Certificate IV in
Accounting & Bookkeeping
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Master the Skills and Knowledge Required to Become a Professional Accounting and Bookkeeping Specialist
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Course outline (Domestic)
Course Code: FNS40217 | CRICOS Code: 098488E
What can I do with a Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping?
The Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping 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 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping 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, or would like to start a career in accounting and bookkeeping in Australia.
This accounting and bookkeeping course is currently delivered in Melbourne city at GBCA’s Latrobe Campus
Applicants must satisfy all requirements as below:
There are no set requirements for the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping course. It is recommended that domestic students would meet one of below requirements:
- Satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course, or
- Mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake this course, or
- Satisfactory complete year 11.
Domestic applicants will undertake a language, literacy and numeracy test as part of the Pre-Training Review.
- Students are required to bring their own laptop with Microsoft Office 2007 or a later version installed for face to face classes.
- Students will be required to work on MYOB throughout the course. MYOB educational version will be provided by GBCA.
How long does it take to do a Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping?
This course is delivered over a maximum of one year, including public holidays and term break. Fastrack learners may complete the course in a shorter duration.
Two (2) sessions per week
Is Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping hard?
Accounting is generally not mathematically hard. It is more about following the rules of how to record different business transactions (I.e how to account for them). … Its not difficult once you grasp the basic accountancy concepts but there is a lot of homework. Most of the assessment is exams.
A variety of assessment methods will be used throughout the course, including: Project, Observation of students performing practical tasks, Portfolio of Work, Written report, Analysis of case study/Response to simulated work scenario or Written questioning.
Can I Study Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping Online? Yes You Can!
GBCA is currently offering students the option to study Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping Online or on-campus during the pandemic.
Is this Course Government Funded?
This course is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding under the Skills First Program. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply for training subsidised through the Skills First Program.
For more information about our government-funded courses, please visit The Skills Funding Page
Study A Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) Approved Course
The Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping Course meets the education requirements of the Tax Practitioners Board for BAS preparers from the Tax Agent Services Act 2009, as a Board-approved course in basic GST/BAS taxation principles (GST/BAS course).
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|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 systems1|
|BSBWRT301||Write simple documents|
|FNSACC313||Perform financial calculations|
|BSBWOR501||Manage personal work priorities and professional development|
|BSBITU306||Design and produce business documents|