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Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business

Dive headfirst into the world of entrepreneurship with this Certificate in Entrepreneurship! Whether you’ve got dreams of launching a venture, or you’ve already started your own business, this course and qualification can help you get the skills and confidence to succeed.

Course Code


Current Status

Coming Soon

Delivery Options



18 months
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  • Course Descripition

    Planning to start or run your own business one day and want to get a headstart (while you’re still in Grade 11 or 12)? Or… already building something and keen to upskill so you can launch or grow your business?

    Build skills and confidence with the Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business. This course will teach you how to plan, manage, market, finance, and develop a business. Find out what it takes to succeed as a small business owner, communicate with customers/clients, and achieve your goals.

    However, unlike our other courses, this program isn’t just for high school students. Tailored for the Australian business environment, the Cert IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business is ideal for anyone with an interest in business, including people who have recently started a business or planning a new venture. This course is offered exclusively online as a self-paced program with weekly check-ins, led by our experienced trainers.

  • Course Details


    BSB40320 Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business



    Course duration

    Over three semesters (18 months)

    Year levels

    Commencing in Year 10 or Year 11

    Next intake

    January, 2025

    Delivery method

    Online, trainer-led


    Participation in projects, written questions, case studies, role plays, research, and reports

    Course fees


    * Special rates available for teachers who run the courses

    Note: tuition fees include a non-refundable $49 enrollment fee. Additional charges may apply where students require extra copies of qualifications, records of results, or statements of attainment.

    Payment options

    Pay upfront or via a monthly payment plan

  • Delivery Modes

    The Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business is only available as an online-based, trainer-led course.

    Online Based, Trainer-Led – Students login and work on the course from anywhere and access their weekly scheduled lesson via the online learning platform. They’ll have access to our qualified trainer who will do weekly progress check-ins and provide virtual support.

    In addition, all learners must undertake non-structured learning activities such as self-initiated learning, relevant research, and private study, prep, and follow up. Plus, other relevant activities (pending trainer’s approval) such as attending expos, watching webinars, and undertaking relevant non-accredited training courses.

  • Requirements

    There are no prerequisites for this qualification. However, to make sure you can keep up with the assessment and modules, Get Set Education requires that students have:

    • A pass in Year 10 English
    • Appropriate Language, Literacy, and Numeracy skills (each student will need to complete an online assessment prior to finalising enrolment to ensure the course is suitable)
    • A computer or laptop to access the online platform during class and in their own time
    • An interest in business subjects
    • Permission from parent/guardian (if under 18 years of age)
  • Course Units

    The BSB40320 Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business requires the completion of 10 units of competency, including 4 core units and 6 elective units.
    Unit CodeUnit TitleCore/Elective
    BSBESB401Research and develop business plansCore
    BSBESB402Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business venturesCore
    BSBESB403Plan finances for new business venturesCore
    BSBESB404Market new business venturesCore
    BSBESB301Investigate business opportunitiesElective (Group A)
    BSBESB302Develop and present business proposalsElective (Group A)
    BSBMKG434Promote products and servicesElective (Group B)
    BSBOPS404Implement customer service strategiesElective (Group B)
    BSBMKG546Develop social media engagement plansElective
    SIRXMKT006Develop a social media strategyElective (Group B)
  • Course Credits

    If you have already completed training with another RTO or have evidence of equivalent studies, we can grant you credit towards your course for applicable units of competency. Students can submit a Credit Application Form as part of their enrolment.

  • Pathways & Outcomes

    Once students have successfully completed the BSB40320 Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business, they’ll have the skills and confidence to make their own career path as a business owner or manager. They may become a sole trader, freelancer, or even launch their own small business in an industry that matches their skills and interests.

    Alternatively, learners who complete this course may wish to continue their education into a Diploma level qualification or higher education. Graduates may qualify for university pathways like guaranteed entry into certain degrees or credit points towards courses.

    The Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business can also be used as a bridging course to University (available for Year 11 and 12 students).

  • Your Trainer/Facilitator

    Kate Walsh presenting a certificate to a student

    This course was developed by Kate Taylor, Founder of Get Set Education. She’s worked across various roles in business, education, and training for 10+ years, including high school and university education. Kate is an expert in providing great quality education materials and hands-on support to teachers and trainers.

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More About This Course

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