Certificate IV in Accounting

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the accounting system and related roles within various industries. The qualification reflects the job roles of employees with functions that could include:

> Completing Business Activity Statements (BAS) and other office taxes

> Operational reporting

> Producing non-complex management reports including compiling budget information

> Compiling data for job costing reports

> Supervising the operation of computer-based financial systems

> Classifying, recording and reporting accounting information

> Maintaining inventory records

> Managing a small office

> Ensuring relevant legal requirements are adhered to

Location of Course Delivery

This course is delivered from Lonsdale Institute’s Melbourne and Sydney city campuses. Melbourne is located at 277 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria. Sydney is located at 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney, New South Wales.

Delivery Approach and Mode

Delivery of the course is based on 20 hours face to face delivery per week over a period of 20 weeks delivered over 1 semester. This course is only available as face to face delivery for overseas student visa holders but is also available online, classroom and blended delivery for other participants.

Course Duration

This course is delivered over 30 weeks. However, depending on the time of enrolment and holiday periods throughout the year, the total duration of the course could be up to 40 weeks (including holidays).

Delivery and Assessment

A variety of methods are incorporated into the course to accommodate different learning styles. These include project work, reports, portfolio development as well as individual presentations.

Entry Requirements

Year 12 or equivalent literacy and numeracy levels;

or

Provision of evidence of competency in Certificate III in Accounts Administration or other relevant qualifications or work experience;

and

Students must be 18 years of age or over

Upper intermediate English language proficiency is required for International students.

Pathways

This course is a prerequisite to the Diploma of Accounting.

COURSE CODE: FNS40615 CRICOS Code: 091148D

Course Structure

To attain a Certificate IV in Accounting, competency in the following 13 units must be achieved:

UNIT NO.

UNIT CODE

UNIT NAME

CORE OR ELECTIVE

1
FNSINC401
Apply principles professional practice to work in fin services industry
Core
2
BSBFIA401
Prepare financial reports
Core
3
FNSACC406
Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
Core
4
BSBITU306
Design and produce business documents
Core
5
FNSBKG403
Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system
Elective
6
FNSACC402
Prepare operational budgets
Core
7
FNSACC301A
Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
Core
8
FNSACC302
Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
Core
9
FNSACC404A
Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
Core
10
FNSBKG404A
Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks
Core
11
FNSBKG402A
Establish and maintain a cash accounting system
Elective
12
FNSBKG405A
Establish and maintain a payroll system
Core
13
FNSACC401A
Process business tax requirements
Elective

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