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.
Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the FNS Financial Services Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.
Persons providing a business activity statement (BAS) service for a fee or other reward must be registered by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) and this qualification is currently cited as meeting the TPB education requirements for registration. Other conditions apply, including a designated period of experience. Persons seeking BAS agent registration should check current registration requirements with the TPB, as registration requirements are reviewed regularly.
46 Weeks (34 weeks of tuition and a maximum of 12 weeks holiday breaks)
Pathways into the qualification
FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration
with relevant vocational experience but without a qualification
Pathways from the qualification
FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting
Possible job roles relevant to this qualification include:
The mode of study includes:
Assessment methods include written tests, projects, and observations
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.
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.
|BSBFIA401||Prepare financial reports||CORE UNIT|
|BSBITU422||Use digital technologies to collaborate in the workplace||CORE UNIT|
|FNSACC311||Process financial transactions and extract interim reports||CORE UNIT|
|FNSACC312||Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers||CORE UNIT|
|FNSACC408||Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry||CORE UNIT|
|FNSACC416||Set up and operate a computerised accounting system||CORE UNIT|
|FNSTPB401||Complete business activity and instalment activity statements||CORE UNIT|
|FNSTPB402||Establish and maintain payroll systems||CORE UNIT|
|BSBITU402||Develop and use complex spreadsheets||ELECTIVE UNIT|
|BSBWOR501||Manage personal work priorities and professional development||ELECTIVE UNIT|
|FNSACC411||Process business tax requirements||ELECTIVE UNIT|
|FNSACC412||Prepare operational budgets||ELECTIVE UNIT|
|FNSACM401||Evaluate and authorise payment requests||ELECTIVE UNIT|
*Elective units have been selected by the College in consultation with industry experts.
Unit required for the FNSSS00004 BAS Agent Registration Skill Set.
|Training Product Status||Superseded|
|Training Product Release Date||13 February 2018|