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BSB42515
Certificate IV in

Small Business Management

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Start date
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Duration
12 months
Mode
100% online
Units
10 units

Summary

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Get the real skills you’ll need to realise your dream of owning and operating a small business in Australia. Learn everything you need to know as a small business owner and/or manager; from research and setting up, to finances and marketing, to specialist skills in workplace health and safety, risk management and more. Learn the communication and management skills you’ll need to inspire a small team.
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Detail

This course kicks off teaching you how to undertake small business planning, and how to design a digital action plan to set your goals in action. You’ll have study units in marketing, finances, management and implementing and WHS policies and programs to meet legislative requirements. With a modern outlook, this certificate also gives you skills in environmentally sustainable work practices and cloud computing for business operations.
  • Course structure

    The course is conducted over a 12 month period; within a self-paced online learning environment. Upskilled uses MyUpskilled to manage the delivery and assessment of your course. This means you can learn at your own pace.

  • Entry requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

    Students will need access to a computer, and the internet, and have basic computing skills. A Language Literacy and Numeracy skills assessment may be required before enrolment can be confirmed.

    Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification may include:

    • Demonstrated vocational experience in a range of work environments within a business management role
    • Successful completion of a Certificate III in a related field of study
  • Inclusions
    Upskilled courses include specialised learning materials, and access to:
    • Upskilled’s fully customised online learning platform, MyUpskilled
    • Student Rewards Program
    • Student Support services
    • your trainer via the trainer/student messaging system
    • webinars; both live and recorded sessions
    • video content access via:
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
    Work experience or formal qualifications you have may count towards your course. If you have previously undertaken study at a recognised institution or have some relevant work experience, you might gain credit towards specific units in a course; shortening the time you have to study. You can send your application for Credit Transfer or RPL during the enrolment process.
  • Assessment
    Upskilled takes evidence gathered from a variety of sources to deem a student as competent. Assessment processes might include some or all of the following:
    • Recognition of Prior Learning and/or credit transfer
    • summative and formative assignments
    • written reports and/or portfolio assessments
    • scenarios and/or case studies
    • projects
    • written/oral questions
    • 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 monthly webinars as required.

Outcomes

This qualification could give you several career and/or further study outcomes. After completing this course, you could explore some of the following outcomes.

Subjects

This qualification consists of the below units of competency. All competencies must be successfully completed to attain the qualification.
  • BSBSMB404
    Undertake small business planning

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and develop an integrated business plan for achieving business goals and objectives. It applies to individuals who operate a small business that operates independently, or as part of a larger organisation. Individuals in this role interpret business information and numerical data competently and are skilled communicators. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

  • BSBSMB413
    Design a digital action plan for small business

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop a plan for using digital technologies to achieve business goals. It involves undertaking a basic review of business digital readiness, identifying opportunities and developing an action plan for using digital initiatives in a small business. It applies to individuals who operate a small business and take responsibility for adopting and promoting approaches to improve small business operations. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

  • BSBSMB415
    Refine and strengthen a small business

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to formulate and implement actions to develop and sustain a small business. It applies to individuals who run a small business that operates independently, or as part of a larger organisation. Individuals in this role interpret business information and numerical data competently to plan, direct and control a small business, make strategic decisions and take action. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

  • BSBSMB406
    Manage small business finances

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to implement, monitor and review strategies for the ongoing management of a small business's finances. It also includes day to day financial management of the small business. Specific legal requirements apply to the management of a small business.

  • BSBWHS401
    Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor the organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in order to meet legislative requirements

  • BSBSMB403
    Market the small business

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to monitor and improve business performance via a clear strategy complementing the business plan. It applies to individuals who operate a small business independently or within a larger organisation. Individuals in this role analyse and interpret market data and are proficient communicators. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

  • BSBSMB412
    Introduce cloud computing into business operations

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand the fundamentals of internet computing and cloud services. It involves undertaking a basic review of business computing needs and identifying options for introducing cloud computing services into a small business or work area in an organisation.

  • BSBSMB407
    Manage a small team

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan for the management of and to manage staff. It involves industrial relations, staff selection, staff records, induction, training, team development and career planning to enhance business operations through retaining a competent, committed and motivated team in the workplace.

  • BSBSMB405
    Monitor and manage small business operations

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to operate a small business and to implement a business plan. The strategies involve monitoring, managing and reviewing operational procedures. Specific legal requirements apply to the management of a small business.

  • BSBSUS401
    Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively analyse the workplace in relation to environmentally sustainable work practices and to implement improvements and monitor their effectiveness. It applies to individuals with responsibility for a specific area of work or who lead a work group or team and addresses the knowledge, processes and techniques necessary to implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices, including the development of processes and tools.

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