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Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping


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.

Course Duration

52 Weeks including 12 weeks holiday

Pathways from the qualification

FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting or other Diploma qualifications

Job Roles

Job roles and titles may vary across the community services sector including:

  • •Accounts administration
  • Accounts clerk
  • Accounts payable officer
  • Accounts receivable Officer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Debtors clerk
  • Payroll officer

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.

Course Structure

This qualification is made up of 12 units of competency -4 core units and 8 electives

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

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