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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

Location Workload Delivery Key Date
Maroochydore Full Time Classroom

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

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic 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.

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
FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records 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
FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports Elective
FNSACC302 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers Elective
BSBWRT301 Write simple documents Elective
FNSACC406 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system Elective
FNSACC303 Perform financial calculations Elective
FNSINC401 Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry Elective
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets 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 $7,000 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 095190C

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

Application Process

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited. Follow the steps below to apply to study at TAFE Queensland.

Before you apply

  1. Check the evidence required to apply for your visa

    Before you apply to study at TAFE Queensland, you should check what documents and evidence you will need to provide to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to support your visa application.

    How to check what evidence you will need to provide to obtain a visa:

    • Visit the Student Visa (subclass 500) page on the DIBP website
    • Scroll down to the Document Checklist Tool
    • Select the country listed on your passport
    • Enter 03020E in the Education Provider CRICOS code field
    • Answer the final question: I am one of the following
    • Click the Display Evidence button
    • Read through the Documentary Evidence List to find out what you will need to submit with your visa application

  2. Review Admissions criteria and key dates

    Some courses require you to meet additional entry requirements eg. Submit a portfolio or artwork with your application. Please check individual course requirements via the Course page.

  3. Prepare your certified supporting documents

    If you are an international student applying directly to TAFE Queensland, you will need to include certified copies of the following documents to support your application:

    • Copy of passport
    • Educational certificate and academic records
    • English language test results

  4. Applying as a mature aged student

    Mature age students (at least 21years of age and with work experience/other qualifications) may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements.
    The following documentation is required to support your application:

    • Current CV
    • References on company letterhead from current or previous employers

    Where previous study/employment was conducted in English, submit a certified letter from the educational institution/employer confirming the language of instruction/employment was English.
  5. Under 18 students

    International student visa applicants under the age of 18 will only 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. For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

  6. Submit your application

    Submit your application and supporting documents through TAFE Queensland's online application portal or through a TAFE Queensland Registered Agent who can guide you through the enrolment process.

    Receive your Letter of Offer

    Accepting your Letter of Offer

    Note the expiry date for acceptance.

    • Meet all conditions as outlined in your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read the International Student Refund Policy
    • Read the TAFE Queensland student rules
    • Pay the tuition fees as stated in your Letter of Offer
    • Pay for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as stated in your Letter of Offer, or arrange your own OSHC for the duration of your visa.

    Next Step

    Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE -required for visa lodgement). You will use this document to apply for your student visa.

    Apply for your visa

    To apply for your student visa, visit the DIBP website and click Apply Now. Follow the steps to create your ImmiAccount and apply for your visa.

    Travel to Queensland and attend Orientation

    Once you have received your student visa, you can travel to Queensland ready to attend the TAFE Queensland International Orientation.

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

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. 

Last updated on 31 July 2017

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