Course Code: FNS40217
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Note: All current Inspire students from the Certificate IV Accounting and the Certificate IV Bookkeeping courses with enrolment end dates after 11 February 2019 will be transitioned to the new FNS40217 – Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping qualification at no cost.
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 a 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 contract bookkeepers can offer to Australian businesses. The FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping is a prerequisite for studying the FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting.
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:
The most effective and popular method of delivery for this Accounting and Bookkeeping course is through Online Learning. 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 bookkeeping without having to attend lengthy classes or workshops.
Because Inspire’s accounting 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 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 (FNS40217) is designed to help you develop the skills you need to perform a wide range of entry level accounting and bookkeeping jobs. It can also be used to fulfil the primary qualification requirement for BAS Agent Registration.
Gain valuable skills during the course, including how to prepare financial reports, provide financial transactions and extract interim reports, make decisions in a legal context, 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 1,065 study hours is expected for this course, depending on each learner’s existing knowledge and skill. You will be provided 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 knowledge assessment, case study, workplace project/project assessment, practical assessment, and observation report 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:
To support you in your studies Inspire will provide:
To complete your studies you will need to have access to:
*Qualified observer/assessor – a VET practitioner qualified to provide assessment in accordance to Clauses 1.13 to 1.16 of Standards for RTOs 2015.
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 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.