About the course

About the course

Get a firm footing in the office’s engine room by taking our practical accounting and bookkeeping course where you'll gain the skills necessary to work in the field of accounting.

Studying budgets, costing, assets and inventory, you’ll develop a broad knowledge of the accounting profession, learning how to assist businesses and finance teams in driving better financial performance.

These skills will enable you to work within a business environment and complete office tax documentation.

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

February, April & July 

Full time: 6 months

Part time: 1-2 years (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input)

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

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Career Outcomes

Employment opportunities may include working as a

  • budget assistant
  • costing clerk, asset
  • inventory clerk
  • accounts assistant
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Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed Year 12 or equivalent or be mature aged, or have substantial work experience in the Accounting/Bookkeeping related occupational field. Some manual or software accounting knowledge is an advantage.

Students will be required to purchase textbooks to complete studies.


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.


VTAC and direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation

After successful completion, you'll have many further study options, including guaranteed entry into 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.

International students: You may wish to apply or package this course with 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

Free-TAFE or Job TrainerGovernment Subsidised ConcessionGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$0$726$3,630$8,085
Service Fee$166$166$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83$83$83
Material Fee$165$165$165$165
Retain Course Items$0$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$414$1,140$4,044$8,499
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$414$1,140$4,044$8,499

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2022 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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