Small Business Toolbox

Add value to your hard-earned onsite expertise with TAFE Queensland Brisbane’s online training tool, the Small Business Toolbox. Whatever your trade, this online training solution allows you to gain every last tool, tip and trick you need to build a bigger, better business.

Our flexible training package is tax deductible, with each unit allowing for enrolment at multiple points throughout the year.

All units are taught over the space of 14 weeks and correspond with recognised qualifications, and cover such areas as project management, human resources and finance subjects.

Our units include:

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Select the tools that suit the size and scope of your current or future business:


Legal and Risk

Starting your business (QBCC Licence)

BSBSMB401 – Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business

  • Identify and implement business legal requirements
  • Comply with legislation, codes and regulatory requirements
  • Negotiate and arrange contracts
  • Identify and treat business risks

Business Finance

Understanding business finance basics

BSBSMB402 – Plan small business finances

  • Identify costs, calculate prices and prepare profit statement
  • Develop a financial plan
  • Acquire finance

Finance Performance

Read the financial health of your business

BSBSMB406 – Manage small business finances

  • Implement financial plan
  • Monitor financial performance

Manage Small Projects

Small one-off-ventures vs. day-to-day work

BSBPMG522 – Undertake project work

  • Plan a project
  • Implement and monitor project activities
  • Close the project and determine the lessons learnt

Managing Staff

Manage staff and effective performance

BSBMGT502 – Manage people performance

  • Communicating performance expectations with staff
  • Coaching for effective performance
  • Dealing effectively with performance problems

Employment Termination

Understanding the legal process

BSBHRM507 – Manage separation and termination

  • Understand the Fair Work Act 2009 and how it impacts the termination of employed staff
  • Learn the processes you need to perform in order to dismiss staff legally and without claims of Unfair Dismissal
  • How to improve your business effectiveness using exit interviews

Learn MYOB

Record keeping for your business

FNSACC406 – Set up and operate a computerised accounting system

  • How MYOB works
  • How to set up your own MYOB file for your business
  • How to reconcile bank accounts

Learn Payroll

When your business has employees

FNSBKG405 – Establish and maintain a payroll system

  • How to record wages and pay staff
  • How to prepare pay advice
  • How to maintain records for all types of leave and superannuation
  • How to prepare Payment Summaries

Learn BAS

Prepare your own Business Activity Statements

FNSBKG404 – Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks (BAS)

  • Different types of GST tax codes
  • How to prepare and lodge BAS and IAS

Best of all...

You can mix and match the skills you need to best suit the size and scope of your current or future business. In short, with this training, your business can be as smart and professional off site as it is on.

Access the ultimate toolkit for building your business with TAFE Queensland Brisbane. Enquire now.