College Australia

Domestic Students


Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business​

Discover and learn the strategic tools you need to place yourself ahead of the competition in the small business world.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Study online

Qld Government

Available as a non-funded traineeship

Pay per unit

No workplace practical requirements

What can I expect?

Are you looking to establish or operate a small business? Even if you just want to gain further knowledge and experience as part of a larger organisation, this Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business is for you!

Learn how to elevate your thinking to solve unforeseen problems and analyse and evaluate information from various sources. You will gain the leadership skills to provide guidance to others and be confident in your level of responsibility.

Career opportunities – where
will my studies lead me?

Business Owner



Sole Trader

Startup Entrepreneaur

With a Certificate IV in
Entrepreneurship and New Business, you will:


Be able to confidently research and create business plans from a solid understanding of business operations management


Understand how to increase the profit and value of your business to reach your goals and aspirations


Be prepared for the unpredictable scenarios of everyday life running a business


Use the power of digital technology to streamline your business operations, marketing and management


Prepare and foreword plan the financial aspects of a business to ensure successful outcomes. Discover the key steps to market a new business venture, creating a solid foundation for reaching your promotion and sales goals.

Entry requirements

Not applicable.

Workplace practical

Not applicable.

Funding requirements

Students must be working within a small business if they seek funding for this qualification. Funded students must provide evidence that they are an owner, manager, or employee of a small business in Queensland. Evidence may include:


ABN registry, BAS Statement (if GST registered), Invoice to customer (if not GST registered) or client list


Payslips including the date and company name (without financial data), Letter from employer to confirm number of employees within the organisation

Course Duration


months full time


months part time

Nationally Accredited Qualification

Recognised by the Australian Government as meeting a set of standards that provide vocational outcomes and lead to employment

Pathways to University


Rolling Enrolment

Enrol anytime

Learning Method

Study online at your own pace on any device

Live Webinars

Coming soon!

Fees and Payment Options:

Course fees:



Pay $1500 upfront
and Pay $1277 at completion

Pay Per Unit

Administration Fee of


upfront (non-refundable)

Total units: 10
Fee per unit: $280



Pay 50% upfront ($738.50)
and 50% upon completion ($738.50)

Administration fees are non-refundable. Each unit will require payment before the release of your next unit.

For more information, please refer to our Fees, Charges & Refund Policy.

You will be required to follow your training plan. This will be discussed and agreed upon at induction. If you do not meet the obligation of the agreed timeframe, other charges may be applicable. Maximum time frames are subject to volumes of learning and qualifications being superseded.

Further charges may be applied if student obligations are not met in accordance with the agreed timeframes stated in the student training plan, discussed and determined at induction. Maximum time frames are subject to recommended study load and potential nationally authorised changes to qualification criteria.

Subsidised fee –
Higher Level Skills Funding


Co-contribution Fee


per unit
Total Units


Total Cost



Co-contribution Fee


per unit
Total Units


Total Cost


Higher Level Skills Funding via the Queensland Government’s Skills Assure Program supports ELIGIBLE* students to obtain certification in Certificate IV or higher qualifications. The aim is to assist individuals in gaining the higher-level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in priority industries or transition to university to continue their studies. Students will be required to make a co-contribution fee (listed above) before the commencement of their course. For further information – see 

*Eligibility criteria apply to receive subsidised course fees and concessional status. See our funding brochure and complete the funding eligibility form below to find out more.

Qualification Structure:

A total of 10 units must be completed:


Core Units

Research and develop business plans

Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures

Plan finances for new business ventures

Market new business ventures


Elective Units

Manage finances for new business ventures

Establish operational strategies and procedures for new business ventures

Implement customer service strategies

Build and maintain
business relationships

Apply digital
solutions to work processes

Use digital technologies
to collaborate in a work environment

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

We aim to help our students as much as possible. That’s why you can apply for and start your study journey in three easy steps.



Apply for the course you want with College Australia by completing the quick and easy online Enrolment Form. Click on the link below and choose the relevant qualification. When we receive your application, we will send you an email regarding the pre-enrolment eligibility requirements, including a Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment, Recognition of Prior Learning application and an outline of documentation required for your enrolment to proceed.


Meet your mentor

We will call you to confirm details, discuss eligibility, workplace and assessment requirements and ensure everything is correct.

This interview forms part of your orientation into your course and will allow you to ask further questions.

You will then be required to make payment.

Once payment is received, we will then send you the Confirmation of Enrolment (COE). This Includes details of your Educator and your Training Plan outlining the units you are undertaking and due dates


Commence your studies

You will receive an email with your login details. Remember these details and bookmark the login URL in your browser. Logging in will give you access to your first unit in the online portal.

Start on your first unit.

RPL students
Your Educator will contact you to progress the RPL process if you are undertaking this pathway.

Congratulations. You’re on your way to completing your new qualification!

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We provide a range of leading-edge online courses relevant to the real world, easily accessible and create pathways to successful job outcomes. Wherever your career aspirations lead you, you will graduate with a nationally recognised qualification to get you there.