Certificate IV in Accounting

Course Code FNS40615
Course Title Certificate IV in Accounting
Location Melbourne City Campus
Intake Dates Monthly
Duration 6 months
Fee Type Government Funding, Concession, Full Fee

Course Overview

This qualification reflects accounting job roles in financial services and other industries requiring accounting support functions. Individuals in these roles apply theoretical & 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 FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting requires 13 units of competency:

Core Units

BSBFIA401 – Prepare financial reports
BSBITU306 – Design and produce business documents
FNSACC301 – Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSACC302 – Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
FNSACC402 – Prepare operational budgets
FNSACC404 – Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
FNSACC406 – Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
FNSBKG404* — Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks*
FNSBKG405* — Establish and maintain a payroll system*
FNSINC401 – Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry

Elective Units

BSBITU402 – Develop and use complex spreadsheets
BSBWHS201 – Contribute to health and safety of self and others
FNSACC303 – Perform financial calculation

* 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.



After achieving the FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting, you may undertake a FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting.

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:

  • Accounts Receivable Clerk / Accounts payable clerk
  • Bookkeeper / Payroll Clerk
  • General accounts assistant
  • BAS agent


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Fee Types

Government Funding Concession Full Fee
$620.00 $124.00 $4,650.00


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