Certificate IV in Bookkeeping                                       Nationally Recognised Training

Program code                                                                            FNS40215


CRICOS Course Code                                                                088906G


Course duration                                                                        30 weeks


Delivery mode                                                                           Face to face training


Campus location and delivery site                                      337-339 La Trobe Street Melbourne 3000 VIC


Course Description

This course is part of the Financial Services Training Package and satisfies the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) guidelines. This qualification reflects the job roles of contract bookkeepers and employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries.

This may include:

  • Establishing and maintaining manual and computerised accounting systems
  • Completing Business Activity Statements (BAS) and other office financial statements
  • Developing bookkeeping management systems for organisations
  • General administration.

Under certain conditions, successful students may meet requirements for registration with the Tax Practitioners Board.

This qualification is suitable for candidates currently working in bookkeeping roles who are seeking a formal qualification to enhance and confirm their existing knowledge and skills.

Entry Requirements

Age requirements:

  • Over 18 years of age OR
  • International students under the age of 18 is required to have guardianship and accommodation arrangements in place and provide all supporting evidence to GBCA for approval. Upon approving the arrangements, GBCA will issue a CoE and the Confirmation of Approved Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) Letter to the student. The letter is to be presented to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) when the student applies for a student visa.

Academic requirements:

  • Completion of Australian year 11 or equivalent

Language requirements:

  • Minimum of IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5) or equivalent, or
  • Achieved a Satisfactorily Pass in the Australian Year 12 English subject, or
  • Have been successfully completing at least 1 semester of a Bachelor course (or above) at an Australian University or Higher Education provider, or
  • Satisfactory outcome for Internal English placement, or
  • Successfully complete the GBCA English course/s to meet the English requirements of the intended course

Material requirement

Students are required to bring their own laptop with Microsoft Office 2007 or a later version installed for face to face classes.

Course Structure

Unit Code Unit Name
FNSBKG401 Develop and implement policies and procedures relevant to bookkeeping activities
FNSBKG402 Establish and maintain a cash accounting system
FNSBKG403 Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system
FNSBKG404 Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks
FNSBKG405 Establish and maintain a payroll system
FNSINC401 Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
FNSACC406 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations
BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
BSBWRT301 Write simple documents

Assessment Methods

A variety of assessment methods will be used throughout the course, including: Written Questions, Practical Activities, Role Plays, Case Studies, Project, Assignment, Integrated Practical Activities or Verbal Questioning.

Tuition and Non-Tuition fees

Please refer to the Fee Schedule.

Intake Dates

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