National code: BSB40320

Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business

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Overview About this course

Gain the skills to bring your small business or startup idea to life. Launch your small business or passion project with expert support and guidance, and set yourself up for success as a business owner.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Develop a tailored business plan

  • Plan and manage small business finances

  • Develop and apply marketing and promotional strategies

  • Build important client relationships and business networks

  • Provide outstanding customer service

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Confidence to grow your micro business or start your own small business

  • The ability to create a business plan

  • Experience communicating with customers

  • Exposure to small business legislation, policy and compliance material

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.

  • Traineeship

  • TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in a small business as this course is delivered in the workplace

  • Have a signed traineeship contract

  • Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • An interest and some knowledge, skills or experience in small business, gained through work experience or previous study

  • The ability to set work goals and achieve them

  • The ability to work independently

  • Good organisational and communication skills

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 12 high school level

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Corporate Services Manager

Corporate Services Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the overall administration of organisations.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).

    92%

  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    1,800 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    46 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.

    $2,400

  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    45 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

    Very high

  • Gender share

    56% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

    Strong Growth

Other jobs include: Small business owner , Small business manager and Owner operator

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 1 Course

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 10 Units of competency, including 4 core and 6 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Plan finances for new business ventures BSBESB403

  • Market new business ventures BSBESB404

  • Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures BSBESB402

  • Research and develop business plans BSBESB401

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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