Certificate IV in Small Business Management


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Two ways to study this course


At your own pace

Online learning at a pace that suits you


Guided learning supported by a trainer

Course duration

Up to 2 years


6 months


Weekly hours

4 - 5 hours

based on 2 years

15 - 20 hours

based on 6 months

Start date

Start today

or anytime

Is this course right for you?

Is this course right for you?

Are you ready to live the dream, to be your own boss? Or are you looking to build on your current skills as a manager to stand out from the crowd? If you answered yes then our Certificate IV in Small Business Management can help you achieve your goals.

Although not mandatory, access to a small business or having a vision for a new small business is ideal.

What you'll learn

What you'll learn

With our Certificate IV in Small Business Management, you'll gain practical skills in all aspects of running a small business. You'll learn about business planning, dealing with legal requirements, managing finances and marketing your products or services.

All course work and assessments will be done in the context of your business and you'll get plenty of opportunity to develop skills and tools relevant to the daily running of your business.

Where it could lead you

  • Small business manager
  • Small business operator
  • Small business employee

Jobs in this field

Jobs in this field

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Course Guide

Course Guide

Download the 2014 Course Guide.

Certificate IV in Small Business Management

Course outline

Course outline

Establishing a work/life balance

  • Undertake small business planning
  • Manage personal, family, cultural and business obligations
  • Build and maintain relationships with small business stakeholders

Keeping business rolling

  • Monitor and manage small business operations
  • Manage a small team

Finances for small business

  • Report on financial activity
  • Manage small business finances

Chief everything officer

  • Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • Plan small business finances
  • Market the small business

Supported online study

Supported online study

Study whenever you want in our innovative online study centre supported by a dedicated trainer.

What you need

What you need
Modern computer with high-speed internet
Microsoft Office or similar (e.g. GoogleDocs or OpenOffice)
More about what you need

How you're assessed

How you're assessed

You'll need to:

Prepare written documents (e.g. plans, presentations)
Answer questions online
More about assessments
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