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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

  • National Course Code: FNS40217
  • TAFE NSW code: FNS40217-01V02-19NEP-225

Location – Nepean, Kingswood (Traineeship Only)

Study Type

Blended

Course Start Date

Enquire Now

Hours Per Week

8

Duration

1 Year

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

Count on a great career in the fast-growing finance industry with the nationally accredited Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping. You will learn how to prepare financial reports and statements, maintain payroll systems and be job ready for any sized organisation across multiple sectors.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through your course work, you will learn how to:

  • Apply accounting fundamentals
  • Create financial reports
  • Process financial transactions
  • Use computerised accounting and payroll systems
  • Create and lodge Business Activity Statements (BAS)
  • Use essential industry tools and programs

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the skills you need to get ahead in this field:

  • Attention to detail
  • High numeracy literacy
  • Customer service focused

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Success in this course will equip you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification
  • A strong foundation to start or further your finance career

This course qualifies you to work as a:

  • Payroll Officer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Officer

GROW YOUR CAREER

Deepen your knowledge and practice with the Accounting vertical pathway:

  • Diploma of Accounting

Consider continuing your education with a degree after the Diploma:

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Management

INDUSTRY DEMAND

Employment in the financial and insurance services industry is expected to grow by 13.7%, faster than other Australian industries.

The NSW Government identified the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping as key to addressing skill shortages in bookkeeping. As it is a Targeted Priority, you may be eligible for a subsidised fee.

Qualifications from a trusted training provider like TAFE NSW are key to skilling the Financial Services workforce of tomorrow.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

TRAINING PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS

There are no Training Package entry requirements for this qualification.

TAFE NSW REQUIREMENTS

There are no TAFE NSW entry requirements for this qualification.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

This course equips you with the skills and knowledge to create and lodge Business Activity Statements (BAS) for customers. However, to offer this service to clients for a fee, or other reward, you will need to register with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) at the completion of this course.

It is important to check-in with TPB to learn and understand all registration requirements as they are reviewed and amended regularly. They also include a designated period of experience.

WORK PLACEMENT

There is no work placement requirement for this qualification.

BE PREPARED

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you are:

  • Comfortable with numbers and calculations

  • Interested in learning theory and practicing skills

  • Able to study independently

    If you believe you need support in preparation for study, contact us to learn about your options.

    With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to the needs of local students and specific cohorts (like apprentices, trainees, fast-tracked students and online students). This means you will also need to meet any entry requirements listed below.

    To be enrolled in this offering, you need to be:

  • A trainee (you will work in industry and study at the same time)

  • employed full time or part time (traineeships will be longer if you are employed part-time)

  • Signed-up with an Apprentice Network Provider and have a Training Plan Proposal

    Progress through the course is monitored against your training plan so that any issues are identified and rectified in a timely manner.

It's all happening at TAFE NSW InfoFest. Register for an information session to broaden your skills set to get ahead. Can't find an Information Session for you? Enquire Online or call 131601.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part time day face to face offering or could be undertaken solely in the workplace - including theory and practical components. As well as the in-class component, you should expect to do approximately 2 hours of additional study each week including online learning, independent study and assessment preparation outside of class hours.


GET PREPARED FOR SUCCESS

TAFE NSW provides a range of services to ensure a supported and successful learning environment for all students. Detailed information on support services is available at Student Services.

The following additional support is also available to you:
  • LLN support
  • Disabilities Services
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support
  • Childcare facilities
  • Linkedin Learning
  • Library resources -Studiosity ? online access to a real life tutor

    We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

    As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

    • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
    • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
    • Easy computing online short courses
    • Access to local TAFE libraries

Trainees are flexible delivery and start dates are dependent on your location of delivery schedules and will be customised to each trainee.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/are-you-eligible

PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE

Fees: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/fees
Payment - funding: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/payment-funding

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need the following resources:

Stationery such as, but not limited to;



  • Scientific calculator

  • Pens, highlighters and markers

  • A4 ruled notepad

  • Portable USB device

    More information will be provided in class.

    RECOGNITION

    Learners are able to have their competency from prior learning and work experience recognised in this qualification through the following arrangements.
    ? Evidence of completing formal training
    ? Work experience: on the job experience and informal training
    ? Life experience: community group involvement, family activities, sports, hobbies, leisure activities, unpaid work, organising events, and/or travel.

    Recognition will be assessed on an individual basis and may be granted when a portfolio of evidence is assessed in accordance with TAFE NSW Recognition Policy and Procedure and the learner is deemed competent for the unit/s of competency for which the application applies. Alternatively, the learner may nominate to undertake a challenge assessment and be awarded competent.

    Find out more about recognition: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/recognition-credit-transfers


READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Semester one starts early February 2020. Enquire now to be notified when enrolments open.

To find out more information on this course including the next start date, submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page, or call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

*Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.

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Be sure to read your chosen course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you.

Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place.

As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee or Apprentice please call 131 601 for full details.

Core Units
Number Title
FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems
BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into business operations
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
Elective Units
Number Title
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records
FNSACC313 Perform financial calculations
FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Nepean, Kingswood
Great Western Highway, Kingswood
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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