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Summary Overview of what you will learn in this course

In the Certificate 4 in Accounting qualification, you will learn the following:
  • Basic & intermediate accounting (aka Accounting Foundations)
  • Accounting for partnerships and charities
  • Intermediate Excel, Word & PowerPoint
  • Financial services sector calculations
  • Using MYOB (to an advanced level) to learn how to setup, operate and maintain all facets (payable, receivable, inventory, etc) of a business accounting system operates in a business including BAS, IAS, year end journal entries, etc.
  • Using MYOB Payroll (to an advanced level) to learn how to setup, operate and maintain a payroll system including filling out PAYGW IAS, paying payroll liabilities, etc
  • Business tax requirements (BAS, GST, IAS, FBT, Payroll tax, etc.) including how to fill out a BAS and IAS form manually
  • Current financial services sector laws and regulations
  • Ethics & sustainability
  • Bookkeeping policies and procedures
  • Budgeting

Note: The only difference between Cert 4 in Accounting & Cert 4 in Bookkeeping is that in Cert 4 in Accounting, you will do an extra subject (i.e. Budgeting)

Minimum Entry Requirements

As we assume that you have no knowledge of these subjects, there are no pre-requisites for this course/qualification.

Career Opportunities and articulation

Career opportunities include bookkeeper, BAS agent * MYOB operator (or Xero or Quickbook operator as course is about computer accounting systems; MYOB just happens to be the teaching software); payroll officer, payable officer, receivable officer, accounts clerk and accounts manager.

Keep in mind the following:

  • This course/qualification is the minimum educational qualifications to become a registered BAS agent


  • Full time (6 months or 18 teaching weeks or 1 semester)
  • Part-time (12 months or 36 teaching weeks or 2 semesters)


  • Full time: 3 days a week (Monday, Wednesday & Thursday). Friday off.
  • Part time day: You can elect to do certain subjects
  • Part time evening: Due to low numbers and apart from some subjects that will allow students to course complete, students will have to go to either St. George or Ultimo TAFE

Click here to download the Student Information Pack for more details of each unit/subject.

NOTE: The latest student information pack will be up in early January.

S1, 2016 Full time day, part time day and part time evening timetable

Here is the Semester 1 2016 Timetable (all combined):
  • Certificate 4 in Bookkeeping & Cert 4 in Accounting (FT, PT Day ) Timetable which is on page 1
  • Diploma in Accounting (FT & PT Day) timetables which is on page 2
  • Certificate 4 in Bookkeeping, Cert 4 in Accounting & Diploma in Accounting (PT evening) Timetable which is on page 3 & 4

Please do not hesitate to contact me on 0434 283529 if you have any queries or email me on Abraham.Fong@tafensw.edu.au