Bookkeeping Course – Certificate IV – FNS40215

Bookkeeping course overview

Our FNS40215 Cert IV in Bookkeeping course has been developed against the Australian Quality Framework for accounting. The course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills required to effectively perform bookkeeping functions. The practical skills you will learn will equip you to perform the required financial calculations to;

  • prepare financial reports and statements;
  • establish and maintain accounting systems;
  • as well as carry out tax and payroll operations according to legislation.

So, whether you want to be a registered BAS agent, run a bookkeeping business, or work in the accounting, banking or financial services industry, this qualification will open doors and create rewarding opportunities for you.

Please note. Our FNS40215 Cert IV in Bookkeeping supersedes and is equivalent to the FNS40211 Cert IV in Bookkeeping. You can find out more on the National VET Register here:


What career opportunities are available once your complete an online Bookkeeping course?

With an FNS40215 Cert IV in Bookkeeping qualification, the skills you learn can help you find jobs in various areas of the accounting, banking and financial services sector, such as:

  • BAS Agent – Prepare financial reports and provide advice to clients in relations to the preparation and the lodgement of Business Activity Statements.
  • Bookkeeper – Process and record financial transactions for clients.
  • Accounts Administrator – Responsible for customer service and administrative tasks and duties within the accounts department of a business.
  • Lending Administrator – Responsible for customer service and administrative tasks and duties within the lending department of a bank or a credit union.
  • Insurance Officer – Responsible for customer service and administrative tasks and duties in an insurance underwriting or brokerage firm.


Bookkeeping course dona via distance learning

What are the benefits of online learning?

There are many advantages of undertaking a course online.

  • Support network – you won’t miss out on having the traditional classroom support with Edna. Our students have a dedicated forum set up specifically for them to interact with other students to leverage support and knowledge off!
  • Flexibility – study anytime, anywhere and you dictate the time it takes for you to finish the course
  • Faster support – instead of waiting for your next class to ask a question, you can simply e-mail your Trainer and get a response within 24-hours (excluding weekends)
  • Distance is no longer a factor – with modern technology, those who lived in rural areas or those who would have originally have found it very challenging to undertake further study in person can now learn in the comforts of their own home with the support and help of a dedicated team of Trainers
  • More affordable options – you can save a lot of time and money by eliminating travel time and costs, babysitting costs, and other miscellaneous costs involved with face-to-face training


What will I learn in my Certificate IV in Bookkeeping course?

  • FNSINC401 -Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry
  • FNSBKG401 -Develop and implement policies and procedures relevant to bookkeeping activities
  • BSBITU306 -Design and produce business documents
  • BSBITU402 -Develop and use complex spreadsheets
  • FNSACC303 -Perform financial calculations
  • FNSBKG405 -Establish and maintain a payroll system
  • FNSBKG402 -Establish and maintain a cash accounting system
  • FNSBKG403 -Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system
  • FNSACC301 -Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • FNSACC302 -Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • BSBFIA401 -Prepare financial reports
  • FNSACC404 -Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
  • FNSBKG404 -Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks


What does a Cert IV in Bookkeeping course usually cost?

According to MySkills (an Australian Government Department of Education and Training initiative), the average price of a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping is $2,750. With Edna, it will only cost you $1,490 – online self-study, $2,970 – online study with webinar classes twice a week.

Why is it much more expensive with other education institutions?

We don’t spend exorbitant amounts on fancy advertising or endorsements. Our aim is to the best balance to keep out any unnecessary costs and focus on delivering quality education instead. We rely on word of mouth about the quality of our service and collaborations with other like minds to increase our brand awareness. We believe in growing organically and in giving back to the communities we serve. All this helps us deliver our nationally recognised FNS40215 Cert IV in Bookkeeping to you at a more affordable price.

What are my employment prospects like with a Cert IV in Bookkeeping?

According to MySkills, 53.2% of students who were not employed before starting their course were employed within 6-months of graduating. 90.2% of students were either employed or went on to further study after graduating.

Destin            After the successful completion of the course This
All Diploma courses
Employed or in further study after training (%) 90.2 89.9 88.1
Employment outcomes:

Employed (%)

Full-time (%)

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Further study outcomes:

University (%)

TAFE (%)

Other providers (%)













Satisfied with the training (%) 85.3 86.0 84.3
Received job-related benefits from training (%) 72.9 56.0 63.7
Received personal benefits from training (%) 91.9 93.0 94.8
Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) 82.6 80.7 82.0
Recommend the training to other (%) 91.3 90.7 90.1


  1. All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research and is current as of the 1st of February 2017. The estimate has a relative standard error greater than 25% and therefore should be used with caution. NCVER does not report on estimates based on less than 5 respondents because the estimates are unreliable.

Entry Requirements

  • Be aged 18 years or over
  • Can meet the language, literacy and numeracy requirements to study at a Cert IV level
  • Hold a Year 10 certificate or equivalent


Next intake

Online self-study – start today!

Price of Bookkeeping course online – $1,490

Blended (online study with webinar classes) – Please contact us for the next intake

*  Classes will be held via our online platform twice a week

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