Work Skills for Migrants & International Degree Holders

Duration24 weeks
Accredited UnitsProcess business tax requirements (FNSACC411)
Setup and operate a computerised accounting system (MYOB) (FNSACC416)
Establish and maintain a payroll system (FNSTPB402)
Complete business activity and instalment activity statements (FNSTPB401)


This work skills course is designed to assist migrants and international degree holders who are seeking part-time or entry level employment in accounting, bookkeeping, business and financial services.

This course provides migrants and international degree holders who do not have previous Australian work experience and/or practical work skills with skills and knowledge sought by employers and recruitment agencies.

This course designed to gain the entry level employment in the Accounting and Bookkeeping roles including licensed bookkeeper, registered BAS agent, accounts payable officer, accounts receivable officer, payroll officer, store keeper, inventory manager, stock control officer, contracted bookkeeper and accounts supervisor.

Skills Covered

1. Business tax calculations: Business tax calculations and process lodgements and returns in accordance with Australian Taxation Office (ATO) requirements. This include understand the rules and calculating Pay As You Go (PAYG) withholding, Pay As You Go (PAYG) instalments, Goods & Services Tax (GST), Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT), Superannuation, Payroll Tax, Luxury Car Tax (LCT), Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) and Fuel Tax Credits (FTC)

2. Day to day computerised bookkeeping (MYOB): Set up and operate a computerised accounting system, prepare, match and process receipts, process payment documentation, manage day to day accounts and process customer transactions. This module will take you from entering sales and purchases right through to reconciling the bank account and generating reports

3. Prepare Business Activity statement: Prepare Business Activity Statements (BAS), compliance, enter the transactions in MYOB and complete the BAS, make necessary adjustments and corrections in BAS

4. Process Payroll: Payroll system and legislation, superannuation obligations, payment summaries and payroll calculations, manual payroll and accounting for salaries and wages, setting up the MYOB payroll command centre, processing personal leave, holiday pay and leave loading, payroll tax liabilities, end of year procedures and reconciling payroll, salary sacrifice, timesheets and calculating a termination payment

If you have prior international qualifications, you may not need to complete these courses. To discuss with a lecturer about selecting the correct course for you and your study options, please send an email to before enrolment.

The units of competency that comprise in this course are Australian Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) approved for Licensed Bookkeepers or BAS agent registration or renewal of TPB registration.

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You will be given 24 weeks to complete this course. If you study 4-6 hours per week, we estimate that you will be able to complete the course in this time frame. However as this online course is self-paced, if you prefer you are able to complete it in a shorter time frame.
24 weeks
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