Certificate IV in New Small Business

BSB42615 (CRICOS Code: 091307E)

Gain real skills to set up and successfully manage your own new, small business.  Learn how to market your company, manage risk and evaluate the marketplace.

The Certificate IV in New Small Business is suitable for those establishing or wanting to establish a small business, to use well developed skills and a broad knowledge base to solve a range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others, and have responsibility for the output of others.

Separated into structured modules, students will explore the marketing, legal and financial aspects of running a small business as they methodically create a customised small business plan of their own.

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Entry Requirements

  • An overall equivalent of Australia’s Year 10

  • IELTS 5.0 or equivalent: intermediate English certificate or by completion of ABS VET pre-entry test (international students)

  • Students must be at least 18 years old

Start Dates

2018: Jan-8, Jan-29, Feb-19, Apr-9, Apr-30, May-21, Jul-9, Jul-30, Aug-20, Oct-8, Oct-29, Nov-19

2019: Jan-7, Jan-29, Feb-18, Apr-8, Apr-29, May-20, Jul-8, Jul-29, Aug-19, Oct-8, Oct-28, Nov-18

On the first day of the course, you will undergo an orientation process where you will receive the information you need to start your studies. Your attendance to this orientation is compulsory.

Program Delivery

39 weeks (including 6 weeks break)
3 Terms
Delivery 20 hours/week

Lecture: Monday 9 am to 4 pm
Learner Support: Friday from 9:30 am to 1.30pm
Online studies: 5 hours per week

List of Units

Core Units

  • Establish and comply with legal and risk requirements of small business

  • Plan small business finances

  • Market the small business

  • Undertake small business planning

Elective Units/Foundation

  • Coordinate business resources

  • Report on financial activity

  • Profile the market

  • Analyse consumer behaviour for specific markets

  • Analyse and present research information

  • Investigate micro business opportunities

*Course units may be subject to change


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