Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

Swinburne University of Technology

This qualification is part of the Financial Services Training Package. It is designed to reflect the job roles of contract bookkeepers and employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries. It includes the preparation and lodgement of business and instalment activity statement tasks and the provision of advice or dealing with the Commissioner on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to the 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.

Course Fee:

$4,840.00

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education; Prerequisite unit applies for Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system

Structure:

13 units: 6 core; 7 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Prepare financial reports; Design and produce business documents; Develop and implement policies and procedures relevant to bookkeeping activities; Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks; Establish and maintain a payroll system; Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry. Electives: Establish and maintain a cash accounting system; Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers; Set up and operate a computerised accounting system; plus more.

Further information:

Persons providing a business activity statement (BAS) service must be registered by the Tax Practitioners Board and this qualification is currently cited as meeting the educational requirements for registration. Other conditions apply including a designated period of experience. Individuals seeking BAS agent registration should check registration requirements with the Board.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00111D

Related Careers:

Bookkeeper,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
TAFE Croydon No info Yes Full time 0.5 year
TAFE Hawthorn No info Yes Online
TAFE Hawthorn No info Yes Full time 0.5 year
TAFE Wantirna No info Yes Full time 0.5 year

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