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  • FNS40215
  • 095190C

Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

At a glance

At a glance

Set yourself apart from the rest with this entry-level bookkeeping qualification. The course meets the minimum academic requirements with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) for registration as a BAS agent.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Bookkeeper
COURSE OUTCOME

FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

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Course overview

Course overview

Take the first step in financial services with this entry-level qualification in bookkeeping. You'll learn specialised skills and knowledge that will prepare you to enter the workforce as a bookkeeper or financial markets administration officer. The finance sector is experience and upswing in employment opportunities. Bookkeeper roles are expected to increase by up to 50,000 new positions over the next 5 years.

This course covers a number of core skills, such as preparation of financial reports, establishing and maintaining payroll systems, preparation of BAS and IAS, and computerised accounting. You can also focus your specialisation in performance of financial calculations and administration of subsidiary accounts and ledgers. You will have real time access to relevant websites and documentation, and industry experienced teachers will provide all the guidance you need to succeed.

Successfully completing this qualification will give you the technical and analytical skills that employers want. You'll be perfectly situated to seek work as a bookkeeper, and also have a strong foundation enabling you to upgrade through further study opportunities.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 7 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBFIA401
Prepare financial reports
BSBITU306
Design and produce business documents
FNSBKG401
Develop and implement policies and procedures relevant to bookkeeping activities
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
Greater Brisbane
FNSACC503
Manage budgets and forecasts
FNSACC301
Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
BSBITU402
Develop and use complex spreadsheets
FNSACC302
Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
FNSACC406
Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
FNSACC402
Prepare operational budgets
FNSACC404
Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
FNSACC303
Perform financial calculations
Sunshine Coast
FNSACC301
Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSACC302
Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
BSBWRT301
Write simple documents
FNSACC406
Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
FNSACC303
Perform financial calculations
BSBITU402
Develop and use complex spreadsheets
FNSACC405
Maintain inventory records
Other
FNSACC402
Prepare operational budgets
FNSACC503
Manage budgets and forecasts

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 will 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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Domestic Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to Domestic Students:

You need to meet one of the following academic requirements:

  • If you’re under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.
  • Mature-aged entry with work experience in a related field

 

International Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to International Students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.  For more information visit Department of Home Affairs - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.

 

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Need to know

This program has been superseded by FNS40217 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping endorsed 13 February 2018. TAFE Queensland plans to commence this qualification during semester 2 of 2018.

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 enrolments.

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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 will 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