Certificate II in Small Business (Operations/Innovation)

Course code: 22247VIC

Small businesses are increasingly relying on staff who are capable of contributing to market research, marketing and business planning. This course will teach you these skills, in addition to learning about event management, social medial collaboration and innovating trends. By 2020 drones will be an essential technology in a huge range of industries, to increase efficiency, safety, profitability, and innovation in business, hence incorporating this skillset into this course, giving you skills that others will crave for.

For more information about this course, download the Information Booklet.

  • Sample competencies covered in Units 1 & 2 include:
    • Follow small business policies & procedures
    • Contribute to small business operations & innovations
    • Assist with the presentation of public activities & events
  • Sample competencies covered in Units 3 & 4 include:
    • Undertake basic market research & promotion for a small business product or service
    • Contribute to small business planning
    • Organise and complete daily work activities

Holmesglen Institute (Waverly Campus)

Holmesglen Institute
RTO Number: 0416


Units 1 & 2 | Wednesdays 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Part Time / Face to Face

This is a two year course.

Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.

Work placement is not required.

Contact the VET Coordinator at your Secondary College for specific information regarding your College’s application process. Your VET Coordinator and/or staff from your Secondary College will assist you with planning for your VCE or VCAL certificate and will advise you where a VET Course fits within this plan. They will also give you information about travel arrangements and any costs associated with VET Courses.

For information on the IMVC Application Process please go to About VET Delivered in Schools.

Contact your school to discuss fees for VET courses.

VCAL: This program contributes to the Industry Specific Skills Strand and may also contribute to the Work Related Skills Strand of VCAL.

VCE: Students who complete the Certificate II in Small Business (Operations/Innovation) will be eligible for up to three units of credit at the Units 1 & 2 level and a Units 3 & 4 sequence.

ATAR: This subject does not have a study score and therefore cannot contribute towards the student’s primary four. Students who receive a Units 3 & 4 sequence may be eligible for a 10% increment towards their ATAR (10% of the lowest result of your primary four scaled studies). Please note the student must already have English and three other fully scored VCE/VET subjects to create the primary four.

Learned business skills will allow you to work in a variety of roles within business.  It will help provide the necessary skills for you to run your own business and act as a platform for further education in business or aviation, which some employers may desire (e.g. certificate, diploma or degree pathways).