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FNS40217 - Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Course Details

Course Summary

This qualification reflects the job roles of workers in the accounting industry including BAS Agents and contract bookkeepers and those employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries. It includes preparing and lodging business and instalment activity statements and providing advice or dealing with the Commissioner on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to 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. Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory 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.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $4342 (2019)
$4615 (2020)
Subsidised Full Fee $2639 (2019)
$2808 (2020)
Subsidised Concession Fee $2145 (2019)
$2275 (2020)
Fee for service per unit $334 (2019)
$355 (2020)
Fee for service (International) $4615 (2020)
Fee for service per unit (International) $355 (2020)
Subsidised full fee per unit $203 (2019)
$216 (2020)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $165 (2019)
$175 (2020)
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

Completion of the bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

The primary pathway from this qualification is employment in accounting job roles with duties such as - Completing Business Activity Statements (BAS) and other office taxes, operational reporting, producing non-complex management reports including compiling budget information,  supervising the operation of computer-based financial systems, classifying, recording and reporting accounting information, managing a small office, and ensuring relevant legal requirements are adhered to.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 8 core units
  2. Complete 5 elective units
Standard Course Structure

Learners have a finish date for individual units but may complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level. As most students will undertake this distance program on a part-time basis, the duration for the full qualification will vary. The course can typically be completed in 18 months, based on approximately 1400 hours of learning.

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Online
Core

Students must complete all 8 core units.

FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports More Information Training.gov Details
FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers More Information Training.gov Details
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports More Information Training.gov Details
FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system More Information Training.gov Details
FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements More Information Training.gov Details
FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems More Information Training.gov Details
BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into business operations More Information Training.gov Details
FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry More Information Training.gov Details
Elective

Students must complete 5 electives from the list provided.

FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records More Information Training.gov Details
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents More Information Training.gov Details
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets More Information Training.gov Details
BSBWRT301 Write simple documents More Information Training.gov Details
FNSACC313 Perform financial calculations More Information Training.gov Details
FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets More Information Training.gov Details
FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities More Information Training.gov Details
FNSACC411 Process business tax requirements More Information Training.gov Details

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 FNSACC311 - Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
2 FNSACC312 - Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
3 BSBFIA401 - Prepare financial reports
4 FNSACC416 - Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
5 FNSTPB401 - Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
6 FNSTPB402 - Establish and maintain payroll systems
7 BSBSMB412 - Introduce cloud computing into business operations
8 FNSACC408 - Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry

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
FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
BSBWRT301 Write simple documents
FNSACC313 Perform financial calculations
FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets
FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
FNSACC411 Process business tax requirements

Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Project
RPL
Practical Task
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
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Domestic 2019 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Online
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time

Domestic 2020 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Online
January: Full Time/Part Time
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
December: Full Time/Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
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Enrolment Advice

You should NOT enrol in FNSTPB401 and FNSTPB402 simultaneously in the same intake period.  

The Tax Practitioner's Board (TPB) requires a minimum of 40% of the assessment for both of these units to be supervised.  Please contact your teacher for further information.