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Certificate IV in Accounting & Bookkeeping


Certificate IV in Accounting & Bookkeeping


52 weeks

Mode of Delivery

Face to face + Online

Contact Hours

20 hours / week

About this course

This qualification reflects accounting job roles in financial services and other industries requiring accounting support functions. Individuals in these roles apply theoretical and specialist knowledge and skills to work autonomously and exercise judgment in completing routine and non-routine activities.

After this qualification has been achieved, students can achieve for higher education, such as a Diploma of Accounting to progress their careers. Students are also equipped for small time accounting positions like bookkeeping.

Pathways from the qualification

FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting or other Diploma qualifications

Mode of Course Delivery

67% face-to-face and 33% online


*During the COVID-19 pandemic all of our courses will be delivered 100% online to reduce the spread of the virus and safeguard the welfare of our students, staff and the community.


The Online Class timetable may differ from the actual(face-to-face) class timetable. The nature of student support and engagement may also vary during this  online delivery period.


Please contact the college if you have any enquiries regarding the mode of delivery and the timetable.

Qualification Structure

BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
BSBSMB412 Introduce clouds 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 a payroll system
FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets
FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
FNSACC313 Perform financial calculations

Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisite requirements for this course. However, substantial work experience would be highly regarded. Students will also be assessed for their suitability to study the course prior to enrolment.


It is recommended that individuals should:

• Be 18 years or older; and

• Have completed Australian Year 11 or its equivalent with suitable English language skills.

• International Students are also required to have an English ability at the IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

Potential Career Outcomes

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. According to the FNS training package companion volume guide, a possible job title relevant to this qualification is:

Accounts administration

Accounts clerk

Accounts payable officer Accounts receivable Officer

Debtors clerk

Medical Secretary

Completion of this course does not automatically register you as a BAS agent. Student seeking BAS agent registration should check current registration requirements with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) at https://www.tpb.gov.au/apply-register-bas-agent, as registration requirements are reviewed regularly