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AE617 Operate A Small Business Skill Set

FREE online training (Perth & Peel WA only) for the freedom to run your own business

Ready to be your own boss?

Whether you are thinking of starting your own business or working in a small business, this FEE-FREE course will prepare you with the skills and knowledge to get you job-ready or to improve how you operate a business of your own.

AE617 Operate A Small Business Skill Set is suitable for anyone working in a small business or thinking of starting their own small business. The units in the skill set are nationally recognised and may be used as credit toward further qualifications.

This course is 100% free for everyone living and working in Perth or Peel, Western Australia including all learning material, access to student support and class training.

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Operate A Small Business Skill Set Course Options

Online Learning

  • 10 weekly online classes
  • Plus classroom recordings
  • Nationally recognised units
  • Full online access for 6 months

AE617 Operate A Small Business Skill Set (Perth & Peel, WA only)

The course is conducted via 10 weekly online classes. Each class runs from 8.30 am to 4.30pm

Funding and enrolments for this course has closed for 2022. However you can add your name to the waitlist for 2023. Announcement expected February 2023. Places are limited. Check your eligibility and apply now for the waitlist.

Fully funded by WA Government Department of Training and Workforce Development, see jobsandskills.wa.gov.au.

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.

Expert Trainers and Assessors

Applied Education love Bookkeeping and Business, we have been delivering training courses since 1999.

100% Online Learning

Online classes plus comprehensive online resources and video tutorials.

Amazing Support

Accounting is our passion, all our trainers and assesors have qualifications and experience in accounting and education

Course Information

WA Government subsidies are available for this course. To be eligible under the Jobs and Skills WA - Skill Ready program, you must be:

  1. living and working in Perth, Western Australia;
  2. have left school;
  3. be one of the following:
    • Australian citizen;
    • New Zealand citizen;
    • Permanent Resident; or
    • Holder of a temporary resident visa approved by the Government of Western Australia Department of Training and Workforce Development. For more details on visa categories, please contact us on 1800 678 073.

Don't meet the eligibility, but still interested in this course?

Please email us at [email protected]

AE617 Operate a Small Business Skill Set consists of 5 units of study:

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

The units in the Skill Set are nationally recognised and may be used as credit towards further qualifications.

This Skill Set is delivered via a combination of online classes and online study.

This is a very effective way to learn offering students hand-on learning with expert trainers along with the opportunity to complete studies at their own pace, in their own time and environment. Class attendance is required for this course, there are 10 weekly online classes covering all learning concepts for the units of competency.

We provide you with the following:

  • Quality materials
  • Videos and webinars
  • Amazing Support from our assessors and student support team
  • Online assessments
  • Student Facebook group

The maximum duration of this Skill Set is 6 months.

Students attend 10 weekly classes and are required to allocate additional online study towards completing course material.

Depending on your ability, knowledge and time available, you may be able to complete the course within the class timeframe.

Online Class Dates

Pending 2023 funding announcement.

To complete this course you will need access to

  • a computer with a reliable internet service.
  • a working camera and good quality microphone to facilitate the interactive online class.
  • Microsoft Word and Excel.

Digital (non-printable and non-editable) training manuals are included as part of the course.

The course content is accessed via our online student portal extra learning materials and classroom recordings also available.


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.


The Unit assessments are completed using a variety of methods and and comprise of theoretical and practical exercises. Assessments will be conducted during the classroom sessions under the supervision of your trainer.

The Units of Competency in Operate a Small Business Skill Set are nationally recognised and may be used as credit toward further study including:

Certificate III in Business
Certificate IV in Business

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 Skill Set are recognised in all states and territories of Australia.

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