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Accounting Courses

An accountant guides their clients through the complexities of tax & finance. You can become an accountant with a Cert III, IV or Diploma online qualification.

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Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

The Certificate IV in Bookkeeping qualification will give you the necessary skills and knowledge to become a contract bookkeeper or to work in an accounting or bookkeeping role in larger organisations in a variety of industries. You'll learn how to record financial transactions, calculate payroll and lodge business activity statements.

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Accountant Jobs

Different accounting qualifications offer a range of employment opportunities.

Payroll and Accounts Clerk

The Cert III in Accounts Administration can qualify you as a Payroll and Accounts Clerk. This role involves financial data entry, processing accounts and payrolls, providing customer service in financial transactions and producing reports.

Accounting Support Officer

The Cert IV in Accounting can qualify you as an Accounting Support Officer. This role involves full function accounts payable duties such as receiving invoices, data entry, preparation of EFT and cheque payments and reconciliation of supplier credit applications. Other support functions can include payroll, general ledger and treasury support.

Assistant Accountant

The Diploma of Accounting can qualify you as an Assistant Accountant. This role involves providing necessary support to the management accountant and/or finance team. Duties can include assisting in the preparation of financial statements and accounts, budgeting, managing ledgers and processing invoices.


The Cert IV in Bookkeeping can qualify you as a Bookkeeper. This role is responsible for creating financial transactions and using that information to create financial reports. It can include posting information to accounting journals or accounting software from source documents such as invoices to customers, cash receipts and supplier invoices. You will also reconcile accounts to ensure their accuracy, pay supplier invoices in a timely manner, monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants and record cash receipts and make bank deposits.

The TAFE NSW Online learning system ‘Canvas’ lets you study wherever and whenever you like all on your laptop, tablet or smartphone

In fact it’s the only program of its kind that is optimised for smartphone. The easy to use interface has all the readings, course notes, videos and support material for each level built in.

Everything is designed to help you stick to your study schedule, pass the course and upgrade to the career of your dreams. There’s a personalised dashboard for tracking your progress, and a diary to help you manage your study around your everyday life. You can set up notifications on email, SMS, Facebook and Twitter. So you’ll always know when an assignment is due, it’ll even chase you up if you forget!

Want to try it for yourself?

Our Preparing for TAFE Online study short course is designed specifically to help you plan to succeed with your learning online.