FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Australian College of Trade

Course details

CRICOS course code: 099868G

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


This qualification reflects the job roles of workers in the accounting industry, Including BAS agents and contracted bookkeepers; and of those employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries. It includes preparing and lodging business and instalment activity statements and providing advice or dealing with the Commissioner on behalf of taxpayer in relation to activity statements. Individuals in these roles apply theoretical and specialist knowledge and skills to work autonomously and exercise judgment in completing routine and non-routine activities.

Possible Pathways for further study: FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting

Possible Occupational Outcomes:

Tax practitioner/ BAS Agent

Core units
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
FNSBKG401 Develop and implement policies and practices relevant to bookkeeping activities
FNSBKG405 Establish and maintain a payroll system*
FNSINC401 Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry
FNSBKG404 Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks**

Elective Units
FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and exact interim reports
BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
FNSACC406 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
FNSACC404 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
FNSBKG402 Establish and maintain a cash accounting system
FNSBKG403 Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system*
FNSACC401 Process business tax requirements

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
8,000 for the entire course; Materials: 500; Application: 250 22 Aug 2022
17 Oct 2022
48 weeks including holidays
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Full time
Melbourne Campus
Level 4, 380 Bourke Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

  • Completion of year 11 or equivalent (subject to the assessment and approval of Australian College of Trade Admission team)
  • English requirements IELTS 5.5 or equivalent or TOEFL PB 506, IBT 62, PTE Academic 46, CAE & CPE (from 2015) 152
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age and above


Australian College of Trade
859 High Street
Melbourne Victoria 3071
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