Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

National Course Code
Study Area(s)
Course Length
6 months
Course Fees

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, video conferencing (classroom simulation) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements – where safe and practical to implement. Therefore, you will require access to the internet and a computer to undertake this course.

Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports.

You will be advised by your facilitator on a case by case basis in relation to practical and work placement assessments, as some flexibility will be required during this challenging time.

Course structure

This course has been designed to give you the skills to undertake the role of a contract bookkeeper within a large organisation.

You will learn how to perform duties such as establishing and maintaining accounting systems, assisting with business or business activity statements, processing payroll and developing management systems for organisations.

Course Modules

Module CodeModule Title
BSBSMB412Introduce cloud computing into business operations
FNSACC311Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSACC312Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
FNSACC416Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
BSBFIA401Prepare financial reports
FNSACC408Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
FNSTPB402Establish and maintain a payroll systems
FNSTPB401Complete business activity and instalment activity statement
FNSTPB503Apply legal principles in contract and consumer law
FNSACC412Prepare operational budgets
FNSACC405Maintain inventory records
FNSACC411Process business tax requirements
BSBITU306Design and produce business documents

Major study areas

  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial services industry
  • Budgeting
  • Small business financial accounting
  • Business law
  • Computer accounting
  • Business Activity Statements (BAS)
  • Business computer applications
  • Taxation
  • Accounting for stock

Fees (Books and Equipment Cost):

Approximately $1,000.

Annual Amenities Fee


  • Entry Requirements

    • Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency or higher
    • English language: Academic IELTS 5.5 overall no band less than 5.0 or recognised equivalency

February and July intake.

Term 1 28 January – 27 March
Holidays 28 March – 13 April
Term 2 14 April – 26 June
Holidays 27 June – 12 July
Term 3 13 July – 18 September
Holidays 19 September – 4 October
Term 4 5 October – 18 December

Study pathways

Diploma of Accounting (099713D)

Career pathways

Graduates may seek employment as a:

  • Professional bookkeeper
  • BAS agent
  • Payroll officer
  • Accounts payable or receivable officer
  • Inventory clerk


Apply now Or call +613 9279 2222 or email international@kangan.edu.au to apply.