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0.5 Year


The Certificate IV in New Small Business prepares you for a range of roles in small business including franchisee, small business owner and small business manager.

This practical course will help you refine your business management skills and extend your knowledge base. You will learn the operational elements of managing a small business, including analysing business feasibility and health, and be ready to apply your concepts to your own business ideas.

Strengthen your entrepreneurial spirit and be ready to launch, expand or refine your small business enterprise.


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Through theory and practical course work, you will learn to:

  • Establish the legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • Market the small business
  • Undertake small business planning
  • Manage finances


Strengthen your expertise and sharpen your business skills, including:

  • Small business planning
  • Marketing and promoting your small business
  • Making sure customer needs are met
  • Developing relationships and networks to build your small business profile


Develop a range of key soft skills that give you with the confidence to work in a range of business settings, including:

  • Effective communication
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving
  • An entrepreneurial spirit
  • Flexibility and resilience in business
  • Being proactive and organised


Globally, small and medium-sized businesses are key drivers of economic growth, representing over 90% of the business population and up to 70% of employment in developed economies.

Key trends transforming new small business, include:

  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Cybersecurity
  • Privacy
  • e-Commerce
  • Wellness and festivals
  • Digital marketing and online learning


When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Academic Requirements: If you do not have this, you will need to complete the Certificate III in Business or Certificate III in Business Administration before moving to the Certificate IV level course.
English Language Requirements:
  • Academic IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL (iBT) 46 or equivalent
  • Or Completion of a TAFE NSW General English Program

  • TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs are met. The level of support you need may be assessed via a review of your LLN skills with written tasks and a one-on-one interview. If you need to strengthen your LLN skills, an individual training plan will be created with you.

    To be prepared for this course, it is highly recommended that you have:

    • An interest or experience in running a small business
    • Some experience working with digital technology and different computer software programs like the Microsoft Office suite
    • Good numeracy and literacy skills
    • Effective communication
    • Collaboration and the ability to work in a team

    If you need support to prepare for study, or contact us about your options.

    No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


    From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from a range of courses offered at multiple campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network and socialise.

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    LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
    Ultimo Feb , Jul A$6,630
    LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
    Ultimo Feb , Jul A$6,630


    Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


    TAFE NSW offers you a range of on campus study environments you will have access to industry specific computer rooms,study and presentation areas as well as general student facilities to enhance your learning and student experience.

    Student facilities, amenities and support services include:

    • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
    • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
    • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service 
    • Studiosity - online access to a tutor 


    To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units. 

    Note: Additional units may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

    • Packaging Rules
    • Total number of units = 10
    • 4 core units plus 6 elective units of which
    • all may be selected from the elective units listed below, or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level
    • if not listed below 1 elective unit may be selected from a Certificate III or Diploma qualification from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course
    • Core Units
    • BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
    • BSBSMB403 Market the small business
    • BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
    • BSBSMB421 Manage small business finances
    • BSBADM409 Coordinate business resources
    • BSBCUS401 Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies
    • BSBCUS402 Address customer needs
    • BSBEBU401 Review and maintain a website
    • BSBFIA412 Report on financial activity
    • BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment
    • BSBINT303 Organise the importing and exporting of goods
    • BSBIPR405 Protect and use intangible assets in small business
    • BSBITU422 Use digital technologies to collaborate in the workplace
    • BSBMGT404 Lead and facilitate off-site staff
    • BSBREL401 Establish networks
    • BSBREL402 Build client relationships and business networks
    • BSBRES411 Analyse and present research information
    • BSBSMB201 Identify suitability for micro business
    • BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities
    • BSBSMB407 Manage a small team
    • BSBSMB408 Manage personal, family, cultural and business obligations
    • BSBSMB409 Build and maintain relationships with small business stakeholders
    • BSBSMB410 Review and implement energy efficiency in business operations
    • BSBSMB411 Manage specialist external advisory services
    • BSBSMB420 Evaluate and develop small business operations
    • BSBSMB423 Create a digital technology plan for small business
    • BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
    • BSBWOR424 Develop a time management plan
    • PSPGEN028 Provide a quotation


    From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.


    Build your expertise with a TAFE NSW Business study pathway:



    Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.

    TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.

    TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together leading to a University Bachelor Degree with guaranteed credit at Australian universities. You will be required to complete a TAFE NSW application form & University application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.