C4398 - Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

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Plan: C4398 - Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
Campus: City Campus

Learning outcomes

Statement on competency-based training
Employability Skills

Statement on competency-based training

This nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) qualification is competency-based. This means that it is designed to enable you to develop the practical skills and knowledge (competency) needed to perform the duties and tasks in the job for which you are training. Assessment in a competency-based program is about being able to demonstrate that you have developed these practical skills and areas of knowledge, and that you can perform at the standard required in the job. This could involve showing an assessor how you plan and carry out tasks and explaining to the assessor how you know what you are doing. It could also involve completing a project and presenting a report on the process and outcomes. If you are working, your work supervisor may provide the assessor with a report on your competency.

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (e.g. through prior paid or voluntary work experience), you can be assessed and have these skills and knowledge formally recognised at any point during the program. There is information on the RMIT website about how to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) – refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit

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Employability Skills

In addition to developing skills and knowledge for a particular job, this program also aims to help you to develop broad work skills, known as Foundation Skills.

Foundation skills are those core or essential skills we need to engage successfully in work and life.  The term Foundation Skills is currently used to include the core skills defined in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) as well as the employability skills identified by employers as critical for effective performance in the workplace.  The core skills of the ACSF include reading, writing, oral communication, numeracy and learning,  problem solving, collaboration, self-management, communication and information technology skills.

Employability skills are part of a framework called Core Skills for Work (CSfW) and are grouped under three Skill Clusters that are essential for individuals to participate effectively in our society:

Cluster 1 - Navigate the world of work
a. Manage career and work life
b. Work with roles, rights and protocols

Cluster 2 - Interact with others
a. Communicate for work
b. Connect and work with others
c. Recognise and utilise diverse perspectives

Cluster 3 - Get the work done
a. Plan and organise
b. Make decisions
c. Identify and solve problems
d. Create and innovate
e. Work in a digital world

Foundation skills are in the units of competency in your program. When you demonstrate that you are competent in your particular job skills and knowledge, you are also demonstrating that you have developed relevant foundation skills for further learning and work.

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