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Important steps for this course

Applications open on Monday 30 May at 12pm midday for our mid-year intake.

Before you apply for, we want to make sure you have the right skills and support available to be successful in your course. We ask that you complete TasTAFE's literacy and numeracy skills review, which is called Basic Key Skills Builder (bksb). You can do this before applications open, or as part of the application process.  It must be completed before your course application can be progressed.

It takes about 30 to 60 minutes for each section and is best completed on a computer or tablet rather than your phone.  A calculator can be used for the numeracy section.

View our bksb User Guide (PDF) or bksb User Guide (Word).

To start the literacy and numeracy skills review (bksb) you will need to:

  1. Provide your USI
    If you don’t have one please go to to create one, this should only take a couple of minutes. If you have one, but can’t remember it, you can also retrieve it here.

  2. Access your student account
    If you don’t have one you will be asked to create one when you click on the literacy and numeracy skills review link.

  3. Click on the literacy and numeracy skills review link
    If you don’t have a student account, the link will assist you to set one up.

  4. Check your email for your bksb login
    Once your student account is set up, your bksb login details will be sent within 48 hours to the email you have used for your student account.

If you need additional support, or you don’t have access to a computer, please contact Client Services on 1300 655 307 for assistance.

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Course overview

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  • Alanvale
  • Devonport
  • Campbell Street

Attendance options

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Study type

  • Mixed Learning
  • Apprentices/Trainees

Tuition Fees

Please note: The course overview is intended as a guide only. Not all courses are available at all locations or through all study types and attendance options. Please check Locations, Dates and Times below or enquire for further information.

Build your career in Accounting, Bookkeeping and Finance.

Are you a number-cruncher looking to acquire bookkeeping skills to start work in the industry and become a registered member of one of the professional bookkeeping associations?

In this course, you will learn how to prepare and lodge business and instalment activity statements, and provide advice or deal with the Commissioner on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to activity statements.

Throughout the course, you'll learn how to administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers, complete business activity and instalment activity statements, establish and maintain payroll systems, and introduce cloud computing into business operations.

You’ll also have the chance to develop your skills in preparing financial reports, processing financial transactions and extracting interim reports as well as setting up and operating a computerised accounting system.

Successful completion of this mid-level qualification will prepare you for employment in the accounting industry as a BAS agent or contract bookkeeper, and/or roles performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a wide range of industries. You may also be interested in undertaking further study at TasTAFE to gain further financial qualifications through the FNS50217 – Diploma of Accounting.

Information sessions

Campbell StreetMonday, 23rd May 2022Level 2, 75 Campbell Street, Hobart
Campbell StreetFriday, 27th May 2022Level 2, 75 Campbell Street, Hobart
Online Information Session
WebinarTuesday, 24th May 2022Online Webinar

Locations, dates & times

CampusDateAttendance/DurationStudy typeApply/Enquire
Campbell Street18 Jul 2022 -
7 Jul 2023

Learners will be required to attend classes at the Campbell Street Campus in Hobart. Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9am - 4pm. Thursdays and Fridays 9am - 12pm. Your timetable may vary if you have previously completed underpinning units.

Mixed Learning

Career opportunities

  • Accounts Assistant
  • Accounts Officer
  • Accounts Supervisor
  • Bookkeeper
  • Office Manager
  • Payroll Officer

Career opportunities

  • Accounts Assistant
  • Accounts Officer
  • Accounts Supervisor
  • Bookkeeper
  • Office Manager
  • Payroll Officer

We’re here to help…

At TasTAFE, we understand that everyone's journey is different and sometimes you might need some extra support to achieve your study or career goals.

Whether you are at the very start of your training, returning to study after a long break, or looking to upskill in a specific area, we're here to help you to be successful in your chosen field of study, apprenticeship or traineeship.

Our student support services are available for all students, and aim to provide the support you need to make your learning experience just that little bit easier.

Find out more about what support is available