Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping (FNS40217)

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Course Description

The Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping is an ideal entry-level course for jobs in the accounting industry. Students learn the skills to perform modern bookkeeper tasks such as preparing and lodging activity statements, maintaining balance sheets, providing tax advice, and assisting with routine processes. Graduates will be able to make key decisions, work autonomously and apply specialist knowledge and skills in a range of industries and organisation types.

Recognition of Prior Learning

The skills and knowledge that you bring to your studies through previous education or employment experience may be credited towards specific units in this course, which can help to shorten your course duration. Please enquire with a course provider to find out more.

Tafe

The Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping (FNS40217) is not available from any Tafe institutions on our database but may be available from other registered training organisations with Government Funding available in your area. See Course Providers.

Average Course Fee

$3500

Average Duration

12 months

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Nationally Recognised Training

Suitable For

This course is ideal for people who have the following knowledge, skills or abilities:

Clerical

Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

Customer and Personal Service

Such as understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

Economics and Accounting

Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

Mathematics

Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

Outcomes

This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Accounts Officer$1,050 weekly pay
Assistant Bookkeeper$1,150 weekly pay
Accounts Clerk$1,050 weekly pay
Assistant Accountant$1,150 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Bookkeeper$1,250 weekly pay
Accountant$1,400 weekly pay
Senior Financial Advisor$2,400 weekly pay
Senior Financial Planner$2,400 weekly pay
Accountant$1,400 weekly pay

Subjects

You will be required to complete a number of units of competencey for this qualifiation. Example units have been provided below but may vary for each provider.

BSBFIA401
Prepare financial reports

This unit describes skills and knowledge required to record general journal adjustment entries and to prepare end of period financial reports. It applies to individuals employed in a range of work environments who are responsible for preparing financial reports. They may be individuals providing administrative support within an enterprise, or they might have responsibility for these tasks in relation to their own workgroup or role.

BSBSMB412
Introduce cloud computing into business operations

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand the fundamentals of internet computing and cloud services. It involves undertaking a basic review of business computing needs and identifying options for introducing cloud computing services into a small business or work area in an organisation. It applies to individuals who use problem-solving skills and take responsibility for adopting and promoting approaches to improve business operations.

FNSACC311
Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare and process routine financial documents, prepare journal entries, post journal entries to ledgers, prepare banking and reconcile financial receipts, and extract a trial balance and interim reports. It applies to individuals who use specialised knowledge and follow agreed processes to carefully check and process detailed financial information to ensure standards are maintained.

FNSACC312
Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to reconcile and monitor subsidiary accounts in financial accounts receivable systems, identify bad and doubtful debts and plan a recovery action, record creditor invoices, and remit payments to sundry creditors. It applies to individuals who use specialised knowledge and follow agreed processes to problem solve within the scope of own responsibility.

FNSACC408
Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work autonomously and in teams to complete work activities relating to the provision of accounting and bookkeeping services. It applies to individuals who occupy roles with some responsibility and use a range of research and organisational techniques to establish and carry out their work requirements in the accounting industry.

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Government Funding

Each state provides its own Government funding initiatives. Here is a list of funding initiatives that are available for this course.

QLD Higher Level Skills

The Higher Level Skills Program enables eligible students living in Queensland to access subsidised training. The Queensland Government provides funding for Certificate IV or higher level qualifications within priori-ty skill sets.

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