Certificate IV in Small Business Management

Jabin Hopkins Institute of Technology

Program Description

Certificate IV in Small Business Management

Jabin Hopkins Institute of Technology

This qualification is suitable for small business managers 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.

Course Requirements

Competency in 10 units must be obtained for the qualification. JHIT offers the following highly demandable units of competency as part of this qualification.

Core units:

  • BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
  • BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances
  • BSBSMB413 Design a digital action plan for small business
  • BSBSMB415 Refine and strengthen a small business

Elective units:

  • BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • BSBSMB402 Plan small business finances
  • BSBSMB403 Market the small business
  • BSBFRA401 Manage compliance with franchisee obligations and legislative requirements
  • BSBIPR405 Protect and use intangible assets in small business
  • BSBSMB409 Build and maintain relationships with small business stakeholders

* Please note that it is possible to select alternative units, subject to packaging rules, specific requirements and with the agreement of JHIT.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification but a candidate who is currently in a workplace or has access to a workplace is highly appreciated for this course.

For Certificate level courses the recommended minimum level of education is Higher School Certificate or equivalent or relevant qualification (Certificate III or above) or relevant vocational experience.

For international students

The Australian Government publishes rules governing English language proficiency for international students. You should find your visa requirement on www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/500- or contact us

to find the English requirement.

Generally, international students need an IELTS band score of 5.5, or recognised equivalent, to demonstrate their English proficiency for Certificate or Diploma courses. Alternatively, students can join in this course having IELTS band score of 5.0 if they have ELICOS.

Assessment methods

  • Question & Answer/ Test
  • Case Study/Project Report
  • Role Play
  • Presentation

Certification on Course completion

Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency within this Qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment and upon successful completion of this course requirements, students will receive a nationally recognised qualification BSB42515 Certificate IV in Small Business Management issued by Jabin Hopkins Institute of Technology (JHIT).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning enables a participant to receive recognition for the current skills, knowledge and experience they possess regardless of where the learning was obtained. These skills can be gained from:

  • Previous study
  • Work experience
  • General life experience
  • Prior qualifications and/or results

RPL is an assessment process through which the knowledge, skills and experience previously gained by you are applied towards the achievement of competencies required for a particular qualification outcome. This assessment process helps you get the qualification you deserve without duplicating learning.

Please contact JHIT directly to discuss your previous experiences and we will be able to guide you through the RPL process.

Course Credit

Australian Qualifications and Statements of Attainment that have been issued by any other Registered Training Organisation (RTO) will be recognised by Jabin Hopkins Institute of Technology and students will not be required to complete these units again. To apply for Credit Transfer students must be able to present their original Qualification or Statement of Attainment or certified copies, with national codes and titles that match the current course in which a student is enrolled.

Students may also apply for Credit Transfer for other units undertaken elsewhere and have these units count towards the qualification, where these units are applicable.

Course availability

JHIT has regular intakes for each of its qualifications. These are based around the school terms as follows:

January Term 1 intake

April Term 2 intake

July Term 3 intake

October Term 4 intake

Please contact JHIT to confirm the next set of available intake dates for the course and see which date best suits your needs.

Course Duration

1 Year (52 weeks) which include 40 weeks of teaching and 12 weeks of break all together. 20 contact hours per week for full time students which may include online or distance delivery. Different arrangement may be organised if the candidates have relevant knowledge & skills.

Delivery Mode

At least 80% of contact hours are Face to Face in the Classroom. Different arrangement may be organised if the candidates have relevant knowledge & skills.


Charges vary between courses, subjects and time; please contact JHIT directly to know the current course fees.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 3, 2018
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This course is Campus based
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Jan. 2019
1 year
Full time
Australia - Adelaide, South Australia
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