Certificate IV in Accounting

Course Code FNS40615
Campus Shepparton - Fryers Street
Duration 660 hours

Course Overview

FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting is one of the industry recognised qualifications required to obtain a job that provides accounting support functions in the financial services field or in a business. Persons providing a Business Activity Statement (BAS) service must be registered by the Tax Practitioners Board and this qualification is currently cited as meeting the educational requirements for registration. Other conditions apply including a designated period of experience. Persons seeking BAS agent registration should check current registration requirements with the Board as this is reviewed regularly. More information and contact details for the Tax Practitioners Board are provided in the FNS10 Information Kit available from the IBSA website (www.ibsa.org.au). Students will learn how to communicate with clients, manage budgets and payroll, and gain business skills. You will also learn the in-demand accounting support skills of: Business Activity Statements (BAS), office taxes, operational reporting, operating computer-based financial systems, classifying, recording and reporting accounting, maintaining asset & inventory records, managing a small office and ensuring relevant legal requirements are met. This qualification can also be undertaken as a traineeship

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

After gaining the FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting, you might wish to undertake further study in the FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or FNS50615 Diploma of Accounting

The FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in accounting support roles such as completing Business Activity Statements and operational reporting. Working in this industry generally involves working business hours, Monday to Friday with peak busy periods at the end of the month, quarterly and at the end of the financial year.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Shepparton – Fryers Street 2 Nights a Week – 6pm to 9pm – Public on Campus / 2018
Shepparton – Fryers Street 3 Days a Week – 9am to 4pm – Public on Campus / 2018

Fee Information
Type Cost
Govt Subsidised-Standard $3,300.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession $660.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee $4,125.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee Concession $825.00
Full Fee $4,059.00
Course Materials $132.00

Please note that the advertised fees relate to 2019.   For enrolments this year, please contact us for confirmation.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:
Attend an interview
Undertake a Pre-training Review to document your previous work experience and qualifications and assess your suitability for the course
Complete a CSPA test to ensure you have the required language, literacy and numeracy levels required for the course

Applicants also require:
§ The ability to attend timetabled on-campus classes
§ The ability to undertake training at this qualification level
§ The ability to communicate with others
§ The ability to organise study and work independently
§ A keen interest in this Industry sector
§ Some computer skills particularly in Word and use of the Internet
It would be preferred that students have completed Certificate III in Business or Certificate III in Accounts Administration or other relevant qualification or have vocational experience

Units of Competency

FNS40615 – Core Units
FNSACC302 – Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
FNSINC401 – Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry
FNSBKG404 – Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks
BSBITU306 – Design and produce business documents
FNSBKG405 – Establish and maintain a payroll system
BSBFIA401 – Prepare financial reports
FNSACC404 – Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
FNSACC402 – Prepare operational budgets
FNSACC301 – Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSACC406 – Set up and operate a computerised accounting system

FNS40615 – Elective Units
BSBCMM401 – Make a presentation
BSBCUS401 – Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies
BSBITU402 – Develop and use complex spreadsheets
BSBSMB412 – Introduce cloud computing into business operations
BSBWHS201 – Contribute to health and safety of self and others
FNSACC303 – Perform financial calculations
FNSACC401 – Process business tax requirements
FNSACC403 – Make decisions in a legal context
FNSBKG401 – Develop and implement policies and procedures relevant to bookkeeping activities
FNSBKG402 – Establish and maintain a cash accounting system
FNSBKG403 – Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system

Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Additional Information

Applicants are required to attend an interview and undertake a literacy and numeracy assessment. As part of this course you will also be required to undertake 5 days of work placement.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

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