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Small Business Course Online

Online Training in Business Operations. Achieve your business goals

Small Business Course For Your Start-up Success

Whether you are thinking of starting your own business or managing a small business, this course will prepare you with the skills and knowledge to operate a small, productive business. On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • design and produce business documents and publications.
  • develop spreadsheets through the use of both cloud-based and non-cloud based applications.
  • identify financial requirements of a business including profit targets.
  • cash flow projections and strategies to gather financial support.
  • understand workplace health and safety (WHS) legislation and its application to safe work practices.
  • how to create and build a web presence using social media tools and applications.

The units in this course are nationally recognised and may be used as credit toward further qualifications.

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  • Business Experts

    Training experts since 1999

  • 100% Online Leanring

    Comprehensive, Australian written learning material

  • Amazing Support

    Expert trainers and passionate support

  • Online Video Tutorials

    Hours of tutorials covering key learning concepts

Payment Options

Upfront Payment

Small Business Online Course

$801 RRP $890

Instant Access

Includes digital learning material,
bonus upskill courses & dedicated support

Payment Plan

Small Business Online Course

$104 per week*
9 weekly payments

Includes digital learning material,
bonus upskill courses & dedicated support

*Sale Pricing Pay Up Front Only

Not sure which course is right for you? Completed prior units and may be eligible for credits? Call us on 1800 678 073 for a consultation with a course coordinator or book an enrolment consultation.

Operating and Managing a Small Business

Let's take a look at what you are going to learn and important course information to know before you enrol.

This course comprises 5 unit of study:

  • BSBTEC301 Design and produce business documents
  • BSBTEC302 Design and produce spreadsheets
  • BSBWHS307 Apply knowledge of WHS laws in the workplace
  • BSBESB403 Plan finances for new business ventures
  • ICTWEB306 Develop web presence using social media

The units are nationally recognised and may be used as credit towards further qualifications. On completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment.

Payment Plans

We understand that not everyone has the financial resources upfront to invest in training, so we offer a 9-week payment plan to get you moving faster towards your future.

  • An administration fee of $40is added for this option.
  • All you need is a valid credit or debit card
  • Pay first weekly instalment at commencement of course
  • Remainder to be paid over eight equal weekly instalments. Total of nine payments.

Concessions on Courses

Concession pricing is available for eligible students as per the Student Handbook. Proof of concession must be provided at the time of enrolment; please contact us to apply for a concession rate when enrolling.

Refund Policy

Refer to the Student Handbook for our refund policy. This course includes a non-refundable administration fee of $250.

The maximum duration for this course is 6 months.

However, there is no minimum time frame. Students may complete the course much faster than the time allowed, depending on your ability, knowledge and time available. Study at a pace that suits your personal situation.

We understand that students study in different ways. For this course, we provide the following learning material and resources at no additional cost:

  • Digital course training manuals (non-editable and non-printable) for each unit of competency
  • Video tutorials for some units covering key learning concepts
  • Reference resources
  • Case studies
  • Practice exercises
  • Interactive learning material

All course content, including assessments, is accessed via our online student portal.

Note: Hard copy manuals are currently not available for this course.

To complete this course, you will need:

  • A computer with a reliable internet connection as all data files and learning activities are available via our student platform.
  • Microsoft Word and Excel (app versions, not the web-based versions)


Your learning journey is about becoming "competent" in the subject matter. Our in-house training and assessment team have business and accounting experience or are currently working in the industry. With this in mind, we aim to make the tasks relevant to what you will experience in the real world. The purpose is not to pass or fail, rather to become competent using these skills which you can then apply in the real world.

As the units in this course are nationally recognised, there are some mandatory requirements* that must be completed.


Before starting this course, you will be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) questionnaire*. This quick questionnaire is used to determine your LLN skill level so that we can best support you in your studies.

Introductory Requirements & Unit Assessments

The Introductory requirements include an Oral Communication Skills Assessment* and a Work Health and Safety Assessment*.

The Unit assessments and examinations are completed using a variety of methods and are submitted via our online student portal. They are open book, from either your home, office and comprise multiple choice, theoretical and practical exercises.

The units in this course are nationally recognised and may be used as credit toward further study including:

Certificate III in Business
Certificate IV in Business
Certificate III in Accounts Administration
Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Government Funding Available

Jobs and Skills WA traineeship coursesStudents in WA may be eligible to apply for government funding. Note there are strict eligibility requirements. More information can be found here

All Short Courses Bundles Included - 12 Bonus Courses

Receive all 3 bundles for FREE!
Choose 1 FREE Fundamentals bundle or 2 for $295, or all 3 for $495 when you enrol.
Perfect to meet CPE/CPD requirements and upskill.


5 Online Courses
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Word Introductory & Intermediate
Microsoft Outlook

(Bundle value $495)

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Certificate in Xero Payroll
Certificate in MYOB Bookkeeping

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4 Online Courses
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Salary Packaging

(Bundle value $695)

* If you are applying for funding for this course, there may be restrictions on Free Bundles depending on government funding eligibility requirements.

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  • Amazing Support

    Every student receives help getting started
    and can book a welcome call

  • Online Support

    Dedicated Support Team and Ticket Lodgement

  • Facebook & Student Forums

    Dedicated Facebook Study Group and Online Forums

  • Phone Support

    Talk to Assessors & Student Services Team

Accreditation & Industry Partners

As a Registered Training Organisation (ID 52240), we comply with the government’s strict quality and consistency standards. We conduct regular audits to ensure we keep this accreditation and deliver the level of training you deserve.

Nationally Recognised Training - The units of competency in this course are recognised in all states and territories of Australia.

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