FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

CRICOS Code: 109987B

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in the accounting and bookkeeping industry, including business activity statement (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, data processing, monthly reconciliations, preparing budgets, preparing reports on financial performance and the position of the business, preparing end-of-year adjustments, and finalising financial records after year-end. Dealing with the Commissioner of Taxation on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to activity statements and other lodgement matters is also a key component of the role that this qualification reflects. Individuals in these roles apply theoretical and specialist skills and knowledge to work autonomously, and exercise judgement in completing routine and non-routine activities.


46 Weeks (34 weeks of tuition and a maximum of 12 weeks holiday breaks)


Pathways into the qualification

FNS30322 Certificate III in Accounts Administration


with relevant vocational experience but without a qualification

Pathways from the qualification

FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting

Employment Opportunities

Possible job roles relevant to this qualification include:

  • BAS (Business Activity Statements) agent
  • Contract bookkeeper

Mode of Study

The mode of study includes:

  • Face-to-face classroom-based training
  • Assessment Methods

    Assessment methods include written work, project, case study and observation

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

    A learner may be able to apply for RPL if they have gained competency from work, other programs, courses, life experience or training provided at work that is relevant to the course. The College recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations.

    Entry Requirements

    • Minimum 18 years of age
    • Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent
    • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
    • Basic computer skills are required, however, adequate student support is available when needed
    • Access to a computer, tablet or mobile phone, and the Internet
    • Applicants with no formal qualifications and who are commencing within or have experience within a relevant accounting industry may also be considered for entry into the course

      Nationally Recognized Training

      Course Contents/ Units of Competency

      BSBTEC302 Design and produce spreadsheets CORE UNIT
      FNSACC321 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports CORE UNIT
      FNSACC322 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers CORE UNIT
      FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets CORE UNIT
      FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities CORE UNIT
      FNSACC418 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry CORE UNIT
      FNSACC421 Prepare financial reports CORE UNIT
      FNSACC426 Set up and operate computerised accounting systems CORE UNIT
      FNSTPB411 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements CORE UNIT
      FNSTPB412 Establish and maintain payroll systems CORE UNIT

      BSBTEC301 Design and produce business documents ELECTIVE UNIT
      FNSACC411 Process business tax requirements ELECTIVE UNIT
      FNSACC413 Make decisions in a legal context ELECTIVE UNIT

      *Elective units have been selected by the college in consultation with industry experts.

      Training Product Status Current
      Training Product Release Date23 September 2022

      46 Weeks - Full Time Study including term breaks

      Campus Location

      Level 9, 310 King Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000


      Phone: 0061-3-9629 3693
      Fax: 0061-3-9629 7146

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