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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

  • National Course Code: FNS40217
  • TAFE NSW code: FNS40217-01V02-20GRV-300

Location – Granville

Study Type

PT Evening

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

15 Hours per week

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

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping as either a traineeship or non-traineeship, so you can create the career you want.

Non-traineeship

There are no entry requirements for non-trainees. You can enrol in this course now.

Traineeship

To be eligible for this course you must:

  • Be in relevant employment as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signedtraineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

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

  • Comfortable with numbers and calculations
  • Interested in learning theory and practising skills
  • Able to study independently

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

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.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • Students should expect to spend an additional 10-15 hours per week outside class times to completing assessments and course work to be successful in this course.
  • All students require access to a computer with the internet, a headset, microphone and camera to attend classes.
  • All students are also required to purchase 5 textbooks as outlined on the timetable.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part-time evening, face to face delivery course. You will need to attend approximately 10 hours of class, over 3 evenings a week, for 1 year. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 5 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 2 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 is for people who would like to explore the financial services industry or the possibility of progressing onto a Diploma of Accounting. Graduates of the Certificate IV in Accounting & Bookkeeping may pursue employment in the accounting industry as BAS Agents or contract bookkeepers; or as employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

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

  • Students can request learner support by contacting the Head Teacher. TAFE NSW provides students with access to many services such as literacy/numeracy support, support for students with English as a second language, disability services support and library services support. For a full range of our services, please visit https://www.tafensw.edu.au/student-services.

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)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. 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?

A fee applies for most TAFE NSW courses and must be paid when you enrol. The amount you pay depends on the type of course you study, and on your personal circumstances. An initial payment of $80 is required to confirm your enrolment into this course. If you do not wish to continue with your enrolment, you must formally advise Customer Service of your withdrawal. If you do not withdraw prior to the commencement date of the course, this initial payment is non-refundable. Please contact us on 13 79 74 for further information.

Please click on the Smart and Skilled link http://www.training.nsw.gov.au/smartandskilled/prices_fees.html to work out what you will pay for this course based on your personal circumstances. Depending on your personal circumstances, you may be eligible for a fee discount or fee exemption.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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

  • Textbooks are required to be purchased for this course.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

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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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

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

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

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Course Location

Granville
136 William Street, Granville
Phone 131 601

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