FNS40215 - Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

Course Details

Course Summary

This qualification is designed to reflect the job roles of contract bookkeepers and employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries. It includes the preparation and lodgement of business and instalment activity statement tasks and the provision of advice or dealing with the Commissioner on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to the activity statements. Individuals in these roles apply theoretical and specialist knowledge and skills to work autonomously and exercise judgement in completing routine and non-routine activities. 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.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $4342 (2018)
$4342 (2019)
Subsidised Full Fee $2548 (2018)
$2548 (2019)
Subsidised Concession Fee $1963 (2018)
$1963 (2019)
Fee for service per unit $334 (2019)
Subsidised full fee per unit $196 (2019)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $151 (2019)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Online
Study Area
  • Business, Accounting and Law
Skill Area
  • Accountancy
AQF Level Level 4: Certificate IV

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements however, a recommended pathway would be to complete FNS30315 - Certificate III Accounts Administration prior to completing this course.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

Employment in a bookkeeping job role with functions that include establishing and maintaining manual and computerised accounting systems, completing Business Activity Statements (BAS) and other office financial statements.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 6 core units
  2. Complete 7 elective units
Standard Course Structure

12 - 18 months

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Online
Core
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports More Information
FNSBKG401 Develop and implement policies and procedures relevant to bookkeeping activities More Information
FNSBKG404 Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks More Information
FNSBKG405 Establish and maintain a payroll system More Information
FNSINC401 Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry More Information
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents More Information
Elective
All remaining units can be completed in any order.
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets More Information
FNSACC406 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system More Information
FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records More Information
FNSACC302 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers More Information
FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports More Information
FNSBKG402 Establish and maintain a cash accounting system More Information
FNSBKG403 Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system More Information

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 FNSACC301 - Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
2 BSBITU306 - Design and produce business documents
3 FNSBKG402 - Establish and maintain a cash accounting system
4 FNSBKG403 - Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system

The following units have no specific enrolment order and you should discuss the order of enrolment for these with your teacher.
Unit Code Unit Name
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
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
FNSACC406 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records
FNSACC302 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
Project
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

There are currently no intakes for this course.
2018 Intakes
The availabilities listed here are for 2018.

Online

12 - 18 months

This course is available online with teaching support available through discussion forums, email and telephone. Online students require self-motivation and must have 6 - 10 hours per week available for study for each unit. There are additional Resource Requirements for this course.

Important Information: This qualification is being superseded by FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping and is not equivalent. If you would like to enrol into this qualification, enrolments will commence in February 2019.

For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
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Is what I already know taken into account?

Yes. Your history of study, skills and experience does matter. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training. This may be applied using the national standard for Mutual Recognition or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Documentary evidence will be requested.


What else might I find useful?

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 https://www.cqu.edu.au/student-life/new-students.


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.


Resource requirements

As this is an online course, students will need access to a computer with good internet capacity. Students will also need to have access to a computer with the latest version of Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office with Access and MYOB AccountRight student edition V19.10.


Textbooks are an optional resource for this course as course materials are available online. If students would like to purchase and use optional textbooks, the teacher will supply the textbook details after enrolment.