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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.

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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"I've always been confident in maths and problem solving but no practical accounting experience, so Iā€™m enjoying the deep dive into a range of valuable foundation units. This course is an eye-opener to understand the core of accounting and the perfect stepping stone into the industry."

Erin Shin Li

Driven to amplify her passion for maths, former retail assistant, Erin Shin Li has packed up the tills and relaunched her career as a junior accountant.

With an appetite for facts and figures, Erin dreamed of bigger things. But with little experience under her belt, she knew she needed to gain some skills and enrolled in a Diploma of Accounting at TAFE NSW Hornsby.

"There's a lot of ongoing support provided to students to really understand the accounting concepts. A lot of the components can be challenging at times, so the teachers delivering the courses and supporting our class are second to none - their guidance really pushed me to achieve my best,ā€ said Ms Shin Li.

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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 in budget, 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, bookkeeper, payroll clerk, financial planner or 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, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you.

TAFE courses in the Accounting and Finance area include Bookkeeping, Financial Services, Business Administration, Project Management, Human Resources, Purchasing and Accounting.