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Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

FNS40217

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping – FNS40217

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Course Overview

The Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping prepares you for a role in the Accounts industry, and meets the education requirements for registration with the Tax Practitioners Board.

You will learn how to prepare and lodge business and instalment activity statements, prepare financial reports and operation budgets, and establish and maintain a payroll or computerised accounting system. You will also learn the basics of Cloud computing, and develop strategies for dealing with the Commissioner on behalf of a taxpayer.

This course can be studied on-campus, or as part of a Traineeship and off-campus.

Career Pathways

The Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping gives you the skills to take up a number of roles across the Administration and Accounts industry. Our graduates often find employment in roles such as:

  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • BAS Agent
  • Bookkeeper

Working in this industry will give you exposure to a broad range of people and operations. You may be dealing with customers, working with Microsoft Office or specialist software packages, or entering and processing financial information.

Armed with these essential business skills, you'll have the chance to work across different industries and locations.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting.

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Off Campus, All Full Fee Price, Self Paced, Flexible Starts, Sem 1 / 2020

On Campus, 3 days p/week, 6 months, Starts Monday 17th Feb / 2020

On Campus, Start Tue 11th Feb, 1-2 Nights p/week 12 Months, Flex Delivery / 2020

Off Campus, All Full Fee Price, Self Paced, Flexible Start, Sem 2 / 2020

On Campus, 3 days p/week, 6 months, Start Monday 27th July / 2020

On Campus, Start Wed 1st July, 1-2 Nights p/week 12 Months, Flex Delivery / 2020

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard
$3,551.00
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
$709.00
3. Subsidised Trainee
$4,563.00
4. Subsidised Trainee (Concession)
$911.00
5. Full Fee
$4,482.00
Course Materials
$540.00
Student Services Fees (per year)
$70.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2020 and may change without notice.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

All students are required to pay an annual Student Services Fee (SSF) of $70.00. The Student Services Fee contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF does not apply to short course participants.

Further details on fees available

Training package entry requirements

There are no Training Package entry requirements or pre-requisites for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course you 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
  • Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider (australianapprenticeships.gov.au) with your employer to organise your traineeship contract prior to applying for this course (Trainees Only)

The selection criteria for this course are:

  • Ability to undertake training at this qualification level
  • Literacy and numeracy skills of an appropriate level
  • Keen interest in this Industry sector
  • Ability to communicate with others
  • Computer skills in Word, Excel and use of the Internet to a basic level
  • Ability to organise study and work independently
Core Units
BSBFIA401
Prepare financial reports
BSBITU402
Develop and use complex spreadsheets
BSBSMB412
Introduce cloud computing into business operations
FNSACC311
Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSACC312
Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
FNSACC408
Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
FNSACC416
Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
FNSTPB401
Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
FNSTPB402
Establish and maintain payroll systems
Elective Units
BSBITU306
Design and produce business documents
FNSACC313
Perform financial calculations
FNSACC411
Process business tax requirements
FNSACC412
Prepare operational budgets
FNSACC414
Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
FNSACC505
Establish and maintain accounting information systems

Assessment methods may include:

  • Class room activities and observation
  • Role plays
  • Assignments
  • Short answer questions
  • Supervised tests and portfolios

Ross Opie

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

If attending on-campus classes, students will be required to attend the timetabled 18 hours per week and undertake a minimum of 6 hours per week of self-directed learning, researching, studying and completing the required exercises and assessments.

If you are unable to attend the timetabled on-campus classes you will be required to contact your teacher and catch up before the next class.

If undertaking the course off-campus or via a Traineeship a timetable for completion will be developed with you. You will be expected to complete the required reading, research, exercises and assessments through self-direction. You will be supported by your teachers as required via phone, email and one-on-one face-to-face or Skype meetings.

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or submit an enquiry through our website now and one of the team will be in touch.

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.

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.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

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

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

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.

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