Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Course Code
:
FNS40217
Department
:
Business & Professional Education
Study Area(s)
:
Free TAFE, Accounting, Business and Management
Campus
:
BROADMEADOWS
Course Length
:
Full-time(6 months)
Part-time day(1 year)

Start Date(s): 11/02/2019 (FT/ PT)
End Date(s): 28/06/2019 (FT) 29/11/2019 (PT)
Days and Time: 3 days per week (FT) 2 days per week (PT)

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

  • Completing business activity and instalment activity statements

  • Establishing and maintaining payroll systems.

 

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.  It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees and materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. 

 

If you want to continue your studies after you graduate, you can go on to complete the Diploma of Accounting (FNS50217).

 

Our course experts will be more than happy to answer any questions you have.  To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

 

*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 Reports50
BSBSMB412Introduce cloud computing into business operations50
FNSACC311Process financial transactions and extract interim reports60
FNSACC312Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers40
FNSACC408Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry40
FNSACC416Set up and operate a computerised accounting system80
FNSTPB401Complete business activity and instalment activity statements50
FNSTPB402Establish and maintain payroll systems45

Elective

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBITU306Design And Produce Business Documents80
FNSACC405Maintain inventory records20
FNSACC411Process business tax requirements50
FNSACC412Prepare operational budgets40
FNSACC414Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities60

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 will learn about:

  • Preparing financial reports

  • Introducing cloud computing into business operations

  • Processing financial transactions and extract interim reports

  • Administering subsidiary accounts and ledgers

  • Working effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry

  • Setting up and operating a computerised accounting system

  • Completing business activity and instalment activity statements

  • Establishing and maintaining payroll systems.

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

 

For Business and Industry


We offer our business and industry clients customised workforce training, flexible delivery (when and where it suits you) and onsite assessments.

Call us on 1300 615 141 or contact us online for an obligation free consultation.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2019 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) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

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
$2660.00
$532
$6317.5
Apprentice/Trainee
$
$
$

Table 2

Average course
material fees*

$99.75

Average course
consumable fees*
$33.25

# 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. 

2019 Student Services Fee (Table 3)


 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2019: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None

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 $4.00 $0.80 $9.50

^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 2019. 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 the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or 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 will study at our Broadmeadows campus on either a part-time or full-time basis.

 Classroom based face-to-face delivery.

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

  • 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).

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.