Course Code: FNS40217
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The Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping is a nationally recognised qualification suitable for anyone wishing to operate as a bookkeeper and accountant in Australia.
This includes those wishing to work or already working as an accounts officer, contract bookkeeper, employees performing the role of a bookkeeper in an organisation, as well as individuals wishing to receive training to be able to undertake a bookkeeping role to move up in their present organisation or if seeking new employment.
This qualification is suitable to fulfil the educational requirements to become a registered BAS Agent, one of the most essential functions a contract bookkeeper can offer to Australian businesses. An optional exam and 1,400 hours of experience are required to get TPB registration.
The FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping is a prerequisite for studying the FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting course.
Becoming a qualified accountant and bookkeeper is an exciting career prospect. Our Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping Course (FNS40217) is perfect for those wishing to pursue a career as a/an:
Inspire Education (RTO# 32067) delivers this course through Mixed Mode Delivery, which means it will be self-paced and completed via distance education using Inspire’s online student portal. Delivery includes face-to-face webinars, self-paced study, directed research and online learning and assessment materials and activities.
This lets the students complete their Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping (FNS40217) course as fast as they’d like and at a pace comfortable to them. It enables busy professionals wishing to upskill the ability to become qualified in accounting and bookkeeping without having to attend lengthy classes or workshops.
Because Inspire’s accounting course and bookkeeping certificate course is delivered online, students are able to complete their Cert IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping (FNS40217) from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, or in fact anywhere in Australia at times that are most convenient for them.
Please read our policies and procedures in the Inspire student handbook before enrolling by clicking here.
Course Duration: You will have up to 24 months to complete the course from your commencement date through online/distance learning. Inspire has a continual intake of students on this basis.
Inspire’s Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping is designed to help you develop the skills you need to perform a wide range of entry-level accounting and bookkeeping jobs. An optional exam can fulfil the educational requirements for TPB registration.
Gain valuable skills during the course, including how to prepare financial reports, provide financial transactions and extract interim reports, make decisions within the accounting code of conduct, and set up and operate a computerised accounting system.
Additionally, you will develop a broad range of competencies highly regarded and attractive to prospective employers in all industry sectors, such as applying cost management techniques and processing business tax requirements.
Expected Study Hours: Up to 1,125 study hours is expected for this course, depending on each learner’s existing knowledge and skill. You will be provided with a training plan and a cohort level based on your existing skills and knowledge through a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation.
Inspire Education has identified has 4 student cohorts:
Assessment Methods: Assessment is conducted using a combination of questioning, product-based methods, and direct observation to give you maximum opportunity to develop your knowledge in accounting and bookkeeping.
The FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping course is comprised of 13 units – 8 core units plus 5 elective units. Our Cert IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping elective units have been carefully selected to ensure they meet the needs of a wide range of roles requiring accounting skills.
BSBFIA401 – Prepare financial reports
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
BSBITU402 – Develop and use complex spreadsheets
FNSACC405 – Maintain inventory records
FNSACC412 – Prepare operational budgets
BSBITU306 – Design and produce business documents
FNSACC414 – Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
There are no prerequisites required to enter this accounting and bookkeeping qualification. However, it is preferred that students:
It is also recommended that students:
All students considering a self-paced online course should give consideration to the following prior to enrolment:
• Ability to access any required technologies
• Information technology skills in accessing and using online programs
• Experience and self-motivation to learn on their own
• Competing pressures, such as work and family commitments, that may impact self-paced study time
To support you in your studies Inspire will provide:
To complete your studies you will need to have access to:
Inspire works with a range of reputable parties to market and recruit for national qualification and courses. Students of Inspire Education may be recruited by other parties under specific arrangements.
Students enrolled in this FNS40217 course may wish to study further accounting courses or other courses that will complement their bookkeeping and accounting skills. Other options available for students may include:
Please read our policies and procedures in the Inspire Student Handbook before enrolling by clicking here.
Inspire Education has a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy to ensure that an individual’s prior learning, achieved through formal and informal training, work experience or other life experiences, is appropriately recognised. This RPL process may assist students to progress faster through a unit of competency, or allow the student full credit for previously completed units with another RTO.
Recognition of Prior Learning is available to any learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered within this qualification. See the Inspire RPL Guide for more information on this process and how to apply.
^To enrol now, pay only the upfront fee and take advantage of easy monthly payments for the remaining course balance. View the course information pack for complete pricing details.