Certificate IV in Accounting
|Department:||Centre for Business|
|Study Area(s):||Accounting and Financial Services|
|Course Length:||Full-time (6 months)|
Part-time day (1 year)
Part-time night (1 year)
Flexible (1 year)
|Direct Entry:||You can apply for this course directly through Kangan Institute.|
|Mid-year Entry:||This course accepts mid-year applications.|
|VTAC:||Year 12 and mature age applicants can apply for this course at the VTAC website during the VTAC period.|
This course is designed to prepare you with the skills to establish and maintain a computerised accounting system, to prepare (or assist in the preparation of) a business activity statements or to provide other accounting support as required.
Please note: the fees listed below relate to only 2013 courses.
|Government Subsidised||Concession||Full fee|
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What costs and other fees should I expect?
Call the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or 9279 2222 for a fee schedule.
There will be extra costs for reference books of approximately $500. A detailed booklist will be made available when you enrol in this course.
What employment opportunities will I have?
This course meets the academic requirements for registration with the Tax Practitioners Board as a BAS service provider and may provide opportunities that require bookkeeping or accounting skills in large or small organisations.
What skills will I have when I complete this course?
You will gain skills in accounting procedures enabling you to obtain employment in bookkeeping or accounting related areas under the supervision of an accountant.
What qualifications will I receive?
On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate IV in Accounting. This program is nationally recognised as part of the Australian Qualifications Framework.
What opportunities for further studies will I have?
Having successfully completed the Certificate IV in Accounting, further studies are available in the Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Accounting.
A completed Advanced Diploma of Accounting will enable direct entry into the IPA Master of Commerce in Professional Accounting program offering both a Master's Degree and full membership of the IPA. Your Advanced Diploma can also give you significant credits towards your studies in accounting (or other business-related disciplines) in a Bachelor's Degree at university.
Can I apply?
There are no entry requirements for this course. However, it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course.
You may apply if you have satisfactorily completed VCE or an approved equivalent course; or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. (Mature age is anyone over the age of 18 who has been out of full-time education for more than 12 months.)
How do I apply?
Full-time applicants for the course may apply through VTAC (Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre) using the VTAC Online Application at www.vtac.edu.au.
Direct entry is also available for full-time and part-time enrolments in this course. To apply for this course using Direct Entry you should complete the online direct application form which can be accessed by clicking on the APPLY HERE button.
Further information on this course can be obtained from the Institute by calling the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or emailing email@example.com.
How will I be selected for this course?
VTAC selection is based on the ATAR score where applicable.
All applicants will need to attend an interview and enrolment session, bringing with them evidence of their citizenship (or residency) status and (if under 20 years of age at 1 January, 2012) proof of age in order to enrol in the course.
You may also be required to sit a literacy and numeracy test to determine the level of support required (if any) having enrolled in this course.
How long is the course?
The course would normally be completed in six months, but may be completed in a shorter time depending on the nature and extent of your previous formal studies, work and life experience.
Where and how can I study?
This course will operate from the Broadmeadows campus and can be undertaken in a traditional, face-to-face learning mode, with some units delivered in our online environment. As an alternative to attending formal classes you may wish to study more flexibly, attending some classes/workshops, or perhaps study entirely from home (in a distance learning mode).
Classes are available during weekdays, evenings, and students may enrol as either part-time or full-time.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will be advised in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be provided with this information upon commencement of your classes.
Skills Recognition is available for all units in this qualification. If you require any additional information on Skills Recognition (crediting your previous learning or life experience) please contact the Department Administrator on 9279 2470.
This course has two key intakes (beginning and mid-year), but students may choose to enrol in this course at any time.
Students may commence their Accounting studies in the Certificate III in Accounts Administration or enrol at Certificate IV level without any previously completed Accounting or Bookkeeping qualifications as there is no entry requirement for this qualification.
After completing all core units in the Certificate IV in Accounting (or Bookkeeping) students may enrol in the Diploma of Accounting (FNS50210).
What will I study?
The units you will study are: Prepare financial reports, Design and produce business documents, Contribute to OHS hazard identification and risk assessment, Process financial transactions and extract interim reports, Make decisions within a legal context; Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities, Set up and operate a computerised accounting system, Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks, Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry, Process business tax requirements, Prepare operational budgets, Maintain inventory records, and Establish and maintain a payroll system.