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Certificate IV in Small Business Management

Starting or operating your own small business? Let us help you be a success with our Certificate IV in Small Business Management.

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BSB42515 Certificate IV in Small Business Management

Looking to take your entrepreneurial skills to the next level and start growing your small business? If you’re wanting to be able to work from home to suit your family’s busy schedule or reach great heights by pushing your idea to the next level, we’ll prepare you for this.

This qualification is suitable for aspiring small business managers who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base to solve a range of defined and 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.

Course Outcomes

A Certificate IV in Small Business Management (BSB42515) will be awarded upon successful completion of this course.

This will be suited to the following job roles:

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisite units required for this qualification. It is however expected that participants have English language, literacy, and numeracy skills equivalent to at least Year 11 level.

Basic to intermediate computer skills are also required for entry into this qualification.

Prior to enrolment participants may choose to undertake an LLN assessment.
Find out your LLN level now!

Units of Competency

The Certificate IV in Small Business Management includes a total of 10 units:
4 Core and 6 Electives.

Core Units

  • BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
  • BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances
  • BSBSMB413 Design a digital action plan for small business
  • BSBSMB415 Refine and strengthen a small business

Elective Units*

  • BSBCUS402 Address customer needs
  • BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment
  • BSBMKG414 Undertake marketing activities
  • BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
  • BSBREL402 Build client relationships and business networks
  • BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations

*Alternate electives may be available on request.

Delivery Options

OPTION 1 – Study Online
Start at any time! Study where and when it suits you by using our interactive eLearning platform. You will have 12 months to complete this course at your own pace. Everybody learns at different rates and therefore participants may take less time to complete the qualification – this all depends on how much time a student has to dedicate to study.

OPTION 2 – Study Online at our Facilities
Start at any time! You can complete the same online course at our facilities using our resources and equipment at no extra cost. We will also have staff available to provide additional support if required. Note: Subject to availability, bookings are essential.

OPTION 3 – Study in Class
Although we do not generally offer this course in-class we can schedule a 5 or 10 day face-to-face workshop for groups of 5 or more students. Note that there may be additional work required following the workshop.

OPTION 4 – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
If you already have skills and experience relevant to this qualification you may be eligible for RPL. Contact us for a Free Skills Assessment to determine if this is the right option for you. Find out more about our RPL Process.


Course Fees

Course fees vary depending on the location and delivery mode of the course.


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Payment Plans available


“Firstly, I’d like to thank everyone there for the help I received in completing my Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Your company is so professional and helpful, and I wish I had started the course with you to begin with.”
Michelle Bartz
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