Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping


52 weeks - Full Time, 4 Terms x 9 weeks (Total 36 weeks)
FNS40217, CRICOS Code: 0100053


Level 5, 770 - 772 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000   View map



FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping (CRICOS Code: 0100053)

This course is accredited by Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). Access the following link for further information regarding the accreditation of this course http://training.gov.au/Organisation/Details/45018. 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.

Job Roles

  • BAS agent
  • Bookkeeper
  • Bookkeeping and small practice accounting
  • Assistant accountant
  • Accounts officer/clerk
  • Payroll officer/clerk
  • Accounts receivable credit/controller
  • Accountant
  • Financial controller (small to medium businesses)
  • Taxation officer
  • Treasury officer
  • Procurement officer
  • Analyst (with financial reporting focus)


Units of Competency

This qualification is made up of thirteen units of competency (eight core units and five electives) the units of competency are stand alone and not sequenced in any specific order.

FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
FNSORG505 Prepare financial reports to meet statutory requirements
FNSACC416 Provide financial and business performance information
BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into business operations
BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
FNSTPB401* Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
FNSTPB402* Establish and maintain payroll systems
FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
FNSACC313 Perform financial calculations
FNSACC502 Prepare tax documentation for individuals
BSBADM506 Manage business document design and development

*Unit required for the FNSSS00004 BAS Agent Registration Skill Set.


Entry Requirements

a) English language equivalence requirements

  • English is the student’s first language; or
  • IELTS 5.5 with no sub band scores less than 5.0; or
  • Completion of at least one year of full-time study at secondary, post-secondary or tertiary level; or
  • A pass grade or better in an English language subject at Australian Year 12 level or overseas equivalent; or
  • Completion of the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program at an Australian NEAS Accredited Language Centre; or
  • Completion of an English communication skills program appropriate for specific programs approved.

b) Educational and other qualifications, skills, and other prerequisites

  • Successful completion of Australian year 11 or equivalent; OR
  • Successful completion of an AQF recognised Certificate III in Accounting or other relevant qualification; OR
  • Substantial work experience in a related field.


Pathways from the qualification
After achieving this qualification candidates may choose to undertake studies at Diploma level, e.g., Diploma of Accounting at Elite Education Vocational Institute.

This business qualification is designed for:

  • Individuals aspiring to build careers in commercial accountant roles;
  • Individuals wanting to work as public accountant roles, e.g., tax advisor;
  • Those wishing to upgrade skills in line with current best accounting practice.


Delivery Modes
Learners are provided with materials for each individual unit which includes materials used in the training sessions, assessment materials (other than tests) and reference materials. All training will be delivered using a blended mode (face to face and online), including use of simulated situations where required. Emphasis will be made on reflecting “real life situations” in order to develop the skills identified in the “employability skills” for this qualification.


Recognition of Prior Learning
Elite Education Vocational Institute (EEVI) supports the national policy of recognition of qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by other Registered Training Organisations (RTO), regardless of the location, provided that the RTO is registered to offer units of competency which exist within the qualification offered by EEVI and which may also exist in other Training Packages. An application can be made for RPL when the student believes that they have already attained the necessary skills and competencies elsewhere (work other study etc.). An RPL application form is available from Student Administration Services upon request. The student will be required to provide documentation to support their application. The application will be processed and an assessment made as to the success or otherwise of the application. The student will be notified in writing of the result. The Student must sign (or otherwise accept) the ‘Record of Course Credit Granted’.


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