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|Full-time, On Campus, Online, Workshops
|Two evenings a week (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6pm - 9pm) via virtual classroom, plus 10 Saturday workshops on campus.
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 including:
Two evenings a week via virtual classroom*, plus 10 Saturday workshops on campus.
*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.
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.
If you are entering this course directly from secondary school you must have completed Year 12.
After applying, you must undertake an interview with the teaching department face-to-face or virtually. The teaching department will contact you to arrange an interview time after you complete the pre-training review.
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.
|Prepare operational budgets
|Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
|Design and produce spreadsheets
|Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
|Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
|Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
|Prepare financial reports
|Set up and operate computerised accounting systems
|Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
|Establish and maintain payroll systems
|Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment
|Manage personal and professional development
|Apply ethical frameworks and principles to make and act upon decisions
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 course fees published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Course fee funding is made available to eligible individuals by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect opportunities to access additional funding in the future. An accurate quote for this course will be provided during the enrolment process.
|Course fees by student type
|Indicative Course Fee
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)
Students who are eligible for Free TAFE place 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 about Free TAFE courses and eligibility or contact our Customer Service team.
A Free TAFE Pathways Program is a group of courses that complement each other to help you continue to train for the career and industry you may wish to work in. For eligible students, these courses are tuition fee free. Depending on the course, you may still be required to pay material fees. The consumable fees for this course are listed in the above table.
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)
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.
There are five simple steps to apply for a course with us.
If you need any assistance with applying, contact our team on 1300 648 911 or visit your nearest campus.
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