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Objectives:
This course provides students will theoretical and practical skills and knowledge for careers in accounting and finance. The Certificate III in Financial Services (Accounts Clerical) will meet your needs for entry-level work in accounting. The course covers routine duties in accounts payable/accounts receivable, payroll, cashier duties, preparation of trial balances, bookkeeping, cash receipts/cash payments, purchases and sales and preparation of financial reports. You will learn manual and computerised accounts systems. The Certificate IV in Financial Services (Accounting) is for employees who perform duties such as BAS statements, operational reporting, preparing of budgets, classifying, recording and reporting duties and who also may manage a small office. The Diploma of Accounting focuses on skills required for the management and administration of accounting functions including budgeting and forecasting, preparation of financial reports for reporting entities, internal control, preparation of income tax returns and legislative compliance. The Advanced Diploma of Accounting fulfils the requirements for accounting careers in taxation, financial management and modelling, auditing and general accounting in public accounting practices, banking, finance and insurance industries, the public service sector and the retail and service industries. This qualification provides a pathway to becoming a Registered Tax Agent. Advanced Diploma of Accounting graduates will be able to articulate into Higher Education with considerable advanced standing.
Entry Requirements:
For non Year 12 applicants, the Certificate III in Financial Services (Accounts Clerical), Certificate IV in Financial Services (Accounting), Diploma of Accounting and the Advanced Diploma of Accounting full-time requires applicants to be at least 18 years of age and to have been out of full-time study for at least 12 months. There are no minimum tertiary entrance requirements for current Year 12 applicants. You will be expected to have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to undertake the course. Certificate III in Financial Services (Accounts Clerical), Certificate IV in Financial Services (Accounting), Diploma of Accounting and the Advanced Diploma of Accounting part-time applicants will be required to attend an information session and/or interview.
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Diploma of Accounting
Course Description:
Modules / Units of Competency
There are a number of Modules / Units of Competency that form the Diploma of Accounting. The Modules / Units of Competency and hours listed below are included in the current Gordon course structure and are subject to change.
 
Title     Approx. Hours

Year 1

Certificate III in Financial Services (Accounting)
Certificate IV in Financial Services (Accounting
Communicate in the Workplace     30
Use Technology in the Workplace     50
Apply Health and Safety Practices in the Workplace     25
Work in the Financial Services Industry     30
Apply Principles of Professional Practice to Work in the Financial Services Industry     30
Prepare Financial Reports     40
Maintain Financial Records     60
Prepare and Bank Receipts     10
Process Journal Entries     10
Maintain Daily Financial/Business Records     20
Process Business Tax Requirements     50
Produce Job Costing Information     40
Prepare Operational Budgets     40
Make Decisions within a Legal Context     60
Prepare Financial Statements     60
Maintain Asset and Inventory Records     30
Process Payroll     30
Create and Use Simple Spreadsheets     20
Set Up and Operate a Computerised Accounting System     80
Manage Budgets and Forecasts     50
Prepare Financial Forecasts and Projections     70

Year 2

Diploma of Accounting
Advanced Diploma of Accounting
Provide Financial and Business Performance Information     60
Prepare Income Tax Returns     60
Manage Budgets and Forecasts     50
Prepare Financial Reports for a Reporting Entity     60
Implement and Maintain Internal Control Procedures     40
Provide Management Accounting Information     60
Develop and Use Complex Spreadsheets     20
Establish and Maintain Accounting Information Systems     60
Analyse Financial Markets and Information     60
Monitor Corporate Governance Activities     60
Establish and Maintain Accounting Information Systems     60
Prepare Complex Tax Returns and Lodgements     60
Implement Tax Plans and Evaluate Tax Compliance     60
Prepare and Analyse Management Accounting Information     60
 
Duration
These courses form a two-year full-time course*. Units from Certificates III and IV are delivered in the first year and the units from the Diploma and Advanced Diploma are delivered in the second year. Students can expect approximately 20 hours of class attendance time each week. The student intake is generally in February. Part-time places may also be offered in July.

* Part-time day and evening classes are available. Part-time day students can expect a maximum of approximately 12 hours of class attendance each week and part-time evening students can expect a maximum of approximately six hours of class attendance over two nights each week.

Selection Criteria
If you apply to study the Certificate III in Financial Services (Accounts Clerical), Certificate IV in Financial Services (Accounting), Diploma of Accounting and the Advanced Diploma of Accounting full-time intake selection will be based on your ENTER if you are an exit Year 12 student. For non Year 12, applicants who demonstrate interest in the financial services industry will be given preference.

If more part-time applications are received than course vacancies offered then selection will be based on demonstrated interest in the financial services industry.

Pathways
Links and options exist between various levels of study. Accredited pathways exist enabling students to move between courses within the Gordon and to other higher education institutions.

Diploma of Accounting

    * Senior accounts clerk
    * Bookkeeper
    * Assistant accountant
    * Office administrator

        
Advanced Diploma of Accounting
        
Bachelor of Commerce/Business
 
Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience. For further information refer to the RPL brochure that can be found under Downloads & Forms.
 
Gordon Institute Support Services

The Gordon offers a range of support services to assist prospective students with course, career or fee advice. For enrolled students, the Gordon provides general education support, counselling and careers advisors, disability support services and an Indigenous Education Unit. The Gordon also offers an on-campus Student Residence for students living away from home. If you need assistance in any of these aspects please let a Gordon staff member know so that we can arrange assistance where appropriate.
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