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Course Duration:
18 months
Commencing in:
  • 2024

2024 Intake

Intake Date Campus Attendance Days
17/07/2024 Off campus Wednesday 1:30pm-3:00pm, Thursday 9:00am-10:30am, Friday 11:00am-12:30pm

About this course

Whether you want to help individuals get on top of their finances or local businesses balance their books, our Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping will give you the skills and knowledge needed for a wide range of financial services roles.
On successful completion of this course, you’ll be ready for roles such as payroll, bookkeeping, financial administration, and accounts payable. Small businesses, large corporations, hospitals, schools, government offices, and more — they all need your new skills, so dream big!

Everyone needs a good accountant! Whether you want to help individuals get on top of their finances or local businesses balance their books, this is the perfect course for you.
Designed to add new skills and knowledge to your existing skillset and increase your employment opportunities, you could take your studies one step further with a Diploma of Accounting.
So, if you’re looking to start a career in supporting businesses and individuals with their finances, we're here to help you get started. And remember, these skills apply in all sorts of organisations, so you can take your pick!

Did you know: The Victorian Government has now made Free TAFE courses even more accessible for new students enrolling for study in 2023. All Free TAFE courses at TAFE Gippsland are now available to people with higher-level qualifications and those who have completed a previous Free TAFE course and are looking to continue in their selected training pathway. Conditions and eligibility rules apply. Check out our Free TAFE information page for further details.

Career Opportunities

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

Opportunities for Further Study

This course is an entry requirement for students who wish to complete FNS50222 - Diploma of Accounting
Additional pathways include;
BSB40120 - Certificate IV in Business
BSB50420 - Diploma of Leadership and Management

Skills or Knowledge gained

Knowledge of double entry accounting, financial reporting requirements and GST compliance. Practical skills using integrated accounting software systems, spreadsheets and online support.

Entry Requirements

Are there specified requirements for entry into the course/qualification?: No

Mandatory entry requirements:

Students must attend an information session/interview via Zoom prior to enrolment.

Minimum Industry Requirement

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Requirements

Will this course/qualification or a constituent unit provide a pathway to an industry licence or regulated outcome: true

Persons providing a business activity statement (BAS) service must be registered by the Tax Practitioners Board and this qualification is currently cited as meeting the educational requirements for registration. Other conditions apply including a designated period of experience. Persons seeking BAS agent registration should check current registration requirements with the Board as this is reviewed regularly.

Qualifications and Recognition - 2024

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

Work Placement - 2024

Does this course require placement?: No

Further Information - 2024


Fees and charges Government subsidised concession Government subsidised Full-fee paying student
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) $684.95 $3,424.75 $8,079.75
Materials fee* (GST exempt) $750.95 $750.95 $750.95
Total $1,435.90 $4,175.70 $8,830.70
VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Sample course units

BSBESB403 Plan finances for new business ventures
BSBPEF301 Organise personal work priorities
BSBTEC302 Design and produce spreadsheets
FNSACC321 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSACC322 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets
FNSACC413 Make Decisions In A Legal Context
FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
FNSACC418 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
FNSACC421 Prepare financial reports
FNSACC426 Set up and operate computerised accounting systems
FNSTPB411 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
FNSTPB412 Establish and maintain payroll systems

The assessment for each course varies. It may include knowledge questions, practical skills tasks, projects, research work, on the job assessment, etc. Your assessor or educator will provide specific information on the requirements for your course.

You can expect that:

  • assessment methods are clear
  • assessment tasks are relevant and meet the requirements of your course
  • assessor or educator demonstrate fairness and lack of bias when assessing your work
  • educators will provide open and honest feedback about assessment tasks.