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  • FNS40615

Certificate IV in Accounting

At a glance

At a glance

Establish a career in accounting with this entry-level qualification. The course meets the minimum academic requirements with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) for registration as a BAS agent.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Bookkeeper
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Payroll Officer
  • BAS Agent
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FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting

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Course overview

Course overview

Establish your career with this entry-level qualification in accounting. Gain specialised skills and knowledge that will enable you to seek employment across a range of accounting roles. The sector is currently experiencing strong growth, with the Australian Government expecting to see at least 50,000 job openings in the next five years.

With our highly qualified and experienced teaching team you will be guided through your education in core units including preparation of financial reports and operational budget and production. You will also develop specific skills such as computerised accounting, payroll and BAS.

Successfully completing this qualification will give you the specialised skills to work across a range of roles including bookkeeper, assistant accountant, accounts clerk, payroll officer or BAS agent once registration requirements are satisfied. You'll also have a solid foundation to continue with further study.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 3 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
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

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
FNSACC303
Perform financial calculations
FNSBKG401
Develop and implement policies and procedures relevant to bookkeeping activities
BSBITU402
Develop and use complex spreadsheets
FNSACC503
Manage budgets and forecasts
BSBWRT301
Write simple documents

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

You need to meet one of the following requirements:

  • Year 10 level of education or equivalent  
  • Mature-aged entry with work experience in a related field

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
You are required to have access to (e.g. personal stationary including USB, a laptop or tablet device with Internet access and Microsoft Office of 2013 or later version, a headset including microphone)

Need to know

This program has been superseded by FNS40617 Certificate IV in Accounting endorsed 13 February 2018. TAFE Queensland plans to commence this qualification during semester 2 of 2018. 

 Persons seeking BAS agent registration should check current registration requirements with the Tax Practitioner's Board as this is regularly reviewed.

When studying online it is strongly recommended students follow the preferred order of study and enrol in no more than two units per intake, unless otherwise advised. 

 

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.

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.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland