Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Melbourne Polytechnic

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00724G

This qualification reflects the job roles of workers in the accounting industry, including BAS Agents and contract bookkeepers; and of those employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries. It includes preparing and lodging business and instalment activity statements, and providing advice or dealing with the Commissioner on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to activity statements. Individuals in these roles apply theoretical and specialist knowledge and skills to work autonomously, and exercise judgement in completing routine and non-routine activities.

Structure

  • 13 units: 8 core
  • 5 elective

Subjects

  • Core: Prepare financial reports
  • Introduce cloud computing into business operations
  • Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
  • Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
  • Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
  • Establish and maintain payroll systems

Standard entry requirements

No minimum education

Study pathways

Diploma of Accounting

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Preston Domestic: $5,100
No information available Yes No information available
Epping Domestic: $5,100
International: $6,600
No information available Yes No information available

Further information

Individuals providing a business activity statement (BAS) service must be registered by the Tax Practitioners Board. Other conditions apply including a designated period of experience. Individuals seeking BAS agent registration should check current registration requirements with the Board as this is reviewed regularly.

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