Business and ICT

BSB42618 Certificate IV in New Small Business

BSB42618 Certificate IV in New Small Business is part of the Business Services Training Package.  This qualification is suitable 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.

The program is ideally suited to those students who either have a small business or have an established idea of what business they are endeavouring to start.  The program is focused on building an actual business plan for their business; however it is possible to complete the work on case studies.

Career Opportunities

This course may lead to the following career opportunities:

  • Small business ownership
  • Managers of small business

Study Pathways

This course may be a pathway to further study.  Related courses include:
BSB50215 Diploma of Business or other Certificate IV qualifications are available.

Location, dates and times

Campbell Street Campus

  • Next Intake:  3 February 2019
  • All intending students must register to attend one of the information sessions

Information and Application Sessions:
Following the information session, interested students will be invited to complete a questionnaire to help progress their application

Please bring the following with you:

  • Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • A current resume
  • Transcripts of results achieved previously at other educational institutions
Campbell Street Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 1pm to 3pm
Level 4, Theatrette, 75 Campbell Street, Hobart
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Campbell Street Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 5pm to 7.30pm
Level 4, Theatrette, 75 Campbell Street, Hobart
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  • Next Intake:   2020
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest in the 2020 Intake

Learning Options

Statewide – Online, with support classes for Hobart students.

Assessment Process

Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge. They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course.

Examples of assessments for this course may include:

  • workplace projects derived from preformulated assessments
  • the production and presentation of an appropriate business plan
  • workplace observation
  • case studies
  • testimonials

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

What will I need to bring?

Students will need to have:

  • Access to a computer with the Microsoft Software Suite and broadband
  • An email address
  • A memory stick or some kind of portable memory device is highly recommended.
  • TasTAFE has computer labs at regional campuses which are open for students to access during normal business hours

Are there ‘other’ costs?

A learning resource fee of $190 applies.

Essential Requirements

There are no essential requirements for this course.


An application process, which includes an online Language, Literacy and Numeracy component, must be completed prior to enrolment to help ensure this is the right course for you.   If you do not have the Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills required to successfully undertake the course we will discuss your results with you, your study options and will provide a referral to the Vocational Preparation programs available from TasTAFE.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.


BSB42618 Certificate IV in New Small Business.

Qualification Requirements

BSB42618 Certificate IV in New Small Business requires the successful completion of 10 units of competency consisting of 4 core units plus 6 elective units.


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