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

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 successful 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

Free-TAFE or Job TrainerGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$0$4,897$8,437
Service Fee$166$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83$83
Material Fee$295$295$295
Retain Course Items$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$544$5,441$8,981
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$544$5,441$8,981

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 2021 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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