Hammond Institute

FNS40217 - Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Duration:                6 to 12 Months

Delivery Mode:      Workplace / Traineeship, Online

Start Date:              Enrol Anytime

Recognition:           Nationally Recognised Training

Quality Assurance : As a registered training organisation (RTO) Hammond Institute operates within the Vocational Education and Training Quality Framework (VETQF) and the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) delivering nationally recognised qualifications and units of competency.

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping reflects the job roles of workers in the accounting industry, including BAS Agents and contract bookkeepers; and of those employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries. It includes 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. Individuals in these roles apply theoretical and specialist knowledge and skills to work autonomously, and exercise judgement in completing routine and non-routine activities.

  • Accounts administration
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounts payable and receivable
  • Payroll officer
  • Business Activity Statements (BAS) agent.

The following  employment pathways are available to learners who complete Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping:

  • Accounts administration
  • Accounts clerk
  • Accounts payable and receivable
  • Bookkeeper
  • Business Activity Statements (BAS) agent.
  • Debtors clerk
  • Payroll officer

There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into this course. Students may enrol directly in the certificate IV level course without completing lower ranked qualifications.

Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.

Students must satisfy the following age, English and Academic requirements:

  • Age: must be 17 years or over
  • Undertake Pre-Training Review
  • Undertake LLN and digital numeracy assessment: Learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy (ACSF Level 3) are desirable to participate in the course.
  • Moderate level of computer literacy and has access to a computer/laptop/tablet/smart phone with an internet access
Course Fees
$4,000  $2,990

For a full list of other optional fees that may be applicable, please refer to our Course Fees page.

Delivery methods:
The range of delivery methods may include, but not limited to the following:

  • lectures / Instructions
  • pre-reading
  • demonstrations and modelling
  • practice opportunities
  • brainstorming activities
  • group discussions
  • guided facilitation of individual or group learning activities, group work or project-based case studies

 

Delivery Structure:

  • Delivery structure is comprised of classroom training sessions, structured learning such as training support, learning activities, self-paced (to allow the learners to absorb and reflect on their learning), workshops and work placement.
  • The unit of competency will be delivered and assessed as stand-alone unit.

 

Delivery Locations:

  • Dandenong
  • Werribee
  • Craigieburn
  • Melton
  • Box Hill

Notes: Additional locations may be allocated to meet a group of learner cohort’s needs and based on demand (if practicable for Hammond Institute)

Course pathways after completing Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

  • FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting).

Assessment method may include:

  • Knowledge Questions
  • Written Assignment & Case studies
  • Workplace Assessment
  • Log Book
  • Projects / Research Reviews

All assessment will be conducted in accordance with the Training Package requirements, Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence (https://www.asqa.gov.au/standards/chapter-4/clauses-1.8-1.12)

No placement is required.

The CHC43115 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping requires 13 units of Competency.
8 core units and 5 elective units.

Core Units:

BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into business operations
FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems

Industry Suggested Electives:

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
 CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs

 

Other Electives options are available. Discuss options with the course coordinator.

Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment.

Hammond Institute does not use brokers or deliver this course through third party arrangements.

Job Facts


  • $1,442
    Weekly Pay
  • 40,000 workers
    Employment Size
  • Decline

    Future Growth

  • Higher Employment
    Employment Level
  • 66% Full-Time
    Full-Time Share
  • 86% female
    Gender Share

Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Payroll Officer Carers visit Job Outlook