This qualification reflects accounting job roles in financial services, and other industries requiring accounting support functions. This program, in particular, has been designed specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
Completion of this qualification meets the minimum academic requirements with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) for registration as a BAS agent. Note that, in addition to the academic requirements, the TPB requires extensive relevant experience for registration. Certificate IV provides foundation skills towards higher qualifications, e.g., Diploma of Accounting. Course details
While there are no prerequisites for the course, it is recommended students have computer experience. Preferred pathway into this program is Certificate III in Business Administration, BSB30415. This program, in particular, has been designed specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870
Students can either purchase their text books or borrow from the TAFE Queensland set.
This course offers regular study blocks at the Cairns or Thursday Island campus. Students are expected to attend these classes and also complete some of their studies outside of class times. There are 8 weeks of classroom training provided in 4 x 2 week blocks over the duration of the course. The total course is 644 nominal hours. This program is ABSTUDY approved and students who qualify are able to receive travel, accommodation and meals assistance to attend the study blocks.
All units have a study guide and assessment tasks and these can be completed during the residential workshops and via self-paced learning.
Cairns campus - Block dates Semester 1, 2018
Block 1: 12 - 23 March
Block 2: 04 - 15 June
Block 3: 03 - 14 September
Block 4: 22 October - 02 November
Thursday Island delivery 2018: Expression of interest
If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.
The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.
Higher Level Skills Subsidy
The Higher Level Skills Subsidy is a one-off subsidy that offsets the cost of an eligible Certificate IV or higher courses.
You're eligible for the Higher Level Skills Subsidy if you:
Are 15 years or older and no longer in school
Live in Queensland full time
Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
And don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate IV or higher level qualification.
For some courses, you may also be required to hold a certificate 3 in a relevant industry field.
You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.
By telephone: 1300 656 959. In person: at any TAFE Queensland North location.
Recognition of prior learning
Recognition of prior learning
Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.
Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.