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Xero Accounting

Non-accredited Short Course

Master Xero Accounting

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Southport Start date: 07 Feb 2023 Duration: 4 weeks
Full Fee

Course overview

This course includes set up, conversion, payroll, advanced procedures and day-to-day operations and is suitable for anyone requiring working knowledge of Xero operations. It gives you confidence that you have the skills to operate Xero within your business structure or to gain employment as an accounts clerk using Xero Accounting and Payroll. You will need prior knowledge of basic accounting terminology before enrolling in this course.  This is an interactive course where questions are welcome.

Topics include:

  • Navigating Xero Accounting
  • Bank feeds and reconciliations
  • Cash coding
  • Set up a Xero company file
  • Conversion dates and importing balances
  • Setting up and importing chart of accounts
  • Setting up customer and supplier cards
  • Setting up inventory and tracking
  • Import a bank statement
  • Perform a bank reconciliation
  • Code payments through spend money
  • Code and allocate cash receipts
  • Create quotes, orders and invoices
  • Process and issue credit notes
  • Record customer payments
  • Deal with bad debts
  • Process purchases
  • Record and code supplier payments
  • GST reporting and overview
  • Work with reports
  • Complete a Business Activity Statement (BAS) using Xero
  • End of year procedures
  • Setting up payroll
  • Set up employees cards
  • Implementing tracking against employees
  • Processing a payroll
  • Advanced procedures

This short course is non-accredited therefore is not registered with the National Training Register.

Course outcome:

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Ways to study
07 Feb 2023
4 weeks
Part time 2 days per week
Tuesday, Thursday
  • Full fee: $445
24 Feb 2023
5 weeks via Zoom
Part time 1 day per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $445
04 Mar 2023
4 weeks
Part time 1 day per week
  • Full fee: $445

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Xero Accounting (NONAC08006)

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Xero Accounting

Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

It is highly recommended that you have:-

  • an understanding of account keeping for business and a basic understanding of bookkeeping terms; and
  • sound computer literacy skills, including the ability to follow the teacher’s instructions navigating the computer​
Resources required

Classroom delivery

  • You will need a web based email account eg. Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail etc.
  • Please bring a pen and paper for taking notes and a USB for saving files.
  • You will need to present your Confirmation of Enrolment to the car park attendant each week to be eligible for discounted parking.
  • Please note: you are advised to bring your own refreshments.
  • We recommend using public transport or
  • If you are driving, BEFORE you arrive, please download the EasyPark App, set up your account and enter this code in full: 321988139 to recognise TAFE as the location. 
    ​Parking can be accessed via Paddington Place. ONLY park in the spaces marked with the Red TAFE Queensland logo on either B1 or B2 to avoid being fined by Easy Park. 
    Please be aware that parking spaces can fill early.

Mixed mode delivery
You will need:

  • a personal computer or laptop to participate actively in this course. The computer must have speakers, a microphone and internet access (webcam optional).
  • a quiet and ergonomically correct work area to participate actively in this course with no or little distractions.
  • a web based email account e.g. Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail etc.
  • a pen and paper for taking notes.
  • You will receive by email a Zoom meeting link in the days leading up to the first lesson. This won’t be provided on enrolment.
  • You do not need a Zoom app or licence to attend the lessons, you can join using the URL (web link) the teacher provides if you prefer.
Need to know

Mixed mode delivery: structure of attendance: 2hrs 30 mins of learning / 30 minute break / 2 hrs of learning.

Course commencement is subject to minimum enrolment numbers.

For privacy reasons - Online lessons are not to be recorded or photographed by attendees and sessions are not to be shared on any other platform. 
Online lessons are also not recorded by facilitators.


University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.