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Accounting is the study of how to record, analyse, interpret on report on the financial health of small to large organisations. All business organisations small or large, require professional accountants to perform accounting functions and deliver efficient results within the organisation. Through an excellent combination of conventional theory learning and practical industry experience, this course is specifically designed to help students gain the necessaryskills required to pursue a career in today's fast moving corporate business environment. Successful completion of the Certificate IV in Accounting allows access to the Diploma of Accounting, Advanced Diploma of Accounting, Bachelor of Accounting and further to a CPA and CA. This qualification is designed to assist employees to perform duties such as: introducing and maintaining accounting systems, maintaining internal control systems, preparing financial statements for a reporting entity, preparing tax returns, reporting on business performance, managing small teams, developing business plans and preparing management accounting reports.
In order to gain entry into this course, the potential student must:
The course is delivered over 26 weeks per year. It includes 20 weeks of tuition and 6 weeks of term break. 20 weeks include 4 blocks, each with teaching period of 5 weeks. Students have face-to-face tuition of a minimum of 20 hours per week (not self paced or part time).
The medium of instruction at Wentworth Institute is English. Delivery of this qualification combines face-to-face trainer led theory classes, practical sessions involving small groups, individual and team activities, practical demonstration, and role play.
The theoretical components of each unit of competency are class room based, face-to-face trainer led whilst the practical components are delivered through observation and practical demonstration. Each unit of competency involves assessment tasks conducted in a range of contexts. Such assessment tasks include case studies at critical incident, practical demonstration, individual project, report writing, portfolio of evidence, closed book exams, role play, oral presentation.
Career Prospects / Vocational Outcomes
The Certificate IV in Accounting is designed for students with little accounting knowledge, people returning to the workforce and seeking a formal qualification, people who want to extend their career path options and people currently in the workforce who want to upgrade their skills or have existing skills recognized. Students successfully finishing the Diploma of Accounting can seek employment as an assistant accountants, office managers, administration managers, accountants, budget officers, accounts receivable officers, accounts payable officers, tax clerks, audit clerks, MYOB officers, and financial controllers.
This qualification is designed to reflect the role of employees working in accounting who perform duties such as:
- Introducing and maintaining accounting systems
Upon successful completion of your course you will receive a nationally recognized Certificate IV in Accounting (FNS40611).
Wentworth Institute is also a financial member of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) which protects students.
Successful completion of the Certificate IV in Accounting allows access to the Diploma of Accounting, Advanced Diploma of Accounting, Bachelor of Accounting and further to a CPA and CA..
Recognition of Prior Learning & Recognition of Current Competency
RPL is the assessment process for recognizing competencies gained through previous learning, work and life experiences.
Students need to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/ Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) before their enrollment. In order to be granted for RPL, students will need to provide evidence that they are already competent in this/these specific unit or units and these evidences must be valid, authentic, current and sufficient.
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