National code: FNS40222

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

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Overview About this course

Expand your employability and count on a great career in the fast-growing finance industry. You’ll graduate with a range of transferable financial skills and knowledge for accounts payable and payroll officer roles, sought after in every industry.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Apply accounting fundamentals

  • Create financial reports

  • Process financial transactions

  • Use computerised accounting and payroll systems

  • Create and lodge Business Activity Statements (BAS)

Course Outcomes

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

  • A strong foundation to start or further your accounting career

  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.

Traineeship

  • Be employed in the accounting and bookkeeping industry as this course is delivered in the workplace

  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Entry recommendations

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 12 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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: accounts administrator, accounts clerk, accounts payable officer, accounts receivable officer, bookkeeper, debtors clerk and payroll officer.

Licensing

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.

Study pathways

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Your experience counts

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.

Units Units taught in this course

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.

  • Prepare financial reports FNSACC421

  • Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry FNSACC418

  • Set up and operate computerised accounting systems FNSACC426

  • Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities FNSACC414

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

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

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • 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

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