This is a Free TAFE for Priority Course. Find out about your eligibility

Develop operational accounting and bookkeeping skills that will be highly valued in the business world

Please note: This course has been superseded and some units and details of the course will change. We will provide further details about the transition of your enrolment at a later date.

You’ll have hands on learning experiences within both manual and computerised accounting, utilising both Xero and MYOB. Learn the essential skills and knowledge of accounts receivable; accounts payable; general ledger; tax; payroll; the preparation of BAS/IAS and other financial statements.

We are committed to providing you with an education that strongly aligns to the professional practice. Industry specialists teach modules and provide you with an industry perspective on topics and work-simulated scenarios.

Upon successful completion of the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping FNS40217, you’ll meet the educational requirements for registration as a Business Activity Statement (BAS) agent within Australia, once the required work experience has been completed.


Online: 18 months. Recommended 10-15 hours of study per week.

On campus
Full time: 6 months. Part time: 12 months
Berwick and Dandenong (on campus with face-to-face classes):
Full time: Four days per week 9am - 4pm
Part time: Two days per week 9am - 4pm

Frankston: Delivered via Zoom, with a structured timetable just like on campus classes.
Full time: Four days per week 9am - 4pm
Part time: Two days per week 9am- 4pm

Off campus
Full time: 6 months. Part time: 12 months.
Off campus studies where individual support sessions can be arranged on Tuesday 4pm-8pm via zoom.
Mode of delivery: Face to Face or Via Zoom, choose the campus that suits your preferred learning style.
(Timetables are subject to change).

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ICB logo Membership to the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

Chisholm TAFE is an accredited training provider for the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.

Get a free student membership to the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (valued at $120) when you enrol.

Free TAFE Pathways

In addition to being a Free TAFE course, this course is also part of the Free TAFE Pathways initiative.

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Dandenong, Frankston, Off Campus Delivery, Berwick, Online
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On campus and off campus (Zoom): Full time 6 months. Part time 12 months. Online: 18 months.
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Please note: Students may be required to undertake an assessment of their literacy and numeracy as part of their application process.

Nationally Recognised Training logoChisholm is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and provides Nationally Recognised Training (NRT). This means you can be assured that our training will provide you with a qualification that is recognised and respected across Australia.

Chisholm courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.