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Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

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

Melbourne campus: 277 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria.

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 FNS40217 | CRICOS 099391F

Course Structure

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

UNIT NO.

UNIT CODE

UNIT NAME

CORE OR ELECTIVE

1
FNSACC408
Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
2
BSBFIA401
Prepare financial reports
3
FNSACC311
Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
4
FNSACC416
Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
5
BSBITU402
Develop and use complex spreadsheets
6
BSBWOR501
Manage personal work priorities and professional development
7
FNSACC412
Prepare operational budgets
8
FNSTPB402
Establish and maintain a payroll system
9
FNSACC414
Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
10
FNSTPB401
Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
11
FNSACC411
Process business tax requirements
12
BSBITU422
Use digital technologies to collaborate in the workplace
13
FNSACC312
Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers

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