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Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

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Program 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.



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FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping TMG College Australia


Program Details

  • Program Code & Title

    FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping.

  • Subjects

    The FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping requires 13 Subjects.

    Core Subjects:

    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 Subjects:

    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


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

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this Program however Students are required to undertake a Pre-Training Review and a Language Literacy Numeracy and Digital Literacy Assessment

    These will assist with determining suitability and relevance into course entry and identification of any support needs. 

  • Assessment

    Assessment methods may include:

    • Written Assessments
    • Project Work
    • Workbook activities
    • Case studies
  • Duration and Intensity

    Traineeship: Estimated duration 104 Weeks 

    Non-Traineeship: Estimated duration 52 Weeks 

  • Delivery Mode

    TMG College Australia provides the following delivery options: 

    Facilitator Led Virtual Online classes

    Face to Face Training 

    In person Classroom Based training delivered at TMG College Australia sites. Face to Face delivery includes both theory and practical activities which are supported by structured Work Placement. 

    Offsite Training 

    TMG College Australia can deliver training and undertake assessments using facilities at a Students Workplace, or in a Mobile Manner (e.g. delivery at a regional/remote location for a specific period or for a specific training course).  

    Mixed Mode Training 

    A combination of various delivery modes. Also known as "Mixed Delivery" or "Blended Learning". This includes Virtual, Face to Face and Workplace Based.  

  • Pathways

    Students who successfully complete this program may undertake: 

    - FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting  

  • Your Career

    The Program 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

    Persons seeking BAS agent registration should check with the TPB for details of current registration requirements, including those relating to experience and, fitness and propriety. 


  • Fees & Eligibility

    Enrolment Fees:
    Without Concession - $66.00
    With Concession - $13.20


    Fee For Service



    The student tuition fees published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. 

    This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. TMG College Australia encourage individuals with disabilities to access training subsidised through the Skills First Program. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply for this training.

    Skill First Eligibility 1. You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident* or New Zealand Citizen. 2. You must not have completed the same AQF level qualification or higher than the course you wish to enrol in, unless under 20 years of age on 1 January this year. 3. You must not have commenced or be scheduled to commence more than two Victorian Government subsidised courses this year; and 4. You must not be currently enrolled in two or more Victorian Government subsidised courses.

    Traineeship incentives may be applicable on full time/ part time basis, subject to eligibility. Enrolment fees apply.


    *Formal confirmation of permanent residence granted by the Department of Home Affairs (or its successor) AND the student’s foreign passport or ImmiCard required.

  • Locations

    This Qualification is available in the following regions: 

    • Box Hill
  • Upcoming Classes

    TMG College Australia

  • Credit Transfer

    We provide Credit Transfer with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of qualification if the CT request is equivalent in content and learning outcomes with TMG's matched qualifications 

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

    We provide Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where student work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL result is subject to the quality and amount of the evidence submitted by the Student to TMG. 

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