Course Information

Please note, as we will be transitioning to the new FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping, we are not taking on any enrolments into the existing FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping program.

The course is designed to be completed within 12-months and you will learn the knowledge and skills required to perform tasks as a bookkeeper, or in entry-level roles in accounting. You will learn about complying with the regulations of the financial services industry, how to prepare financial reports and statements, and how to perform financial calculations. The course will also cover accounting and payroll systems, accounts and ledgers, financial transactions, as well as taxation requirements.

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.

What you will learn

Prepare financial reports and statements;.

Establish and maintain accounting systems

Carry out payroll operations according to Australian tax legislation.

Prepare statements, budgets and reports.

Develop bookkeeping and payroll management system.

Execute tax operations in compliance with Australian tax legislation

Why study this course

  • Graduate with a nationally recognised qualification
  • Learn from and be supported by industry professionals with years of experience
  • Learn at any time of the day, in the comforts of your own home or office
  • This course meets the Tax Practitioners Board’s current educational requirements for registered BAS agents (additional eligibility criteria applies) – visit the TPB website for more information
  • Whether you want to learn the required accounting skills and knowledge to register as a BAS agent, or undertake BAS responsibilities for your business, this online course can help equip you with the knowledge and skills you need
Unit Code Unit Name Type
FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry Elective
BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into business operations Elective
FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers Elective
FNSACC313 Perform financial calculations Elective
FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system Elective
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports Elective
FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports Elective
FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records Elective
FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets Elective
FNSACC411 Process business tax requirements Elective
FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities Elective
FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements Elective
FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems Elective
Career Opportunities

After finishing this program, you'll be equipped to seek entry-level positions in accounting and bookkeeping roles, or opt for advanced studies in the accounting field. The completion of the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping fulfills the essential educational criteria for registration as a BAS agent in Australia, meeting the standards set by the Tax Practitioners Board under the Tax Agent Services Act (2009).


Online: You have up to 24-months to complete your course. This is a self-paced, Trainer-supported method of learning. We recommend you spend approximately 10-hours a week reading the course material and completing the assessment tasks given to ensure you complete the course within 11-months.

Entry Requirements
There are no set entry requirements for this qualification. Noting this, we require students who undertake this course to be:
  • Be aged 18 years or over;
  • Have suitable language, literacy, numeracy and technological skills to be able to carry out tasks such as to:
    • Interpret, analyse and evaluate information that may deal with complex ideas to determine legislative and business requirements,
    • Present information, ideas and concepts to a range of audiences using structure and language to suit the audience,
    • Use a wide range of mathematical calculations to analyse numeric information in budgets, financial plans and other financial documents, and
    • Utilise an online learning platform with ease – this involves being able to upload documents or videos onto the platform, navigate the platform looking for the unit content and assessments, access resources on the platform and communicate with others through the platform;
  • Have access to a computer with Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint installed; and PDF reader capabilities;
  • Have access to a computer with a working web camera and microphone; and
  • Have access to an internet connection.
Recognition of Prior Learning
In accordance with the requirements of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations and the National Code, Edna Training College provides the opportunity for students to apply to have their prior learning and experience recognised towards an accredited qualification or units of competence for which they are enrolled in. You may have obtained relevant skills and knowledge through prior formal training, workplace training or experience and may reduce the number of units or assessments required to be completed during the program. We will gather information about your prior experience and training history to determine the best pathway for you to achieve competency. If you are interested in this course and believe you may qualify for course credit, come speak to one of our Student & Administration Support personnel today to find out how we can help you!
We do not believe in our students just learning for the sake of passing their assessments. This is why the assessment structured for this course is conducted using a combination of realistic workplace simulated tasks, projects, written reports and knowledge tests - NO EXAMS! The following provides a brief explanation of the assessment methods that are to be applied: Written Reports. The student is required to produce a range of written records or reports based on real workplace scenarios or based on a case study that is provided by the assessor. This will usually require the student to consider carefully the situation presented, undertake some research to inform their response and then to propose their recommended actions. Practical Tasks. The student is required to demonstrate a range of skills whilst being observed by the assessor. This will usually require the student to consider carefully the situation presented, undertake some research to inform the response, and then demonstrate that they are able to complete the practical tasks through a role-play or presentation activity. The student may be asked to demonstrate a range of skills relevant to the workplace.
Payment Options
Edna Training College accepts payment for course fees through bank transfer or credit / debit card. Fees for this course is payable at enrolment, or if a payment plan is approved, the fees will be payable in accordance with the agreed payment plan. Please ensure you read and understand our Fees and Charges policy prior to enrolling into any of our courses.
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