BSB42518

Certificate IV in Small Business Management

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Fast Facts

Feel confident in your skills, in your business.

Looking to start a side-hustle?
Already own your own business?
Working in a small business?

The small business management course is the perfect combination of all things Business. Learn how to operate, manage and lead a small business with topics from finance to marketing and networking – this is the course to do if you want the strong foundations in your business to support your growth.

Why Bother?

  • 100% online. Study when and how you want.
  • Gain the fundamental skills of running and operating a business
  • Support from highly qualified Trainers, who are business owners too
  • Ongoing study support and goal accountability
  • You’ll even create a Business Plan in the course!

Job Prospects

Business owner
Operations manager
Small Business Manager

Study Mode

Self-paced online learning.

Next Intake

Enrol anytime

Subjects

10

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From the day of signing up to submitting my last unit, the whole FTA team kept in touch and checked in with me often. The support I received was fantastic.”

Student Q&A: Ashleigh Morrison
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Course Structure

What you’ll learn

This course covers the fundamentals of running a successful business from operations to marketing to managing finances.  It is ideal for business owners or those who work in a small business environment (and wear many hats!).

Ways to study

Recognition of Prior Learning

Your experience adds up and you can use this to fast-track your qualification.  If you’ve got a tonne of industry experience this can be used to gain part or all of your qual.

Online

Online learning has never been more social! Each student gets a dedicated Learning Engagement Officer who’s there to help you set and follow through on your goals.

Self-paced Learning

Work in your own time, when and how you want! You are in complete control of your goals and your study while, we will provide as much or as little support as you want, you call the shots.

To achieve this qualification, you must demonstrate competency in 4 core and 6 elective units. Please refer below for the core units of competency and a sample of suggested electives:

Core Units

  • BSBSMB423 Create a digital technology plan for small business
  • BSBSMB415 Refine and strengthen a small business
  • BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
  • BSBSMB421 Manage small business finances

Suggested Electives

  • BSBREL402 Build client relationships and business networks
  • BSBSMB401 Establish and comply with legal and risk requirements of small business
  • BSBSMB402 Plan small business finances
  • BSBSMB403 Market the small business
  • BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
  • BSBSMB407 Manage a small team

Ensuring your staff have the practical and technical skills in Business is critical to maximising the potential of your team. Our scope of Business qualifications provides foundation-level skills through to advanced and specialised skills in project management and business operations. Plus, with online learning being so accessible, you can ensure your workforce is skilled and competent in-line with your business goals.

  • Customised training plans that suit your timeline requirements
  • Our Trainers have worked in business, of all levels, their entire career. They are industry experts here to support the success of every student.
  • We are known for being responsive.
  • This course aims to build understanding of the entire business from financial budgets to marketing and operations. Your staff will better understand the intricacies involved in running a successful business.
  • Business owner
  • Operations manager
  • Small Business Manager

The course duration will vary depending on your experience, skills and chosen study mode. As a guide:

  • Between 12 – 24 months depending on your current experience and skills
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): 3-6 months- this term may be extended by Funding Criteria, amount of RPL awarded and subsequent Gap Training required  – eligibility criteria apply
  • Fee for service: 3-12 months subject to the amount of RPL awarded and subsequent Gap Training required

Your skills will be assessed through a mix of practical and theory tasks. Which is essentially showing us what you’ve learnt and how you do it.

Theory may be assessed Online. Practical Assessment will be conducted at your place of work or work site with fit for purpose facilities and equipment which are to be made available to your FTA trainer & Assessor for training and assessment purposes.

Let’s talk about the money

Ready to take the leap towards your nationally recognised qualification? View the range of funding options available to assist both students and employers in gaining valuable training.

Fee For Service

Fee For Service

Our flexible Fee For Service model accommodates individuals ready to start their qualification today while making ongoing, manageable payments.

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We celebrate all wins

We are the benchmark in education and training performance and we’re bloody good at it.

Learner Support

Our trainers have years of hands on experience in business, providing you with unparalleled access to first-hand industry knowledge throughout your course.

Limitless Learning

We believe that everyone should be able to learn in inspiring ways. That’s why we deliver training how you learn best plus, you get your own Learning Engagement Officer to support your progress through the course.

Recognised Qualifications

This small business management course is nationally recognised, so you can work anywhere in Australia with confidence.