Overview

Progress Your Accounting Career

Embark on your journey to financial expertise with our Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping. Designed for junior accountants and bookkeepers eager to excel, this comprehensive program equips you with essential skills in financial reporting, budgeting, and payroll. Through practical, hands-on learning and industry-relevant curriculum, you’ll gain the confidence and knowledge needed to thrive in the dynamic world of digital accounting. Join us and pave the way for a successful career in finance.

Nationally Accredited Training

Our virtual classrooms offers you to flexibility to learn from the comfort of your own home or office yet still participate in forums, meet one-on-one with educators, and enjoy the opportunity for discussion and collaboration with other learners.

Outcomes

What you will achieve

Learning Outcomes

Dive into our comprehensive curriculum, meticulously designed with a blend of theory and practical application, covers essential topics such as:

  • set up and operate computerised accounting systems
  • prepare and lodge business activity and instalment activity statements
  • establish and maintain payroll systems
  • prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
Course Outcomes

You will gain a deep understanding of key financial concepts and develop the practical knowledge and competencies needed to excel in the corporate market:

  • knowledge of key accounting concepts and principles
  • exposure to real financial documentation, legislation, and policy
  • confidence to reconcile accounts and payroll
  • educational pathways to futher your own development and career
Suitability

Before You Enrol

Entry Requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience, study or capability before your enrolment is accepted.

  • There are no specific requirements for enrolment into this qualification
  • You may enrol today.
Entry Recommendations

To be sufficienlty prepared for this qualification, we recommend that you review your capabilities, prior to enrolment:

  • Experience in processing basic accounting transactions
  • Strong communication and numeracy skills
  • Access to a strong an reliabile internet connection
  • The ability to access and navigate the internet and use MicrosoftOffice suite
  • Language, Literacy, and Numeracy at at least the Year 12 High School level
Units

What You Will Study

To be awarded the FNS40222 – Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping, you must successfully complete 13 units, including the ten (10) core units and three (3) elective units from the list below.

Core units

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop spreadsheets through the use of spreadsheet applications.

The unit applies to individuals employed in a range of environments who tend to be personally responsible for designing and working with spreadsheets under minimal supervision. These individuals are generally required to have intermediate knowledge and understanding of a number of spreadsheet applications.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare and process routine financial documents, prepare journal entries, post journal entries to ledgers, prepare banking and reconcile financial receipts, and extract a trial balance and interim reports.

The unit applies to individuals who follow agreed processes to carefully check and process detailed financial information to ensure standards are maintained.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to reconcile and monitor subsidiary accounts and ledgers in financial accounts receivable and accounts payable systems. This includes identifying bad and doubtful debts, communicating with identified clients, and planning a recovery action, recording creditor invoices, and remitting payments to sundry creditors.

The unit applies to individuals who follow agreed processes and use problem solving skills to administer financial accounts and ledgers within the scope of own responsibility.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare and document operational budgets for a variety of organisations.

It applies to individuals who use specialised knowledge and systematic approaches to undertake strategic financial activity for an organisation.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare financial statements for entities that do not have a statutory duty to file financial reports with government agencies and regulators.

It applies to individuals who use specialised knowledge and systematic approaches to collate and prepare financial information in line with accounting standards.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work autonomously and in teams to complete work activities relating to the provision of accounting and bookkeeping services.

The unit applies to individuals who occupy accounting and bookkeeping roles with some responsibility, communicate professionally with stakeholders, and use a range of research and organisational techniques to establish and carry out their work requirements in the accounting and bookkeeping industry.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to record general journal adjustment entries and to prepare end of period financial reports.

The unit applies to individuals who are responsible for preparing financial reports. They may be individuals providing administrative support in an organisation, or they might have responsibility for these tasks in relation to their own workgroup or role.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, operate, and modify an integrated computerised accounting system. This involves processing transactions in the system, maintaining the system, producing reports, and ensuring system integrity.

The unit applies to individuals who, within the scope of own responsibility, use specialised knowledge, information technology, and planning and organising skills to establish and maintain an organisational system in service and trading environments.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to process and complete business activity statements (BAS), instalment activity statements (IAS), and other required reports according to compliance requirements.

The unit applies to individuals who use a range of organisational and analytical techniques to work in organisations or to supply specific bookkeeping services as a small business owner or contractor.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to record and prepare payroll documentation, respond to enquiries, and process payroll data for computerised systems.

The unit applies to individuals and Business Activity Statement (BAS) agents, who use a range of organisational and other specialist techniques to manage payroll systems. They may work directly for organisations or be small business owners, contractors or service providers.

Elective Units

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use spreadsheet software to complete business tasks and produce complex documents.

The unit applies to individuals employed in a range of work environments who require skills in creation of complex spreadsheets to store and retrieve data. They may work as individuals providing administrative support within an enterprise, or may be independently responsible for designing and working with spreadsheets relevant to their own work roles.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use a range of routine calculation methods and techniques when performing routine financial calculations and checking calculation outcomes.

The unit applies to individuals who use literacy, numeracy and digital literacy skills to perform routine computational tasks as part of their operational job role.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain business taxation accounting records, and to process lodgements and returns according to Australian Taxation Office (ATO) requirements, excluding income tax. Documentation for business activity statements (BAS) must be authorised by a registered BAS agent.

It applies to individuals who use specialised knowledge and follow defined procedures to administer and process taxation-related information within the scope of own responsibility.

Pathways

Your Future Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Graduates may progress their career in corporate management roles, including:

  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Reconciliations Officer
  • Accountant

in commercial, government, and not-for-profit organsiations.

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