FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting

CRICOS Code: 089234B

This qualification reflects accounting job roles in financial services and other industries requiring accounting support functions. Individuals in these roles apply theoretical and specialist knowledge and skills to work autonomously and exercise judgement in completing routine and non-routine activities.

Licensing/Regulatory Information
There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit. Persons providing a business activity statement (BAS) service must be registered by the Tax Practitioners Board and this qualification is currently cited as meeting the educational requirements for registration. Other conditions apply including a designated period of experience. Persons seeking BAS agent registration should check current registration requirements with the Board as this is reviewed regularly.

  • Students must be 18 years of age or over.
  • Students are required to successfully complete the Language Literacy and Numeracy test and achieve Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and numeracy skill. Prospective International students who provide an IELTS of 5.5 or its equivalent will be deemed as meeting the English language entry requirements.
  • Satisfactorily complete a pre-training review interview to determine student’s suitability for the chosen course.
  • Students are required to have access to a computer and internet in order to complete assessments and read information on the units of competency.
  • A flexible blended environment applies to the majority of the target group being a combination of self-paced/tutorial/classroom workshops and workplace practical sessions.
  • The course will be delivered and assessed over 45 weeks at AIVTE.
  • The course offers rolling starts to suit the availability of your learning schedule. Student orientation is held every Monday.
This qualification has pathways for further study in:

  • FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting
  • FNS60215 Advanced Diploma of Accounting
Job roles that may be available to you after successful completion of the course include:

  • Accountant (General)
  • Bookkeeping
  • Accounts clerk/Bookkeeper
  • Payroll
  • Taxation Accountant
Many of our students already have a high level of skills, knowledge and expertise that can be recognised through a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. Students seeking recognition can apply for RPL on enrolment into a qualification or throughout the duration of their study.
If you have completed previous study that is the same as your intended qualification with another organisation you may be able to apply for a credit transfer or exemption. A copy of the original transcript must be provided when applying for a credit transfer.
Total number of units = 13
10 core units
3 elective units

CORE UNITS
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSACC302 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
FNSACC402 Prepare operational budgets
FNSACC404 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
FNSACC406 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
FNSBKG404* Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks*
FNSBKG405* Establish and maintain a payroll system*
FNSINC401 Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry

ELECTIVE UNITS
FNSACC401 Process business tax requirements
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records

To be assessed as competent, learners need to provide satisfactory evidence to all the assessment requirements relating to their knowledge and skills relevant to the unit of competence. Assessment methods may include:

  • Written activities
  • Case studies
  • Projects
  • Role plays / observations

Course Fee
$AU $10,250

Course Duration
45 weeks

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