Certificate IV in Small Business Management (BSB40415)

Qualification: Certificate IV
Course Code: BSB40415
Study mode: Online
Payment options: Payment plan
Upfront payment
Duration: Self-paced; max 12 months
Start date: Anytime – start today!
Awarded by: Foundation Education (RTO 22557)
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.

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About this course

Always dreamt of owning your own business? Study the Certificate IV in Small Business Management and make your dream a reality! Equip yourself with the understanding to develop your own business plan and grow your skills in communication, marketing, customer care and administration.

Become familiar with all aspects of small business, from profit generation and KPIs to finance and business accounting. You'll gain the leadership skills to problem solve for a range of unpredictable scenarios, and provide guidance to your staff.


There are no formal entry requirements, however applicants must have successfully completed Year 12 in order to undertake this course.

Areas of study

In this small business management course, the subjects you will study include:

Core units:

  • BSBSMB401 - Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • BSBSMB402 - Plan small business finances
  • BSBSMB403 - Market the small business
  • BSBSMB404 - Undertake small business planning

Elective units:

  • BSBCUS401 - Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies
  • BSBWOR404 - Develop work priorities
  • BSBADM409 - Coordinate business resources
  • BSBMKG414 - Undertake marketing activities
  • BSBSMB405 - Monitor and manage small business operations
  • BSBADM405 - Organise meetings

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Small Business Management (BSB40415) from Foundation Education.

The qualification will give you the skills to become a small business owner or general manager. You will graduate with strong business acumen and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of small business contexts.

Finance options

Foundation Education offers students exceptional flexibility when it comes to paying for course fees. Three instalment plans are available:

  • Upfront payment: deposit + remaining course fee to be paid within 30 days
  • Rapid payment plan: deposit + remaining course fee to be paid within 4 months
  • Payment plan: deposit + remaining course fee to be paid within 8 months

Alternatively, you can pay the full course fee upfront via credit card.

RTO 22557
With over 14 years in the industry, Foundation Education endeavours to deliver flexible and personalised training solutions. A student satisfaction rate of over 80% and an industry leading graduation rate of 65%, combined with state-of-the-art technology, expert trainers and ongoing support, make Foundation Education one of Australia’s leading RTOs. Specialising in business services, health services, training and education and fitness and recreation courses, Foundation Education is the perfect choice for anyone looking for quality vocational training.
Studying with Foundation Education, you will be supported by an experienced trainer currently working in the industry. You will receive ongoing and personalised support with your assignments and career goals, and have access to coaching and advice from industry professionals. With state-of-the-art technology, you will have access to your course materials 24/7, meaning you can truly study when and where you want.

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