FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

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Course description

The Certificate IV in Bookkeeping is for contract bookkeepers and employees performing bookkeeping tasks, BAS lodgements and payroll. Students will learn how to prepare and lodge Business Activity Statements (BAS) and well as provide advice or deal with the Commissioner on behalf of a taxpayer. The course also covers payroll, preparing financial statements and operating a computerised accounting system.

Nationally recognised

Average duration

12 months

Online or Distance

On-campus

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.

Critical Thinking

Evaluating the benefits and costs of different solutions for a problem.

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 Bookkeeper$1,150 weekly pay
Assistant Bookkeeper$1,150 weekly pay
Accounts Clerk$1,050 weekly pay
Accounts Officer$1,050 weekly pay
Payroll Officer$1,250 weekly pay
Financial Planner$1,340 weekly pay
Assistant Accountant$1,150 weekly pay
Financial Advisor$1,340 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.

BSBITU306
Design and produce business documents

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and produce various business documents and publications. It includes selecting and using a range of functions on a variety of computer applications. It applies to individuals who possess fundamental skills in computer operations and keyboarding. They may exercise discretion and judgement using appropriate theoretical knowledge of document design and production to provide technical advice and support to a team.

FNSBKG401
Develop and implement policies and procedures relevant to bookkeeping activities

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop, implement and maintain policies and practices required to ensure the provision of quality service for in-house or contracted bookkeeping activities. It applies to individuals who occupy roles with some responsibility and may use a range of research and organisational techniques to establish and carry out their work requirements in a wide range of industries.

FNSBKG404
Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and apply compliance requirements to effectively process and complete business activity statements (BAS), instalment activity statements (IAS) and other required reports. It applies to individuals who use a range of organisational and analytical techniques to work within organisations or to supply specific bookkeeping services as a small business owner or contractor.

FNSBKG405
Establish and maintain a payroll system

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to record and prepare payroll documentation, respond to enquiries and process accurate payroll data for manual and computerised systems. It applies to individuals who use a range of organisational and other specialist techniques. They may work directly for organisations or be small business owners, contractors or service providers.

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Payment options

Interest free payment plan
Most course providers offer flexible payment options for the FNS40215 Certificate IV in 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

Australian Qualifications Framework
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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