Certificate IV In Accounting And Bookkeeping

Accounting

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Course Code
:
FNS40217
Department
:
Professional, Creative & Environment
Study Area(s)
:
JobTrainer, Free TAFE, Accounting
Campus
:
BROADMEADOWS
Course Length
:
Full-time(6 months)

Start Date(s): February 2022
End Date(s): 6 months from start date
Days and Time: Group 1 - Online
3 days per week from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Group 2 - On Campus
3 days per week from 9:00am to 4:00pm

Course Overview

If you have a head for numbers, great organisational skills and are a good communicator, an accounting or bookkeeping career could be just what you're looking for.

Businesses of all sizes need to maintain accurate financial records to ensure profitability and compliance with legislation and regulations. There are employment opportunities for people with strong accounting and bookkeeping skills across a variety of industries.

Some bookkeepers are self-employed or offer services on a contract basis making bookkeeping a great option for people looking for flexible working hours or the option to work from home.

The Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping (FNS40217) is designed to help you gain the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for in this field. The course is nationally accredited and meets the qualification requirements needed to become a registered Business Activity Statements (BAS) Agent.*

Our experienced teachers who are experts in their field will guide you through the program. You'll gain the skills and confidence to perform a range of bookkeeping and accounting tasks including:

  • Preparing financial reports- Introducing cloud computing into business operations
  • Processing financial transactions and extracting interim reports
  • Administering subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • Working effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
  • Setting up and operating a computerised accounting system (e.g. MYOB)
  • Completing business activity and instalment activity statements - Establishing and maintaining payroll systems.

 

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer

You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. If you are aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible to study this course low-fee through JobTrainer. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

If you want to continue your studies after you graduate, you can go on to complete the Diploma of Accounting (FNS50217). Kangan Institute also offers the following accounting courses:

*Visit the Australian Government Tax Practitioner Board website for more information about the eligibility requirements for becoming a BAS Agent.

Click here for course modules

Core

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBFIA401Prepare Financial Reports (BSBFIA401)50
BSBSMB412Introduce cloud computing into business operations (BSBSMB412)50
FNSACC311Process financial transactions and extract interim reports (FNSACC311)60
FNSACC312Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers (FNSACC312)40
FNSACC408Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry (FNSACC408)40
FNSACC416Set up and operate a computerised accounting system (FNSACC416)80
FNSTPB401Complete business activity and instalment activity statements (FNSTPB401)50
FNSTPB402Establish and maintain payroll systems (FNSTPB402)45

Elective

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBITU306Design And Produce Business Documents (BSBITU306)80
FNSACC405Maintain inventory records (FNSACC405)20
FNSACC411Process business tax requirements (FNSACC411)50
FNSACC412Prepare operational budgets (FNSACC412)40
FNSACC414Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities (FNSACC414)60
FNSTPB503Apply legal principles in contract and consumer law (FNSTPB503)60

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessments may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal. You will be given this information at course orientation.

What will I study?

You'll gain the skills and confidence to perform a range of bookkeeping and accounting tasks including:

  • Preparing financial reports
  • Introducing cloud computing into business operations
  • Processing financial transactions and extracting interim reports
  • Administering subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • Working effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
  • Setting up and operating a computerised accounting system (e.g. MYOB)
  • Completing business activity and installment activity statements
  • Establishing and maintaining payroll systems.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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For information on disability support at Kangan Institute, click here.

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

To you check your eligibility click here.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2022 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

Table 1

Enrolment type
 
 
 
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Concession
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Non-Apprentice
$3192.50
$638.50
$7980.00
Apprentice/Trainee
$N/A
$N/A
$N/A

Table 2

Average course
material fees*

$99.75

Average course
consumable fees*
$0.00

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee and non-tuition fees (table 1) and any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

Exemptions

The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
665 665 $4.80 $0.96 $12.00

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2022. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact us on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or at enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

There are no prerequisites for this course. Applications from mature-aged students with work experience in a related field are encouraged.

Where and how can I study?

You can study this course at our Broadmeadows campus on a part-time or full-time basis.

What employment opportunities will I have?

Job prospects for graduates of this course include:

  • Small business bookkeeper
  • BAS agent
  • Contract or staff bookkeeper
  • Assistant accountant
  • Finance administration officer.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain a wide range of skills:

  • Communication skills
  • Computer skills (including MYOB)
  • Organisational skills
  • Team work
  • Report writing.

What qualifications will I receive?

On completion of this course, you will be awarded the nationally accredited Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping (FNS40217).

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

Graduates of this course can apply to study the Diploma of Accounting (FNS50217).

Kangan Institute also offers the following accounting courses:

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, complete an online application form by clicking the yellow 'Apply Here'button above. For more information call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

How will I be selected for this course?

All applicants for this course complete an assessment to evaluate their language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills. This helps to ensure that you enrol in a course that is the right level of study for you.