Certificate IV in New Small Business

New Small Business certificate + mentoring

This course has already started: contact us if you are interested in business courses.

Learn about financials, marketing, compliance, and day-to-day running of a business …

earn a Certificate IV in New Small Business (BSB42615)…

and come out at the end with a completed business plan for your new or existing business.

This great opportunity is one leg of Dungog Community College’s new Women’s Business Planning & Entrepreneurship Project.

The Cert IV in New Small Business is a dynamic course that covers much of what’s involved in running a small business — and also helps build skills in dealing with the unpredictable things that can happen in a business.

The course is tailored to small local rural businesses. It will suit you if you:

– have a great idea for a business and want to give it your best shot – from researching the market to getting the financials right to presenting a quality business plan eg to a bank

– are already involved in running a small business and want to give it a firm footing by getting the basics right – and perhaps even expand the biz.

(This course is also available to men at the Smart & Skilled standard rate.)

The Business CentreThe Registered Training Organisation supplying this training is The Business Centre, Newcastle Region. RTO Code 90224. This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.


Selected students will also receive 5 face-to-face mentoring sessions and 5 over the phone with business mentor Kate Murphy of the Hunter Region Business Centre. Details coming soon.


The information and enrolment session will be on Wednesday 15 February from 10am at the CWA Hall in Dungog. If you can’t make this time, please get back to us and we can organise a briefing. We strongly advise all intending students to attend if possible. To express your interest in the course please email us at education@dscc.net.au and we’ll send you a form and put you on the list.

The course is planned to run two days a week, Tue + Wed, from Tuesday 28 February 2017. It won’t run on school holidays. The main training day will be the Tuesday. The Wednesday will include some training, some assessment opportunities, Q&A and will be an opportunity to get on top of the workload.


This is a subsidised course, but the amount of subsidy depends on your circumstances and whether you’re selected for a scholarship by the Women Do Business committee.

Scholarship students will pay anything from $0 to $460. Other students will pay anything from $0 to $1830. (Even this is heavily subsidised under the NSW Government’s Smart & Skilled program, as the normal full cost of the course is  $5320.) For more on Smart & Skilled you can click here.

Please contact us to get an expression of interest form. Once we have your details we can tell you the likely cost for you.

Units Of Study

Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business BSBSMB401.  Understand contracts, your legal responsibilities and entities, legislation, intellectual property, insurance and more.

Plan small business finances BSBSMB402. Understand costs and pricing, develop a financial plan and how to finance a business.

Market the small business BSBSMB403. From marketing strategies to developing a marketing mix.

Undertake small business planning BSBSMB404. Minimise your risks while building a business plan.

Investigate micro business opportunities BSBSMB301. Hone those ideas, investigate what the market needs, and other factors.

Profile the market BSBMKG401. Know your potential customer and position yourself in the market.

Analyse consumer behaviour for specific markets BSBMKG402. Are you selling a product or a service? Is there already a market? What do consumers need and how do they behave?

Analyse and present research information BSBRES401. Research, analyse and present for a variety of audiences.

Coordinate business resources BSBADM409. Keep an eye on your resources, your inventory, your records, and have your systems in place.

Report on financial activity BSBFIA402. Know where your business is at financially, collect the right records, get the paperwork working for you.

women-do-business-squareThe Women Do Business series

Dungog Community College’s “Women Do Business” series is supported by the NSW Government through Women NSW. The four corners of the project are:

– subsidised Certificate IV in New Small Business for up to 10 women – learn business skills, get your idea or existing business really working, and develop a quality business plan. Subsidised by the NSW Government and supported by The Business Centre.

– mentoring for those women by business mentor Kate Murphy, with the support of .

– a forum in Dungog shire “Entrepreneurship, financial basics and creative business for women”.

– an inspirational session for young women at Dungog High School: “$tart It Up – entrepreneurship, monetisation & creative business”.



This is now required for any accredited course in Australia.

This is now required for any accredited course in Australia.

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