FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

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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.

Nationally recognised

Average duration

12 months

Online or Distance

On-campus or Workplace

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
Assistant Accountant$1,250 weekly pay
Payroll Officer$1,250 weekly pay
Accounts Officer$1,150 weekly pay
Bookkeeper$1,250 weekly pay
Accounts Receivable Officer$1,150 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Human Resources Manager$1,600 weekly pay
Human Resources Director$1,800 weekly pay
Tax Accountant$1,440 weekly pay
Accounting Manager$1,550 weekly pay
Financial Controller$1,600 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

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding. Enquire with a course provider to check your eligibility.

Payment options

Interest free payment plan
Most course providers offer flexible payment options for the FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping such as weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly interest-free payments for those who do not wish (or are unable) to pay their tuition fees outright. There is usually a discount for those who pay their tuition fees upfront. Enquire with a course provider to find out more.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning
RTOs are also able to offer Recognition of Prior Learning for work experience or formal qualifications you may have undertaken to shorten the time you have to study. Ask a course provider for more details during the enrolment process.

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These course providers offer the FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping:

Mentor Education
Online
Monarch Institute
Online
MCI Institute
Online
North Regional TAFE
Distance
Bookkeeping Institute of Australia
Online
International Institute of Technology
Distance
Hampton Institute of Vocational Education
Online
Gold Coast Learning Centre
Online / On Campus
Queensford College
On Campus
Stanford College Australia
On Campus
Australian Qualifications Institute
Online
Lonsdale Institute
On Campus
Global Business College of Australia
On Campus