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FNS40217

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

Combine practical bookkeeping skills and accounting concepts in this mid-level course designed specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Get the qualifications you need to open up bookkeeping and accounting roles across a range of industries.

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NEXT START DATE 15 Aug 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Far North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
JobTrainer
$40
Concession
$1,095
Subsidised
$1,095
Full Fee
$5,020
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Course overview

Get a head start on your finance career and combine practical bookkeeping skills with accounting concepts in this course designed specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Get the qualification and practical skills you need to work in a flexible industry which offers a range of employment options and opportunities for advancing your career.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working as payroll clerks grew strongly over the past five years and is expected to continue to grow in the future. There are likely to be around 21,000 job openings over the next five years, meaning skills in this area will be in high demand. 

In this course you'll learn how to prepare and lodge business and instalment activity statements, prepare financial reports, establish payroll systems, and provide advice to taxpayers in relation to activity statements. You'll graduate with current, practical bookkeeping and accounting skills that are attractive to prospective employers.

Successful completion of this course meets the Tax Practitioners Board academic requirements for registration as a BAS agent (additional experience requirements apply). You'll also be qualified to enter the finance industry as a bookkeeper, accounts clerk, or payroll officer.

What can I do?

  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Payroll Officer
  • Accounting Support Officer

Course outcome:

FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Jobtrainer Funded Course

This course is eligible for JobTrainer funding, meaning it could be $40 for eligible school-leavers, young people and job seekers looking to develop new skills. Training is proudly delivered by TAFE Queensland and jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government. Learn more >

Further study options

At TAFE Queensland we believe in providing quality pathways to further education opportunities. Give yourself the best chance to continue to advance your career with further study options that will open up exciting employment opportunities in the world of financial services.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBFIA401
    Prepare financial reports
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBFIA401
    Unit description :

    This unit describes skills and knowledge required to record general journal adjustment entries and to prepare end of period financial reports.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Prepare financial reports

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBSMB412
    Introduce cloud computing into business operations
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBSMB412
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand the fundamentals of internet computing and cloud services.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Introduce cloud computing into business operations

  • UNIT CODE
  • FNSACC311
    Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
    UNIT CODE :
    FNSACC311
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare and process routine financial documents, prepare journal entries, post journal entries to ledgers, prepare banking and reconcile financial receipts, and extract a trial balance and interim reports.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

  • UNIT CODE
  • FNSACC312
    Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
    UNIT CODE :
    FNSACC312
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to reconcile and monitor subsidiary accounts in financial accounts receivable systems, identify bad and doubtful debts and plan a recovery action, record creditor invoices, and remit payments to sundry creditors.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers

  • UNIT CODE
  • FNSACC408
    Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
    UNIT CODE :
    FNSACC408
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work autonomously and in teams to complete work activities relating to the provision of accounting and bookkeeping services.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry

  • UNIT CODE
  • FNSACC416
    Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
    UNIT CODE :
    FNSACC416
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, operate, and modify an integrated computerised accounting system. This is generally under supervision and encompasses processing transactions in the system, maintaining the system, producing reports, and ensuring system integrity.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Set up and operate a computerised accounting system

  • UNIT CODE
  • FNSTPB401
    Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
    UNIT CODE :
    FNSTPB401
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and apply compliance requirements to effectively process and complete business activity statements (BAS), instalment activity statements (IAS), and other required reports.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Complete business activity and instalment activity statements

  • UNIT CODE
  • FNSTPB402
    Establish and maintain payroll systems
    UNIT CODE :
    FNSTPB402
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to record and prepare payroll documentation, respond to enquiries, and process payroll data for manual and computerised systems.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Establish and maintain payroll systems

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
15 Aug 2022
up to 1 year
Residential blocks: 29 August - 9 September 2022, 24 October - 4 November 2022, 28 November - 2 December 2022, 6 - 17 February 2023, 20 - 31 March 2023, 8 - 18 May 2023
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $40
  • Concession: $1,095
  • Subsidised: $1,095
  • Full fee: $5,020

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Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping (FNS40217)

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Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

COURSE CODE: FNS40217
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

To complete this program you must identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, as this training product has been developed specifically for you in support of equity policy for post compulsory education.

It is highly recommended that you have successfully completed Certificate III in Business Administration before commencing this program as it provides the essential skills that form the basis of study for this qualification.

Resources Required

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

Access to the internet and a computer/laptop, USB, Microsoft Office 2013 or later version, stationery items, textbooks may be required to be purchased.

Students will be required to work with MYOB files (provided by TAFE) for certain units. Please note that these MYOB files are only compatible with PC (not MAC).

Need to know

Licensing/Regulatory Information 

Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the FNS Financial Services Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.

Persons providing a business activity statement (BAS) service for a fee or other reward must be registered by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) and this qualification is currently cited as meeting the TPB education requirements for registration. Other conditions apply, including a designated period of experience. Persons seeking BAS agent registration should check current registration requirements with the TPB, as registration requirements are reviewed regularly.

Replacement qualification

This qualification has been replaced by FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping, as of 14 June 2022. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 13 June 2023. If required, enrolments will be transitioned into the replacement qualification.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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