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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 the role of individuals in the accounting and bookkeeping industry, including business activity statement (BAS) agents and contract bookkeepers; and of those employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries. It includes preparing and lodging business and instalment activity statements, data processing, monthly reconciliations, preparing budgets, preparing reports on financial performance and the position of the business, preparing end-of-year adjustments, and finalising financial records after year-end. Dealing with the Commissioner of Taxation on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to activity statements and other lodgement matters is also a key component of the role that this qualification reflects.

Individuals in these roles apply theoretical and specialist skills and knowledge to work autonomously, and exercise judgement in completing routine and non-routine activities.

Pathways into the qualification

There are no pre-requisite requirements to enter into the qualification however pathways for candidates considering this qualification may include:

• FNS30322 – Certificate III in Accounts Administration or other relevant qualifications, OR

• Have completed Australian Year 11 or its equivalent with suitable English language skills with some vocational experiences but without formal accounting or financial services qualifications.

Pathways from the qualification

FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting or other Diploma qualifications.

Mode of Course Delivery

67% face-to-face and 33% online



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

BSBTEC302 Design and produce spreadsheets
FNSACC321 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSACC322 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets
FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
FNSACC418 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
FNSACC421 Prepare financial reports
FNSACC426 Set up and operate computerised accounting systems
FNSTPB411 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
FNSTPB412 Establish and maintain payroll systems
BSBTEC301 Design and produce business documents
BSBTEC402 Design and produce complex spreadsheets
FNSACC323 Perform financial calculations

Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisite requirements to enter into the qualification. However candidates should:

  • Be 18 years or older; and
  • Have completed Year 11 or its equivalent with suitable English language skills;
  • International Students are also required to have an English ability at the IELTS 6.0 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

Payroll officer

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification considerations

Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.

Persons providing a 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 as a BAS agent. Other requirements 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.