Do you have a knack for number crunching, or a love of figures and all things finance?
This introductory course will prepare you for a career in accounting and financial services, equipping you with a skillset that will make you employable in virtually every sector.
Be guided by our expert team of lecturers who are industry professionals as you learn the fundamentals of accounting and entry level bookkeeping. You'll be trained in general ledger administration to help you manage finances for a company, and gain essential knowledge in how to record financial transactions, maintain financial records, complete calculations and create spreadsheets. You'll also develop skills in using computerised accounting software including MYOB and XERO, as well as performing payroll procedures and producing reports.
This course will make you job ready for roles in accounts payable and receivable, or as a Cashier, Payroll Officer or Accounts Clerk, which are integral positions required across business and industries at large. The course is ideal for school leavers, or those looking for a new career path, re-entering the workforce or even for business owners who wish to build a skillset in accounting to manage their business.
- knowledge in financial transactions
- accounts and ledgers
- working in the financial services industry
- financial reports, and payroll
- You will gain experience in using computerised accounting software including MYOB and XERO.
In order to make an informed choice about the suitability of this course, you must take into account the essential skills and knowledge required to undertake this study.
- good problem solving skills
- ability to work well with others and good communication skills
- confident working with numbers and financial concepts
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|OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8||C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent||Certificate I or Certificate II|
This course is available as a traineeship.
Entrance requirements for traineeships
You must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study an apprenticeship or traineeship.
In a traineeship you also gain hands-on skills and work experience, and improve your employment prospects, while earning a wage. On successful completion you will gain a nationally recognised qualification which can lead to rewarding career options. The difference between a traineeship and an apprenticeship is that a traineeship can be either a full time or part time employment based training arrangement, usually for a nominal duration of 12 months or more, generally in a non-trade related area.
To find out how to arrange a traineeship and study at South Metropolitan TAFE, please contact the Jobs and Skills Centre closest to you.
Attendance in class
This course is equivalent to 3 days per week when studied full-time over one semester.
As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 8-10 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.
You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.
Work placement is not a requirement for this course.
What you need for your first day of class
On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, exercise book, file and a USB storage device).
Your lecturers will advise you at orientation of any additional resource requirements such as textbooks and software applications, as well as providing information on how to access or purchase student copies/licences.
Dress requirements - smart casual dress at all times.
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Indicative fees and charges
The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers.