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The Certificate IV in New Small Business will provide you with the tools you need to start or improve the workings of your small business. Develop entrepreneurial skills while you earn a valuable nationally-accredited qualification. Learn about the process of planning, financing, marketing and online business development from experienced and qualified teachers. Course details

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Online: Varies - Dependent upon the number of units completed per study term / Up to 2 units per intake

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  • Full Fee $3,880

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John Maughan

My management have really noticed a difference

"I really enjoy the practical side of TAFE and feel like I will be able to go into the real world now and use all of the skills that I have learnt over the year. I am far more confident. I am leading my team so much better than previously and my management have really noticed a difference in my confidence and skills and abilities."

John Maughan
Diploma of Business

Ten reasons to study at TAFE

Practical, hands-on classes combined with state-of-the-art facilities and purpose-built learning areas make us a standout amongst training providers. Better than that though, many of our facilities are acknowledged by industry as being amongst the best in Australia.

Become the best in the business at TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Our business school has a proud tradition of achieving results for students starting new careers, preparing for promotions or looking for new skills in the workforce. From entrepreneurs launching a start-up, professionals enhancing their Excel or MYOB skills, or school leavers wanting to move into university with credit - TAFE Queensland Brisbane has the right training for you.

A day in the life of an online student

Sarah is one of over 11,000 students who partner with TAFE Queensland Brisbane Online every year to enhance their skills, upgrade their qualifications or change their careers. Balancing study with everyday life can be challenging. Providing you with fully-supported flexible study options is just one of the ways TAFE Queensland Brisbane can help you achieve your goals, no matter how busy you are.

Key dates

Online 5 Mar 2018 Up to 2 units per intake Online
9 Apr 2018 Up to 2 units per intake Online

Entry requirements

Direct entry, year 10 or equivalent.

If you're under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.

Resources required

Students may be required to purchase additional resources. Please refer to the Relevant Documents section below for resource details.


Complete this course online and be supported online every step of the way with our Connect Learning Management System. With a range of exciting features and functions including your account information and enrolment pack, online materials, discussions boards, and places to upload your assignment. Connect now and get a head start with your exciting career!

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Important Information

Study is structured into fixed term intakes which have set durations (completion date is 12 weeks from the commencement date of each intake). Study can be commenced at the beginning of each intake, with commencement and completion dates as follows:


  • Study duration: 05/03/2018 - 25/05/2018


  • Study duration: 09/04/2018 - 29/06/2018

Students will be able to access the online course content from the first day of each intake.

Please note that you must be enrolled in order to access the online learning materials.

Students may enrol in up to 2 units of competency per intake, to ensure management of study load.


The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 4 core and 6 elective units. Upon successful completion of all 10 units you will receive a Certificate IV in New Small Business.

BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities Elective
BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business Core
BSBSMB403 Market the small business Core
BSBCUS401 Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies Elective
BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information Elective
BSBWRT401 Write complex documents Elective
BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Elective
BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements Elective
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning Core
BSBSMB402 Plan small business finances Core


Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Brisbane has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 712 007. We're here to help.



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Full fee

This is the total cost of the course.

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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.


The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Higher Level Skills Subsidy

You're eligible for the Higher Level Skills Subsidy if you:

  • Are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • Live in Queensland full time
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • And don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate IV or higher level qualification.
  • Other restrictions or eligibility criteria may apply


You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional costs

Additional resources may be required. Please refer to the Course Details tab for information.

Students can also access a range of print, copy, scan and fax services via MyPrint.


BSB42615 Certificate IV in New Small Business

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Job prospects

  • Business Manager

John Maughan

My management have really noticed a difference

"I really enjoy the practical side of TAFE and feel like I will be able to go into the real world now and use all of the skills that I have learnt over the year. I am far more confident. I am leading my team so much better than previously and my management have really noticed a difference in my confidence and skills and abilities."

John Maughan
Diploma of Business

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  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
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  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy

All done? Then you're ready to enrol

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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At the beginning of each semester we host orientation events across our locations so you can meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. We also throw in a bunch of free activities, because... why not? We like to have fun.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 21 February 2018

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