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Course Number: FNS40615R2-01V01
This is the qualification you need if you want to build a career in accounting, bookkeeping or payroll and other account support functions. You will learn how to prepare financial statements, apply professional practice and carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks; including using the computer program MYOB.The Certificate IV is the minimum requirement for accounting graduates who are self-employed and preparing Business Activity Statements (BAS) on behalf of clients. It is the only qualification fulfilling BAS requirements under the Tax Practitioners Board. After completing the Certificate IV in Accounting, graduates can seek traineeships in accounting or general office roles or go on to study more advanced accounting at diploma, advanced diploma or degree level. International students wanting to acquire essential accounting skills are also encouraged to apply.Licensing/Regulatory Information There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.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. Persons seeking BAS agent registration should check current registration requirements with the Board as this is reviewed regularly.
On the job/in the Community
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
A further learning pathway utilising qualifications such as Diploma of Accounting would support career progression.
The primary pathway from this qualification is employment in accounting job roles with duties such as:- completing Business Activity Statements (BAS) and other office taxes- operational reporting- producing non-complex management reports including compiling budget information- compiling data for job costing reports- supervising the operation of computer-based financial systems- classifying, recording and reporting accounting information- maintaining inventory records- managing a small office- ensuring relevant legal requirements are adhered to.
A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up 6 to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree and some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit.
Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.
More information can be found on our TAFE 2 uni page on our website.
Why study something again if you already have the skills and knowledge? Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is about helping you get your qualification faster and getting you to where you want to be!
Working with one of our RPL assessors we’ll review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have done to confirm just what we can match up with your current course of study.
Note: Some short, licensing or compliance courses, eg Food Safety for Supervisors or First Aid are not granted RPL as demonstrated competency is required by regulatory authorities.
Find out more about RPL at North Coast TAFE
North Coast TAFE offers a wide choice of courses, some that attract government subsidies and some that do not. The fees payable will vary, depending on your personal circumstances, your study history and the course you choose.
Your government subsidised fee, and your eligibility for concessions, exemptions and scholarships, are all calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
The 2017 subsidised fees indicated on this page are indicative only and based on 2016 fees. The state government may make some small changes to fees and subsidies for 2017 enrolments and we will update our site if and when that happens.
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