF)The Australasian Institute of Enterprise Facilitators (AIEF) was founded in 1997 as a result of the recommendations of the Industry Task Force on Leadership and Management Skills. In their report, entitled Enterprising Nation, the taskforce recommended 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 AIEF was largely the vision of Dr John Bailey who became the first President of the Association and now a Life Member.
To establish the high standard of skills required for enterprise facilitation, Members of the AIEF are required to undertake a training course in small business counselling and related business skills and complete over two hundred hours of structured counselling sessions.
A comprehensive accreditation process is in place to ensure that business owner/managers are being provided with a consistent and easy method of identifying suitably skilled trainers, educators, counsellors, mentors, advisers, and facilitators.
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Starting a new business? Unless you have run a similar business before, you will need to do some research. Visit your local Business Enterprise Centre and tap into their knowledge and resources firstly, you won’t regret it, most services are fully subsidised.