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This course meets the 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.
Open Colleges has bundled together the Certificate IV in New Small Business and Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication (specialising in digital marketing) into this one training program to teach aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners how to promote and run their own operations.
Throughout the duration of this double qualification, you will learn how to undertake small business planning, oversee small business finances and establish protocols to ensure your business is adhering to legal and WHS requirements.
You will also engage in key marketing techniques that will be crucial to the growth and expansion of your business operations, as you learn how to profile markets, analyse consumer behaviour and conduct market research. Upon completion of this program you will walk away with two nationally recognised qualifications, and the ability to successfully start up your own small business.
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To be eligible to enrol in this course you must be 16 years or over, and meet one of the following education entry requirements:
In this marketing and business management course, the subjects you will study include:
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.
"It was very grounded in reality and it was practical as well as theoretical. I recommend doing the training before starting to write. I see people that will come to our writers group and say ‘I’ve got this lovely story, my kids love it, my grandchildren love it,’ and it would never get published because they haven’t done any training and they don’t know how to write."
"Because it’s so flexible, it was easy for me to do it. I’ll be in the middle of an assignment and I can just pause it if my son is asking for lunch. I’ll quickly make him lunch or get a drink and I can just open it back up and go straight back into it to continue. The trainers have been great. They really try to get back to you on time and make sure they give you the best possible answers. They always seem to come back with a quick response."
"It’s given me a different mindset. I used to think you’d go out and do a job, like mechanics, for years and that you’d just get the qualification after years on the job. But with this, you can study for a couple of months and then you can go out into the world fully qualified and ready for the job and just go for it."
"I think the Open Colleges model is particularly good because you’re not tied down to due dates, you just have as much time as you need. You have people to get in touch with if you’re having trouble. I’ve actually had emails back at 10pm at night from my teacher. I’ve been sitting here and I’ve shot one off and they’ve got right back to me within that hour. You don’t get that anywhere."
"I am a farmer and I run a family farm with my husband. I was given the opportunity to study any course I wanted that would help our business, and that may help me earn some money off the land, so I chose to learn bookkeeping. The course is so useful and beneficial for our farm. It’s great to learn how to set journals out so our accountant can do the BAS and income tax, without them being all over the place."
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive two nationally recognised and accredited qualifications from Open Colleges: Certificate IV in New Small Business (BSB42615) and Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication (specialising in digital marketing) (BSB42415).
Wondering where a career in small business could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Entrepreneur, Business Owner, Restaurant or Café Owner, Online Business Owner.
Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:
Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments
Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to 20% on your course fees
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