• Course Code
  • FNS40217
  • Course Type
  • Accredited Course; Free TAFE
  • Study mode
  • Online (With on-campus workshops)
  • Duration
  • Part time: 18 months
  • Starting Date
  • July 2019
  • Location
  • Warragul
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Course Overview

If you’re interested in learning exciting new things about the accounting and bookkeeping industry, you’ve come to the right place. A Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping covers the diverse roles in financial services and the many other industries that need accounting support! You’ll learn theoretical and specialist knowledge that will make you a self-contained and skilled employee in any workplace.

Prepare yourself for roles in accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, bookkeeping and administrative roles. The greatest thing about this industry is the countless job opportunities in small businesses and organisations across Australia. You may end up working in healthcare, education, local government, or practically any sector!

If you’re providing a business activity statement (BAS) service, this qualification meets the requirements for registration with the Tax Practitioners Board. Make sure you check the current BAS registration requirements because they’re reviewed and altered regularly.

Over the course of 18 months, you’ll enjoy weekly webinars where you’ll discuss and question key issues in the industry and learn how to use the latest software to your advantage. We also offer weekly drop-in sessions should you need assistance with the course material. Become a registered professional in the world of accounting and bookkeeping with this respected qualification!

This course is delivered with a combination of online and on campus workshops.


Online delivery over 18 months with weekly webinars. Webinars are also recorded so that students with work commitments can listen to them at a later time.
There are also weekly timetabled drop in sessions for assistance with course material and assessments and weekly timetabled online assistance.

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping.

Career Opportunities

Local job roles are usually small business but also include organisations such as health care, education, local government. Students with prior employment experience can register with the Tax Practitioner’s Board to work as a BAS Agent after completion of the course.

Opportunities for Further Study

FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting

Further Information

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



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Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Course Units
BSBITU314 Design and produce spreadsheets
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
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
FNSACC411 Process business tax requirements
FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets
FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems
FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements


Not Applicable

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