Course Title: Set up and operate a computerised accounting system

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5178

Course Title: Set up and operate a computerised accounting system

Portfolio: BUS

Nominal Hours: 80.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T TAFE Business


Course Contact: Jenny Wotzko

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5701

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers the competency to establish and operate under supervision, a computerised accounting system.

You will learn the skills and knowledge required to set up a computerised accounting system, maintain the general ledger and subsidiary ledger accounts, enter a wide variety of transactions, produce both management and financial reports and ensure the system’s integrity. 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Maintain financial records ACCT5180C (BSBCMN308A) is a pre-requisite to this course as it focuses on the knowledge and skills required to perform equivalent functions in a manual accounting system. 

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

FNSACCT407B Set up and operate a computerised accounting system


1. Implement an integrated accounting system

2. Process transactions within the system

3. Maintain the system

4. Produce reports

5. Ensure system integrity

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including in-class exercises, problem-solving exercises, assignments, group or individual projects, presentations and written or practical tests, as well as homework activities.

Other activities may be workplace-based or simulate work practices. These may include direct observation of workplace practices, verbal questioning and the presentation of a portfolio of evidence.

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress.