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It's a numbers game

Develop the finance skills you need to build a profitable career across a variety of organisations. Learn how to prepare financial reports and business documents, develop policies and procedures, set up and operate computerised accounting systems, and establish and maintain a payroll system. This course will give you the minimum academic requirements for registration as a BAS agent with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB).This qualification prepares you for a role as a bookkeeper performing duties such as establishing and maintaining accounting systems, and assisting with Business Activity Statements (BAS), payroll, accounts receivable, and accounts payable. Course details

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Maroochydore

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Diego Rios

Diploma of Business and Commerce

The teachers here are awesome. They’ve actually worked in the industries they teach, so they’re willing to share with us all the knowledge they’ve gained through the years. I would recommend TAFE as a place where you can get a lot of skills and knowledge. I‘ve learned so much here and I think it will definitely help me in the future.

Diego Rios
Diploma of Business and Commerce
TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

A career that makes good business sense

Develop a broad understanding of the dynamics and principles underlying effective business operations, or focus your studies in the core business fields of accounting or marketing. Accounting students will graduate with the qualifications needed for BAS Agent registration, while marketing students will learn how to develop promotional campaigns for new products.

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Key dates

Provider CRICOS/RTO Code Program CRICOS Code Location Workload Delivery Key Date

TAFE Queensland East Coast

CRICOS 02004B | RTO 0418

088474E Maroochydore Full Time Classroom

10/07/2017
29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019
15/07/2019
28/01/2020
13/07/2020

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants Under 18.

Location/s

Maroochydore
170 Horton Parade
Maroochydore QLD 4558

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location.

Timetable

Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -  

Monday and Tuesday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Wednesday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Or

Wednesday and Thursday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Friday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Placement

Some qualifications require students to participate in vocational placement to successfully complete and achieve their TAFE Queensland award. If vocational placement is a course requirement it will be organised by your School/Faculty and you will be provided with all the information you need to prepare. Remember you are responsible for ensuring you have met all the requirements to participate in vocational placement.

Confidentiality
During these placements, you may become familiar with information that is confidential to that workplace (for example financial or business affairs, personal affairs and family background of staff and clients, technical information, trade secrets, know-how, formulae, processes, ideas, and inventions). You must not divulge any confidential information that you become aware of during a placement. Breaches of confidentiality will be considered to be acts of behavioural misconduct and may result in disciplinary action.

Units

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 13 units:
Core Competencies: 6
Elective Competencies: 7

Core and Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents Core
FNSBKG404 Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks Core
FNSINC401 Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry Core
FNSACC303 Perform financial calculations Core
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports Core
FNSBKG405 Establish and maintain a payroll system Core
FNSBKG401 Develop and implement policies and procedures relevant to bookkeeping activities Core
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets Elective
BSBWRT301 Write simple documents Elective
FNSACC406 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system Elective
FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports Elective
FNSACC302 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers Elective
FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

Costs

Location Cost Duration
Maroochydore, East Coast $6,000 6 Months

Additional costs

Textbooks are required and are not included in the program cost. A book list will be provided at orientation.

Outcome

FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

Job prospects

  • Accounts Clerk
  • Accounts Clerk/Bookkeeper
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Clerk

Diego Rios

Diploma of Business and Commerce

The teachers here are awesome. They’ve actually worked in the industries they teach, so they’re willing to share with us all the knowledge they’ve gained through the years. I would recommend TAFE as a place where you can get a lot of skills and knowledge. I‘ve learned so much here and I think it will definitely help me in the future.

Diego Rios
Diploma of Business and Commerce
TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

Apply now

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited!
Before you apply, make sure that you check that you meet the specific academic and language requirements for your chosen course.
The application process

To support your application, please supply your supporting documents.
These include:

Read the student rules and refund policy.

Enrolment

If your application is successful, we will send you an Offer of Place letter. To accept it and secure your place in your chosen program, you will need to:

After you have accepted your Offer of Place, you will receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and with your CoE you can apply for your student visa. You will need to arrange your student visa before you come to Australia.

Please note that International Orientation day is compulsory. Students must attend the International Orientation Day before commencing their studies with TAFE Queensland.

Orientation

At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation which is usually conducted the week before study commences will help answer many of your questions about studying with TAFE Queensland. This comprehensive orientation covers many important topics including

  • Living in Queensland and understanding our Australian culture

  • Accommodation

  • Banking

  • Transport

  • Student safety

  • Learning support

  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), insurance and medical needs

  • Student Support Services at TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Last updated on 17 March 2017

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