An excellent start to a career in accounting
This course provides an insight into the issues and processes of accounting for an organisation and prepares you for work as a payroll clerk or bookkeeper.
You'll learn how to set up and maintain computerised accounts, establish payroll systems, maintain inventory records, prepare financial reports, prepare and lodge business and instalment activity statements and provide advice to taxpayers in relation to activity statements.
You will graduate with current, practical bookkeeping and accounting skills that are attractive to prospective employers.
Successful completion of the course meets the Tax Practitioners Board academic requirements for registration as a BAS agent.
This course also prepares you for entry into the Diploma of Accounting.
Keen to get started? We offer this course on campus and online, and, if you are working in the industry and have two years' experience using accounting software (preferably MYOB), we give you the option of gaining the qualification sooner, by completing the course in an Intensive Evening Program, see below for further details.
Eager to get the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping but short on time? If you are currently working in industry and have two years experience using accounting software (preferably MYOB) this program will build on your skills to achieve the nationally accredited Certificate IV Accounting and Bookkeeping qualification.
You can undertake this intensive evening program, attending classes for two evenings per week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5.30 to 7.30 pm at the Perth campus. Students will also be required to complete out of class activities and participate in online Collaborate sessions to support their study.
You'll be provided with access to the education version of MYOB AccountRight software, a full feature accounting software designed for small to medium size businesses.
This program will take 14 weeks to complete but additional time will be available for assessments.
You will need to purchase study guides and texts as hard copy or as e-books and these will cost approximately $400 - $540.
- Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
- Establish and maintain a payroll system
- Prepare financial reports, statements and operational budgets
- Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
I have the following attributes:
- Strong organisational and record keeping skills
- Good maths and analytical skills
- Methodical and logical
- Focussed with good attention to detail
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If you are undertaking the Intensive program you must:
- Be working in the industry
- Have two years' experience using accounting software (preferably MYOB).
- Have sound knowledge of bookkeeping
Classes are delivered over four days per week for one semester when you study full-time.
As well as the in-class component, approximately five hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, is recommended, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.
If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.
On your first day you should bring your North Metropolitan TAFE confirmation of enrolment, your student ID and stationery (pen and exercise book).
As a student you will also have additional costs associated with your study, for example text, course book/s, software and you will need to pay for stationery, printing and other materials required for your assignments.
- Accounting Clerk | Accounts Clerk | Accounts Payable Clerk | Accounts Officer | Accounts Receivable Clerk | Audit Clerk
- Payroll Clerk | Payroll Officer
- Bookkeeper | Financial Administration Officer
Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
Study options and next steps
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