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Accounting courses can provide a pathway towards specialist accounting careers in everything from forensic to chartered accounting, as well as roles related to bookkeeping and management.

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Banking and finance courses can help you channel your love of numbers and economics into a career in bookkeeping, forensic or chartered accounting, money management, and more.

Financial planning careers give you the power to empower other people. Combine a love of numbers, statistics and economics with the satisfaction of working with and for people. TAFE NSW courses are always in tune with industry and regulatory requirements.

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“Considering all I have achieved in such a short time, it makes me thankful that TAFE Digital was my first choice.”

Yuki Stavely-Alexander - Certificate IV in Bookkeeping, and Accounting

When Yuki started a Certificate III in Accounts Administration, she had no idea how far she would go. As a mature-aged mother, Yuki was worried about balancing study with her other commitments. But she hadn’t realised the level of support she’d get from TAFE NSW.

The staff support and study flexibility that TAFE Digital provided helped Yuki build an amazing career pathway, going from the Certificate III, to Certificate IV in both Bookkeeping and Accounting.

Thanks to her TAFE Digital teacher’s connections, Yuki gained employment as a bookkeeper and is progressing her career with a TAFE Digital Diploma of Accounting.

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Frequently Asked Questions

With all the accounting courses available, both online and face to face, there’s no shortage of choice for those wishing to enter the profession. But exactly what qualifications do you need to become an accountant? Depending on where you’re starting from in experience, TAFE NSW has a number of ways into the profession: from the Certificate III in Accounts Administration through to the Advanced Diploma of Accounting and the Bachelor of Applied Commerce (Accounting Major).

TAFE NSW has many courses that can launch you into a fantastic career, no matter if you’re taking the first step or are already along the path to becoming an accountant. From short courses in accounting to certificates, diplomas and degrees, all of our courses are taught by industry professionals with years of experience. For a full list of courses available, go to

Courses can vary in length, from a short course over days or weeks to brush up on specific skills or satisfy new compliance regulations, to a three-year fulltime degree. No matter your goal, we have the course that can get you there.

Accounting is a career that needs specific training and education in order to proceed. TAFE NSW has a number of short courses and certificates that can set you on the road to a rewarding career in accounting and financial services, all taught by experts with industry experience. Go to for more information.

A Certified Practising Accountant is an accounting professional with a specific qualification that signifies a high degree of professional competency and knowledge. Successful completion of the TAFE NSW Bachelor of Applied Commerce (majoring in Accountancy or Financial Planning) will make you eligible to apply for a CPA membership.



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What job opportunities could an accounting or finance course lead to?

An accounting and finance course can lead to a number of job opportunities; from working to keep a small business within budget, and helping individuals to manage their finances or taxes, to big banking and top floor corporate negotiations.

Qualifications in accounting and finance can lead to a job as:

  • an accountant
  • a bookkeeper
  • a payroll clerk
  • a financial planner
  • an accounts officer

The average weekly salary for an accountant is $1,350. Whether you're just starting out in your accounting and finance career, or you want to gain more qualifications, want to add to your previous experience, or you simply want to broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you. TAFE NSW courses in this area include:

  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial Services
  • Business Administration
  • Project Management
  • Human Resources
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