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Basic Bookkeeping & Xero

Learn basic bookkeeping and Xero for your own business or job. This introductory course covers the fundamentals of bookkeeping and day to day financial transactions using Xero. Includes Payroll Fundamentals. You will compete the following two units of competency from Certificate III in Business BSB30115 during the course:

Maintain Financial Records (BSBFIA301)

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to maintain financial records for a business. It includes maintaining daily financial records such as reconciling debtors' and creditors' systems, preparing and maintaining a general ledger, and preparing a trial balance. It also includes activities associated with monitoring cash control for accounting purposes.

Process payroll (BSBFIA302)

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to process payroll from provided data using manual and computerised payroll systems.This unit applies to individuals employed in a range of work environments who are responsible for payroll functions within an organisation. They may work as individuals providing administrative support within an enterprise, or may be other members of staff who have been delegated payroll responsibilities.


  • Good Windows PC knowledge
  • Strong file management skills
  • You will receive an email prior to the course start date with instructions for creating your Xero account and other pre course requirements
  • Prior to the course commencement all students must have set up their own access to Xero with access to authenticator. Students must have a smart phone in class to access the authenticator.

What Will I Learn?

  • How to maintain daily financial records
  • How to maintain general a ledger
  • Monitoring cash control
  • How to record payroll data
  • How to prepare payroll
  • How to handle payroll enquiries

Additional Self Study Required

Please Bring

  • Notepad and pen
  • USB Flash drive

National Recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - is a means of measuring skills acquired through work or life experiences or through qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. Any student who believes they may be eligible for RPL must apply for this at least two weeks prior to the course commencing. If you apply after the course commences it may not be accepted.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2015 it is a requirement of the Federal Government that all students undertaking nationally recognised training will need to obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This involves an easy online application. See USI Fact Sheet for information on how to apply for a USI – go to the Unique Student Identifier (USI) Website for additional information.

Please ensure when completing your enrolment information, that the details relating to your name are identical to those on the identification evidence used (eg passport or driver’s licence) when creating your USI eg no abbreviations or nicknames should be used.

Once created, it is important that you keep a record of your USI and access to your accredited training records in a safe place. You will need this information for any future enrolments into accredited training in Australia.


This course may be fully funded under the NSW Government’s Community Service Obligation funding in 2021. See ACE Community Service Obligation Funding page for details or contact Susan Wilkinson on 9970 1000 or email to check eligibility or for further information.

Assessments are made against units of competency.
$545 Limited inc GST / $490.50
Basic Bookkeeping & Xero

<p>Learn basic bookkeeping and Xero for your own business or job. This introductory course covers the fundamentals of bookkeeping and day to day financial transactions using Xero. Includes Payroll


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Course testimonials:

  • Trainer - Maxine's knowledge, training, mentoring and encouragement - was fantastic I really enjoyed and learnt so much in every session over the 9 weeks! Thank you,
  • Maxine is an excellent and experienced teacher with very good subject knowledge. She goes out of her way and gives extra time to accommodate people with the learning process allowing for their schedules. Maxine is exceptionally patient and she paced the activities very well. I highly recommend her class in Xero.
  • This was the best vocational learning course I have ever been through. Maxine is a great teacher of both theory and practice. The course has opened my eyes up to the possibilities of great vocational training for my employees in the future.. Thankyou very much Maxine
  • The trainer was exceptionally helpful.
  • Great course material, great speed to delivery. Great industry experience.
  • I enjoyed learning something new that is already of practical use.
  • Knowledgeable trainer helped us work through the material in the provided workbooks in a clear and constructive manner.
  • Maxine is an amazing instructor. She breaks down this comprehensive software package into manageable segments and gives you all the confidence to get started. She takes the time to understand each students needs and offers individual suggestions/tips accordingly. I would highly recommend this course to anyone thinking about bookkeeping with Xero.
  • I enjoyed the helpfulness of both the trainer and other students!
  • I enjoyed the opportunity to broaden my Xero skills through structured learning. The course dealt with the most commonly used features of Xero and I believe it has helped me to become a more proficient user.

Contact us

Narrabeen Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road,
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Thur

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113