FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

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Qualification:  FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
Duration:  12 – 18 months

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Study accounting and bookkeeping and start your career as an accounts officer or gain skills to manage your own business's accounts.

This nationally recognised online bookkeeping course will provide you with financial skills, knowledge and confidence in accounts and bookkeeping management for the modern world. 

The course includes setting up and managing accounting statements and cloud computing software, preparing financial statements and reports, and payroll. As well as practical training in bookkeeping, payroll, business activity statement (BAS) and technology, including preparing and lodging business and instalment activity statements, and providing advice or dealing with the Commissioner on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to activity statements. This online accounting course meets the registration requirements to provide BAS services.

You will also be eligible for student membership with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) to help prepare you for future success.

If you’re looking to start your career in accounting and bookkeeping, or want a pathway into a degree program, then this is the course for you. Our flexible online study allows you to continue with your current role while you study.

You will learn:

  • Accounting and bookkeeping foundations

  • Preparing financial reports 

  • Managing operational budgets

  • Operation of accounting systems, including cloud computing software

  • Payroll management and preparing business activity statements (BAS)

  • Small business planning.

Career options include:

  • Assistant financial broker

  • Banking sales consultant

  • Credit or lending officer

  • Finance sector administrator or team leader

  • Mobile banking consultant

  • Bookkeeper.

Student Benefits

Student Membership to the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)

Student membership to the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)

Start your career in a growth industry

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51.4% Improved Their Career

Graduates of this course started or expanded a business, have a new job, got more highly skilled work, or received a promotion or higher pay.

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$45,000 Average Salary

The medium salary earned of course graduates starting their first ever full-time job after graduating.

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61.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers

Graduates of this course are most often employed as clerical and administrative workers.

Source: Career outcome information www.myskills.gov.au

To obtain this qualification, students must complete 14 units, including 1 introduction unit, 7 core units and 6 elective units.

BSBFIA401 Report on financial activity

BSBFIA401

BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into business operations

BSBSMB412

FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

FNSACC311

FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers

FNSACC312

FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry

FNSACC408

FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system

FNSACC416

FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements

FNSTPB401

FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems

FNSTPB402

BSBTEC402 Design and produce complex spreadsheets

BSBTEC402

BSBWRT411 Write complex documents

BSBWRT411

FNSACC313 Perform financial calculations

FNSACC313

FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets

FNSACC412

FNSACC413 Make decisions in a legal context

FNSACC413

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  • Learn through regular trainer-lead online sessions and native content

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Frequently asked questions

We understand you need to fit study around your busy life. Our online learning platform is designed with this in mind, so you can study on any device, anywhere, anytime.

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.

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Q.   How can I access trainer support?

You can access our dedicated trainer support using your choice of communication – online chat, email, phone call, or video chat.

Q. Do you help me find a job once I graduate?

At Swinburne Open Education, it’s not only about qualifications. We know you want to get a good job when you finish your studies, and our Careers Team will help you with valuable job-hunting skills such as CV writing and interview techniques. We are here to support you every step on the way. Our job finishes when yours starts.

Q. Can I pause my study if something in my life changes?

Self-paced learning gives you the flexibility to fit study around your life. We understand life doesn’t always go to plan. You can apply for extensions for up to 6 months (3 months per extension) if needed. See more details in our full FAQs.

Q. What if the course end up not being right for me?

If you are less than half way through your enrolment period and it’s not working out, you can opt-out of the second half and reduce your course fee liability to 50% of the total course fee. Refer to the Student Agreement for full terms and conditions.

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