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Certificate IV in New Small Business

  • Qualification:

    Certificate IV

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Max 24 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Open Colleges (RTO 90796)

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This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

What you'll learn

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About this course

Studying the Certificate IV in New Small Business course online with Open Colleges will give you the training to market and manage a small business.

You will gain entrepreneurial skills in identifying business opportunities and developing marketing strategies. You will also learn a broad range of skills to help with the day-to-day operations of a small business, including financial processes and client and customer liaison.


To be eligible for this course, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Have completed year 10; OR
  • Hold a certificate III or higher; OR
  • Have 2 years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication

Areas of study

While studying this Open Colleges certificate program, you will learn how to:

  • BSBSMB401 - Establish the legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • BSBCUS401 - Coordinate implementation of customer services strategies
  • BSBSMB402 - Plan small business finance
  • BSBFIA402 - Report on financial activity
  • BSBSMB403 - Market the small business
  • BSBSMB404 - Undertake small business planning
  • BSBSMB405 - Monitor and manage small business operations
  • BSBPMG522 - Undertake project work
  • BSBCUS402 - Address customer needs
  • BSBREL401 - Establish networks
Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in New Small Business (BSB42615) from Open Colleges. You will graduate with the skills and knowledge to successfully start up your own business. If you are already involved in an established operation these skills will also benefit you in helping the business to become more successful and profitable.

Curious about where a career in business could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Office Administrator
  • Small Business Owner
  • Small Business Manager
  • Operations Officer
  • Small Business Analyst

Payment options & support

Finance options

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

Pay in weekly instalmentsPay in full
Pay just $69.35 for 48 weeks with a $100 depositPay $2,632 upfront and save 20%

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