Begin your career in the financial services industry or continue into the second year of the Bachelor of Applied Commerce when you study this specialist higher education diploma. Designed in conjunction with industry experts, this course meets the demands of financial services employers who are looking for ethical, professional employees in the financial services, business and commerce sectors. Learn in small, personalised classes with teachers who are expert financial professionals dedicated to sharing their up-to-date knowledge. You'll also benefit from our strong industry connections that can help you grow your networks and get your career started.
1 year full time or 2 years part time
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Understand the fundamentals of accounting, financial planning and business related areas
Understand the foundations of investments
Use Xero software to produce accounting financial statements
Create marketing plans and simple advice documents
Use applied economics, business maths and statistics
Develop specialist skills to gain an advantage in the job market
Graduate with a Higher Education Diploma of Applied Commerce
Direct entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Applied Commerce
Practical skills in accounting, financial planning, finance, management and marketing
Experience in using accounting and financial planning software
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in finance and numbers
An interest in helping others with finances
Good communication and relationship-building skills
Problem solving skills
Attention to detail
Foundational critical thinking and analytical skills
You do not require an ATAR score for entry into this course.
If you are unable to meet the entry requirements, you may be eligible for special admission.
Please continue with your application and you will be guided to identify as mature aged (at least 21 years old in your first year of study) or disadvantaged (disability, serious or chronic illness, interrupted education, lack of support for study, serious personal problems and/or serious family responsibilities). Please contact us to find out more.
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: personal banking representative, junior payroll officer, customer Service in finance, accounting, telemarketing roles, bookkeeper, financial planning admin officer and introductory accounting and finance roles.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Diploma of Applied Commerce does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning (https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/recognition-credit-transfers) or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Completion of this course requires you to successfully complete 8 subjects (80 credit points) made up of 8 core subjects.
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
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