About the course

The purpose of this course is to prepare individuals with skills and a broad knowledge base that is needed to establish a small business.

Career Opportunities

  • Small Business Manager
  • Administrator
  • Supervisor

Entry Requirements

International students must satisfy the following conditions:

  • An overall IELTS band 5.5 (with no individual band below 5.0) or equivalent.
  • 18 years and above with a High School Certificate (Year 12)


This course will be delivered over 28 weeks , which comprises of 24 study weeks and 4 weeks of holiday.

Delivery mode and Assessment

The course is delivered over 20 hours per week. It consists of two 8-hour days face to face in a classroom setting and 4 hours of online/distance course work.

Assessments may be conducted through a combination of written questions and answers, case studies, role-plays, and demonstrations.

An average of 15-20 hours of self-study per week is also required in this course.

Course Structure

Total number of units = 10
4 core units plus
6 elective units



BSBSMB401Establish and comply with legal and risk requirements of small business (core)
BSBSMB402Plan small business finances (core)
BSBSMB403Market the small business (core)
BSBSMB404Undertake small business planning (core)
BSBSMB405Monitor and manage small business operations (elective)
BSBREL401Establish networks (elective)
BSBLDR403Lead team effectiveness (elective)
BSBWRT401Write complex documents (elective)
   BSBCUS401 Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies (elective)
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets (elective)

  Student may choose alternate elective units of competency, subject to their availability and the rules of the training package.


Upon successful completion of BSB42615 Certificate IV in New Small Business, the student may pursue BSB50215 Diploma of Business or a range of other Diploma qualifications in the BSB training package.

Recognition of Prior Learning

We offer everyone the opportunity to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) at enrolment. Students may be granted credit or partial credit in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or prior training.

Fees & Intakes

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Study locations

Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne