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FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

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Have you ever wondered what it's like to own and operate your own business, or maybe you are looking to take the next step in your accounting and bookkeeping career or become a registered business activities statement (BAS) agent? Whatever your next step is, this course has you covered!

In the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping, you will learn:

  • The fundamentals of accounting and bookkeeping
  • How to prepare financial reports and manage operational budgets
  • How to set up and operate accounting systems (including cloud computing practices)
  • Managing payroll and preparing business activity statements (BAS)
  • Customer service standards in the financial industry
  • Designing and producing business documents
  • Small business planning

The course meets the educational requirements set out by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) as a Business Activity Statements (BAS) Agent, as two of the units are approved by the TPB. Please note that other conditions apply, including designated period of practical experience.

This is a great segue into further Accounting & Finance qualifications at a Diploma or Bachelor Degree level. At Australian College, we offer a flexible learning experience. You can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace.


Course summary

Course code
Qualification gained
Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
Nationally recognised
Study mode
Flexible delivery (including online with some projects / activities and/or skills-based training)
Flexible duration
Must be completed by 01/06/2023
Study load
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
Associated with

ABN logo ABN logo

Students get access to the Australian Bookkeepers Network (ABN) and the Australian Bookkeepers Association (ABA).

Your ABN complimentary 3-months of the minimum 12 month subscription gives you access to the online resource centre that will save you time, will provide you with the help, support and information that you need, when you need it, so that you can make the right decisions.

Your ABA complimentary 3-months subscription is included with your ABN membership and gives you recognition as a member of a professional association with relevant government bodies.

Career Opportunities
  • Accounting Assistant
  • BAS Service Provider
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Manager

Course fees

Payment Option 1 - Before $3,500.00 | Now Only $2,800.00 upfront*
Payment Option 2 - $300.00 Deposit then 29 x $100.00 weekly = $3,200.00*
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Course units

Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
Introduce cloud computing into business operations
Prepare financial reports
Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
Establish and maintain payroll systems
Prepare operational budgets
Provide financial and business performance information
Develop and use complex spreadsheets
Design and produce business documents
Deliver and monitor a service to customers

**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)

Student reviews

"During the course I was working full-time and even had a baby! I would recommend the college to anyone who needs to study at their own pace, not the at the pace of the college!"

Yvonne Clarke

Combine employment and training in order to gain a nationally recognised qualification.
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