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Certificate IV in Small Business Management


For many, the idea of owning a small business is a dream come true, but achieving the ideal financial and lifestyle outcome requires hard work and the development of the right skill set.

About this Qualification

A Certificate IV in Small Business Management offers a practical, hands-on approach to learning with an emphasis on solving real business problems interwoven with theory and case studies on small business management – ideal for those who are ( or wish to become ) small business owners.

What you will Learn

You will learn a range of vital skills including :
• Planning
• Managing finances
• Marketing
• Managing a team
• Project management

Units of Competency

The Certificate IV in Small Business Management requires 10 units of competency:

Core Units

  • BSBSMB401A - Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business 
  • BSBSMB402A - Plan small business finances
  • BSBSMB403A - Market the small business
  • BSBSMB404A - Undertake small business planning

Elective Units

  • BSBSMB405B - Monitor and manage small business operations
  • BSBSMB406A - Manage small business finances
  • BSBSMB407A - Manage a small team
  • BSBMKG414B - Undertake marketing activities
  • BSBPMG522A - Undertake Project Work
  • BSBREL401A - Establish networks

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment.

Delivery Mode and Duration

Distance: Students are given 8 months to complete the course.

Workplace: Minimum 12 sessions


  • Discussion Points / Interviews
  • Projects / Research Reviews
  • Questioning,
  • Direct Observations & Demonstration
  • Written Assignment & Case studies
  • Simulated work place activities
  • Workplace Practicals
  • Log Book/3rd Party Report/References

Eligibility check

Click Here to check your eligibility for Victorian Government Funding

Victorian Government Funded Tuition Fees

Click Here to view the course fees for Certificate IV in Small Business Management*.

For pricing options in other States, please enquire below.

* Tuition Fees may vary depending on electives selected
** Fee for services price on application


Successful completion means you are eligible to enrol in a range of Business qualifications, such as marketing, management and project management.

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