Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, video conferencing (classroom simulation) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements; where safe and practical to implement. Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports. You will be advised by your facilitator on a case by case basis in relation to practical and work placement assessments, as some flexibility will be required during this challenging time.
If you have a head for numbers, great organisational skills and are a good communicator, an accounting or bookkeeping career could be just what you're looking for.
Businesses of all sizes need to maintain accurate financial records to ensure profitability and compliance with legislation and regulations. There are employment opportunities for people with strong accounting and bookkeeping skills across a variety of industries.
Some bookkeepers are self-employed or offer services on a contract basis making bookkeeping a great option for people looking for flexible working hours or the option to work from home.
The Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping (FNS40217) is designed to help you gain the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for in this field. The course is nationally accredited and meets the qualification requirements needed to become a registered Business Activity Statements (BAS) Agent.*
Our experienced teachers who are experts in their field will guide you through the program. You'll gain the skills and confidence to perform a range of bookkeeping and accounting tasks including:
- Preparing financial reports- Introducing cloud computing into business operations
- Processing financial transactions and extracting interim reports
- Administering subsidiary accounts and ledgers
- Working effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
- Setting up and operating a computerised accounting system (e.g. MYOB)
- Completing business activity and instalment activity statements - Establishing and maintaining payroll systems.
Free TAFE and JobTrainer
You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. If you are aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible to study this course low-fee through JobTrainer. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.
If you want to continue your studies after you graduate, you can go on to complete the Diploma of Accounting (FNS50217). Kangan Institute also offers the following accounting courses:
*Visit the Australian Government Tax Practitioner Board website for more information about the eligibility requirements for becoming a BAS Agent.