BSB40320 - Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business

Are you ready to turn a dream into a flourishing business? If you complete Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business, you will have a practical understanding of what it takes to run a successful small business or establish a new venture within a larger organization.




This course can typically be completed in  12 - 24 months.




10 units


Career opportunities for students undertaking this course include roles such as Small Business Manager, Business Coordinator, Office Supervisor, Accounts Supervisor, and Manager.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals establishing or operating a business providing self-employment, as well as those establishing a new venture as part of a larger organisation. 

These individuals use well developed skills and a broad knowledge base to solve a range of unpredictable problems, and anaylse and evaluate information from a variety of sources.  They may provide leadership and guidance to others and have responsibility for the output of others. 

This is a nationally recognised accredited course.

Online Structure


This course can typically be completed in  12 - 24 months.

BSBESB401Research and develop business plans
BSBESB404Market new business ventures
BSBESB402Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures
BSBESB403Plan finances for new business ventures
Group A Electives - Entrepreneurship and New Business
BSBESB407Manage finances for new business ventures
BSBESB301Investigate business opportunities
BSBESB406Establish operational strategies and procedures for new business ventures
Group B Electives - Transferable Skills
BSBLDR412Communicate effectively as a workplace leader
BSBLDR413Lead effective workplace relationships
BSBCRT411Apply critical thinking to work practices
BSBXTW401Lead and facilitate a team
BSBHRM415Coordinate recruitment and onboarding
BSBTEC404Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment
BSBSTR401Promote innovation in team environments
BSBTWK401Build and maintain business relationships
BSBWHS411Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs
FNSACC416Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
BSBXCM401Apply communication strategies in the workplace
Unspecified Electives
BSBCMM412Lead difficult conversations
BSBTEC402Design and produce complex spreadsheets
BSBTEC401Design and produce complex text documents


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Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
This course has no residential schools.

Completion of the bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.

Career opportunities for students undertaking this course include roles such as Small Business Manager, Business Coordinator, Office Supervisor, Accounts Supervisor, and Manager.

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
Fee for service per unit$288.00 (2022)
Fee for service$2,880.00 (2022)
Subsidised full fee$620.00 (2022)
Subsidised concession fee$130.00 (2022)
Subsidised full fee per unit$62.00 (2022)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$13.00 (2022)
TAFE Priority Skills Fund/Training Program fee per unit$9.40 (2022)
JobTrainer$400.00 (2022)
JobTrainer fee per unit$40.00 (2022)
Fee for service$3,000.00 (2023)
Subsidised full fee$830.00 (2023)
Subsidised concession fee$370.00 (2023)
Fee for service per unit$300.00 (2023)
Subsidised full fee per unit$83.00 (2023)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$37.00 (2023)
TAFE Priority Skills Fund/Training Program fee per unit$27.70 (2023)

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86.

To receive the TAFE Priority Skills Fund (TPSF) or JobTrainer subsidy for this course you must be the owner, manager or employee of a small business in Queensland.

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