The Certificate IV in New Small Business delivers vocational learning around the knowledge and practical skill sets required of small business owners and managers. The key competencies it identifies and enhances are pertinent to any industry sector - sales, trade, manufacturing, services, retail, administration and more.
This course covers 10 units of competency
This course is delivered online
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The Certificate IV in New Small Business is delivered by expert trainers in one of three delivery methods: online, classroom, or blended.
The online training program is our most popular delivery method and provides access to a fully customised e-learning environment, MyUpskilled. MyUpskilled includes powerpoint resources, reading materials, discussion boards, forums, access to assessments, resources, videos (including access to the Lynda.com video training library) and blogs. The course is conducted over a 12 month period with one unit of competency expected to be completed each month.
Classroom and Blended delivery formats are also available, but subject to minimum numbers. Please contact our Education managers to find out more about our face-to-face options. Inclusions
All students will be provided with Smallprint Learner guides (online and/or hardcopy) for each unit of competency.
Access to fully customised online learning platform, MyUpskilled
Access to the Student Support Services (Help desk) where students can receive support and assistance in the use of the LMS as well as any administration enquiries
Regular contact with their trainer via email, telephone and/or LMS communication tools
Trainer/Student Messaging System
Unlimited access to world leading video training provider
Lynda.com Access to Upskilled's
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There are no formal prerequisites for this qualification.
This qualification is suited to participants who possess a sufficient grasp of the English language, adequate levels of intelligence, and appropriate attitude and motivation to enable them to undertake the demands of a Diploma level qualification.
English language proficiency (Year 12 English or equivalent); OR
Obtain a Certificate III before enrolling in a Certificate IV level qualification, OR
Demonstrate appropriate academic standing or workplace experience for the chosen qualification
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is available for each unit of competency based on relevant workplace experience, formal training, or other expertise. To apply for RPL, please submit documentation in portfolio form for evaluation by Upskilled assessors.
A student is deemed competent when all relevant evidence is gathered. Upskilled is receptive to evidence gathered from a variety of sources including our own assessment processes. Upskilled assessment processes include:
Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Transfer
Written reports/Portfolio Assessments
Regular training and assessment contact will be maintained by Upskilled in conjunction with the participant and their employer (where applicable). Critical dates during the program will be identified for participants to ensure compliance to assessment due dates and attendance at classroom sessions/monthly webinars as required.
The following Units of Competency as identified in the National Business Services Training Package must be successfully completed to attain the Certificate IV in New Small Business.
Establish Legal and Risk Management Requirements of Small Business
Plan Small Business Finances
Market the Small Business
Undertake Small Business Planning
Develop work priorities
Coordinate Implementation of Customer Service Strategies
Address customer needs
Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
Lead team effectiveness
Show leadership in the workplace
The certificate is principally designed for participants with existing vocational experience of a particular industry, and for those who either hold or aspire to a management position in small business. It is also useful for:
• Senior employees
• Primary producers • Trade professionals • Self-employed persons • Individuals looking to develop entrepreneurial skills Further Study
Preferred pathways from this qualification include
the Diploma of Business (BSB50215) and Diploma of Business Administration (BSB50415).
For information about Pathways to University,
Price and Payment Options
Option 1 – Save 15%
Save 15% ($580) when paying upfront. Total course cost: $3,270
Option 2 - 24 Month Interest-free payment plan
No deposit, no interest to pay for 24 months. Get started for just $38 a week! Total course cost: $3,850
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Terms and Conditions Apply Option 3 - Smart and Skilled for NSW Residents
This Upskilled qualification is approved under Smart and Skilled and may attract a government fee subsidy. You must meet the individual eligibility criteria to receive subsidised training for a course on the NSW Skills List. For more information on Smart and Skilled
Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training System which provides participants with a great opportunity to obtain the necessary skills needed to pursue a career through Government-subsidised training. Eligible qualifications range from Certificate I right through to Advanced Diplomas.
This qualification is subsidised by the NSW Government. This course is delivered by Nationally Registered Training Organisation, Upskilled Pty Ltd, RTO 40374
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