The 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:
- FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting
- Bachelor of Business (Accounting).
Study at home with this online course
This course can be commenced and completed without any need to attend campus.
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Studying the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping at Holmesglen
Through this course, you’ll learn a range of accounting skills. This 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.
Total number of units of competency = 13
8 core units plus 5 elective units
||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. Some of these assessments will be supervised by teachers and completed on campus.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification but a good knowledge of mathematics, accounting or economics is recommended.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training, 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.
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 attain the FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping.
How to apply
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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 consumables 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 may apply to your 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