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

You'll learn practical skills in areas such as manual and computerised accounts receivable; accounts payable and general ledger; tax and payroll; and the preparation of BAS 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 met the educational requirements for registration as a Business Activity Statement (BAS) agent within Australia, once the required work experience has been completed.

Berwick – Full time Term 1 Mon – Thurs 9am-4pm, Term 2 Mon, Wed, Thurs 9am-4pm
Berwick - Part time Term 1 Mon 9am-3pm, Thurs 9am – 4pm Term 2 similar to Term 1

Frankston – Full time Term 1 Tues – Thurs 9am – 4pm, Term 2 Mon – Wed 9am – 4pm, Thurs 9am-2pm
Frankston – Part time Term 1 Wed, Thurs 9am-4pm, Term 2 Wed, Thurs 9am – 4pm

Dandenong – Full time Term 1 Mon, Tues 9am-4pm, Thurs 9am – 1pm, Term 2 Mon- Thurs 9am-4pm
Dandenong – Part time Term 1 Mon 9am-1.30pm, Tues 9am-4pm, Term 2 Tues 9am-4pm, Friday 9am – 4pm

Evening classes also available at Dandenong campus Term 1 and Term 2 Monday 6pm -8pm, Tuesday 5pm-7pm (via zoom)
All subject to change.

Mode of delivery: Delivery will be a mix of blended classroom based, face to face and online.

The Polysynchronous group is delivered to a set timetable live on-campus and is simultaneously streamed via zoom. This class is based at the Dandenong campus and is timetabled for Term 1 Mon 9am-4pm, Thurs 9am-4pm, Term 2 Mon 9am-5pm, Thurs 9am-4pm.

ICB logoChisholm 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.


Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, to continue your learning journey, this program will be delivered remotely where possible.

Participants will be required to engage with learning material online and via video conferencing software rather than attend classes.  Refer to our COVID-19 Online Service Standards for details of minimum technical requirements and support available. While it is expected that the course duration will remain unchanged, it may be necessary to extend the completion date if circumstances change. Chisholm will be monitoring the situation closely and inform of any changes if the duration of a course is extended.

Visit our Coronavirus page for up-to-date information.

If you have any queries regarding course delivery please contact our student information centre on 1300 244 746 or

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Delivery location
Dandenong, Frankston, Berwick
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Full Time, 6 months. Part Time, 12 months.
Start dates
January, February, April, July 2022

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.