The online Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping - delivered via virtual classes - will give you the skills needed for a role as an assistant accountant, account clerk, bookkeeper or BAS agent.
Career opportunities, include:
- BAS agent
- payroll officer
- accounts administration
- accounts payable/ receivable.
Pathways to further study:
- Diploma of Accounting FNS50217
- Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
You can also study the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping on campus.
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Studying the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping at Holmesglen
Through this certificate, you’ll learn a range of accounting skills. These will include how to prepare financial reports, set up and operate a computerised accounting system, complete business activity and instalment activity statements (BAS) and establish and maintain a payroll system.
You’ll also learn how to be agile and adaptive to ongoing changes in the financial services industry.
||Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
||Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
||Prepare financial reports
||Develop and use complex spreadsheets
||Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
||Introduce cloud computing into business operations
||Monitor and manage small business operations
||Establish and maintain payroll systems
||Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
||Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
||Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
||Prepare operational budgets
||Manage budgets and forecasts
| Code || Name |
|FNSACC311||Process financial transactions and extract interim reports|
|FNSACC312||Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers|
|BSBFIA401||Prepare financial reports|
|BSBITU402||Develop and use complex spreadsheets|
|FNSACC408||Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry|
|BSBSMB412||Introduce cloud computing into business operations|
|BSBSMB405||Monitor and manage small business operations|
|FNSTPB402||Establish and maintain payroll systems|
|FNSTPB401||Complete business activity and instalment activity statements|
|FNSACC416||Set up and operate a computerised accounting system|
|FNSACC414||Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities|
|FNSACC412||Prepare operational budgets|
|FNSACC513||Manage budgets and forecasts|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
As per the Tax Practitioner Board requirement, some assessments must be completed under supervision on campus.
There are no formal entry requirements, but it is recommended that students have at least:
FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts administration
VCE (ATAR) or year 11 with good skills in Mathematics
Mature-aged students must be at least 18 years of age and away from formal study for at least one year.
The language, literacy and numeracy levels required for this course are based on the ACSF. They are:
Language: Level 2 working at Level 3
Numeracy: Level 3 working at Level 4
Students who, through the PTR/BKSB, have lower than the required LLN levels stated above but are still considered able to undertake the program with support, are referred to the Learning Skills Centre.
A functioning desktop or a laptop computer with webcam, microphone, headset and a good Internet connection is required to take your classes in an efficient virtual environment.
Prior to receiving and offer you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
Please refer to our coronavirus update page to view current vaccine requirements.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
On completion, you will receive the FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
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|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Free TAFE eligible student||FREE|
|JobTrainer eligible student||FREE|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession