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BSB42518 - Certificate IV in Small Business Management

Course Details

Course Summary

BSB42518 Certificate IV in Small Business Management qualification is focused on building  and developing your skills with managing an existing small business operation.  It is suitable for small business managers 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. Students considering this course may provide leadership and guidance to others, and have responsibility for the output of others.

Entry Requirements

Required:

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.

BSB42518 Certificate IV in Small Business Management qualification is suitable for small business managers 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.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $2,550.00 (2020)
$2,610.00 (2021)
Subsidised Full Fee $540.00 (2020)
$560.00 (2021)
Subsidised Concession Fee $110.00 (2020)
$120.00 (2021)
Fee for service per unit $255.00 (2020)
$261.00 (2021)
Subsidised full fee per unit $54.00 (2020)
$56.00 (2021)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $11.00 (2020)
$12.00 (2021)
TAFE Priority Training Program fee per unit $8.80 (2021)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Now
Study Area
  • Business, Accounting and Law
Skill Area
  • Business Services
AQF Level Level 4: Certificate IV

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

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

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 4 core units
  2. Complete 6 elective units

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details , including the different study modes offered for each structure.

Standard Course Structure

The course can typically be completed in 18-24 months

  • Online
Core

Total number of units = 10

4 core units plus

6 elective units, of which:

  • 4 elective units must be selected from the elective units listed
BSBSMB415 Refine and strengthen a small business More Information Training.gov Details
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning More Information Training.gov Details
BSBSMB421 Manage small business finances More Information Training.gov Details
BSBSMB423 Create a digital technology plan for small business More Information Training.gov Details
Elective

Total number of units = 10

4 core units plus

6 elective units, of which:

  • 4 elective units must be selected from the elective units listed
BSBCUS402 Address customer needs More Information Training.gov Details
BSBREL402 Build client relationships and business networks More Information Training.gov Details
BSBSMB403 Market the small business More Information Training.gov Details
BSBEBU401 Review and maintain a website More Information Training.gov Details
BSBSMB407 Manage a small team More Information Training.gov Details
BSBITU422 Use digital technologies to collaborate in the workplace More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 BSBCUS402 - Address customer needs
2 BSBREL402 - Build client relationships and business networks
3 BSBSMB415 - Refine and strengthen a small business
4 BSBSMB404 - Undertake small business planning
4 BSBSMB403 - Market the small business
6 BSBSMB421 - Manage small business finances
7 BSBSMB423 - Create a digital technology plan for small business
8 BSBEBU401 - Review and maintain a website
9 BSBSMB407 - Manage a small team
10 BSBITU422 - Use digital technologies to collaborate in the workplace


Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Project
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to this course.

Domestic 2020 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Online
January: Full Time/Part Time
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
December: Full Time/Part Time

Domestic 2021 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Online
January: Full Time/Part Time
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
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Subsidy Requirements

To access the Priority Skills Subsidy students must be an owner, manager or employee of a small business in Queensland.  


Additional Resources

Textbook:

  • Small Business Management:  Launching & Growing Entrepreneurial Ventures ISBN 9780357039410.