Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Use your love of numbers to help businesses to thrive.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Ballarat - SMB
Wimmera - Horsham
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Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
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Semester 2
Other intakes
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Ballarat - SMB
Semester 1
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Semester 2
Other intakes
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Wimmera - Horsham
Semester 1
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Semester 2
Other intakes
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Length
12 Months
Qualification Code
FNS40217

Free TAFE

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If you love numbers and have a desire to help other businesses to thrive, our Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping could be the answer for you.

You will learn the core accounting skills needed to become a registered BAS agent or certified bookkeeper - whether that is across payroll, activity statements or the latest in cloud computing software - along taking your pick from a range of electives including managing small business operations, financial forecasting and developing complex spreadsheets.

The Australian Government is projecting 50,000 jobs to open up in the accounting and finance industry over the next five years, so your new skills are sure to be in high demand from the moment you graduate. 

Better still, with the significant number of almost 200,000 people employed in the industry, job opportunities are available in most regions.

Perhaps you will go on to self employment as a contractor or to work for an organisation from an endless number of industries. Either way, you will be equipped with the know-how to launch or progress your career.

  • Accounts administration
  • Accounts clerk
  • Accounts payable officer
  • Accounts receivable officer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Debtors clerk
  • Payroll officer
  • BAS agent

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

PREPARE FINANCIAL REPORTS
BSBFIA401
INTRODUCE CLOUD COMPUTING INTO BUSINESS OPERATIONS
BSBSMB412
PROCESS FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS AND EXTRACT INTERIM REPORTS
FNSACC311
ADMINISTER SUBSIDIARY ACCOUNTS AND LEDGERS
FNSACC312
WORK EFFECTIVELY IN THE ACCOUNTING AND BOOKKEEPING INDUSTRY
FNSACC408
SET UP AND OPERATE A COMPUTERISED ACCOUNTING SYSTEM
FNSACC416
COMPLETE BUSINESS ACTIVITY AND INSTALMENT ACTIVITY STATEMENTS
FNSTPB401
ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN PAYROLL SYSTEMS
FNSTPB402
DEVELOP AND USE COMPLEX SPREADSHEETS
BSBITU402
PLAN SMALL BUSINESS FINANCES
BSBSMB402
PROCESS BUSINESS TAX REQUIREMENTS
FNSACC411
PREPARE OPERATIONAL BUDGETS
FNSACC412
MAKE DECISIONS IN A LEGAL CONTEXT
FNSACC413

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our TAFE application page for further information.

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: LKS

National course code: FNS40217

Entry requirements (year 12)

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Entry requirements (non year 12)

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Monday and Thursday - 5.00 to 10.00pm

Fees are subject to change annually.

Fees are payable at the time of enrolment. In addition your program may require you to purchase books and materials. Some of these costs may be payable on enrolment day.

For further information regarding these costs, please view 2020 Indicative Course Fees (pdf, 756kb) for tuition and materials fees payable to FedUni.  

Indicative government-subsidised and full-fee course fees are shown on this document, and should be read in conjunction with the information on the TAFE fees website.

Eligible applicants/students accessing government-subsidised training under the 'Skills First Program' need to be aware enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

For further information please refer to the Fees, charges and eligibility on the TAFE fees website.
 

2020 TAFE Eligibility Exemptions

 

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University Australia through the TAFE eligibility exemptions. 

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level you may be eligible to enrol in a government subsidised place with a TAFE eligibility exemption. Please refer to the TAFE fees website or contact the course coordinator
 

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2020.

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909.

 

 

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