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Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

  • Certificate

Improve your career prospects, prepare for further studies or build on your existing bookkeeping skills and maximise your employment opportunities in this field.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
12 months full-time
Course Code
FNS40217
Study Mode
In person, Online
Intake Months
Feb
Domestic Fees
$5,380 total

About this course

Improve your career prospects, prepare for further studies or build on your existing bookkeeping skills and maximise your employment opportunities in this field.

During this course, you will gain skills and knowledge to prepare and lodge business and instalment activity statements and the provision of advice or dealing with the Commissioner on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to the activity statements. You will also develop skills in budgeting and forecasting, payroll, reporting and using accounting software.

Successful completion of this course satisfies the educational requirements for registration with

the Tax Practitioners Board to be an approved Business Activity Statement (BAS), Agent. Please note other conditions apply including a designated period of experience.

Completion of this course also meets the entry requirements for the Diploma of Accounting.

Entry requirements

To be eligible to enrol in this course, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Attend a compulsory information session - this information session will be specific to Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping. You will need to complete a short questionnaire at these sessions.
  2. Apply - click the apply now button on the South West TAFE homepage or course page. You will need to fill out a short application form and will be sent a thank-you email once submitted.
  3. Complete a Pre-training Review - your thank-you email will contain a link to complete a pre-training review. It will also include details about government-subsidies and a unique student identifier.
  4. Attend an interview - we will contact you to arrange an interview time (in person or over the phone)
  5. Receive your offer to enrol - we will contact you with an offer to enrol.

If you are entering this course directly from secondary school you must have completed Year 12.

Study locations

Warrnambool

Online

What you will learn

You will learn the skills and knowledge required for different jobs within the financial services industry in Australia.

This includes:

  • budgets and forecasts
  • financial performance
  • cloud computing
  • computerised accounting systems
  • payroll
  • financial reports
  • professional practice

Career pathways

Upon completion of this course, you will be

equipped with the skills and knowledge to
undertake a range of professional bookkeeping or accounting roles in financial and other industries including:
  • Accounts Payable Officer
  • Accounts Receivable Officer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll officer

You will also be eligible to apply to the Tax Practitioners Board to be an approved Business Activity Statement (BAS), Agent. Other conditions may apply including a designated period of experience.

How to apply

There are five simple steps to apply for a course with us.

  1. Apply - complete a short online application form. Once this form is submitted we'll send you a thank you email.
  2. Get ready - your thank-you email will contain links to a pre-training review, to a unique student identifier and to government-subsidised training eligibility.
  3. Chat with your teacher - your teacher or course specialist will contact you about your Pre-Training Review outcomes and additional course information.
  4. Enrol - after chatting with your teacher, you will receive an email with your enrolment form and a link to verify your identity.
  5. Sign - once you've completed your enrolment, you will receive a declaration form to review and sign.

If need any assistance with applying, contact our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911 or visit your nearest campus.