Bookkeeping Certificate IV FNS40215

BECOME A BOOKKEEPER

The Certificate IV in Bookkeeping will give you the practical skills in terms of setting up and maintaining a computerised accounting and payroll system. You will learn how to generate and interpret financial statements as well as gain an understanding of your industry related compliance obligations.

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  • Authorise Business Bill Payment

    This subject examines how to authorise and process payments such as supplier bills and reimbursements. It provides an overview of how computerised accounting software can be used to record, authorise and process payments. This subject looks at the basic payment functions of either MYOB or XERO. This subject is practical in nature and requires practical activities undertaken using accounting software on trial software versions.

    • Unit(s):
    • FNSACM401 Evaluate and authorise payment requests

  • Perform Calculations

    Perform Calculations covers a wide variety of financial calculations such as depreciation, GST and interest rates that needed in many industry roles. It also covers methods for checking calculation outcomes, use of online tools, and tips of detecting errors. This subject also introduces spreadsheets as a means of conducting repeated calculations.

    • Unit(s):
    • FNSACC303 Perform financial calculations

  • Word Processing Skills

    Learn key word processing skills that will allow you to create template documents, design and prepare multiple page documents, use mail merge and apply styles in accordance with any organisational style guides. You will also learn how to insert tables and images and an excel graph or chart into your word document to improve its readability and appeal.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents

  • Maintaining an Accounting System

    To gain first-hand experience of a computerised accounting system, you will be provided with access to MYOB or XERO software where you will learn basic functions such as processing invoices, maintaining customer and supplier information and generating financial reports. You will also be required to create a chart of accounts, keep track of inventory and maintain subsidiary ledgers. The module contains tips and shortcuts that will help you to increase your efficiency overall.

    • Unit(s):
    • FNSACC406 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system

    • FNSACC302 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers

    • FNSBKG402 Establish and maintain a cash accounting system

  • Double Entry Accounting

    This subject teaches double entry accounting so that learners have the skills and knowledge required to prepare journal entries, post journal entries to ledgers, prepare banking and reconcile financial receipts, and extract a trial balance and interim reports. The subject looks at the manual accounting steps involved and also how accounting packages process general journals.

    • Unit(s):
    • FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

  • Financial Statements

    Upon completion of this very practical module, you will be able to prepare profit and loss statements and balance sheets in line with reporting obligations and regulations. You will be given step by step guidance on how to record end of period of adjustments, apply depreciation, close journal entries and produce trial balances.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports

    • FNSACC404 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities

  • Business Tax

    This subject provides an overview of Australia's taxation system and covers important concepts such as the Tax File Number System, Pay as You Go (PAYG), GST, payroll tax, fringe benefits tax and capital gains tax. The practical component will provide you with lots of experience in completing several Business Activity Statements for a range of different types of businesses.

    • Unit(s):
    • FNSBKG404 Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks

  • AccountRight Payroll

    Processing and maintaining payroll requires a thorough understanding of the vast array of legislation that underpins the process itself. In this module, you will not only will learn how to calculate minimum rates of pay, penalty rate loadings, overtime, sick and annual leave, but you will also get to set up, maintain and process pays through a payroll system using MYOB.

    • Unit(s):
    • FNSBKG405 Establish and maintain a payroll system

  • Accounting Business Operations

    This subject covers the skills and knowledge needed to work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry. It covers the various roles and responsibilities within the industry and the expectation in relation to ethical practices. It is an aid for decision making in terms of budgeting and cost benefit analysis for the introduction of new technology such as cloud accounting as well how you can promote your product, get the most out of feedback and your requirement to maintain your professional development.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into business operations

    • FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry

    • FNSBKG401 Develop and implement policies and procedures relevant to bookkeeping activities

  • Professional Conduct in Finance

    To build a successful career in the financial services industry you need a range of skills and knowledge . This subject covers skills to work effectively in a team, manage your time, apply specific legislation that affects your role, to identifying how your organisation can be more sustainable. You will develop your own professional development plan to ensure that you continue to progress in your chosen field in financial services.

    • Unit(s):
    • FNSINC401 Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry

Course Fees

Quality Education at a Fair Price

$

1,980

* - $

4,400



Course Duration

12 months is allowed as the standard part time enrolment term for the Certificate IV online TAFE level course in Bookkeeping.

Students who are able to commit more time to their course can finish earlier; while Traineeship terms may be longer.

Entry Requirements

for the Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

  • Reading and Writing Skills
    The Certificate IV in Bookkeeping is an on-line correspondence course so you need to have average English reading and writing skills, or higher. As a guide - you should have completed Year 12 schooling, or have sound workplace written communication skills.
  • Spoken English Skills
    Some components of this course have practical components where students will be required to demonstrate verbal communication skills as part of their assessments. Average English skills are necessary to complete these components successfully.
  • Numeracy Skills
    Numeracy skills are required at an average level or higher eg completion of Year 12 maths and the ability to use a calculator and include understanding of fractions and percentages and knowing when and how to perform multistep calculations.
  • Computer and Internet
    • Access to a Desktop Computer or Laptop
    • Internet access with Internet Explorer 8+, Chrome or Firefox
    • Microsoft Office 2010 Word and Subject specific Office products for chosen electives (ie Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher)
  • Other
    • Ability to study and conduct assessments in a safe environment

Career Possibilities

Course Reviews

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  • “ The staff were so helpful when i got stuck & encouraged me the whole way.
    It was this qualification that got me in the door of the largest accounting firm in the northern rivers of NSW. I have been with them for 6 months & recently finished my probation and have gained permanency. ” Janene H

Bookkeeping Online Course
Study this tafe level online course and become a bookkeeper

The Certificate IV in Bookkeeping program utilises proven, easy to understand course materials, written and tested by our industry experts. This program ensures the learning outcomes are focused on practical activities and case studies relevant to a career as a bookkeeper  Our Student Advisers are skilled at transferring their accounting and business tax knowledge in an easy and understandable way, making your online course experience a positive one.

Under Transition

This qualification has been updated by the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping FNS40217.

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