A high percentage of small business fail within the first few years, which is why it’s vital to have the necessary skills and knowledge to manage your business through all its stages.
The Certificate of Small Business Management is an online professional development course that explores the business environment, introducing you to the small business sector.
This online small business management course will help you identify and comply with regulatory, legal, taxation and insurance requirements. You will learn how to develop a financial plan to support business viability, as well as research and develop an integrated business plan for achieving business goals and objectives.
Throughout this course you will learn how to develop and implement marketing strategies and to monitor and improve market performance. In addition, you will learn how to develop risk management strategies and manage recruitment and HR processes.
On completion of this course you will feel confident to successfully manage all aspects of a small business.
Unit 1 - Manage a small team
Identify skill gaps
Induction and training
Industrial relations obligations
Security / privacy
Review team performance
Unit 2 - Undertake small business planning
Elements of business plan
Purpose of business plan
Products / services
Goals and objectives
Developing a business plan
Work health and safety
Employers / employees
Costs of finance
Leasing and hire purchase
Promoting market exposure
Risk management planning
Unit 3 - Plan small business finances
Financial cost analysis
Costs and profit margin
Direct and indirect costs
Job and process costing
Double entry accounting
Sales & marketing plans
Buying and depreciation
Licensing and leasing
Budget types and targets
Overdraft / line of credit
Unit 4 - Market the small business
Key products and services
Product / services features
Product volumes and pricing
Customer service levels
Platforms and technologies
Setting new targets
New business opportunities
Unit 5 - Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
Business legal requirements
Compliance flow chart
Capital depreciation and gains
Maintain legal documents
Products and services
Contractual procurement rights
Leasing a premises
Buying a premises
Internal and external risks
Impact of risk
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
I found it to be easy to use. Convenient with my work schedule.
D. Loader, Mackay, QLD | Certificate of Small Business Management
I enjoyed this course very much. I gained new and improved skills in business
Y. Toras, Maroubra, NSW | Certificate of Small Business Management
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 75 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $300.00. Printed materials are available for purchase at any time and not require to complete this course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.