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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

  • National Course Code: FNS40217
  • TAFE NSW code: FNS40217-01V02-21ALB-143

Location – Griffith

Attendance

Part Time

Delivery

Virtual classroom on campus

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

10 Hours per week

Duration

18 Months

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

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping enables you to launch a career in the fast-growing finance industry. 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 a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

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

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Attention to detail
  • An enjoyment of working with numbers
  • A service-oriented nature

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
  • A strong foundation to start or further your finance career

Career opportunities:

  • Payroll Officer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Officer

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Diploma of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Applied Commerce
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business

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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.

Traineeship
TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol in the course as a trainee you must:

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

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

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) after 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.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Confidence working with numbers and calculations
  • An interest in learning theory and practising skills
  • The ability to study independently

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

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 to participate in Microsoft Teams. Your device will require a microphone, web cam, and if attending class in a shared space a media headset.

It is essential that learners studying this course have access to a device with reliable internet and have the technology skills to access and navigate the internet and be able to use word processing software; be a self-directed learner in the context of a supportive online learning environment and have sound language, literacy and numeracy skills.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part time evening, connected learning course. You will need to attend approximately 4 hours of class via Microsoft Teams, over 2 days a week, for 18 months. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 6 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 1.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation and practice in using applications such as MS Excel and accounting software.

Connected learning is when students learn with a teacher and other students via web conferencing technology as part of a virtual classroom.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course is designed for people who are career starters and or new entrants into the finance sector. This course is an entry level qualification into the Accounting/Bookkeeping sector and focuses on developing real skills in applying accounting principles and using specialised knowledge relevant in the application of spreadsheets and accounting software (e.g. MYOB-Account Right.2018.3).

SERVICES AND STUDY 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

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Monday and Wednesday from 6.00pm to 8.00pm delivered via Microsoft Teams. Participants will be required to attend from home using their own device.

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

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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
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
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets
BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
FNSACC313 Perform financial calculations
BSBITU314 Design and produce spreadsheets

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

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Course Location

Griffith
Neville Place, Griffith
Phone 131 601

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