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Our Certificate IV in Bookkeeping 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. Furthermore, 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.

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. Students that are thinking about undertaking this bookkeeping course may also be interested in our accounting course.

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

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Education Provider - Dolph Business School

Dolph Business School (RTO No. 41480 CRICOS No. 03642G) is a reputable education institution with a high student satisfaction rate, delivering nationally recognised qualifications and CPD courses. The team at Dolph Business School is committed to empowering you with the right tools, skills, and knowledge to achieve greater. Dolph Business School’s certificate and diploma qualifications can also provide you with a pathway to university, skills recognition and RPL opportunities, as well as internship opportunities to help you get valuable workplace experience.

Dolph Business School’s nationally recognised Certificate IV in Bookkeeping course has been developed against the Australian Quality Framework for accounting and in consultation with the industry to ensure you are job-ready.

This course is delivered by Dolph Business School’s qualified and dedicated Trainers who are committed to supporting you through your learning journey.

Find out more about the course by clicking the following link -  Certificate IV in Bookkeeping.

Please note. Our FNS40215 Cert IV in Bookkeeping course supersedes and is equivalent to the FNS40211 Cert IV in Bookkeeping. You can find out more about the National VET Register here: http://training.gov.au/Training/Details/FNS40215.

Career Opportunities

With a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping qualification, the knowledge and skills you would have learnt 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.   According to MySkills, 53.2% of students who were not employed before starting their bookkeeping 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 course Similar courses All Diploma courses
Employed or in further study after training (%) 90.2 89.9 88.1
Employment outcomes: Employed (%) Full-time (%) Part-time (%) 86.5 34.0 52.6 82.2 61.2 20.7 78.4 46.3 31.9
further study outcomes: University (%) TAFE (%) Other providers (%) 4.2 4.7 14.4 11.5 6.2 16.3 15.2 6.6 13.2
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. Furthermore, NCVER does not report on estimates based on less than 5 respondents because the estimates are unreliable.


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

University Pathways 


Online - $1,490

Please ensure you read and understand Dolph Business School’s complete Schedule of Fees and Charges before enroling into this course:

Dolph Business School accepts payment for fees using:

  • Bank transfer
  • Credit / debit card
  • Payment plan via credit/debit card (only for those undertaking a Certificate or Diploma course)

Please note. If you choose to pay via credit card, we accept Visa, Mastercard and Amex. There is a 2.5% surcharge if paying via an Australian credit card; and a 3.5% surcharge if paying via an international credit card.

Local students

Diploma – classroom delivery: Fees are billed on a monthly basis.

Diploma and certificate courses – blended delivery: Fees are billed prior to the commencement of each term.

Diploma and certificate courses – online delivery: Your first invoice will be issued prior to the start of the course, and the second invoice will be issued 6-months into the course. If your progress in the course indicates that you would complete the course within 6-months of commencement, the second invoice will be issued after the completion of your first 4-units.

Please note. If you wish to pay your fees through a payment plan, a non-refundable $275 is required to confirm your enrolment.

International students

Fees are payable within 7-days of receiving an invoice from Dolph Business School. Semester 1 tuition fees are to be paid when the student accepts a place at Dolph Business School (usually 1-2 weeks of submitting an enrolment form). Semester 2 tuition fees are due 2-weeks before the commencement of Term 2. Fees for the workbooks are due 2-weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

Average cost of a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping 

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 educational institutions?

We don’t spend exorbitant amounts on fancy advertising or endorsements. As a result, we don't have 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.