FNS40222 – Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

FNS40222 – Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

CRICOS Code: 110001F

Course Duration 52 weeks

The target group for this qualification are international students that require skills to be able to work in an accounting and/or bookkeeping firm/company. This course provides nationally accredited training in financial service-related activities under the guidance of Finance professionals as trainers and assessors.

The course has been tailored to include preselected elective units that meet current industry demands and provide the learner with a broad spectrum of skills and knowledge within the Accounting field in the Financial Services Industry.

The college has designed this course to reflect the role of an accounts clerk or finance role or employees performing in the role of accounts clerk or similar in an accounts/finance department of an organisation. This qualification also includes the requirements as set out by The Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) for registering as a Business Activity Statements (BAS) agent from 1 March 2012 onwards.

Furthermore, the electives selected in this qualification have been specifically chosen to suit current industry trends within the finance industry and aligns students with skills and knowledge needed in becoming a registered BAS Agents.


Employment Pathway

After completion of this qualification students can work as Payroll clerk, General clerical assistant, Accounts receivable clerk, Accounts payable clerk, Accounts supervisor etc.


Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification may lead to Diploma of Accounting.

Entry requirements

  • All students must be of the age of 18 years or over at the time of applying for admission
  • English requirement:
    • Entry into this course requires IELTS band score of 5.5 or equivalent in line with regulations OR
    • Successful completion of a qualification from an Institute where mode of instructions was English and where the course duration was no less than 12 months OR
    • Completion of an approved English Language course.
  • Academic requirements:
    • Satisfactory completion of studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification is required for entry into this course OR
    • Successful completion of a qualification from an Institute where mode of instructions was English and where the course duration was no less than 12 months
  • Mature age students will also be considered without the minimum education requirements but with a relevant work experience within chosen area of study and a demonstrated capacity to meet course requirements.


Units to Study


FNSACC421 Prepare financial reports

FNSACC322 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers

FNSACC418 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry

FNSACC426 Set up and operate computerised accounting systems

FNSTPB411 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements

FNSTPB412 Establish and maintain payroll systems

FNSACC321 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets

FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities

BSBTEC302 Design and produce spreadsheets


BSBTEC404 Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment

FNSACC413 Make decisions in a legal context

FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records

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