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|Study Mode||Full-time, On Campus, Online, Workshops|
|Length||12 months - day course 15 months - evening course|
|Timetable||Day Program 1 and a half days per week Wednesday (on campus) 9.30am - 5.00pm Thursday (virtual classroom via WebEx) 9.30am-12.30pm Evening Program 2 evenings per week, plus 11 full day workshops on a Saturday Tuesday (virtual classroom via WebEx) 6.00pm - 9.00pm Thursday (on campus) 6.00pm - 9.00pm 1 Saturday per month (on campus) 9.30am - 5.00pm|
Whilst we pride ourselves on our hands-on training, we have had to adjust most of our courses for study from home and remote learning during the COVID-19 restrictions. This means courses will be delivered using a range of methods including online learning, virtual classrooms, workbooks and direct contact with your teacher.
Given the government restrictions that are now in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus in Australia, we expect this new model of study will continue until the government makes changes to these restrictions.
Improve your career prospects, prepare for further studies or build on your existing bookkeeping skills and maximise your employment opportunities in this field.
During this course, you will gain skills and knowledge to prepare and lodge business and instalment activity statements and the provision of advice or dealing with the Commissioner on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to the activity statements. You will also develop skills in budgeting and forecasting, payroll, reporting and using accounting software.
Successful completion of this course satisfies the educational requirements for registration with the Tax Practitioners Board to be an approved Business Activity Statement (BAS), Agent. Please note other conditions apply including a designated period of experience.
Completion of this course also meets the entry requirements for the Diploma of Accounting.
You will learn the skills and knowledge required for different jobs within the financial services industry in Australia.
Weekly evening classes will be delivered at the Warrnambool campus or via virtual classroom - a live online teaching and learning environment where teachers and students can present course materials, engage and interact with one another, and work in groups together.
You will be required to attend the Warrnambool campus for the Saturday workshops throughout the year.
Upon completion of this course, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to undertake a range of professional bookkeeping or accounting roles in financial and other industries including:
You will also be eligible to apply to the Tax Practitioners Board to be an approved Business Activity Statement (BAS), Agent. Other conditions may apply including a designated period of experience.
Upon successful completion of this course, you may continue further study in the Diploma of Accounting. Completion of this course meets the entry requirements for the Diploma of Accounting.
You may also choose to continue further study at Bachelor level in the business or commerce study areas. Find out more on our University Pathways page.
Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts.
To be eligible to enrol in this course, you must complete the following steps:
If you are entering this course directly from secondary school you must have completed Year 12.
To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 13 units: 8 core and 5 elective units.
You are required to provide your own device to use in class that is compatible with the accounting software. You can chat with the course coordinator about the device at your interview.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|BSBFIA401||Prepare financial reports||50||$0.00|
|BSBSMB412||Introduce cloud computing into business operations||50||$0.00|
|FNSACC311||Process financial transactions and extract interim reports||60||$0.00|
|FNSACC312||Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers||40||$0.00|
|FNSACC408||Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry||40||$0.00|
|FNSACC416||Set up and operate a computerised accounting system||80||$0.00|
|FNSTPB401||Complete business activity and instalment activity statements||50||$0.00|
|FNSTPB402||Establish and maintain payroll systems||45||$0.00|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|BSBITU306||Design and produce business documents||80||$0.00|
|BSBITU402||Develop and use complex spreadsheets||50||$0.00|
|BSBSMB402||Plan small business finances||50||$0.00|
|FNSACC313||Perform financial calculations||30||$0.00|
|FNSACC412||Prepare operational budgets||40||$0.00|
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.
Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suit your needs.
Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
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If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.
Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.
Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements. Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :
There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future.
|Course fees by student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$5,380.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$8,555.00|
Students who are eligible for Victorian government-subsidised training will not pay course tuition fees for the duration of their enrolment in this course, however, there may be some consumable/material fees for the course (find out more below). The consumable fees for this course are listed in the above table.
Find out more or chat with our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911, or visit a SWTAFE Campus.
Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.
|Additional course fees||Indicative Course Fee|
|Course consumable/materials (approximate)||$0.00|
Your course may require you to purchase additional materials or books (eg uniform, stationery, textbooks). Some of these items are optional and some are mandatory, however, you are able to choose where to purchase these items from (including second hand).
You can download the booklist for this course here: HERE
Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
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