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Course Type:
Accredited Course; Free TAFE
Study Mode:
On Campus
18 months
Starting Date:
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Course Overview

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.

Whether you want to help individuals get on top of their finances or local businesses balance their books, TAFE Gippsland will help. Invest in your future with our Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping.

You’ll learn the skills and knowledge needed for a wide range of financial services roles. After completing our course, you’ll be ready for roles such as payroll, bookkeeping, financial administration, and accounts payable. And don’t forget: everyone needs a good accountant! Small businesses, large corporations, hospitals, schools, government offices, and more — they all need your new skills, so dream big!

This course is delivered with a combination of online and on campus workshops.


Tuesday and Thursday 9.30am – 12pm

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 either face to face or via Zoom prior to enrolment.

There will be multiple sessions will be held at Bairnsdale, Morwell and Warragul in November 2019 and January 2020.

Bookings are essential and are made through the recruitment office call 1300 133 717.

Morwell -  Thursday28/11/2019 10am & 2pm
Warragul - Friday29/11/2019 10am & 2pm
Warragul - Saturday30/11/2019 9am & 11am
Bairnsdale -  Monday 9/12/2019 2pm & 5pm
Bairnsdale - Tuesday28/01/2020 2pm & 6pm
Warragul - Tuesday28/01/2020 6pm
Warragul - Wednesday29/01/2020 6pm
Morwell - Thursday  30/01/2020 10am & 2pm
Zoom - Thursday  30/01/2020 6pm


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

Course Modules

Course units
BSBITU314 Design and produce spreadsheets
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
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
FNSACC411 Process business tax requirements
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


Not Applicable