Accounting and Finance

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A very financial future

Do you like meeting deadlines? Are you a problem solver? Are numbers your passion?

You could work for yourself or be part of a large firm. You can help others achieve their financial dreams and goals. The finance industry has never been stronger and this is a field where anything is possible.

Possible careers include investment advisers, bookkeepers, financial planners, payroll officers and accountants.

Careers in Business and Finance

Careers in Business and Finance

At Sydney TAFE, our students learn practical knowledge and skills to become job-ready, and can access the many opportunities in the financial sector through our industry links.

Sydney TAFE and your financial career

Sydney TAFE gives you the advantage whatever the stage of your career.

  • Leaving school? Programs and support services will teach you workplace practices, attitudes and the foundation skills to launch your great career.
  • Launching your career? Start with an introduction to finance and go all the way to a bachelor degree.
  • Time for a change? Sydney TAFE offers ASIC-compliant courses relating to financial planning, superannuation, managed investments and life insurance.

Getting your qualification faster and flexibly

Sydney TAFE can recognise your knowledge and life/work experience so you finish your qualification faster.

If you are already working in the industry and want to build on your career, you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) so you don’t have to study what you already know.

Sydney TAFE is always developing innovative ways to deliver its courses, including evening and online options.

Planning a career change

Jenni Dawson was working as a marketing manager when she decided on a career change and enrolled to study financial planning at Sydney TAFE.

“The Sydney TAFE degree was affordable and had industry links with both the Financial Planning Association and affiliations with the CPA and Taxation Practitioners Board,” Jenni says. “Sydney TAFE staff members are supportive and generous with their time and expertise, and all my classes are small and intimate.”

Jenni has now added invaluable experience with an internship at Odyssey Financial Management.

From Sydney TAFE to a degree

Some higher level financial courses offer credit transfer so you may be able to fast-track your degree after you finish your Sydney TAFE course.

You may gain credit towards a degree at universities including:

  • Charles Sturt University
  • Macquarie University
  • University of Western Sydney.

Bachelor of Applied Finance (Financial Planning) at Sydney TAFE

You can complete a Bachelor of Applied Finance (Financial Planning) at Sydney TAFE. This degree is accredited by the Financial Planning Association (FPA).

The degree develops students’ practical skills and knowledge of the financial planning industry.

A key feature is an industry internship in the third year which enables students to apply their learning in a real workplace situation.

Build new career skills

Sydney TAFE offers you the opportunity of adding value to your skill-set through other programs.

You may be interested in other Sydney TAFE career areas

  • Advertising, Marketing and PR
  • Business Management and Office Administration
  • Human Resources, WH&S and Training
  • Legal
  • Logistics and International Trade
  • Real Estate and Valuation
  • Information Technology (IT)

Industry partners include:

  • Association of Accounting Technicians
  • Financial Planning Association
  • Fox Symes

Industry facts sourced from: Service Skills Australia Environmental Scan 2014; Job Outlook, Australian Government Department of Employment;

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