BSB40320 Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business St George & Sutherland Community College

BSB40320 Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business

The nationally accredited BSB40320 Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business gives you the skills to bring your small business or start-up idea to life. Launch your small business idea or passion project with expert support and guidance, and set yourself up for success as a business owner.

This qualification includes:

  • Learning to plan and manage small business finances
  • Developing and applying marketing and promotional strategies
  • Learning to build important client relationships and business networks
  • Learning how to provide outstanding customer service
  • Learning to develop a tailored business plan

Employment opportunities with this qualification are:

  • Small business owner
  • Small business manager
  • Owner/Operator

What will you achieve from completing this course?

  • A nationally recognised BSB40320 Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business
  • Confidence to establish and grow your 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
  • There is no training during school holidays
  • Students will be accepted into the class throughout the term
  • Private Facebook groups are used to share resources and learning
  • Resources are provided by SGSCC
  • 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 entry requirements for this course
  • Unique Student Identifier (can be arranged through SGSCC)
  • An interest and some knowledge, skills or experience in small business, gained through work experience or previous study
  • The ability to set work goals and achieve them
  • The ability to work independently
  • Good organisational and communication skills

Do you need to complete any work placement hours?

No, there are no work placement hours required.

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

Units of competency you will be studying:

  1. BSBESB401 Research and develop business plans (Core)
  2. BSBESB402 Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures (Core)
  3. BSBESB403 Plan finances for new business ventures (Core)
  4. BSBESB404 Market new business ventures (Core)
  5. BSBESB301 Investigate business opportunities (Elective)
  6. BSBESB302 Develop and present business proposals (Elective)
  7. BSBCRT411 Apply critical thinking to work practices (Elective)
  8. BSBCRT413 Collaborate in creative processes (Elective)
  9. BSBLDR412 Communicate effectively as a workplace leader (Elective)
  10. BSBPMG430 Undertake project work (Elective)

Assessments are made up by a range of:

  • Case studies
  • Demonstration
  • 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

Delivery Overview:

  • Duration: 3 term course
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Units of Learning: 10
  • Monthly Intake: Yes

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

Skilling for Recovery is part of a matched funding commitment between the NSW and Australian governments under the JobTrainer Fund.

Skilling for Recovery is a key component of the State’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan.

Skilling for Recovery will help job seekers (including school leavers) reskill, retrain and redeploy the workforce to industries where there are skills shortages and emerging employment opportunities.

Skilling for Recovery offers Fee Free training places to eligible students and funded courses.

Student Eligibility:

If you meet the following criteria you may be eligible to enrol at SGSCC under Skilling for Recovery and receive fee-free accredited training: You must meet all of the following criteria:

  • 15 years old and over; and
  • No longer in secondary education, and
  • Live or work in NSW; and
  • Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or a Humanitarian Visa Holder or a partner visa holder whose sponsor is a humanitarian visa holder.

And meet one of the following:

  • Aged 16 to 24 at commencement of training, regardless of employment status, including Year 12 school leavers, or
  • A person who is a recipient of a Commonwealth Government welfare benefit, or
  • An unemployed person (you do not need to be in receipt of any Commonwealth benefits or registered with Centrelink), or
  • A veteran and their partner, or
  • A person who is currently employed undertaking a specified full or part qualification in the areas such as Aged Care, Digital Skills, Disability Care, Childcare, Training and Education (TAE).
  • An employed person who is expected to become unemployed who falls into one of the following categories:
  • Stood down/ furloughed employee
  • Person who has been employed for 6 months or less
  • Low skilled/ unskilled employee
  • Workers in declining industries

See definition below for further detail.

Definition of an employed person who is ‘expected to become unemployed'

Skilling for Recovery primarily seeks to help unemployed people to re-train or for young people to start their career, but it will also support people expected to become unemployed. This can cover instances such as: companies in declining industries, people whose employment is conditional on immediately undertaking work relevant training, and workers who have been stood down or furloughed.

Below are definitions for each of the four categories:

  • Stood down/ furloughed employee: Employee that has been stood down or an employee that is at risk of becoming unemployed and requires upskilling or reskilling for a new role and employment elsewhere.
  • Person starting a job (employed for 6 months or less): employed on condition of receiving training to build capacity and capability for the job role. This would be within the first 6 months of employment.
  • Low skilled/unskilled employee: Existing employee, with or without relevant skills or previous qualification up to Certificate III, that requires training to upskill to secure ongoing employment or future employment
  • Workers in declining industries: Workers at any company in an agreed declining industry (e.g. international travel industry) who require upskilling/reskilling for redeployment.

SGSCC will advise you on course availability as well as the evidence requirements to validate your eligibility.

All Skilling for Recovery enrolments must occur no later than 31 December 2022.

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 Entrepreneurship and New Business BSB40320.
  • Market new business ventures (BSBESB404)
  • Apply critical thinking to work practices (BSBCRT411)
  • Undertake project work (BSBPMG430)
  • Investigate business opportunities (BSBESB301)
  • Develop and present business proposals (BSBESB302)
  • Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures (BSBESB402)
  • Research and develop business plans (BSBESB401)
  • Collaborate in creative processes (BSBCRT413)
  • Plan finances for new business ventures (BSBESB403)
  • Communicate effectively as a workplace leader (BSBLDR412)