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Certificate IV in Small Business Management

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Overview

BSB42518 Certificate IV in Small Business Management

Looking to take your entrepreneurial skills to the next level and start growing your small business?

This qualification assists existing small business owners to reach great heights by pushing your ideas to the next level!

In this course you will advance your skills in:

  • Digital marketing
  • Refining your business ideas and your target markets for optimal audience segmentations
  • Understanding your customers and their buying behaviours
  • Managing your finances
  • Project management
  • Managing teams of people in a small business

Start your business building journey today.

Course Outcomes

One course offers many courses of action and pathways for you. This qualification is Release 1 and is the most up-to-date qualification available. Supersedes and is equivalent to BSB42515 – Certificate IV in Small Business Management.

On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a Certificate IV in Small Business Management (BSB42518).

This qualification is aimed at those who are in the process of expanding their first small business and are likely to be:

Employees of small businesses are also encouraged to undertake this course and government funding is also open to eligible participants that are employees of small businesses also.

Entry Requirements

What do I need before I start?

There are no formal prerequisite units required for entry into this course.

You will however require intermediate English language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.

Before commencing this course, you will be required to undertake an Online LLN ASSESSMENT. Upon enquiry, you will be sent an invitation to complete.

If you are completing the course via an online or RPL delivery mode, you will need access to a computer with word processing, PDF reader capabilities and an internet connection.

Please be advised we are unable to train students on a student visa. You must find a CRICOS registered training provider.

What will I need to provide to enrol?

The minimum requirement to confirm your course enrolment is to provide us with a Unique Student Identifier and payment.

You will also need to complete your enrolment form and upload photo ID.

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You may like to consider completing the Certificate III in Micro Business Operations as a predecessor to this course. This will give you foundational knowledge in working as a Sole Trader and/or Contractor before you begin expanding your business.

There is also a chronological order that students are recommended they complete qualifications where the student is eligible to access government funded training.

Contact us to find out more about whether this applies to you.

Units of Competency

To complete this course you must demonstrate competency in a total of 10 units. These units have been selected to give you the most comprehensive overview of skills you will need to grow your small business.

Core Units

  • BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
  • BSBSMB415 Refine and strengthen a small business
  • BSBSMB421 Manage small business finances
  • BSBSMB423 Create a digital technology plan for small business

Elective Units*

  • BSBCUS402 Address customer needs
  • BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment
  • BSBMKG413 Promote products and services
  • BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
  • BSBREL402 Build client relationships and business networks
  • BSBSMB420 Evaluate and develop small business operations

You can view the full list of units available to study within this qualification on training.gov.au.

*If you wish to change one or more of your elective units please contact us. While we endeavour to be able to provide all options, changes to elective units cannot be guaranteed. The cost for custom unit packaging is $250 per qualification (excluding RPL).

Delivery Options

Standard Online Delivery

1 unit per month for up to 12 months. Includes regular contact with a trainer via zoom web conferencing. Should allow 20 – 25 hours per week to study.

Accelerated Learning

For people with prior knowledge, skills or qualifications. 2 units per month for up to 6 months. Should allow 30 – 40 hours per week to study.

Assessment Only / RPL

For people with evidence of their extensive experience.

We aim to have all RPL assessments finalised within 12 weeks but it is usually much quicker. The actual timeframe depends on the course you are seeking RPL for, how long it takes you to supply the evidence and how long it takes us to verify your evidence.

You can complete our Free Skills Assessment right now to determine if this is the right option for you.

Custom Enrolment

If you wish to customise your course, change your elective units or study load please contact us to request an individual learning plan.

The number of hours outlined is a guide only and each individual will learn at a different pace. Students may request an extension or submit their assessments early as required to suit their individual learning needs.

Pathways

Course Fees

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

Fee-for-service
$2500

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
$1250

Payment Options

  • EFTPOS
  • Credit Card (MasterCard, Visa & Amex)
  • Direct Deposit
  • PayPal (selected locations only)
  • Debit Success Direct Deposit

Through Debit Success Direct Deposit, it can take up to 4 days for the first installment to come through to our team – depending on when you set your installment repayments to start. So, after signing up for your course it is likely you will need to wait a couple of days before you can begin training.

ZipMoney Interest Free Terms

3 Months Interest Free $200 – $500
6 Months Interest Free $501 – $1500
12 Months Interest Free $1501 +

Click here for further information on course fees, refunds and payment terms.

Higher Level Skills (HLS) Funding
Asset College is approved to deliver the Certificate IV in Small Business Management under the Queensland Government’s HLS Funding for eligible participants.

Student Co-Contribution Fees
Non-Concession – $100
Concession-$50

Submit Government Funding Application

Support Services

Why should I study with Asset College?

APPLIED LEARNING Our courses focus on developing practical skills that are underpinned by theory. We make sure that everything you learn is relevant and useful to your career goal. All of our courses are developed with the assistance of industry professionals, so that you know you’ll only get the training you need to succeed.

SMALL CLASSES Small, workshop-style classes give you the opportunity to better know your trainers and classmates. You never know who you’ll end up sitting beside in one of our courses and the networking opportunities this may create! It also means you get the individual help you deserve.

CAREER PREPARATION Even before you start your training with us, we’re helping to steer you in the right direction based on the career outcome you want to achieve. We offer free information sessions across a number of our course categories, so you’re informed before you even step foot in a classroom.

JOB FOCUSED We have strong links to peak industry and community bodies, which means so do you too! We offer courses that align with and are informed by industry needs, so our graduates have the best chance of gainful, long-term employment on completion of the course.

INDUSTRY ENDORSED We have worked tirelessly throughout our time in the vocational education and training sector continuing to improve our courses based on industry consultation and feedback. Industry standards can sometimes change rapidly, and so have we. Our courses are made with industry, for industry.

PRACTICAL We focus on the practical skills you’ll need to succeed in industry. While it’s great to have background knowledge, it’s even better when you get the chance to apply that knowledge! At ASSET, we help you do just that.

Testimonial

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