FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

This qualification reflects the job roles of workers in the accounting industry, including 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, and providing advice or dealing with the Commissioner on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to activity statements. Individuals in these roles apply theoretical and specialist knowledge and skills to work autonomously, and exercise judgement in completing routine and non-routine activities.

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.

This qualification provides participants with the skills to obtain occupational positions such as:

  • Accounts administrator
  • Accounts clerk
  • Accounts receivable and payable clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll clerk

 

Course code FNS40217
Start date View Intake Dates
Delivery mode classroom-based
Duration International –  52 weeks (All the course for International students are run over 2.5 days for a minimum of 20 hours per week)

Domestic – 52 weeks approximately (may vary depending on the cohort and industry requirements)

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RTO requirements

Domestic students

Training and assessments are conducted in English. Applicants must possess sound written and spoken English skills. You will be required to complete a Language Literacy, Numeracy test paper as part of an enrolment interview.

Some assessment tasks are completed using a computer and internet, and it is recommended that students have these available before or at enrolment.

International Students

The entry requirements for international students:

  • Must be 18 years old or over
  • Completed year 11 or equivalent
  • Minimum score of 5.5 – IELTS, 46 – TOEFL, 42 – PTE, 47 CAE score or equivalent

Training Package

There are no pre-requisite or any other training package entry requirements to enrol in this course.

International –  52 weeks (All the course for International students are run over 2.5 days for a minimum of 20 hours per week)

Domestic – 52 weeks approximately (may vary depending on the cohort and industry requirements)

** Please note: duration in weeks may vary dependent upon the number of contact days per week.

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Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification include:

  • FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting
  • FNS60217 Advanced Diploma of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Accounting

Employment or occupational pathway

Job roles related to this qualification include:

  • Accounts administrator
  • Accounts clerk
  • Accounts receivable and payable clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll clerk

ETEA uses a range of assessment methods which may include:

  • Written assessment (open book)
  • Projects
  • Case study
  • Observation

Assessment will be either a Recognition of Prior Learning pathway or a Training and Assessment pathway.

For a Training and Assessment pathway, participants are advised of the assessment requirements at the start of each training session.

Students not achieving competency in any of the assessments will be required to undertake another assessment under the terms and conditions of ETEA’s reassessment policy.

You can apply for recognition of prior learning, academic credit and work experience towards this qualification. During the course of your life you will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. Through work, volunteer roles, family commitments and various tasks undertaken in everyday life, you are building up a bank of knowledge. The evidence of these skills and knowledge accumulated can be used to help you gain a qualification.

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Credit Transfer

Please note: dates are subject to change due to holidays and availability.

If dates provided do not suit, please contact us at 13 13 89 or +61 3 9450 0500 via phone, or through our contact page, as we will accommodate dates to suit students needs.

 

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Victoria
New South Wales 13th
South Australia 28th
Western Australia

*** For SA, CRICOS students rolling intakes and to contact the College for next available date.

To be awarded this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 13 units

8 core units plus 5 elective units.

(NB: Elective units may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements)

 

 

Unit Code Unit Name
Core
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 system
Electives
BSBSMB402 Plan small business finances
FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records
FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets
FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non reporting entities
FNSPAY502 Process superannuation payment in payroll

 

** Please note: electives may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements.