What is a Co-operative?
A cooperative is "an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned enterprise".
Pro bono Australia Article - Co-Operatives, the slow food of social enterprise?
You can find an introduction to Co-ops course in the QSEC Online Learning Centre.
Resources from BCCM
Regional Development Australia Mid North Coast have recently published this excellent free publication Cooperatives in Australia: a manual.