Small Business Start Up - Accredited Online Training

Small Business Start Up

Course Information Units of Study Student Support Course Requirements

Enhance your employment prospects with this online short course.

Career Pathways

  • Business Owner
  • Business Manager


Starting up a small business? This short business course is a great start to learning the essentials such as developing a business plan, legal requirements, contracts, accounting basics, marketing fundamentals and risk management. It will give you the tools to build a solid foundation for your business.

To understand what each unit within this course offers, and how each furnishes you with specific skills and knowledge that you will accomplish to achieve competency, click on the Units of Study tab.

This small business start up course consists of four units of study which are the core units of the BSB42615 Certificate IV in New Small Business. This means once you have successfully completed this short course, you only have to complete 6 elective units to complete the BSB42615 Certificate IV in New Small Business qualification.

Upon successful completion of this course for small business start up, you will receive a Statement of Attainment for part of the industry qualification in BSB42615 Certificate IV in New Small Business.

Study Pathways

You may use some or all of the four units to credit transfer towards several qualifications. At AOT these include:

  • BSB42615 Certificate IV in New Small Business
  • BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration
  • BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business
  • BSB41015 Certificate IV in Human Resources
  • BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

Talk to our course advisor for more information on credit transfer rules and the qualification that will best suit your needs.

How long does the course take?

We provide you with six (6) months to complete this course, how long it actually takes, will be reflective of the time you are able to dedicate to your studies.

This course could be completed with 15 – 20 hours of study per unit, it may take you less time, it may take you more, that is why we give you six (6) months and all the support you need. The rest is up to you!

Choosing to study online allows you to study at a pace that suits your lifestyle.


You Pay Only:


  • No additional fees
  • No course material cost
  • 100% trainer support
Monthly Special

Delivery mode: 100% online, no classroom attendance

Trainer support: One-on-one

Support hours: 7am - 9pm AEST (Mon - Fri), 9am - 1pm AEST (Sat - Sun)

Learning and assessment options: Your workplace or our virtual company as your simulated workplace

Assessments marked: Within 5 business days

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