Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping – International

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Course Code FNS40217
Course Title Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
CRICOS Code 098016D
Duration 52 weeks (including 12 weeks of holidays)
Main Intake Dates

February, April, July, October

Location CBD Campus – 400 Queen Street, Melbourne

Program Overview

This qualification reflects the job roles of employees with functions that could include financial data entry, processing accounts and payrolls, providing customer service in financial transactions and producing reports. They apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy and judgement and to take limited responsibility in known situations under general supervision.

Program Structure


Assessment methods may include:

  • Written Assessments
  • Project Work
  • Workbook activities
  • Case studies

Units of Competency

The FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping requires 13 units of competency:

Core Units

BSBFIA401 – Prepare financial reports
BSBSMB412 – Introduce cloud computing into business operations
FNSACC311 – Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSACC312 – Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
FNSACC408 – Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
FNSACC416 – Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
FNSTPB401 – Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
FNSTPB402 – Establish and maintain payroll systems

Elective Units

BSBITU402 – Develop and use complex spreadsheets
FNSACC412 – Prepare operational budgets
BSBSMB420 – Monitor and manage small business operations
FNSACC411 – Process business tax requirements
FNSACC414 – Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities

• Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment


Entry Requirements

Intended overseas students must satisfy the following requirements:

Age: Must be 18 years or over.
English proficiency level: An IELTS Band 5.5 or equivalent OR undertake a TMG English language test.
Academic: Successful completion of year 11 or its equivalent.



The primary pathway from this qualification is employment in accounting job roles. A further learning pathway utilising qualifications such as FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting would support career progression.

Your Career

This course provides you with the skills and knowledge to undertake job roles such as:

  • Contract Bookkeeper
  • Certified Bookkeeper
  • BAS Agent
  • General Clerical Assistant
  • Payroll Clerk


Course Fee


Other Fees Estimated Fees
Material Fee $200