Course name: FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping 


Campus: Sydney

Qualification Information
  • Kick-start a rewarding and successful career in the finance industry with a Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping.
  • Gain the skills and knowledge required to work in accounting support roles, such as a bookkeeper, accounts clerk or payroll officer.
  • Gain practical knowledge of a variety of accounting and bookkeeping tasks performed in the workplace, including completing Business Activity Statements (BAS) and other office taxes, preparing financial reports, and establishing and maintaining a payroll system. Units are delivered online, supported by webinars.
  • This course meets the educational requirements of obtaining the BAS agent registration by the Tax Practitioners Board (TFB).

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Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping - Course Briefing

NTIS Code: FNS40217 CRICOS Course Code: 097827K
Name of Qualification Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
Delivery Mode 70% classroom and 30% online
Duration 52 Weeks, including 12 weeks term breaks
Tuition Fees AUD$12,800
Enrolment Fees (non-refundable) AUD$300
Material Fees (non-refundable) AUD$500
If Diploma/Advanced Diploma, is year 12 (or equivalent) required for entry? YES
Total curriculum hours (including practicum) required to complete the course: 800
Is the course delivered full-time? Yes
Training Arrangements 2 days classroom and 1 day online

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping - Packaging Rules

Students must complete a total of 13 units (including 8 core units and 5 elective units).

Following units of competency are offered in this qualification:

Unit Code Unit Name Core/ Elective
Term 1
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports Core
BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into business operations Core
FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports Core
FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers Core
Term 2
FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry Core
FNSTPB401* Complete business activity and instalment activity statements Core
FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system Core
Term 3
FNSTPB402* Establish and maintain payroll systems Core
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents Elective
FNSACC411 Process business tax requirements Elective
Term 4
FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets Elective
FNSACC413 Make decisions in a legal context Elective
FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities Elective
Vocational Outcomes
In the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping students learn to perform duties such as:
  • completing Business Activity Statements (BAS)
  • operational reporting
  • producing non-complex management reports
  • setting up and operating a computer-based financial system
  • classifying, recording and reporting accounting information
  • establishing and maintaining a payroll system
  • managing a small office and ensuring relevant legal requirements are adhered to.

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping - Entry Requirements

Although there are no formal pre-requisites for entry to this qualification, students must have sufficient literacy and numeracy skills to complete the course. Students are also required to have a basic knowledge of computers i.e. used a computer with a Windows environment.

International students must:

  • Be of a minimum of 18 years of age, and
  • Provide evidence of English Level of IELTS 5.0 or equivalent
  • All students must complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test at the time of enrolment in the course.

Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer

  • Students can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and/or for Credit Transfer for this qualification, and all students will be offered this option upon enrolment into the course.
  • An RPL guide and application package is available upon request.
Assessment Methods
A range of assessment and evidence gathering methods and techniques are used including 2 – 4 or more methods for each unit of competency. For this course, methods include:
  • Written questions and tests
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Case studies
  • Projects, assignments and research tasks
  • Role plays, simulations and presentations
Pathways from the qualification
After successfully completing this course, students may wish to continue their studies with the Diploma of Accounting (FNS50217).

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