How to Freelance



*This credential is only available to current RMIT students

Every year, more and more skilled workers are taking the step into freelancing. While the potential benefits of running your own small business are high, it requires plenty of initiative, self-awareness and resilience - along with some fundamental business skills.

By undertaking this credential, you'll learn the basics of running your own small business: from negotiating prices and deadlines, and networking to find new clients, to communicating effectively and professionally. You'll also master some essential business admin skills, including setting fees, creating quotes and sending invoices.

This credential was developed in partnership with Papercloud. This credential earns you a digital badge.

Skills and learning outcomes

  1. Identify your freelancing mindset.
  2. Explore and select networking tools and methods.
  3. Calculate your hourly rate and create an invoice.


Module 1: The freelance mindset

Module 2: The art of communication

Module 3: Essential tasks in freelance

How does it work ?

Assessment and activities include:

  1. Discussions
  2. Online activities and submissions
  3. A final peer reviewed assessment based on a scenario

When can I do it ?

    Apologies, there are no available sessions to enrol into right now.