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Certificate IV in New Small Business (BSB42618)


In this course you will learn the importance of establishing good policies, and continuously monitoring that they are being implemented properly. You will identify the mechanisms required to ensure appropriate accountability for directors, elders and trustees to enhance the prosperity of the community/business, to ensure its viability and sustainability and to serve its members with probity and due diligence.



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This qualification is suitable for small business managers who use well‑developed skills and a broad knowledge base to solve a range of defined 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.

They may provide leadership and guidance to others.

View this Qualification on training.gov.au.

Online and/or Blended Delivery

Certificate IV in New Small Business –  BSB42618 (Release 1.0).

Training Package
BSB Business Services Training Package (Release 2.0).

GEM Online Campus
The Learner is provided with User Name and Password to the GEM Online Campus, which enables access to the interactive Online Screen Guide; the Learner Guide (pdf); the Assessment Guide; and the Quick Reference Guide,Blended Delivery
Study via face to face intensives; supported by Learner Guide, Assessment Guide; Online Seminars.

Time Commitment
Nominal minimum hours of study plus individual research and on the job application is 600 – 2,400 hours (normally over a period of 6-24 months); OR approximately 10 hours research and study per week (face-to-face/online) for 6 months from commencement.  During the balance of the time, learners will be engaged in work-based/simulated work-based (portfolio building) activities and assessments.


Course Details

The Course Structure consists of 10 units4 Core units and 6 Elective units, of which:

  • All may be selected from the elective units listed below, or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level; and
  • If not listed below, 1 elective unit may be selected from a Certificate III or Diploma qualification from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core Units

Establish and comply with legal and risk requirements of small business (BSBSMB401 )
Market the small business (BSBSMB403 )
Plan small business finances (BSBSMB402 )
Undertake small business planning (BSBSMB404)

Elective Units

Address customer needs (BSBCUS402)
Private: Analyse and present research information (BSBRES411)
Build and maintain relationships with small business stakeholders (BSBSMB409)
Build client relationships and business networks (BSBREL402)
Coordinate business resources (BSBADM409)
Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies (BSBCUS401)
Establish networks (BSBREL401)
Identify suitability for micro business (BSBSMB201 )
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices (BSBSUS401)
Investigate micro business opportunities (BSBSMB301 )
Lead and facilitate off-site staff (BSBMGT404)
Manage a small team (BSBSMB407)
Manage personal, family, cultural and business obligations (BSBSMB408 )
Manage specialist external advisory services (BSBSMB411 )
Organise the importing and exporting of goods (BSBINT303 )
Promote innovation in a team environment (BSBINN301)
Protect and use intangible assets in small business (BSBIPR405)
Provide a quotation (PSPGOV407B )
Report on financial activity (BSBFIA402)
Review and implement energy efficiency in business operations (BSBSMB410)
Review and maintain a website (BSBEBU401)
Set up and operate a computerised accounting system (FNSACC406)
Time management for small business (BSBSMB414 )


Assistance might be available for this qualification: gemcollege.edu.au/financial-assistance.

State Government funding/subsidies may be available within your state. Please check with your GEM representative if you require clarity in this regard.

Your tuition fee includes:

  • Access to GEM Online Campus – and interactive Onscreen Guides
  • Learner Guide for each Unit (pdf)
  • Assessment Guide for each Unit (pdf)
  • All essential reference materials.
  • Additional Reference materials may be requested, to further enhance your learning, and these will attract an additional charge.
  • Contact our Administration Centre on (08) 8342 3316 for more information and payment options.
  • Fees, charges and course offerings are subject to change.

This fee can be paid using EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, cheque, money order or purchase order.

A limited number of Partial Scholarships are offered within Australia annually. A limited number of Offshore Scholarships are offered annually. See Application for Consideration for Scholarship.


Entry Requirements/Pathways
There are no prerequisite requirements for individual units of competency.

Articulation Pathways from the Qualification
On completion of this qualification, you may undertake a specialist qualification; ie Diploma of Work Health and Safety (BSB51315); Diploma of Human Resources Management (BSB50615); Diploma of Training Design and Development (TAE50211); or a generic qualification such as Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51915) OR Diploma of Business (BSB50215).

Student selection
Each applicant will be interviewed to ensure suitability of program for the individual and his/her current position and/or career path.

Gaining University Entrance
A Certificate IV or Diploma may gain 6-12 months advanced standing in a university degree.  Some Advanced Diplomas may be eligible for even more credit.  Choosing a GEM College of International Business to University Pathway is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.

A Graduate Certificate from GEM College of International Business, coupled with relevant industry experience, may gain entrance to post graduate qualifications.