About the course

About the course

Prepare yourself to be job ready for an accounting role in the financial services sector and other industries that require accounting support functions.

In this flexible, self paced accounting course, you’ll learn how to prepare financial reports, design and produce business documents and process financial transactions. As part of your studies, you will set up and operate a computerised accounting system and carry out business and instalment activity statement tasks. You will also learn how to make decisions in a legal context and apply the principles of professional practice to work in financial services.


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Intake Dates & Course Length

You can enrol throughout the year with commencement in either February, April, July or October

Flexible - the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on the individual input. Students should aim to complete within approx 12 months.

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Career Outcomes

You will gain practical skills for accounting roles with duties such as completing Business Activity Statements (BAS) and other office taxes, operational reporting, producing non-complex management reports, compiling data for job costing reports, supervising the operation of computer based financial systems, classifying recording and reporting accounting information, maintaining inventory records, managing a small office and ensuring relevant legal requirements are followed.

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Entry Requirements

You must have at least ONE of the following:

  • successfully completed Year 12 accounting or
  • experience working in financial support roles without formal qualifications - minimum 1 to 3 years work experience

It is highly recommended that you also have:

  • previous financial training or experience, or
  • specific experience in accounting and bookkeeping professional field


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


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Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation

After successful completion, you'll have many further study options, including guaranteed entry into a FS50215 Diploma of Accounting. After completion of the Diploma of Accounting, you may wish to apply for entry into the Bachelor of Commerce (Applied) at Box Hill Institute.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4

Fees & Finance Options

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Free TAFE^ $0.00
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $3,234.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $647.00
Full Tuition Fee $7,524.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities*$155.00
Core Skills Support**$75.00
Annual Material Fees$247.50
Retain Course Items***No fee applies
^ This course is on the 2019 Free TAFE list - find out more.
* Does not apply to VETDSS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETDSS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
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