Students will gain skills in some of the following areas: establishing and maintaining manual and computerised accounting systems, BAS statements and general administration.
This qualification is designed to reflect the job roles of contract bookkeepers and employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries.
|AQF Level||Level 4: Certificate IV|
There are no entry requirements however, a recommended pathway would be to complete FNS30315 - Certificate III Accounts Administration prior to completing this course. It is also recommended students have sound literacy and numeracy skills and a thorough knowledge of bookkeeping to trial balance to be able to complete this course via distance study.
Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations
Standard Course Structure
Approximately 550 hours of study time will be involved however, the training duration will depend on the electives and study mode selected.
|BSBFIA401||Prepare financial reports|
|BSBITU306||Design and produce business documents|
|FNSBKG401||Develop and implement policies and procedures relevant to bookkeeping activities|
|FNSBKG404||Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks|
|FNSBKG405||Establish and maintain a payroll system|
|FNSINC401||Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry|
|BSBITU402||Develop and use complex spreadsheets|
|BSBWHS201||Contribute to health and safety of self and others|
|BSBWRT301||Write simple documents|
|FNSACC301||Process financial transactions and extract interim reports|
|FNSACC302||Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers|
|FNSACC303||Perform financial calculations|
|FNSACC404||Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities|
|FNSACC405||Maintain inventory records|
|FNSACC406||Set up and operate a computerised accounting system|
|FNSBKG402||Establish and maintain a cash accounting system|
|FNSBKG403||Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system|
If students have not done FNS30315 Certificate III in Accounts Administration or equivalent they should initially enrol into introductory units FNSACC301 and FNSACC302; otherwise start with FNSBKG402 followed by FNSBKG403.
Choose 2 more electives from:
Duration and dates
This course is available by Distance Education and course material will be available online. Distance Education students require self-motivation and must have 4-6 hours per week available for study for each unit. This course is delivered by distance education so students must have access to a computer and the internet.
This course will take approximately 12 months to complete, but may vary dependent on individual student study loads.
|Course code||Course name||Short Course|
|FNS30315||Certificate III in Accounts Administration||No|
|FNS40615||Certificate IV in Accounting||No|
|FNS50215||Diploma of Accounting||No|
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Financial assistance with fees may be available through concessions or via ‘Time to Pay’ payment plan. This and other information such as student support, study and library assistance can be found at www.cqu.edu.au/current-student.
To ensure a place in this course an enrolment form must be completed and full payment received. Enrolments can be made over the phone with a credit card, in person or via mail. Fees may be paid by credit card, cash, EFTPOS, cheque or money order.