Reckon will provide access to Reckon One for bookkeeping students, following a successful pilot program in 2017. TAFE NSW had previously only used MYOB in its courses.
The move will be in effect for a Cert IV in Bookkeeping and Cert III in Business Administration that is completed online.
Reckon Australia and New Zealand managing director Sam Allert said the move came after demand from the accounting and bookkeeping industry for graduates with experience using multiple software platforms.
“This partnership has been designed to provide students with confidence to move forward in contemporary accounting business practices by offering the right foundation and all the bookkeeping principles needed to run a business,” Mr Allert said.
“Upon completion, students will be able to use Reckon One efficiently, have the practical skills needed to interpret data and then make strategic business decisions.”
General manager of TAFE NSW Digital Megan Aitken said businesses of all sizes were focused on efficiency, particularly through shifting more work to the cloud.
“While a decade ago there were only two major software programs used in the accounting and bookkeeping industry, the market has changed and there are now several platforms in common use,” Ms Aitken said.
“Many major accounting firms are rethinking traditional graduate recruitment pathways, which have long relied upon those with university qualifications.
“The finance sector is fast recognising the need for graduates that have both theoretical knowledge and hands-on training – TAFE NSW is providing both, ensuring students will hit the ground running from day one on the job.”