FNS40217 – Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
This qualification reflects the job roles of workers in the accounting industry, including BAS Agents and contract bookkeepers; and of those employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries. It includes preparing and lodging business and instalment activity statements, and providing advice or dealing with the Commissioner on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to activity statements. Individuals in these roles apply theoretical and specialist knowledge and skills to work autonomously, and exercise judgement in completing routine and non-routine activities.
Licensing / Regulatory information
Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the FNS Financial Services Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.
Persons providing a business activity statement (BAS) service for a fee or other reward must be registered by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) and this qualification is currently cited as meeting the TPB education requirements for registration. Other conditions apply, including a designated period of experience. Persons seeking BAS agent registration should check current registration requirements with the TPB, as registration requirements are reviewed regularly.
Nationally Recognised Training
ABS is a Registered Training Organisation (ID: 51804) and meet the Standards for RTOs 2015. We participate in ongoing audits to ensure our training and qualifications offered are current and compliant to these standards.
The certificate consists of 8 core unit plus 5 elective units. Below is an example course outline, a range of other elective units are available and we can tailor the qualification to suit your requirements. All units must be successfully completed to obtain a qualification.
|BSBFIA401||Prepare financial reports|
|BSBSMB412||Introduce cloud computing into business operations|
|FNSACC311||Process financial transactions and extract interim reports|
|FNSACC312||Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers|
|FNSACC408||Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry|
|FNSACC416||Set up and operate a computerised accounting system|
|FNSTPB401||Complete business activity and instalment activity statements|
|FNSTPB402||Establish and maintain payroll systems|
|FNSACC412||Prepare operational budgets|
|FNSINC401||Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry|
|BSBWRT301||Write simple documents|
|FNSACC405||Maintain inventory records|
|FNSACC313||Perform financial calculations|
For more information regarding other elective units available for this course please contact our office.
There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification however the Certificate III in Accounts Administration (FNS30317) may be a suggested pathway
Delivery and Assessment
All courses offered by ABS are delivered in a flexible format to meet student needs usually as a traineeship (if available) or in a similar format with either face to face tuition and mentoring support. Some programs have class based training schedule to assist students with more comprehensive subjects and assessments.
The certificate assessments are competency based and conducted open book comprising both theoretical and practical exercises. Students will be expected to attend all classes (if workshop based) and complete all tasks and activities during the course. There are also activities to be completed outside of the workshops. These activities are aimed at allowing the learners to apply the course content in their own workplace environment.
For more detail please make an enquiry.
Why train with ABS?
The benefits of learning with ABS are:
- Enrol at any time
- Resource Materials including Learner Guides & Assessment Workbooks
- Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) as outlined below with assessor assistance.
- Interest free payment plans
- High graduation/completion rate
- Dedicated training support with qualified mentor if required
- Training and assessments aligned with to workplace activities and outcomes
- Government funded support (for some programs and subject to eligibility criteria)
Fees & Charges
Course fees, charges and payment terms are detailed on our Fees & Charges page in Student Information which can be viewed here.
RPL is available for each unit of competency based on relevant workplace experience, formal training and/or other expertise. To apply for RPL please discuss with ABS administration or your trainer/assessor. For (RPL) you will be required to submit a portfolio of evidence within 12 months of the enrollment date.
Please contact our office on (08) 9355 5400 to ask for the information booklet about this process and to confirm fee options.