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Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business


  • Get invaluable small business knowledge and skills
  • Become a small business operator with an award-winning education group
  • Fit your study around your work hours or start-up commitments
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Duration Up to two years
How it works Study online. With a difference.
Price $2,650 up front | $122.31 per week (payment plan)
Career opportunities Self-employment | Small business owner
Course topics Four modules
Units 10 units of competency | Nationally recognised
Course trainers Industry experts and thought leaders.
Pathways BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management | BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management
Entry requirements No formal prerequisites | RPL available | Some equipment needed
Assessments Multiple small assessments | No exams
Start date Immediately, or whenever you’re ready.
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Key Benefits

Innovative ideas

Learn how to set up operational strategies and procedures for your new business venture. From start to finish, you’ll be guided by successful small business founders through this entrepreneurship course.

Built for all learning styles

Learn through videos, screen-casts, PDF material, multiple-choice and written assessments. Whether its been days or years since you last formally learned, this entrepreneurship program will offer various ways to understand the concepts of managing a business and will help you act with confidence in your own business.

Nationally recognised

This qualification is nationally recognised. It’s part of the Australian Qualifications Framework. This means you may be able to use it as a pathway to higher education qualifications at institutions around Australia.

Course Accreditation

In total, you need to complete 10 nationally recognised units of competency to be awarded the BSB40320 Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business. This qualification is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Module 1

Plan the new business

Module 2

Start the business

Module 3

Promote the business

Module 4

New business management


Course Assessments

The experts who design and deliver our courses (click back to Course trainers to meet some of them) have developed an assessment framework that’s uniquely designed to help you gain a deep understanding of the material. They’ll give you the kind of knowledge and skills you can use in the real world as a business operator or manager. Assessment formats include:

Career Opportunities

Whether you’re looking to launch your own start-up idea, or looking to buy an existing business, there’s nothing more satisfying than running your own business or helping to get one off the ground. Upon completing this course, there are number ways you can go:

Key opportunities include:


The Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New  Business is the ideal preparation for these Diploma of Leadership and Management and Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management courses, because it covers the basics that are assumed knowledge for Diploma students. During this course, you’ll get plenty of opportunities to practice the tasks and decision-making responsibilities which you’ll refine in a Diploma level course.

Entry requirements

There aren’t any formal requriements. But to make sure you get the most out of training with us, the following enrolment process applies:

What equipment will I need?

You will need access to the following equipment to successfully complete the course:

Am I eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning or credit transfer?

We may be able to take into account relevant knowledge and skills you’ve gained through previous formal or informal training, education and employment. To find out more, refer to our Student Information Handbook by clicking here, or get in touch with one of our friendly Course Consultants.

Course Topics

Module 1

Plan the new business

Module 2

Start the business

Module 3

Promote the business

Module 4

New business management

Course Duration

This course is designed to be completed within 12 months, however Monarch’s training plan allows you to take up to 24 months.

There is no minimum timeframe to complete this course. Students who are highly motivated and well organised can complete the full course at an accelerated pace.

The key factors that influence course completion are a student’s experience, time availability, how fast they work and how committed they are!

How it works

Study online. With a difference.

You’ll get:

How does it work?

This course has been developed to give you absolute flexibility. Study on your couch, on public transport, on your break at work, out in the park – wherever and whenever you like. The best part is, with Monarch Institute, ‘online’ doesn’t mean ‘alone’. You’ll be backed by our trainers at every step along the way.

What support will I get?

Your trainer will be happy to contact you via phone, Zoom, or email (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm). So you definitely won’t feel alone. You’ll also have access to our student Facebook group, so you can discuss the material with other students. It’s a handy way to stay in touch with trainers and others in the same course.

Course Price

Upfront payment

$2,650 (Total)

The most cost-effective option. Pay up front and save 20% compared to the total payment plan. Payment options include electronic funds transfer (EFT), credit card (Mastercard or Visa), cheque or cash.

Payment plan

$122.31 per week – paid over 26 weeks (Total: $3,180)

This option is suitable for students wanting to manage their cash flow. It’s handy if you want to get started right away, but don’t have the full amount on hand. Payment must be made with Mastercard or Visa.


*Fees and units are subject to change.

Meet your trainers

Industry experts and thought leaders.
Glenn Buesnel-May
"Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from."
– Seth Godin

I started my career in the Banking sector, with experience in lending and securities. I then spent over 20 years in the Royal Australian Air Force as a Logistics Officer and later specialised in Education and Training, where I was a trainer, assessor and executive.

In 2007, I established a private business as a consultant, specialising in Leadership, Management, Business and Professional Development training. I have qualifications in HR, Management, Leadership, Coaching, Warehousing, Transport and Logistics, the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Advanced Facilitation. I also trained in Professional Mentoring, Workplace and Leadership Coaching,  Counselling and Conflict Management and underwent undergrad studies in Human Resources.

What gets me out of bed in the morning?

I live for weekends, where I spend it exploring, listening to and making music, camping, flying aircraft, playing with my Staffy, named Harper Cookie Face!

Any questions? Ask away!