Certificate IV in Small Business Management

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.

BSB42615 (CRICOS Code: 091307E)

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Certificate IV in Small Business Management is suitable for those establishing or wanting to establish a small business and 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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Study Options Online or in-Class In-Class
Entry Requirements
  • An overall equivalent of Australia’s Year 12 (minimum high school diploma)
  • Students must be at least 18 years old
  • An overall equivalent of Australia’s Year 12 (minimum high school diploma)
  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent: upper intermediate English certificate, ABS pre entry test
  • Students must be at least 18 years old
Course Schedule TBC Monday, Tuesday from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm (Lecture)
Assessment Support TBC

(Flexibility to choose most convenient time for student)

  • Monday to Thursday from 1:30 pm to 5 pm
  • Friday from 9 am to 5 pm
Employment Opportunities TBC

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Duration TBC 31 weeks (including 6 weeks scheduled breaks). 20 hours/week
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2017        Jan-9, Jan-30, Feb-20, Apr-17, May-1, May-22,  Jul-10, Jul-24, Aug-14, Oct-9, Oct-23, Nov-6, Nov-20

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.

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

This course is delivered in structured modules with content that is based on extensive research in the marketplace to ensure relevant and up-to-date information is provided.

These modules are:

Module 1: Researching the business opportunity

Module 2: Business Planning

Module 3: Business Planning

Module 4: Marketing

Module 5: Operations

Module 6: Finances

 BSBSMB401 Establish and comply with legal and risk requirements of small business

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and comply with all regulations affecting the business. It applies to individuals operating a small business who use analytical skills to interpret legislation and regulations and develop procedures to manage compliance.

BSBSMB402 Plan small business finances

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify financial requirements of a business, including profit targets, cash flow projections and strategies to garner financial support. It applies to individuals who operate a small business or work within an existing micro or small businesses and interpret financial data.

BSBSMB403 Market the small business

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to monitor and improve business performance via a clear marketing strategy integrated into the business plan. It applies to individuals who operate a small business independently or within a larger organisation. Individuals in this role analyse and interpret market data.

BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and develop an integrated business plan for achieving business goals and objectives. It applies to individuals who operate a small business that operates independently, or as part of a larger organisation. Individuals in this role interpret business information and numerical data competently.

BSBADM409 Coordinate business resources

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and analyse existing and required resources, their effective application and the accountability for their use. It applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of business resources who contribute well developed skills and knowledge to ensure adequate resources are available to perform the work of the organisation. They may have responsibility to provide guidance or to delegate aspects of these tasks to others.

BSBFIA402 Report on financial activity

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to report financial activity for business both in response to client requests and to meet statutory requirements such as the completion of financial reports. This unit applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of financial activities who contribute financial skills and knowledge to address reporting requirements of clients and legal authorities. They may have responsibility to provide guidance or to delegate aspects of these tasks to others.

BSBMKG401 Profile the market

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to profile a target market or market segments in accordance with a marketing plan and to develop market positioning strategies. It applies to individuals working in a variety of marketing communications occupational roles who have responsibility for a range of tasks involving analysis and planning.

BSBMKG402 Analyse consumer behaviour for specific markets

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse consumer behaviour for specific markets and specific needs. It applies to individuals who need to analyse consumer behaviour to examine factors that impact decisions to purchase products or services. Having thoroughly analysed consumer attitudes and behaviour, recommendations can be made on marketing strategies to increase consumption of the product or service being marketed.

BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather, organise, analyse and present workplace information using available systems. This includes identifying research requirements and sources of information, applying information to a set of facts, evaluating the quality of the information, and preparing and producing reports. It applies to individuals who are required to apply their broad knowledge of the work environment to analysis and research tasks, evaluate information from a variety of sources and apply solutions to a range of unpredictable problems

BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to consider the major elements of a business idea, undertake research to determine viability of the business opportunity and present the idea with reference to the legislative frameworks affecting the business. It applies to individuals who are establishing or operating a micro business for self-employment.

ASSESMENTS

All vocational courses are assessed through a combination of assessment types that may include essays, reports, group tasks, portfolios and/or presentations.

ON-LINE UNITS

Online units are delivered through our on-line platform and can be completed anytime during your study period. You can contact and get support from your teacher to complete online units.

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