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FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration +
FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

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This dual qualification completed in an accelerated format is for those who have a keen interest in the financial services industry.

The FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration reflects the job roles of employees with functions that could include financial data entry, processing accounts and payrolls, providing customer service in financial transactions, and producing financial reports. Individuals in these roles apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy and judgement and to take limited responsibility in known situations under general supervision.

The FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping 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. Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory 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.

Australian College subscribes to the Australian Bookkeepers Network (ABN) and the Australian Bookkeepers Association (ABA) on behalf of its students to provide access to a range of special benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Industry and specialist resources
  • Industry and expert support via the members only 'Helpline'
  • Supervised workplace hours to fulfil the Tax Practitioners Board Requirements for BAS Agent Registration and other assessment requirements of the training package.
  • Access to Professional Development (PD)
  • Up to date industry information and requirements
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Course summary

Course code
FNS30317+
FNS40217
Qualification gained
Certificate III in Accounts Administration +
Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
Nationally recognised
Yes
Study mode
Flexible delivery (including online with some projects / activities and/or skills-based training)
Flexible duration
Up to 18 months
Study load
Self-paced
Start date
Start anytime
Delivery Methods
Online Delivery - E-Learning with structured and unstructured video conferencing and work based training
Assessment method
Assessments may vary according to each subject, but overall may include the following:
  • A combination of short answer questions and some extended responses
  • Written tasks/written essay
  • Scenario-based case study questions
  • Practical workplace projects with product or software, documents or diagrams
  • Role-play
Career Opportunities
  • Bookkeepers
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accounts Manager
  • Financial Controllers
  • Financial Controller
  • Computerised Accounting System Operator
  • Payroll Manager
  • BAS Service Provider
 
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Course units

FNSINC301
Work effectively in the financial services industry
FNSACC311
Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSACC312
Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
FNSACC313
Perform financial calculations
BSBITU306
Design and produce business documents
BSBWRT301
Write simple documents
FNSACC304
Conduct business activities using a computerised accounting system
BSBFIA401
Prepare financial reports
BSBCUS301
Deliver and monitor a service to customers
FNSACC416
Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
BSBITU422
Use digital technologies to collaborate in the workplace
FNSTPB402**
Establish and maintain payroll systems
FNSTPB401**
Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
FNSACC408
Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry

**Unit required for the FNSSS00004 BAS Agent Registration Skill Set.
The Tax Agent Services Act 2009 prescribes through the Regulations that to be eligible for registration as a BAS Agent or Tax Agent with the Tax Practitioners Board, that at least 40% of the course must be completed under independent supervision. The strategic alliance that Australian College has in place with the Australian Bookkeepers Network (ABN) and the Australian Bookkeepers Association (ABA) supports our students to achieve this requirement.

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements.

Australian College requires:

  • Competent in spoken and written English
  • Successful completion of an LLN review prior to commencement
  • At least 16 years of age*
  • Access to a PC/laptop or similar, email address, internet
  • Additional reading materials and required textbooks may be used throughout the course
  • Access to an accounting or bookkeeping workplace for workplace training.

*Students under 18 year of age will need to provide parent/guardian consent.

Overseas Students Policy

As defined in the ESOS Act 2000, 'Overseas students' are not eligible to apply to enrol in this nationally recognised course, nor are they eligible for certification. Please refer to the Enrolment Terms and Conditions.

Qualification pathways

  • Complete the required training and the assessment requirements
  • Have you studied a related course? Apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Are you currently working in a related industry? Apply for Recognition of Current Competency (RCC)
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