FNS40215 : Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

(International Students) CRICOS Course Code 088906G

Global Business College of Australia:

We are a vocational education and training provider committed to improving students’ practical application abilities and skills, by providing students with high quality international education services to better prepare them for the workforce.

GBCA Values: Innovative Minds, Caring Hearts, Global Skills

GBCA is responsible for providing compliant training and assessment, and for issuance of AQF certification documentation for qualifications detailed in its scope of registration on the National Training Register (training.gov.au).

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 accounting systems
  • Assisting with Business Activity Statements (BAS)
  • Assisting with office taxes and payrolls
  • Developing management systems for organisations

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.

Career Prospects:

This qualification is suitable if you are currently working in a bookkeeping role and are seeking a formal qualification to enhance your existing knowledge and skills.

Course duration:

Delivery will occur over 22 weeks (20 training weeks + 2 weeks for catch up class, reassessment and holidays).


20 contact hours per week over 20 weeks.

Delivery mode:

Face to face training

Campus location and delivery site:

Level 1&2, 337-339 La Trobe Street, Melbourne 3000 VIC

Entry requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Minimum of IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5) or equivalent or complete an internal English placement test (only available for visa assessment level 1 and 2 onshore students) OR
  • Evidence that they have studied in English for at least 5 years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States OR
  • Evidence that, within two years of their application date, they have successfully completed in Australia a foundation course or a senior secondary certificate of education or a substantial part of a Certificate III or higher level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework
  • Satisfactory completion of Australian Year 11 or the equivalent or higher OR
  • Completion of an Australian training program (for onshore students only/as applicable)

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
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
FNSACC406 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
FNSBKG402 Establish and maintain a cash accounting system
FNSBKG403 Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
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: Workbook assessment, Observation of students performing role playing, Portfolio of Work, Written report, Observation of Presentation, Analysis of case study/Response to simulated work scenario or Written questions.

Tuition and Non-Tuition fees:

Please refer to the Courses fee schedule.

Student Support:

GBCA is committed to providing students with a rewarding study and learning experience. GBCA has a range of support services in place to assist students in successfully completing their qualification, balancing their study and life schedules and addressing their concerns. Support services include learning support, mentor support, soft skills workshops, library services, counselling services and IT support.

  1. Learning Support

The teaching staff of GBCA are available to assist students in need with their studying and homework. This support may vary depending on identified needs. Students are encouraged to talk to their trainer when assistance is required to ensure satisfying academic performance. Students who require additional assistance can schedule appointments with their trainer. There will be support available to assist students in meeting their course requirements and maintaining attendance, such as:

  • Additional individual or group tutorial/academic guidance
  • Soft Skills Workshops (see below)
  • Counselling Services (see below)
  1. Soft Skills Workshops

GBCA offers a range of workshops to improve students’ soft skills, which may include but not limited to:

  • Time Management
  • Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Presentation Techniques
  • Writing Skills
  1. Library Corner

The library corner provides a supportive learning environment for your study and consists of range of accounting and business related books. Computers with access to internet, MS office and MYOB Educational Edition installed are available as well as printing, photocopying and scanning.

  1. Counselling Services

Staff at GBCA are available to provide confidential counselling services. International students may seek advice assistance with matters such as cross-cultural issues or adjusting to life in Australia. We are committed to ensure that every student has a positive experience while studying at GBCA.

  1. IT Support

GBCA IT Support Officer will assist students with any computer related issues such as problems with connecting to the wireless network, setting up software or login. All support services provided by the GBCA are FREE of charge to students. If special or intensive assistance is required, the student will be referred to an appropriate external service. GBCA will not charge any reference fee however any cost associated with the external service will be at students’ own expense. The student support officer will provide assistance to students if necessary when attempting to contact external services.

Facilities and resources available to students:

  • Classroom
  • Whiteboards
  • Printers
  • Student lounge
  • Kitchen
  • Bathrooms (including disabled toilet)
  • Library corner with a variety of books
  • Wi-Fi network

Overseas Student Health Cover:

Students are required to purchase Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) prior to commencing studies at GBCA. There are various Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) providers and a comparison of the prices could be found on the website: https://oshcaustralia.com.au/en

Course enquiries:

If you have any enquiries, please contact: Enquiry@gbca.edu.au

Student support service contact:

Student Support Officer E: Studentsupport@gbca.edu.au T: 9041 3050 Nationally Recognised Training