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Statement of Attainment in Financial Basics

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Overview About this course

Gain a life skill and begin your journey into an accounting and finance career. Learn to use spreadsheets and financial software relevant to small business accounting, and equip yourself with tools every beginner accountant needs.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Design and create spreadsheets using spreadsheet applications

  • Produce charts

  • Apply techniques to do routine financial calculations

  • Check calculation outcomes

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment

  • Skills to perform financial calculations and create spreadsheets and charts

  • A pathway and credit towards further study in Certificate III in Financial Services or Certificate III in Accounts Administration

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

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

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Attention to detail

  • An interest in numbers

  • Enthusiasm to learn new skills

  • Willingness to work in an office environment

  • Basic digital skills

  • A handheld calculator or a basic calculating app on your mobile device

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 officer, Administration officer, Clerical officer, Customer service officer and Financial clerk


When you successfully complete a Diploma of Accounting approved by the Tax Practitioner Board (TPB) you will be eligible to apply to a professional accounting body such as Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) or Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ). You will need to apply for a license to practise as a BAS agent or a tax agent. Visit the TPB website for more information on registration.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Statement of Attainment in Financial Basics does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Statement of Attainment in Financial Basics does not have any related courses.

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

  • Perform financial calculations FNSACC313

  • Design and produce spreadsheets BSBTEC302

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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