Accredited Short Course On Business
Small Business Management
Looking to start your own small business, or take your existing business to the next level? This comprehensive course is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully manage and grow a small business. You’ll learn how to develop and implement effective business strategies, manage finances, market your business, and manage employees. You’ll develop your leadership and communication skills, learning how to effectively engage with customers, stakeholders, and employees. You’ll also develop your critical thinking and problem-solving skills, learning how to identify and resolve business challenges and implement effective solutions.
Course Details and Structure
Units can contribute to credit towards BSB40320 Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business.
RPL is available and achieved at your own pace with our support for your evidence gathering process. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) converts your existing skills, knowledge and experience, gained through prior work or study, into formal competencies. This is typically completed within 2 to 4 weeks.
Read more about RPL here.
RPL + Study is achieved part time, with our skilled Trainers and Assessors supporting you in completing a study Unit of Competence every 4 to 6 weeks.
Known as ‘Empowered Learning’, this learning package is individually tailored, where after a formal assessment of knowledge and skills, students can achieve their qualification through RPL as well as undertaking study in areas where there’s an identified gap in their experience.
By Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
If you believe you already have the knowledge and skills to achieve this qualification we encourage you to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning.
If you are Studying
This course is assessed using a diverse range of assessment strategies to ensure we cover the assessment conditions for each unit of study and provide our students with interesting and flexible assessment experiences. Many assessments will include researching, reading and analysing information on your computer, laptop or tablet (Internet required), however each unit of study provides assessment instructions and benchmarks you can easily follow to successfully complete each assessment task.
All assessments are completed in your own time and submitted online, with no assessment due dates. This modern and flexible approach is designed to reduce the uncomfortable pressure and unnecessary stress that traditional assessment testing is so famous for. Marking feedback is provided online usually within 1 week of submission.
Enrolment fee of $500 and the balance may be paid upon completion.
A range of flexible payment plans are available and can be set up at the enrolment stage.
Current government funding models possibly available to OPEC College students are found on the Funding page, click here for more information.
Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
- Small Business Manger
- Small Business Owner
- Aspiring Small Business Owner
Formal Entry Requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however please read through the following information to assess if you have the English language and literacy skills necessary to successfully complete this course.
Please see the technical requirements below, as you will need access to a modern personal computer and the internet to study this course. In addition, you will need to be able to use this computer, including basic word processing, use of Microsoft Office software and electronic communication platforms and internet search engines.
Windows PC / Laptop / Tablet: Windows 7 (or higher) • Latest version of Chrome • Microsoft Office (2010 or higher) • Latest Flash Player • Latest Adobe PDF Reader
Apple Mac: Mac OS X 10.6 (or higher) • Latest version of Chrome or Safari • Microsoft Office for Mac (2010 or higher) • Latest Flash Player • Latest Adobe PDF Reader
Android: Android latest version • Latest version of Chrome
iPhone & iPad: iOS latest version • Latest version of Chrome (*Students using an iPad or iPhone will need to upload documents from a Laptop, PC or have a Dropbox account)