Learn how to manage complex budgets, managerial financial reports and gain a comprehensive knowledge of federal legislation in the accounting sector. Walk into the financial services industry as an assistant accountant or bookkeeper.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Manage budgets and financial forecasting
Prepare financial reports and taxation documentation
Implement internal control procedures
Provide management accounting information
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Experience in managing a budget
Accounting data entry skills
Eligibility to continue further study to be recognised as a registered tax agent or advisor with the Tax Practitioners Board
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol.
You'll need to provide a transcript of your Accounting Principles Skillset and your Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping or its equivalent
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
The knowledge to prepare financial reports and process financial transactions
Experience in completing Business Activity Statements
Experience in using payroll system software
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Accounts Clerks monitor creditor and debtor accounts, and undertake related routine documentation. They may work in call centres.
Other jobs include: Bookkeeper, Payroll manager, Assistant accountant and Accounts supervisor
Some units in this qualification meet the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) education requirements. With further study, this means you can register as a tax agent or advisor under Australian taxation law, or as a tax agent under commercial law. If Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) registration is your goal, please check with your campus before enrolling to ensure it delivers the units you need.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Diploma of Accounting does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Diploma of Accounting does not have any post-graduate courses.
The Diploma of Accounting does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Diploma of Accounting qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 11 Units of competency, including 6 core and 5 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
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TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
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