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FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

National ID: FNS40217 State ID: BDQ3
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Are you looking to invest yourself into an accounting or bookkeeping career?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping you'll have the foundations for a career in accounting, making you ideal for sub-accountant or bookkeeping roles or as a registered BAS agent (with additional training and experience).

With industry and government forecasting strong demand for accountants in the coming years, you'll be ready for recruiting.

Completion of the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping opens up a range of further study options, including specialist diplomas, and it may assist in entry to university.

   
This course is available part time with selected units timetabled for delivery in each semester. 

As an indication for Semester 1 2023, the thirteen units listed below are available for enrolment. Each unit runs for 20 weeks unless otherwise specified and is a half day on the days listed. A cluster requires enrolment into all the units in the cluster.

* This unit runs in weeks 1-10 in term 1 of semester 1 2023
** This unit runs in weeks 11-20 in term 2 of semester 1 2023

Bentley Campus units 

Unit code Unit name Classes
BSBSMB412* Introduce cloud computing into business operations Monday mornings
FNSACC408* Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry Monday afternoons
FNSACC312* Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers Tuesday mornings
BSBTEC402* Design and produce complex spreadsheets Friday afternoons
FNSACC416** Set up and operate a computerised accounting system Mondays - all day
(FNSACC312  should be completed first in weeks 1-10)
FNSACC304** Conduct business activities using a computerised accounting system Tuesday mornings
FNSACC412** Prepare operational budgets Friday afternoons
FNSACC311


BSBFIA401

FNSACC313

Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

Prepare financial reports

Perform financial calculations

Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings (Reporting cluster)

Attendance at both sessions each week is required.

FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities Wednesday afternoons
(Reporting cluster must be completed first)
FNSTPB402* Establish and maintain payroll systems Wednesday mornings
(Reporting cluster must be completed first)
FNSTPB401** Complete business activity and instalment activity statements Wednesday mornings
(Reporting cluster must be completed first)

  

Mandurah Campus units 

Unit code Unit name Classes
BSBSMB412* Introduce cloud computing into business operations Wednesday mornings
FNSACC408* Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry Friday afternoons
FNSACC312* Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers Monday mornings
BSBTEC402* Design and produce complex spreadsheets Tuesday afternoons
FNSACC416** Set up and operate a computerised accounting system Fridays - all day
(FNSACC312  should be completed first in weeks 1-10)
FNSACC304** Conduct business activities using a computerised accounting system Monday mornings
FNSACC412** Prepare operational budgets Friday mornings
FNSACC311


BSBFIA401

FNSACC313

Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

Prepare financial reports

Perform financial calculations

Monday afternoons & Thursday afternoons (Reporting cluster)

Attendance at both sessions each week is required.

FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities Thursday mornings
(Reporting cluster must be completed first)
FNSTPB402* Establish and maintain payroll systems Tuesday afternoons
(Reporting cluster must be completed first)
FNSTPB401** Complete business activity and instalment activity statements Tuesday afternoons
(Reporting cluster must be completed first)

  

Murdoch Campus units 

Unit code Unit name Classes
BSBSMB412* Introduce cloud computing into business operations Friday mornings
FNSACC408* Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry Friday afternoons
FNSACC312* Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers Monday mornings
BSBTEC402* Design and produce complex spreadsheets Wednesday mornings
FNSACC416** Set up and operate a computerised accounting system Fridays - all day
(FNSACC312  should be completed first in weeks 1-10)
FNSACC304** Conduct business activities using a computerised accounting system Monday mornings
FNSACC412** Prepare operational budgets Wednesday mornings
FNSACC311


BSBFIA401

FNSACC313

Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

Prepare financial reports

Perform financial calculations

Monday afternoons & Thursday afternoons (Reporting cluster)

Attendance at both sessions each week is required.

FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities Thursday mornings
(Reporting cluster must be completed first)
FNSTPB402* Establish and maintain payroll systems Tuesday afternoons
(Reporting cluster must be completed first)
FNSTPB401** Complete business activity and instalment activity statements Tuesday afternoons
(Reporting cluster must be completed first)

  

Rockingham Campus units 

Unit code Unit name Classes
BSBSMB412* Introduce cloud computing into business operations Thursday afternoons
FNSACC408* Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry Friday afternoons
FNSACC312* Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers Tuesday mornings
BSBTEC402* Design and produce complex spreadsheets Thursday mornings
FNSACC416** Set up and operate a computerised accounting system Fridays - all day
(FNSACC312  should be completed first in weeks 1-10)
FNSACC304** Conduct business activities using a computerised accounting system Tuesday mornings
FNSACC412** Prepare operational budgets Friday mornings
FNSACC311


BSBFIA401

FNSACC313

Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

Prepare financial reports

Perform financial calculations

Tuesday afternoons & Thursday afternoons (Reporting cluster)

Attendance at both sessions each week is required.

FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities Wednesday mornings
(Reporting cluster must be completed first)
FNSTPB402* Establish and maintain payroll systems Wednesday afternoons
(Reporting cluster must be completed first)
FNSTPB401** Complete business activity and instalment activity statements Wednesday afternoons
(Reporting cluster must be completed first)

  

Thornlie Campus units 

Unit code Unit name Classes
BSBSMB412* Introduce cloud computing into business operations Friday afternoons
FNSACC408* Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry Tuesday afternoons
FNSACC312* Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers Wednesday mornings
BSBTEC402* Design and produce complex spreadsheets Tuesday mornings
FNSACC416** Set up and operate a computerised accounting system Tuesdays - all day
(FNSACC312  should be completed first in weeks 1-10)
FNSACC304** Conduct business activities using a computerised accounting system Wednesday mornings
FNSACC412** Prepare operational budgets Friday afternoons
FNSACC311


BSBFIA401

FNSACC313

Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

Prepare financial reports

Perform financial calculations

Wednesday afternoons & Friday mornings (Reporting cluster)

Attendance at both sessions each week is required.

FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities Thursday afternoons
(Reporting cluster must be completed first)
FNSTPB402* Establish and maintain payroll systems Thursday mornings
(Reporting cluster must be completed first)
FNSTPB401** Complete business activity and instalment activity statements Thursday mornings
(Reporting cluster must be completed first)

  

Please note timetables are subject to change. Should you apply and be successful in receiving an offer, when you enrol you will have an opportunity to choose the units for your part time study in your first semester.

To find out more about how our unit timetables can be used to suit your work and lifestyle, please use the Get Help form at the end of the page to start a discussion with the training area.

 

  • prepare financial reports
  • accounts and ledgers
  • operational budgets
  • business activity statements (BAS)
  • accounting principles and industry practice

 

In order to make an informed choice about the suitability of this course, you must take into account the essential skills and knowledge required to undertake this study.

  • strong organisational, problem solving and record keeping skills
  • ability to work well with others and good communication skills
  • confident working with numbers and financial concepts
  • methodical 
  • good attention to detail and ability to focus
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III

This course is available as a traineeship.

Entrance requirements for traineeships

You must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study an apprenticeship or traineeship. 

In a traineeship you also gain hands-on skills and work experience, and improve your employment prospects, while earning a wage. On successful completion you will gain a nationally recognised qualification which can lead to rewarding career options. The difference between a traineeship and an apprenticeship is that a traineeship can be either a full time or part time employment based training arrangement, usually for a nominal duration of 12 months or more, generally in a non-trade related area. 

To find out how to arrange a traineeship and study at South Metropolitan TAFE, please contact the Jobs and Skills Centre closest to you.

Attendance in class

This course is equivalent to 4 days per week when studied over one semester.

At-home study

As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 10-15 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.

You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

Work placement

Work placement is not a requirement for this course.

What you need for your first day of class

On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, exercise book, file and a USB storage device).

Your lecturers will advise you at orientation of any additional resource requirements such as textbooks and software applications, as well as providing information on how to access or purchase student copies/licences. 

Dress requirements - smart casual dress at all times.

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

 

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Semester 1, 2023

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Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

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