Jonathon SciolaCertificate IV in Business (Small Business Management) (2004)

After a Bachelor of Business, work in marketing and for Telstra, Jonathon – a part time pastor in his local church – took a surprising left turn, starting a business called Jonno’s Car Wash, with only the help of his mother’s vacuum cleaner, a bucket and brochures he dropped at car washes.

At the same time he started Box Hill Institute’s Certificate IV in Small Business Management – the NEIS program. Jonathon says the small business management course was practical, hands-on, and augmented his previous life experience. He liked being with other people who were serious about doing something. And it grounded his degree course; the combined knowledge of the two allowing him to run his business like it was a ‘global empire’.