BSB42615 Certificate IV in New Small Business

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Course description

The Certificate IV in New Small Business (BSB42615) is designed for anyone setting up a small business in Australia. After completing the first 4 core units, students will understand legal and risk management obligations of small business owners, as well as create a business, marketing and financial plan. Students then complete a further 6 elective units based on the individual needs of each business owner. This could be in Customer Service, Marketing, Computer Applications, Leadership or Finance.

The Certificate IV in New Small Business (BSB42615) is a nationally recognised training qualification and part of the official Business Services Training Package.

Nationally recognised

Average duration

12 months

Online or Distance


Suitable For

This course is ideal for people who have the following knowledge, skills or abilities:

Administration and Management

Planning and coordination of people and resources.

Critical Thinking

Evaluating the benefits and costs of different solutions for a problem.

Customer and Personal Service

Such as understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

Judgment and Decision Making

Evaluating the benefits and costs of different options and choosing the best one.


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Department Manager$1,350 weekly pay
Store Manager$1,350 weekly pay
Retail Manager$1,350 weekly pay
Cafe or Restaurant Manager$1,250 weekly pay
Small Business Owner$1,450 weekly pay
Franchisee$1,550 weekly pay

Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the BSB42615 Certificate IV in New Small Business. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding. Enquire with a course provider to check your eligibility.

Payment options

Interest free payment plan
Most course providers offer flexible payment options for the BSB42615 Certificate IV in New Small Business such as weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly interest-free payments for those who do not wish (or are unable) to pay their tuition fees outright. There is usually a discount for those who pay their tuition fees upfront. Enquire with a course provider to find out more.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning
RTOs are also able to offer Recognition of Prior Learning for work experience or formal qualifications you may have undertaken to shorten the time you have to study. Ask a course provider for more details during the enrolment process.

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These course providers offer the BSB42615 Certificate IV in New Small Business:

DGT Training and Employment
Skills Recognition International