Start your career or formalise your knowledge with this accredited course. Graduate with practical skills for the accounting and bookkeeping industry and the educational requirements for your BAS agent registration.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Apply practical accounting fundamentals to financial business transactions
Create financial reports for a variety of business structures
Process financial transactions and understand the underlying principals
Use industry current accounting and payroll systems
Prepare a variety of Business Activity Statements (BAS)
Gain an understanding of working in teams in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) education requirements for registration as a BAS agent
A practical application of accounting fundamentals
A strong foundation to start or further your accounting career
A strong pathway to continue your study to enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.
TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol in the course as a trainee you must:
Have a signed traineeship contract
Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A logical outlook and the ability to work with numbers and calculations
An eagerness to learn and put your theoretical learnings into practise
The ability to study independently
Basic digital literacy skills
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level
TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.
This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: accounts administrator, accounts clerk, accounts payable officer, accounts receivable officer, bookkeeper, debtors clerk and payroll officer.
Anyone providing a business activity statement (BAS) service for a fee or other reward must be registered by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) and this qualification is currently cited as meeting the TPB education requirements for registration. Other conditions apply, including a designated period of experience. Anyone seeking BAS agent registration should check current registration requirements with the TPB, as registration requirements are reviewed regularly.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 13 units of competency, including 10 core and 3 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential
Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home
LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills
Student associations – get social with our student community
On campus, online and blended study environments; at TAFE NSW your learning works with your lifestyle. Heart your favourites, compare courses and discover what works for you.