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Learn about accounting systems and functions, financial reports, policy and procedures, payroll and Business Activity Statements (BAS) as you prepare for a career in the accounting industry.
Through a combination of elective choice and unique blended delivery model, this program is designed to suit your career needs as well as your lifestyle.
On completion of your studies you will have acquired skills in communication, problem solving, planning, organisation, self-management and have satisfied the educational requirements set by the Tax Practitioners Board to practise as bookkeepers and/or BAS agent within Australia.
All courses are offered in flexible education mode, incorporating face-to-face workshops at the Melbourne City campus and online study. The program is targeted to industry professionals who have two or more years of work experience in the financial services industry. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for industry-relevant courses may be granted.
Through RMIT University’s online learning portal, myRMIT, you will be able to view online resources and learning activities created by lecturers, access course materials via Blackboard, collaborate with lecturers and fellow students, and access your student email account.
Ongoing assessment throughout the program includes tests, online quiz, essays, reports, oral classes, group activities and practical assignments.
Teachers in the program have extensive industry experience, providing valuable feedback to prepare you for the workplace.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
This program is designed for people who want to upskill or need to comply with the Tax Practitioners Board's requirements of bookkeepers and/or BAS agents. It is also suited to people seeking a career change into the accounting industry, become a bookkeeper in a range of environments as well as small bookkeeping business owners.
Graduates are prepared for employment in a bookkeeping job role with functions that include:
- completing Business Activity Statements (BAS) and other office taxes
- establishing and maintaining a payroll system
- producing non-complex management financial reports
- preparing bank reconciliations
- setting up and operating a computer-based financial system
- classifying, recording and reporting accounting information
- accounts receivable and payable
- ensuring relevant legal requirements are adhered to.
Professional recognition and accreditation
The Certificate IV in Bookkeeping is recognised by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), which is an industry association supported by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and the Institute of Public Accountants.
Students enrolled in the program are eligible for free membership into ICB as part of our strategic alliance. In addition, students are eligible for student membership and graduates may be eligible for affiliate membership of AAT.
On successful completion of the Certificate IV in Bookkeeping, graduates meet the minimum educational requirements set by the national Tax Practitioners Board under the Tax Agent Services Act (2009) to practise as a BAS agent within Australia. Other conditions apply including a designated period of experience. Graduates seeking BAS agent registration should check current registration requirements with the Board as this is regularly reviewed.
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