BSB42518 Certificate IV in Small Business Management

Course Description

Managing a Small Business can be both a stressful and a rewarding venture. This course will give you the confidence to face many of the small business challenges.

This qualification is suitable for small business managers 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.


The BSB42518 Certificate IV in Small Business Management requires the successful completion of 10 units. This includes 4 core units and 6 elective units.

Core Units

  • BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
  • BSBSMB415 Refine and strengthen a small business
  • BSBSMB421 Manage small business finances
  • BSBSMB423 Create a digital technology plan for small business

Elective Units on offer by PARCOR

  • BSBCUS402 Address customer needs
  • BSBLDR401 Communicate effectively as a workplace leader
  • BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals
  • BSBSMB402 Plan small business finances
  • BSBSMB403 Market the small business
  • BSBSMB407 Manage a small team

If you or your workplace require the variation of elective units, please contact us to discuss the options available.

For more information on each of the units issued please go to

Prerequisites and Entry Requirements

• 18 years of age or older
• Language and Literacy skills equivalent to completion of year 10
• Intermediate computer skills such as web browsing, email, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
• Access to a computer or tablet with an internet connection
• Access to a workplace or team where workplace based activities can be completed

Delivery Method and Duration

Self-Paced Online

Our Self-Paced Online course allows you to learn at your own pace from anywhere you like. You will have 18 months to complete your course.

After completing your enrolment you will have access to all course materials and assessments. You can logout and log back in at anytime without losing your progress. Some participants with experience even chose to skip straight to the assessments and activities meaning that they can successfully complete the course in just a few months.

The amount of time it takes participants to complete the course varies based upon experience. Those who are beginners can expect study hours to total 800hrs whilst those with a lot of experience may complete the course in as little as 500hrs.

Whilst this learning option is Self-Paced our team offer an initial 30 minute web meeting with you to begin your training journey. Once you are up and running, our team will monitor your progress and regularly check in with you.

This learning method doesn’t necessarily suit all learning styles however our team is here to reach out in support.

Participant Responsibilities

Participants shall be required to complete an online enrolment process including providing a valid USI. Participants must provide photo ID to verify their identity. Participants shall be required to attend the entire session and complete all assessment activities.

For additional Participant Responsibilities, refer to the Participant Handbook.

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Upfront Full payment – $1295.00

Payment Plan – $1295.00 + $200 set up fee = $1495.00 (payable in 10 instalments of $149.50 per month)

Once payment has been received, you will will receive an email explaining the enrolment process within 2 business days.

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