Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Course Code: FNS40217
Study Area:
Business-Legal


Start date: 16 July 2019

Duration: 6 months (full time) / 12 months (part time)

Bendigo City: Full time - Tue, Wed & Fri

Castlemaine: Part time - 6-9pm, Tue & Thu


If you have a head for numbers, great organisational skills and are a good communicator, an accounting or bookkeeping career could be just what you’re looking for.

Businesses of all sizes need to maintain accurate financial records to ensure profitability and compliance with legislation and regulations. There are employment opportunities for people with strong accounting and bookkeeping skills across a variety of industries.

Some bookkeepers are self-employed or offer services on a contract basis making bookkeeping a great option for people looking for flexible working hours or the option to work from home.

The Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping (FNS40217) is designed to help you gain the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for in this field. The course is nationally accredited and meets the qualification requirements needed to become a registered Business Activity Statements (BAS) Agent.*

You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself.​



Campus
 
  • Castlemaine, Bendigo City
Course Structure
  • On campus delivery.

Accreditation

This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • Small business bookkeeper
  • BAS agent
  • Contract or staff bookkeeper
  • Assistant accountant
  • Finance administration officer.

Prerequisites
  • You need to have completed VCE (or equivalent) or be of mature age and have sufficient work experience. You also need to have high level language, literacy and numeracy skills.

Course overview

This qualification reflects the job roles of workers in the accounting industry, including BAS Agents and contract bookkeepers; and of those employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries. It includes preparing and lodging business and instalment activity statements, and providing advice or dealing with the Commissioner on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to activity statements. Individuals in these roles apply theoretical and specialist knowledge and skills to work autonomously, and exercise judgement in completing routine and non-routine activities.

How to apply
 
Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • Language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • Assignments

Learning options
  • Face-to-face classroom delivery

Key study areas
 

You’ll gain the skills and confidence to perform a range of bookkeeping and accounting tasks including:

  • Preparing financial reports
  • Introducing cloud computing into business operations
  • Processing financial transactions and extracting interim reports
  • Administering subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • Working effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
  • Setting up and operating a computerised accounting system (e.g. MYOB)
  • Completing business activity and instalment activity statements
  • Establishing and maintaining payroll systems.

  • Further study opportunities
    • If you want to continue your studies after you graduate, you can go on to complete the Diploma of Accounting (FNS50217).

    Fees

    Your fees are made up of four parts.
    1. Course enrolment type
    2. Materials
    3. Consumables
    4. Student Support Fee.   
    Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

    Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
    Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
    Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

    A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
    Government subsidised - average total course fee*$0.00
    Concession - average total course fee*$0.00
    Full fee - average total course fee*$6,317.50
    B.   Materials average fee**$100.00
    C.   Consumables average fee**$0.00
    Indicative pricing for:

    *The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
    **Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
    Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

    D.  Student Support fees
    The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students. Read more. Student support fees are non refundable . Student support fees are payable annually for the duration of your course, over and above tuition fees.


    This page was last updated on 26/04/2019 11:28 AM





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