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This course is delivered by College Australia (RTO#31222).

Course Description

The BSB42515 Certificate IV in Small Business Management course is suitable for small business managers who aim to develop skills and gain a broad knowledge base to analyse information on problem-solving and managing their business. This includes providing leadership and guidance to teams, and being responsible for their output.

The technical, interpersonal, conceptual and practical skills learned through this qualification will help unlock your potential and future career in the business sector.

Where Can the BSB42515 Certificate IV in Small Business Management Take Your Career?

If you wish to take on one of the roles listed below, then the Cert IV in Small Business Management (BSB42515) course is perfect for you:

  • Small Business Manager
  • New Small Business Manager

Looking at Australia’s business manager jobs outlook and business-related jobs outlook will give you a glimpse of the jobs you can take on—possible tasks, salary information, skill level required, and industry growth forecast.  Click on the links to explore where the Certificate IV in Small Business Management can take you.

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Course Details

Course Code:

Course Name:

BSB42515 Certificate IV in Small Business Management

Course Duration:

Expected Study Hours:

12 Months Up to 1440 hours depending on your experience

Delivery Methods:


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Course Delivery Options

This course is delivered through Online Self-Paced Learning by College Australia (RTO#31222). It is ideal for learners who want to study according to their own schedule and it lets you gain your qualification as fast as you can. What’s more, you can enrol straight away!

This delivery method is popular because it allows learners to complete their course from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, or in fact anywhere in Australia at times that are most convenient for them.

Please read the Appeals, Complaints, and other policies and procedures in the College Australia Student Handbook before enrolling.

Course Duration: You will be given up to 12 months from your commencement date to complete the course via the online delivery method.

Your Certificate or Statement of Attainment will also be issued by College Australia (RTO#31222).

What Will You Learn in the Business Course?

The Certificate IV in Small Business Management (BSB42515) course will prepare you for a managerial role that can provide leadership and guidance to your future team. It will equip you with the right skills and broad knowledge that will help you analyse information and solve problems in unprecedented situations in the workplace.

During this course, you will learn how to do small business planning, manage small business finances, and design a digital action plan for small businesses. You will also be taught on how to address customer needs, to establish networks, and to develop work priorities.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for the Cert IV in Small Business Management (BSB42515).

Qualification Pathways

While doing your course, you may also consider doing additional training that will complement your business skills. Here are some related courses:

Course Units

The BSB42515 Certificate IV in Small Business Management includes 4 core units and 6 elective units for a total of 10 units. The electives have been chosen carefully so that learners are equipped with skills that meet the needs of business professionals.

Core Units:

BSBSMB404 – Undertake small business planning
– Manage small business finances
– Design a digital action plan for small business
BSBSMB415 – Refine and strengthen a small business

Elective Units:

BSBCUS402 – Address customer needs
– Undertake project work
– Establish networks
BSBSMB403 – Market the small business
BSBSMB401 – Establish and comply with legal and risk requirements of small business
BSBWOR404 – Develop work priorities

Resources Provided by College Australia

To support you in your studies, you will be provided with:

  • Access to the College Australia Online Student Portal
  • Paper and online course resources including learning materials and assessment workbooks
  • Student support from expert trainers

Resources Supplied by the Student

To complete your studies, you will need to have access to:

  • Computer with Internet access with a reliable speed of at least 5mbps
  • Latest Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

Course Outline & Structure

Expected Study Hours:  A total of up to 1440 study hours is expected from each learner to complete the course. However, since it’s self-paced, learners will be able to finish the course more quickly if they are able to dedicate more study time out of their schedule.

Assessment Methods

A combination of written questions, case studies, projects, and reflections will be used to assess learners so they know which areas need improvement.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is offered to any Learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered within this qualification. This can include any previous formal or informal training and/or previous life or work experience. Simply indicate during your enrolment if you wish to apply for RPL.

Please visit College Australia’s RPL Guide for more information on this process and instructions on how to apply.

Career Pathways

Once you’ve gained the Cert IV in Small Business Management, you are now qualified to advance your career in business management.  Career information provided by My Skills says that individuals who complete the Certificate IV are most often employed as:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (31.3%)
  • Professionals (17.9%)
  • Managers (16%)

You can also search for business ownersmall business manager, or small business owner to see all the opportunities available right now.

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