About the course

About the course

We know you’ve already got a taste for accounting in the real world and want to further your qualifications to take the next step in a career in company finance and financial management. Our accounting course will give you the skills and training you need to enhance your prospects in the accounting profession.

In this highly engaging and practical course, you’ll learn how to:

  • prepare income tax returns
  • prepare financial reports for reporting entities
  • prepare and maintain complex budgets and forecasts
  • develop and implement internal control procedures, marketing activities, and financial strategies
  • develop, implement and measure performance management systems
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Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

February and July

Full time: 6 months

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

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Career Outcomes

After succesful completion of this course, you may apply for work as an assistant for company financial reporting or financial management projects, internal control or as a projects costing officer.

As a student, we can assist you with resume and job application writing.

This qualification includes units that comprise an approved Tax Practitioner Board (TPB) course in Australian taxation law and commercial law, which are relevant for registration as a tax agent. Persons seeking registration with the TPB should check current registration requirements with the TPB as registration requirements are reviewed regularly.

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Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed:

  • FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set
  • FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting or equivalent or
  • FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or equivalent


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.


Direct entry or VTAC

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation

After successful completion you can apply for entry into the Bachelor of Commerce (Applied) at Box Hill Institute or other degree level courses at other providers.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5

Fees & Finance Options

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

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Free TAFE^ $0.00
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $4,720.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $944.00
Full Tuition Fee $9,440.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities*$155.00
Core Skills Support**$75.00
Annual Material Fees$295.00
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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