Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping/Diploma of Accounting
TAFE Queensland - South Bank

Course outline

Enhance your career in accounting and finance with this high-level certificate IV/diploma qualification. This course will provide students with the essential knowledge and professional skills to work competently within the accounting, business, and finance sectors. During this course students will develop an advanced understanding of financial reporting, budget management and forecasting, income tax returns, and providing accurate accounting advice. Students graduate with analytical skills and knowledge of current technologies, resources, accounting procedures and techniques. Successful completion of this course qualifies graduates for work in the business and finance sector and prepares graduates for further study at a tertiary level.


Applicants offered a place in this course who are not eligible for a subsidised enrolment will pay full fee. VET Student Loans may be available to eligible applicants, refer to tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/what-it-costs/index.html for information.

Combined diploma/degrees

The Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping/Diploma of Accounting can be combined with other programs as listed below to attain the awards of Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping/Diploma of Accounting from TAFE Queensland and the relevant degree from the university. Students undertake initial study at TAFE Queensland and complete the degree at the relevant university. Duration, location, mode of study, semester intakes, electives and specialisations may vary. All mandatory university admission and English language requirements must be met before university enrolment is finalised. For more information contact the relevant university. Note: TAFE Queensland students making a transition to the degree may need to wait six months to start with the semester one university intake.

To apply for a combined diploma/degree, applicants must select the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping/Diploma of Accounting for the relevant TAFE Queensland location on their application and then nominate their preferred degree/university (one only). Applicants can list the stand alone diploma or the combined program but not both. Listing more than one is not needed because they have the same eligibility and ATAR/rank requirements.

Cert IV Accounting and Bookkeeping/D Accounting/B Business:

542720 Bracken Ridge/James Cook University (1CO & 2.5F)

555720 South Bank/James Cook University (1CO & 2.5F)

Course Options

You can study this course as a single qualification or choose one of the degree options below when applying and gain direct entry on successful completion of the diploma. Degree options may vary with each diploma start month.

Combined program

JCU – B Business

Fee notes

For information regarding TAFE Queensland course fees, VET Student Loans, FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP visit tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/what-it-costs/index.html or telephone 1300 308 233. For combined TAFE Queensland/university courses, refer to entry under university for higher education component.


Completion of Year 12 or attained Year 12 leaving age

Additional entry requirements

Successful applicants must successfully complete FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set or FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping or equivalent before progressing to the Diploma of Accounting.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.


Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Bookkeeper, payroll officer, assistant accountant, accounts administrator, BAS agent.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

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Level of Qualification
Study Area
Business and Tourism
Course Duration

1 year On campus with some online