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  • FNS40217
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Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

At a glance

At a glance

Combine practical bookkeeping skills and accounting concepts in this mid-level course, and get the qualifications you need to open up bookkeeping and accounting roles across a range of industries.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Officer
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Accounting Support Officer
COURSE OUTCOME

FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

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Course overview

Course overview

Get a head start on your finance career and combine practical bookkeeping skills and accounting concepts with this comprehensive bookkeeping course. Get the qualifications 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 MySkills service, accounting services are predicted to be a strong growth area in Australia over the coming three years. This qualification will open up opportunities in bookkeeping and accounting roles across a range of industries.

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.

Units

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

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
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

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
North and Far North Queensland
BSBITU402
Develop and use complex spreadsheets
FNSACC313
Perform financial calculations
FNSACC405
Maintain inventory records
FNSACC412
Prepare operational budgets
FNSACC513
Manage budgets and forecasts
Sunshine Coast
BSBFIA302
Process payroll
BSBWRT301
Write simple documents
FNSACC304
Conduct business activities using a computerised accounting system
FNSACC313
Perform financial calculations
FNSACC405
Maintain inventory records
Greater Brisbane / Gold Coast
BSBITU402
Develop and use complex spreadsheets
FNSACC313
Perform financial calculations
FNSACC412
Prepare operational budgets
FNSACC413
Make decisions in a legal context
FNSACC513
Manage budgets and forecasts
FNSINC504
Apply ethical frameworks and principles to make and act upon decisions
Online
BSBITU402
Develop and use complex spreadsheets
FNSACC313
Perform financial calculations
FNSACC412
Prepare operational budgets
BSBITU306
Design and produce business documents
FNSACC414
Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities

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.

Learn more about university pathways
  • 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

Year 10 level of education or equivalent, mature-aged entry with work experience in a related field.

Entry into the accelerated program is via an application process and it is required that you have at least 5 years’ experience working in the industry.

International students

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less thatn 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other. For a list of all English Language tests 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

Access to the internet and a computer/laptop, USB, Microsoft Office 2013 of 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

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. 

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.

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