Certificate IV in Small Business Management

Course Code
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Building
Business & Management
Course Location
Course Duration
Part Time: 1 year
Course Cost
For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of GippsTAFE. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges.
Study Modes
Online; Flexible
Starting Date
Part Time:
  • March 2014
Part time: 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Online: Flexible

Sionainn Hayes
Phone:  (03) 5120 4542
Fax: 1300 094 661
Email:  sionainnh@gippstafe.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Alison Lawless
Phone: (03) 5120 4505
Fax: 1300 094 661
Email: alisonla@gippstafe.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Course Overview

The Certificate IV in Small Business Management covers a vast array of skills used to develop a sound understanding of business requirements in today’s competitive environment.

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Small Business Management.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many GippsTAFE courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

  • Business Owner
  • Small Business Manager
  • Retail Management

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification. Good computer and numeracy/literacy skills are important.

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


We believe that this course will provide an invaluable learning experience. Therefore, assessment will be directly relevant to your situation. It will include assignments, workshops, case studies and group discussion. Our aim is to provide you with immediate benefit from participating in this course.

Opportunities For Further Study

After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake a range of Diploma level qualifications within the Business Services Training Package, or other Training Packages.

By undertaking additional units students are able to gain an accompanying qualification in Certificate IV in Frontline Management.

Career Outcome
Bachelor of Applied Management
Department Manager, Senior Manager, Area Sales Manager, Quality Manager, Management Consultant, Regional Manager
Advanced Diploma of Management
Area Manager, Department Manager, Regional Manager
Diploma of Management
Manager, Frontline Manager/Coordinator, Supervisor

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?


Course Structure

Unit Code
Unit Name
Core Units

Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
Plan small business finances
Market the small business
Undertake small business planning
Elective Units
*A selection of 6 elective units are to be undertaken.  Please contact us for further information