Frequently Asked Questions

When will the course commence?

Certificate IV in Small Business Management runs all year round.

Queensland - To Be Advised

New South Wales - To Be Advised

Victoria - To Be Advised

Western Australia - To Be Advised

South Australia - To Be Advised

For all other States & Territories candidates may participate remotely via 'virtual classroom' technology linked into the above classroom sessions.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements to this program, however, it is assumed that candidates have sound literacy and numeracy skills.

Can I apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?

When assessing RPL the onus of proof is on the student applying for RPL to demonstrate that their skills, previous learning or qualifications correlate to the 'unit of competency' they are applying for credit towards.

The evidence and information must be:

Reliable - an accurate reflection of the skills and knowledge held by the applicant.

Current - in relation to the area of study, eg credits towards OH&S experience from 30 years ago is unlikely to be acceptable due to changes in the legislation.

Adequate - clearly show that all learning outcomes and competencies can be demonstrated for the unit applying for credit.

Valid - evidence provided is required to be authenticated in some manner as to the relevant competency or learning outcome it relates to.

Reasonable - so as not to disadvantage the applicant with further studies in the subject area and ensure the process is no more rigorous than necessary for the completion of the unit itself.

Types of Evidence

• Certified copies of statements, references or articles about employment

• Certified copies of school reports, certificates or statements of past education

• Relevant work samples, such as memos, essays, folios, completed work projects

• Outlines of any courses undertaken

• Any other information that you feel might aid the assessment of your request

To ensure there is sufficient and reliable information confirming the applicant has satisfactorily met the required competency further information may also be requested such as:

1. an interview or meeting with course facilitator

2. references or referee statements from a third party.

How do I apply for RPL?

The applicant submits an RPL application with supporting documentation to the course facilitator, Business Essentials.

The request for RPL is assessed against the competencies of the applicable course unit(s).

The applicant will be notified of the outcome and in the event that the RPL is not granted the applicant will be supplied with details as to the reason why and/or evidence that they will need to submit.

The decision may be appealed and this must be put in writing.

What Recognition of Prior Learning does Certificate IV provide for further studies/qualifications?

Certificate IV in Small Business Management is a nationally recognised qualification and can be used to apply for entry credits into higher qualifications. Whether credits are granted depends on the institution to which you apply.

Will there be an assignment or exam after each module/unit?

There are no formal exams but some exercises need to be completed after each module.

Who is the overall program coordinator?

Certificate IV in Small Business Management is being coordinated by the Education Manager for the Franchise Academy.
The overall facilitator of the program is Geoff McDonnell of Business Essentials.

Where can I get more information?

For more information about how and where you can complete this qualification, contact the Franchise Academy Education Manager via the Contact Form or by phone 1300 669 030.

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