Certificate IV in New Small Business

National Code: BSB42618
TAFE SA Code: TP01129


This comprehensive course is designed for those establishing a small business who use well developed skills and a broad knowledge base to solve a range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others, and have responsibility for the output of others.

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This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

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Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Training in this area will equip graduates to own/manage a small business. This course is designed for existing small business owner/employees and for those intending to open their own small business in the near future.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in New Small Business (BSB42618)
    Topics include business finance, legal issues, team management, customer service, marketing, business planning and more. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 4 core units and 6 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business 60
    Manage small business finances 60
    Market the small business 50
    Undertake small business planning 50


    Name Nominal Hours
    Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies 40
    Develop work priorities 40
    Establish networks 35
    Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements 50
    Manage a small team 40
    Optimise digitial media impact 50
    Plan small business finances 50
    Set up and operate a computerised accounting system 80
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