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Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

For those seeking an accounting or bookkeeping role.


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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

    CRICOS Code: 098016D

  • 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

    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 
    • Successful completion of Year 12 or its equivalent


    Students are required to undertake a Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment. These will assist with identification of any support needs.

  • Assessment

    Assessment methods may include:

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

    52 weeks (including 12 weeks of holidays).

  • 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. 

    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 Online, Face to Face and Workplace Based.  

  • Pathways

    Students who successfully complete this qualification may undertake: 

    FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting  

  • 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

    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

    Course Fee: $6,000.00

    Material Fee: $200.

  • Locations

    This qualification is available in the following regions: 

    • Melbourne CBD 
    • Box Hill 
    • Werribee 
  • Upcoming Classes


    • January 31
    • April 25
    • July 18
    • October 10


    • January 30
    • April 24
    • July 17
    • October 9
  • 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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