FNS40615 - Certificate IV in Accounting

Course Details

Course Summary

This qualification reflects accounting job roles in financial services and other industries requiring accounting support functions. Individuals in these roles apply theoretical and specialist knowledge and skills to work autonomously and exercise judgement in completing routine and non-routine activities. This course is for those wanting to undertake a career in the accounting area. Some of the skills students will gain will be knowledge in BAS reports, compiling budgets, non-complex reports and computerised accounting systems.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $4095 (2018)
$4342 (2019)
Subsidised Full Fee $2535 (2018)
$2691 (2019)
Subsidised Concession Fee $2015 (2018)
$2145 (2019)
Fee for service per unit $334 (2019)
Subsidised full fee per unit $207 (2019)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $165 (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. It is also recommended students have sound literacy and numeracy skills.

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.

This qualification reflects accounting job roles in financial services and other industries requiring accounting support functions. Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory functions. Students interested in registering as a BAS Agent with the Tax Practitioner’s board must complete the units FNSBKG404 & FNSBKG405.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 10 core units
  2. Complete 3 elective units
Standard Course Structure

12 - 18 months

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Online
Core
FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports More Information
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports More Information
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents More Information
FNSACC302 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers More Information
FNSACC402 Prepare operational budgets More Information
FNSACC404 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities More Information
FNSACC406 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system 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
Elective
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets More Information
FNSACC401 Process business tax requirements More Information
FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records 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 BSBFIA401 - Prepare financial reports
3 BSBITU306 - Design and produce business documents
4 FNSACC302 - Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
5 FNSACC402 - Prepare operational budgets
6 FNSACC404 - Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
7 FNSACC406 - Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
8 FNSBKG404 - Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks
9 FNSBKG405 - Establish and maintain a payroll system
10 FNSINC401 - Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry
11 BSBITU402 - Develop and use complex spreadsheets
12 FNSACC401 - Process business tax requirements
13 FNSACC405 - Maintain inventory records


Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
RPL
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
Project
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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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 www.cqu.edu.au/student-life/new-students.  


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.


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.