FNS40217 (CRICOS Course Code 097936E)

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Course At A Glance

Course Duration
52 Weeks
Study Mode
On Campus
Campus Location
Start Date
Contact us for various intake & start dates
Student Type

This entry level qualification reflects the role of individuals working in accounting and seeking professional recognition, including tax agents, accounts managers and business analysts; and to employees performing a range of accounts management tasks for organisations in a range of industries.

At this level, individuals are expected to apply theoretical and technical skills in a range of situations and to display initiative and judgement in planning activities. They have autonomy in performing complex operations and can be responsible for planning, coordinating and evaluating the work of others within broad but generally well-defined parameters.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the FNS Financial Services Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on 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.

Entry Requirements

International Students:

There are no prerequistites for international students to enter into this course but they must meet academic and english entry requirements.

Students must provide academic evidence of satisfactory completion of Year 12 or equivalent.

Where English is not the official language in the country of where students are currently residing, evidence of a valid IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or any equivalent must be provided. Students will also complete an online English level placement test prior to enrolment.

What You'll Learn

• Learn to complete Business Activity Statements and Instalment Activity Statement tasks
• Manage budgeting and management reporting
• Prepare financial reports and statements
• Ability to address legal aspects of account
• Gain skills to work with spreadsheets

Course Outline

BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems
BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into business operations
FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets
FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
FNSACC313 Performa financial calculations
FNSACC413 Make decisions in a legal context


Students will be assessed through the following general methods of assessment that may apply for each unit. Each of the selected methods must be completed/deemed satisfactory, as each method is only a partial completion.
• Observation/Demonstration Report
• Knowledge questions
• Role play
• Case study/Scenarios
• Assignment/Presentation
• Written activity/Portfolio

Possible Career Outcomes

• Financial Analyst
• Budget Specialist
• Registered Tax Agent
• Accounting Manager

Payment Options

Axis Institute has a number of options to allow you to select a payment method best suitable to your financial situation. Course fees can be paid by in person, by phone, internet banking, or credit card.

Fee for Service

• Option 1 Upfront 100% Payment.
You can pay course fees in full upfront through your own pocket either through direct debit or credit card. A direct debit or direct withdrawal of funds can be arranged and scheduled from your nominated bank account. We accept payments by MasterCard or Visa.

• Options 2 Payment Plan
You can pay course fees through convenient instalments weekly, fortnightly, monthly or per every semester. Terms and conditions apply.

• Options 3 Direct Debit
A direct debit or direct withdrawal of funds can be arranged and scheduled from your nominated bank account.

• Options 4 Credit Card
We accept payments by MasterCard or Visa.

Enquire Today

Take the next step and enquire today at info@axisinstitute.edu.au or call us on 07 2102 3553.