Certificate IV in New Small Business

For many, the idea of owning a small business is a dream come true, but achieving the ideal financial and lifestyle outcome requires hard work and the development of the right skill set.

This qualification reflects the role of a small business manager who uses well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of small business contexts. They apply solutions to a defined range of 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.

Hit the ground running in a business environment with a broad range of skills, or formalise skills you are already using in the workplace.

This qualification includes:

  • Developing the knowledge to solve a range of unpredictable problems
  • Analysing and evaluating information from a variety of sources

Employment opportunities with this qualification are:

  • Franchisee
  • Owner Operator
  • Small Business Manager
  • Consulting Business Owner/Operator

What will you achieve from completing this course?

  • A nationally recognised BSB42618 Certificate IV in New Small Business
  • Skills and knowledge required to manage legal and risk management for small business
  • Skills and knowledge to undertake planning and marketing for a small business

What you need to know about this course:

  • New students are expected to attend a mandatory college orientation before course commencement. Orientation times and dates will be advised after enrolment.
  • Classes commence at the beginning of week 1 of each school term
  • Students will be accepted into the class throughout the term
  • You will need to plan for approximately 5-8 hours a week at home to complete assessment tasks
  • There is no training during school holidays
  • Private Facebook groups are used to share resources and learning
  • Resources are provided by SGSCC
  • Student lounge available
  • WiFi is available

What resources do you need to study from home?

  • A computer with internet access
  • Email access
  • Facebook account

Course entry requirements:

  • There are no formal educational requirements for entry into this course
  • Recognition for units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences
  • Complete an SGSCC English language, literacy and numeracy assessment to determine that the student has sufficient skills to successfully complete the course
  • Access to computer/internet
  • Facebook account for private class communication and access to learning resources (assistance creating an account can be arranged through SGSCC)
  • Note taking materials
  • Unique Student Identifier (can be arranged through SGSCC)

Do you need to complete any work placement hours?

  • No, this course offers a simulated learning environment with SGSCC.

Will you need to sit for any exams?

  • No. This is a competency-based course
  • Tell us then show us you understand and are able to implement the learning you have received
  • You will be required to competently complete assessment tasks for all 10 units of learning

Assessments are made up by a range of:

  • Case studies
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
  • Presentation
  • Questions & answers
  • Research report

To be deemed competent:

  • You will receive clear assessment instructions
  • You must complete all assessments to a satisfactory standard as set by your trainer
  • These are assessed by your trainer
  • Opportunities will be provided for trainers to support students and to resubmit their assessments if required

When you have completed and been deemed competent you can:

  • Progress with SGSCC to the BSB50215 Diploma of Business, or BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management

Course Fees & Payment Options:

  • $1,850 (maximum Smart and Skilled student fee)
  • $4,000 (fee for those who are ineligible for Smart and Skilled)
  • Pay in full or interest-free monthly payment plan available
  • By Cash, EFTPOS, Visa or MasterCard

Delivery Overview:

  • Duration: 2 term course
  • Days: Tuesday fortnightly 6pm-9pm
  • Units of Learning: 10
  • Requirements:
  • Monthly Intake: Yes

Eligibility for Subsided Training under the Smart & Skilled Training Program:

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government under the Smart & Skilled Training Program. To be eligible you must be

  • an Australian Citizen/Perm Resident/NZ citizen/humanitarian visa holder
  • aged 15 years or older, and
  • live or work in New South Wales, and
  • no longer be at school or equivalent

See Smart & Skilled page for further information.

Eligibility for “Skilling for Recovery” - Fee-Free nationally accredited training:

Skilling for Recovery is a NSW Government initiative to deliver JobTrainer funding in NSW. It provides free certificate, diploma and short course training to eligible applicants. If you meet the Smart & Skilled Program eligibility above and one of the following you could complete this course fee free:

  • Unemployed (with or without a benefit); or
  • At risk of unemployment; or
  • 17-24 years old (employed or not)

See Skilling for Recovery page for further information.

Time for you to enrol:

  • The WorkSkills team are available to take your enquiry or enrolment on 02 8543 7412 during business hours
  • At the Jannali Office Reception (Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm)

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Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate IV in New Small Business BSB42618.
  • Build client relationships and business networks (BSBREL402)
  • Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies (BSBCUS401)
  • Make a presentation (BSBCMM401)
  • Market the small business (BSBSMB403)
  • Manage small business finances (BSBSMB421)
  • Establish networks (BSBREL401)
  • Undertake small business planning (BSBSMB404)
  • Promote innovation in a team environment (BSBINN301)
  • Manage a small team (BSBSMB407)
  • Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business (BSBSMB401)