The Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping will give you a range of accounting skills, including how to prepare financial reports, set up and operate a computerised accounting system, complete a BAS and establish and maintain a payroll system.
Career opportunities, include:
- BAS agent
- payroll officer
- accounts administration
- accounts payable/receivable.
Pathways to further study:
- FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting
- BACC16 Bachelor of Business (Accounting).
Studying the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping at Holmesglen
You'll learn a range of accounting skills, including 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.
This course is your stepping stone to becoming an assistant accountant, account clerk, bookkeeper or BAS agent.
Full time: Monday, Tuesday and Friday 9am - 4pm , Thursday 9am - 5pm
Part time: Monday and Tuesday 9am - 5pm, Friday 9am -1.30pm (International students are not eligible to enrol in part-time)
Students are able to pick classes from the full time and part time timetables - day, night or remote classes - but must complete foundation units before moving to more challenging units.
To receive this qualification, you must complete 13 units in total, comprising of 8 core units and
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.
As per The Tax Practitioner Board requirement, some assessments must be completed under supervision on campus.
Good passes at Year 11 or the overseas equivalent or relevant senior employment experience. English language proficiency equivalent to IETS 5.5
As part of their pre-training review. Students are also required to complete a literacy and numeracy test (BKSB) with the International department as part of their enrollment.
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
Apply via agent
Holmesglen recommends international students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au.
To find out more, visit How to Apply for International Students.
If you have further questions about your application, please contact our International Centre:
T: 03 9564 1703
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|Course fee||$7,000||per annum|
|Mandatory materials fee (GST inc)||$0||per course|
|Mandatory activities fee (GST inc)||$0||per course|
|** Additional course costs||$300||per course|
**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. Holmesglen reviews its tuition fees and charges annually. You will be required to pay the current fee that applies from the beginning of the next study period.
An additional administration fee may apply where the application is submitted directly to Holmesglen and not through a Holmesglen-approved education agent.
View detailed information on fees, payments and refunds here
Tuition Fee Protection Service
The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) is an initiative of the Australian Government to assist international students whose education providers are unable to fully deliver their course of study for which tuition fees are paid. Read more about the TPS here
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