Gain skills to manage the financial accounting in your small business or work in auditing roles. The Undergraduate Certificate in Financial Accounting Theory and Audit is a short course designed with industry experts to help you meet your career goals. If you already have extensive relevant workplace or study experience, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to complete this qualification even faster. Also, take advantage of receiving credit for the subjects you complete in this course if you decide to continue your studies with the Bachelor of Applied Commerce.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Create financial statements for clients and stakeholders
Understand contemporary accounting concepts
Apply a variety of skills in financial accounting, tax effect accounting, contemporary accounting and auditing
Uphold ethical standards in financial services
Use your skills in real world situations
Develop specialist skills to gain an advantage in the job market
Graduate with an Undergraduate Certificate in Financial Accounting Theory and Audit
Credit for successfully completed subjects towards a Bachelor of Applied Commerce qualification
The practical knowledge to manage financial accounting of a small and medium-sized businesses
Qualification to work in the financial services industry in financial accounting and auditing roles
Accounting skills that are valued across a range of sectors
Confidence in applying your learnings to real world situations
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
A Certificate IV or higher level qualification in accounting or financial services or
At least three years’ experience working in a business or retail environment
Attend a pre-admission interview where you may also be asked to complete a short literacy and numeracy task - this helps us to understand how we can support your study success and provide you with any necessary support
Your certificates, transcripts and other entry requirement evidence must be certified through a Justice of the Peace or other authorising officer
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in finance and numbers
An interest in helping others
Strong attention to detail
Good communication and relationship building skills
Critical thinking and problem solving 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:
Accounts Clerks monitor creditor and debtor accounts, and undertake related routine documentation. They may work in call centres.
Other jobs include: accounting assistant, accounting manager, accounting supervisor and auditing roles.
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 (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 4 core subjects (40 credit points).
Note: Some courses offer the opportunity to choose subjects from the complete suite of Higher Education electives that are delivered by TAFE NSW. Once you’ve enrolled, contact your Course Coordinator to discuss tailoring your course to align with your interests and goals.
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