Our recognized Cert IV has been designed to fulfill the training needs of individuals who are established in small businesses or are responsible for managing such businesses. While this program has a particular focus on creating a business plan for a new business, it also considers the detailed knowledge and skills associated with running and operating a small business, from managing finances to marketing and pursuing innovation. The legal risk management aspects of the environment for small businesses are also considered.
The Certificate IV in Small Business course covers a broad array of business and organizational tasks and responsibilities including workplace safety, customer service, organizing and coordinating staff, creating marketing plans, strategy implementation and managing one’s own work priorities while building effective working relationships with others.
This course provides a solid foundation for more advanced studies in business and for future managerial roles.
Learning Outcomes and Career Opportunities
Build the skills and competencies to effectively create and manage a small business – understand how to evaluate business ideas and opportunities – consider the various options for starting a small business, including franchising and acquiring an existing business – Access the latest thinking about small business management and apply this to your current and future roles.
Develop skills in negotiation, research, and analysis, working in a team, planning, developing goals and objectives, and using business technology to assist with the creation and growth of the business. Successful completion of this qualification can lead to career opportunities such as Business Owner, Small Business Supervisor, Small Business Manager, Franchisor, Franchisee.
Online Course Delivery
Learn anytime, anyplace. We understand you’ve got to live your life. While learning is important, so are your friends, family, work schedules, hobbies, and passions. Our courses can be started when you’re ready to learn. Each unit can be scheduled around your lifestyle. You can choose to complete a unit in a few focused days or, alternatively, time your learning around your job, other commitments and responsibilities.
This is a key feature of our college, no need to attend a fixed time or place. All our courses are at your fingertips, when and where you want to learn. We utilize an online learning platform that is simple and easy to use, this provides a flexible learning environment that can easily fit around your busy schedule.
Our business courses have been designed for the use of distance (online learning) and workplace assessment activities. As a competency-based qualification, the assessment tasks seek evidence that participants have mastered the skills and knowledge contained in each unit. Commonly-used assessment activities in our units are quick-learning activities, work-based projects, case studies, discussions, practical exercises, and personal reflection.
This course has the following enrolment requirement:
- Have access to a fully-functional computer/smart device loaded with a web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox) and appropriate software applications to read PDF files (e.g. Adobe), produce documents (e.g. Microsoft Word, etc)
- Have access to a computer/smart device with reliable Internet access (ability to download and upload documentation from/to the College’s online learning server)
- Have a current valid email account for online learning and assessment communication and support;
- Have a telephone and current valid telephone number for learning and assessment communication and support
Successfully complete all assessment tasks within the required timeframes.