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FNS40222

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 INTAKE On campus: Cairns Start date: 14 Aug 2023 Duration: up to 1 year
STUDY LOCATIONS Far North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$1,510
Subsidised
$1,510
Full Fee
$5,265
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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 Labour Market Insights report, the demand for bookkeepers and accounts clerks is expected to grow by more than 4% in the future.

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:

FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

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 3 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBTEC302
    Design and produce spreadsheets
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBTEC302
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop spreadsheets through the use of spreadsheet applications.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Design and produce spreadsheets

  • UNIT CODE
  • FNSACC321
    Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
    UNIT CODE :
    FNSACC321
    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
  • FNSACC322
    Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
    UNIT CODE :
    FNSACC322
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to reconcile and monitor subsidiary accounts and ledgers in financial accounts receivable and accounts payable systems.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers

  • UNIT CODE
  • FNSACC412
    Prepare operational budgets
    UNIT CODE :
    FNSACC412
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare and document operational budgets for a variety of organisations.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Prepare operational budgets

  • UNIT CODE
  • FNSACC414
    Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
    UNIT CODE :
    FNSACC414
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare financial statements for entities that do not have a statutory duty to file financial reports with government agencies and regulators.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities

  • UNIT CODE
  • FNSACC418
    Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
    UNIT CODE :
    FNSACC418
    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
  • FNSACC421
    Prepare financial reports
    UNIT CODE :
    FNSACC421
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the 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
  • FNSACC426
    Set up and operate computerised accounting systems
    UNIT CODE :
    FNSACC426
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, operate, and modify an integrated computerised accounting system. This involves processing transactions in the system, maintaining the system, producing reports, and ensuring system integrity.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Set up and operate computerised accounting systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • FNSTPB411
    Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
    UNIT CODE :
    FNSTPB411
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to process and complete business activity statements (BAS), instalment activity statements (IAS), and other required reports according to compliance requirements.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Complete business activity and instalment activity statements

  • UNIT CODE
  • FNSTPB412
    Establish and maintain payroll systems
    UNIT CODE :
    FNSTPB412
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to record and prepare payroll documentation, respond to enquiries, and process payroll data for computerised systems.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Establish and maintain payroll systems

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
14 Aug 2023
up to 1 year
Residential blocks: 21 August - 1 September 2023, 9 - 20 October 2023, 20 November - 1 December 2023, 5 - 16 February 2024, 18 - 28 March 2024, 13 - 24 May 2024
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $1,510
  • Subsidised: $1,510
  • Full fee: $5,265

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Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping (FNS40222)

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Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

COURSE CODE: FNS40222
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.

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 will be supplied in electronic form within your Learning Management System, however you may purchase them if you prefer.

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.

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
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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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