Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Course Code FNS40217
Course Title Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
Location Melbourne City Campus
Intake Dates Monthly
Duration Traineeship: 1.5 years
Non-Traineeship: 1 year
Fee Type Government Funding, Concession, Full Fee
Start Date: Days of Week: Location: Day/Night:
Weekly Wednesday Werribee Night
17 January, 2019 Friday Box Hill Day

Course Overview

FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping reflects the job roles of workers in the accounting industry, including BAS Agents and contract bookkeepers; and of those employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries. It includes preparing and lodging business and instalment activity statements, and providing advice or dealing with the Commissioner on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to activity statements. Individuals in these roles apply theoretical and specialist knowledge and skills to work autonomously, and exercise judgement in completing routine and non-routine activities.

Course 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
BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations
FNSACC411 Process business tax requirements
FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities

• ** Units form BAS agent registration Skill Set.

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

This course includes comprehensive knowledge of MYOB AccountRight skills (Advanced level).


Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. Applicant will be required to successfully complete an ACSF language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment.
Learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy (ACSF Level 3) are desirable to participate in the course.



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.

Become a Qualified BAS Agent

Upon successful completion, graduates meet the minimum educational requirements for BAS agent registration by the National Tax Practitioners Board under the Tax Agent Services Act (2009). This course meets the TPB’s current educational requirements for registered BAS agents that were put in place on 1st March 2012. Graduates seeking Tax agent and BAS agent registration should check current registration requirements with Board as this is regularly reviewed and additional eligibility criteria may apply. Visit www.tpb. gov.au for further information.

Your Career

The qualification presents graduates with various opportunities for employment and further education. They will be able to seek roles in a range of jobs including:

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


Fee Types

Government Funding Concession Full Fee
Traineeship  $66.00  $13.20  $4,356.00
Non-Traineeship  $66.00  $13.20  $4,356.00


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* Material fees may apply
* The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment