BSB42618 - Certificate IV in New Small Business

Are you ready to turn a dream into a flourishing business? When you complete the Certificate IV in New Small Business, you will have the practical understanding of what it takes to run a successful small business.




The course can typically be completed in 18 - 24 months.




10 units


Career outcomes could lead to roles such as a Small Business Manager, Business Coordinator, Office Supervisor, Accounts Supervisor.

Do you want to start up and run your own business? This course will teach you about the legal and risk management requirements of small business, as well as how to plan a small business, manage small business finances, market the small business, and how to manage a small team. This qualification is suitable for those establishing a small business who use well developed skills and a broad knowledge base to solve a range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others, and have responsibility for the output of others.

Standard Course Structure


The course can typically be completed in 18 - 24 months.

BSBSMB403Market the small business
BSBSMB404Undertake small business planning
BSBSMB401Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
BSBSMB421Manage small business finances
BSBSMB420Evaluate and develop small business operations
BSBADM409Coordinate business resources
BSBCUS402Address customer needs
BSBREL402Build client relationships and business networks
BSBSMB407Manage a small team
BSBWOR404Develop work priorities


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

There are no entry requirements for this course however, students will traditionally come from entry level leadership positions in Management or Business.  

Career outcomes could lead to roles such as a Small Business Manager, Business Coordinator, Office Supervisor, Accounts Supervisor.

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
Fee for service$3,210 (2020)
Subsidised full feeN/A
Subsidised concession feeN/A
Fee for service per unit$321 (2020)
Subsidised full fee per unitN/A
Subsidised concession fee per unitN/A
Fee for service$3,280 (2021)
Subsidised full feeN/A
Subsidised concession feeN/A
Fee for service per unit$328 (2021)
Subsidised full fee per unitN/A
Subsidised concession fee per unitN/A
TAFE Priority Training Program fee per unitN/A
Overseas OnlineN/A
Domestic OnlineN/A

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.

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