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What will I learn?

CIT's Accounting qualifications will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to work in a variety of finance jobs, ranging from administrative or budget officer, to advanced roles in the banking and financial industries.

Industry Placement

Gain work experience with a guaranteed industry placement organised by CIT (1 day a week for 17 weeks). Graduates from this program will be ready to embark on, or continue with, successful careers in both the private and public sectors.

Why study at CIT?

  • CIT's qualifications are prestigious and graduates are highly regarded by business, banking and financial industries
  • Hands-on training with high-level theory
  • Teachers are accounting practitioners with current industry experience
  • Learn recognised accounting software including MYOB
  • Highly diverse classes with both Australian and international students
  • Selected units are recognised by the Australian Tax Practitioners Board
  • Flexibility with your study timetable to suit your needs (day or night classes)

Course Subject:

Core: complete all 7 subjects

  • BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
  • FNSACC304 Conduct business activities using a computerised accounting system
  • BSBWRT301 Write simple documents
  • FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • FNSACC313 Perform financial calculations
  • FNSINC301 Work effectively in the financial services industry

Electives: complete all 4 subjects

  • FNSCRD405 Manage overdue customer accounts
  • BSBITU304 Produce spreadsheets
  • FNSORG301 Administer fixed asset register
  • FNSRTS309 Maintain main bank account

Job outcome:

Cashier, bookkeeper, accounts payable/receivable assistant, payroll assistant.



Study options

Full Time (6 months)

Tuition fees
A$13,700.00 (US$ 10,268) per year
Course fee: AUD $6,850 per semester; Material fees: AUD $325
Start date

July 2021


Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)

CIT Reid Campus,

37 Constitution Avenue,


Australian Capital Territory,

2601, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Academic requirements:

  • Year 12 Certificate or equivalent
  • Students over the age of 20 may be eligible for adult entry

English requirements:

  • IELTS 5.5 (no band score less than 5.0)
  • TOEFL iBT - 46
  • PTE Academic - 42 (minimum of 36 in each band)
  • Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced and B2 First) - 162
  • Successful completion of CIT's English for Study and Life (Upper Intermediate)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.