About This Course

Please find all the course details below. Don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or require advice – our friendly Student Services Team is always happy to assist.

Course Overview

  • This qualification helps individuals understand both analytical accounting skills and practical bookkeeping techniques that are required for roles across a myriad of industries.

    The course covers topics such as how to prepare financial reports, set up and operate a financial computing system, complete BAS statements and administer accounts and ledgers.

    Additional electives cover transferable skills including service delivery, service standards management and how to manage your own professional development.

Course Units

  • Core Units

    • BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
    • BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into business operations
    • FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
    • FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
    • FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
    • FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
    • FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
    • FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems

    Elective Units

    • BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
    • FNSACC313 Perform financial calculations
    • FNSPAY502 Process superannuation payments in payroll
    • BSBWRT301 Write simple documents
    • BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service

Career Outcomes

  • Graduates of this course will be able to move into the finance industry as a Bookkeeper, Account Clerk, or Payroll Officer. Further, this qualification meets the Tax Practitioners Board requirements for certification as a BAS agent.

University Pathways

This course articulates into the following pathway courses:
Name of UniversityDegreeCreditsCredit Type
Southern Cross UniversityBachelor of Arts4Official Non-Packaged
Southern Cross UniversityBachelor of Psychological Science4Official Non-Packaged
Southern Cross UniversityBachelor of Art and Design4Official Non-Packaged

Where & When

    • Brisbane Intake:
    • Hobart Intake:

    Delivery Mode: face to face and online

Entry Requirements

  • Entry to this course requires the following:

    • Education
    • Australian Year 11 high school certificate or equivalent; or
    • Pass NIET entry test
    • Basic computer skills
    • English
    • (International student only)
    • IELTS score of 5 or equivalent; or pass NIET entry test

Tuition Fees

    • Domestic Full Price: $3,000
    • Offshore International student: $4,000
    • Prices are indicative. Detailed pricing, terms and conditions will be provided in the Letter Of Offer when you apply.

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    Check the course details to make sure this is the course for you. We recommend that you also consult with our student services team if you want to discuss the course in more detail.


    Check the Requirements section to make sure you meet the criteria to enter the course. If you need to upgrade your English or your academic background, no problem, we can package these in.


    If you are eligible to join this course and you have your funding ready, applying is easy! Our simply online application form includes a Quick Guide section. Please read the guide first so you have everything correctly prepared before applying. After reading the guide, just contact us if you have any questions. Click the “Apply Now” button below to go to the application form and guide.

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