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Course Type:
Accredited Course; Free TAFE; JobTrainer
Study Mode:
On Campus, Online
On campus: 8 months
Online: 18 months
Starting Date:
Sale FLC: 2023
Warragul: 27/04/2022
Online, Sale (FLC), Warragul
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Course Overview

Whether you want to help individuals get on top of their finances, or local businesses balance their books, we have the perfect course for you. Invest in your future with a Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping.

You’ll learn the skills and knowledge needed for a wide range of financial services roles, such as payroll, bookkeeping, financial administration and accounts payable.

The pathways this course leads to are endless. You’ll be qualified to apply for a variety of job roles in small business, as well as bigger organisations like health care and hospitals, education, local Government and schools, while you decide if you want to take your career further.

Taking your career further could mean studying a Diploma of Accounting. This course is designed to add new skills and knowledge to your existing skillset and increase your employment opportunities.

Please note, students with prior employment experience can register with the Tax Practitioner’s Board to work as a BAS Agent after completion of the course.

So, if you’re looking to start a career in supporting businesses and individuals with their finances, TAFE Gippsland is here to help you get started. And remember, these skills apply in all sorts of organisations, so dream big!

ATTENTION: As much as we’d love to offer more, we can only offer one Free TAFE course per person. If you’ve already enrolled and commenced, or enrolled but didn’t complete a Free TAFE course at any Victorian TAFE in the past you will NOT be eligible for another and will need to pay tuition and materials fees when you enrol. Reach out to us if you think this is you.


On Campus: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30am–3:00pm 
Online: Wednesday 11:30am - 4:00pm, Thursday 11:30am - 4:00pm and Friday 1:00pm–4:30pm

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping.

Career Opportunities

Local job roles are usually small business but also include organisations such as health care, education, local government. Students with prior employment experience can register with the Tax Practitioner’s Board to work as a BAS Agent after completion of the course.

Opportunities for Further Study

FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory entry requirements

  • Students must attend an information session/interview via Zoom prior to enrolment. There will be multiple sessions held via Zoom in November 2021 and January 2022.

Recommended entry requirements

  • Level 4 LLN entry requirements


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Reliable internet connection


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Sample course units

BSBWRT301 Write simple documents
BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development
BSBITU314 Design and produce spreadsheets
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
FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets
FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems
FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
BSBTEC302 Design and produce spreadsheets


Word, Excel and electronic based assessments