Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

This qualification reflects accounting positions in financial services and other industries requiring accounting support functions. This course provides students with basic accounting skills and trains them to use computers in the accounting environment. This course is specially designed for employees who perform duties such as completing Business Activity Statements (BAS) and other office taxes, operational reporting, producing basic management and job costing reports, preparing budgets, maintaining inventory records and a payroll system.

Duration52 Weeks
National CodeFNS40217
CRICOS Code109982G
Delivery ModeFace-to-face: 15hrs/week
Online: 5hrs/week
Tuition Fee$8,000
Enrolment Fee*$200

Course Structure

The following unit of competencies are covered in this course:

  • BSBFIA401 – Prepare financial reports
  • BSBITU306 – Design and produce business documents
  • FNSACC311 – Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • FNSACC312 – Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • BSBITU422 – Use digital technologies to collaborate in the workplace
  • FNSACC408 – Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
  • FNSACC414 – Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
  • FNSACC416 – Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
  • FNSTPB401 – Complete business activity and installment activity statements
  • FNSTPB402 – Establish and maintain a payroll system
  • BSBITU402 – Develop and use complex spreadsheets
  • FNSACC411 – Process business tax requirements
  • FNSACC405 – Maintain inventory records

Entry Requirements

Students must have satisfactorily completed Australian Year 11 or an equivalent that demonstrates the knowledge and skills to enter the Financial Services sector.

English proficiency requirement:
One of the following English test scores or equivalent must be met:

  • IELTS overall score of 5.5
  • TOEFL (iBT) score of 46
  • PTE Academic score of 45

Pathways from the Qualification

Students who gain this qualification can further their study in the FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting or gain employment as a/an:

  • Accounts administrator
  • Accounts clerk
  • Accounts receivable and payable clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll clerk