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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

  • National Course Code: FNS40217
  • TAFE NSW code: FNS40217-01V02-20BEL-014

Location – Belmont

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

04 Feb 2020

Hours Per Week

31.1

Duration

18 Weeks

  • 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.

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.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date: Monday, 9 December 2019
Time: Anytime between 11.00am to 1.00pm or 4.00pm to 6.00pm
Location: Belmont Campus, Building B, Level 2, Room 10 (B2.10)
Or
Date: Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Time: Anytime between 10.00am to 12.00pm or 5.00pm to 6.30pm
Location: Belmont Campus, Building A, Level 1, Room 1 (A1.01)

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full time day course. You will need to attend approximately 21 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 10.1 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 4.4 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, research and assessment preparation.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • are career starters and/or new entrants for people interested in a career in the Accounting/Bookkeeping sector

  • would like to gain employment as a bookkeeper, BAS agent and/or payroll officer, across a diverse range of industry sectors, for example, Superannuation, Local Government, Business Administration, Financial Services, Accounting and Bookkeeping

  • would like to develop real skills in applying accounting principles and use specialised knowledge relevant in the application of spreadsheets and accounting software (e.g MYOB - Account Right 2018.3)

    SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

    There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • Studiosity ? online access to a real life tutor

  • Easy computing online short courses

  • Library resources

    Additional Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support may be provided in the classroom where a need has been highlighted through screening. Students who have identified as having a disability are eligible to receive individual tutorial support determined on an individual basis.

    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

This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9.00am to 4.30pm. Option to attend evening classes for computing units on Wednesday and Thursdays. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

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?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:



  • a calculator: $10 approx

  • a USB and general stationery items: $20.00 approx

    Your workbooks will be provided by TAFE NSW and your required textbooks will be available in campus libraries throughout your course.


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

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all 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.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

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

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Core Units
Number Title
FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems
FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into business operations
Elective Units
Number Title
FNSACC313 Perform financial calculations
BSBITU314 Design and produce spreadsheets
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets
BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets

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

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Course Location

Belmont
647 Pacific Highway, Belmont
Phone 131 601

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