Accounting Principles Skill Set

Jobs and Skills WA: Finance courses
This all adds up to a great start for your accounting career!

If you would like a head start to get work as an accounts clerk, accounts officer or bookkeeper, or get a taste for what working in the finance and accounting sector is like, this short course skill set is perfect! The course is also great for business owners, entrepreneurs, self-employed people, and freelancers who need hands on accounting knowledge to manage their business.

You'll learn how to process financial transactions and prepare financial reports; set up a computerised accounting system; process transactions in the general ledger; complete BAS statements; establish and maintain payroll systems; and much more!

Industry: Business and Finance
National course code: FNSSS00014 | WA State ID: AD753

Choose a WA TAFE college that delivers this course

To find out more about doing this course at a WA TAFE college, select one of the TAFEs listed below to read their course descriptions. You'll also be able to see at which TAFE campus/es the course is delivered.

If you would like further information such as when the course is available and how to enrol, and details of course fees, or if you have questions about how the course is delivered, please follow the Find out more link to go to the TAFE's website where you will find full course details and contact information so that you can speak to the TAFE directly.

Build your administrative accounting and bookkeeping skills

This nationally recognised skill set is designed for people employed in accounting and bookkeeping roles who use knowledge of accounting principles to perform a range of analytical tasks in a variety of industries. Successful completion of this skill set may provide you with credit towards FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping and also meets the entry requirement for FNS5022 Diploma of Accounting.

This skill set covers disciplines such as:

  • Processing financial transactions
  • Extracting interim reports
  • Creation and operation of a computer accounting system
  • Establishing and maintaining payroll systems
  • completion of business activity statements

The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.