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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

  • National Course Code: FNS40217
  • TAFE NSW code: FNS40217-01V02-20OUR-158

Location – Ourimbah

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

30.1 Hours per week

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

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.

There are no training package entry requirements.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Full Time course. You will need to attend approximately 20 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 'Pre-employment' students. This refers to students who have not had previous industry experience within the Australian context.
  • Are new to the industry context in relation to the Accounting and Bookkeeping sectors, this course will develop and apply theoretical and specialist knowledge.
  • Are seeking to develop specialised skills that enable them to prepare and lodge business and instalment activity statements.
  • Want to develop a sound understanding of the Accounting principles, to exercise judgement in completing routine and non-routine activities in the work place.
  • Want to build skills to work as part of a team and autonomously
  • Want to build foundation knowledge and skills to understand underpinning principles of Accounting, while applying ethical practices aligned to regulation and legislation.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
  • Accessibility and Disability Services
  • Personal Counselling
  • Vocational Counselling
  • Learning Support
  • International Student Support
  • Multicultural Support

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 Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 9.00am to 4.30pm. 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?

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

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

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

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Course Location

Ourimbah
Brush Road, Ourimbah
Phone 131 601

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