BSB42615Certificate IV in New Small Business

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  • Awarded by

    Open Colleges (RTO 90796)

  • Qualification

    Certificate IV

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Max 24 months

  • Start Date

    Anytime – start today!

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Small Business Owner | Small Business Manager | Office Administrator | Operations Officer | View all

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.

Last modified: 02 Nov 2018

In a Nutshell

Studying the Certificate IV in New Small Business (BSB42615) online course with Open Colleges will give you the training to market and manage a small business.

You will gain entrepreneurial skills in identifying business opportunities and developing marketing strategies. You will also learn a broad range of skills to help with the day-to-day operations of a small business, including financial processes and client and customer liaison.

Open Colleges has partnered up with Flying Solo, the leading micro and small business network, to offer our students enrolled in this course a free one-year community level membership.

Your membership includes the following great benefits:

  • After successfully completing Module 1, you will be eligible for an exclusive one on one small business coaching session with Flying Solo founder Robert Gerrish
  • Access to community newsletters, webinars and event invitations 
  • Access to the Flying Solo discussion forums
  • A copy of the 'Flying Solo' book
  • Access to the ‘work your way' course 
  • A Flying Solo directory listing 
  • Access to the member lounge via the member only Facebook group 
  • A mention for your small business across the Flying Solo social media network 
  • Promotional spots for your small business on the Flying Solo website 

Find out how online study works with Open Colleges.

  • What You'll Need to Get In


    To be eligible for this course applicants must meet the following requirements:

    • Have completed year 10; OR
    • Hold a certificate II level or higher; OR
    • At least 2 years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication; AND
    • Aged at least 18 years old; AND
    • Basic computing skills; AND
    • Basic Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills
  • Subject Breakdown

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

    • BSBSMB401 – Establish the legal and risk management requirements of small business
    • BSBCUS401 – Coordinate implementation of customer services strategies
    • BSBSMB402 – Plan small business finance
    • BSBFIA402 – Report on financial activity
    • BSBSMB403 – Market the small business
    • BSBSMB404 – Undertake small business planning
    • BSBSMB405 – Monitor and manage small business operations
    • BSBPMG522 – Undertake project work
    • BSBCUS402 – Address customer needs
    • BSBREL401 – Establish networks
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  • Why Open Colleges?

    RTO 90796
    Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.

    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.


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    "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."

    Amy Stephenson , Certificate III in Accounts Administration

    "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."

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    "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."

    "My job is probably best described as a medical equipment specialist. I educate and train people in the use of CT scanners onsite. Getting the skills to use in trainings, to substantiate the work I do is very valuable. The course has changed my work and the way I approach training courses. It’s made me more confident and I’ll be better at my job."

    Melinda Wheeler , Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in New Small Business (BSB42615) from Open Colleges.

 You will graduate with the skills and knowledge to successfully start up your own business. If you are already involved in an established operation these skills will also benefit you in helping the business to become more successful and profitable.

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.

Let's Talk Price

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments

  • $62.83 per week (46 weekly repayments)
  • $100 deposit

Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save 20% off full price of $2,990

  • $2,392 upfront payment
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