BSB30315 Certificate III in Micro Business Operations


Are you employed full time but thinking about starting your own small business? Do you have a great idea and need the know-how to take it from concept to reality? This nationally recognised qualification will teach you how to investigate and assess small business opportunities to get you started towards realising your dream.

You’ll develop the knowledge to create proposals, arrange finances and develop a digital action plan. Through the course you’ll also build “real world” skills to establish business networks, and apply critical thinking skills to common challenges in establishing a viable business. The qualification is designed for both those looking to launch a micro or small business venture, and new small business owners who want to develop their skills for growth.


Grab your lunch and join MiTraining's expert trainer to find out more about how this highly practical course can set you on the path to small business success.

We value your time and promise a short, informative and interesting session to get you thinking about enrolling. There'll be time for questions with our friendly team.

Weekday Session: Thursday 18 February 2021, 12pm to 12.30pm AEST | Register

Weekend Session: Saturday 20 February 2021, 10.30am to 11.00am AEST | Register

Delivery Mode
Fully Online
You’ll be supported by a dedicated trainer with access learning resources at your fingertips, and connect with other students working through the same course.
Study Load
Part Time
Enrol in up to two units per intake.
Course Fees
Flexible, interest free payment plans are available for this course.

Course Structure

Subject Name Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective Duration
Part One Investigate micro business opportunities Core 8 weeks
Part One Develop a micro business proposal Core
Part Two Organise finances for the micro business Core 8 weeks
Part Two Comply with regulatory, taxation and insurance requirements for the micro business Core
Part Three Determine resource requirements for the micro business Core 8 weeks
Part Three Create a digital technology plan for small business Elective
Part Four Review and maintain a website Elective 8 weeks
Part Four Conduct e-marketing communications Elective
Part Five Deliver and monitor a service to customers Elective 8 weeks
Part Five Build customer relationships and loyalty Elective

Course Intakes

  • Monday 5 Apr 2021

Course Duration

This course includes 10 units of competency (5 core and 5 elective) grouped together into five subjects and is delivered over five teaching periods of eight weeks in duration. Students enrolled in the qualification will undertake one subject (two units of competency) over eight weeks.

There’s a maximum of up to 12 months allowed to complete all units and assessments in the qualification.

The total time it takes to complete the course usually depends on your previous experience, how much time you have available between work commitments, and the pace you prefer to study at.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal educational entry requirements for this course. To support you to successfully complete the qualification you must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Aged 18 at the time of enrolment, or turning 18 within 6 months of commencing the course. Applicants under the age of 18 must have their enrolment paper work witnessed by a parent or guardian.

  • Course delivery and materials are in English. If English is your second language talk to us about the required English Language Proficiency level for this course.

  • Minimum computer literacy standards as well as unrestricted access to the internet.

View the Student Handbook for more information.


Undertaking this qualification will require you to complete a range of assessments to assess your competency against the performance criteria. Assessments have been designed with a focus on workplace outputs.

A variety of assessment methods are used:

1. Assessing theoretical and applied knowledge

2. Assessing the application of skills throught projects, scenarios and demonstrations

3. Gathering evidence that shows your ability to perform key tasks

Each assessment method provides a different type of evidence. Taken together, the complete assessment provides a holistic view of your ability to perform competently and confidently to the level set down in the Competency Standards. To be issued with a qualification testamur students must be deemed competent in each unit of competency and meet all requirements of the course.

Payment Plans and Support

MiTraining offers several interest free payment plan options including your choice of a deposit amount, then fortnightly or weekly instalments to pay the remaining course fees over the duration of your studies. Deposit amounts start from just $100. To view all payment plan options click Apply Now.

Study assistance

This qualification is registered for Centrelink student payments. Please contact the Department of Human Services to check your eligibility for assistance.

Single Unit of Study

You can study individual units from this qualification for personal or professional development without having to apply for a full qualification enrolment. We call this 'single-unit study'.

If you successfully complete a unit and the assessment, you may be eligible for credit if you decide to apply for enrolment in a qualification in the future.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment pathway that enables you to demonstrate competence from prior experience and learning. RPL applications require a portfolio of evidence which will be assessed, together with a competency conversation or skills test/check. For more information view the RPL Policy or download the RPL Application Form on the Policies and Procedures page.

Micro Business or Small Business?

The terms micro business and small business are often used interchangeably. According to the Office of the Chief Economist, micro businesses represent around 25% of all businesses in Australia. A small business is defined as one with an annual turnover of less than $2 million (excluding GST) and employing fewer than 15 people.

Micro businesses also fall into this turnover category but will usually only employ between one (being the owner/operator) and four people.

Examples of micro business operators include freelance consultants, web and creative designers, personal trainers, small café or retail owners, individuals in private practice or those using a skill to provide personal services such as hair dressing or a trade.



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