National code: RTOSS

Statement of Attainment in Introduction to Accounting

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Overview About this course

Add to your skills and multiply your study or career pathways. Prepare and process financial documents and transactions. Learn accounting fundamentals and work as a bookkeeper or use your new skills to balance your own business or home expenses.

This course is superseded.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:

  • Prepare and process receipts and expenses

  • Prepare journals within organisational timeframes

  • Prepare financial reports

  • Reconcile banking documentation and balance petty cash transactions

  • Monitor subsidiary accounts according to compliance and policy

  • Plan effective debt recovery and identify bad debts

Course Outcomes

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

  • A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment

  • A pathway to further study in accounting and bookkeeping

  • Foundational skills to enter the industry

  • Confidence in handling high-value financial information and documents in the workplace

  • Credit toward the Certificate III in Accounts Administration or the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

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:

  • High attention to detail

  • Confidence working with numbers and calculations

  • An interest in learning theory and practising skills

  • A service-oriented nature

  • A calculator which you need throughout your course

  • Access to a computer and the internet

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: assistant bookkeeper and bookkeeper.


This is not a licensed occupation. However, in Australia, there are a few professional accounting bodies in charge of regulating the accounting industry. For a career in accounting and bookkeeping, it's preferred but not required that you register with one of these associations: the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia (ICAA) and CPA Australia (CPA) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

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 Introduction to Accounting does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Related study 2 Courses

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

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

  • Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers FNSACC312

  • Process financial transactions and extract interim reports FNSACC311

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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