Certificate IV in Accounting (FNS40615)

Qualification: Certificate IV
Course Code: FNS40615
Study mode: Online
Payment options: Payment plan
Upfront payment
Duration: Self-paced; complete within 12 months
Start date: Anytime – start today!
Awarded by: Foundation Education (RTO 22557)
This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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About this course

Designed to jump-start your career in the accounting field, this online Certificate IV in Accounting (FNS40615) will ready you for the challenges of work in the financial services sector.

Learn how to prepare operational budgets, design and use payroll systems, create financial statements, put together detailed reporting on business activities and use financial software and other accounting tools.

Foundation Education offer this certificate for online study, allowing you to fit your coursework around other commitments and complete your qualification at your own pace.

Eligibility

To undertake this qualification, individuals are required to meet the following criteria:

  • Have successfully completed Year 12; OR
  • Hold a senior role in the financial services industry or be a small business owner, contractor or service provider; AND
  • Have access to a financial services industry environment and a supervisor able to sign off on practical demonstration elements.

It is also recommended that students have undertaken lower level qualifications such as the Certificate III in Accounting (FNS30315) prior to starting this course. Given that some students may already be able to demonstrate their competence in some units, a recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment process may be available to students to recognise skills and knowledge that may have been gained through formal and informal training and/or learning, work experience and life experience.

Areas of study

In this accounting course, the subjects you may study include:

Core units

  • BSBFIA401 - Prepare financial reports
  • BSBITU306 - Design and produce business documents
  • FNSACC301 - Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • FNSACC302 - Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • FNSACC402 - Prepare operational budgets
  • FNSACC404 - Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
  • FNSACC406 - Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
  • FNSBKG404 - Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks
  • FNSBKG405 - Establish and maintain a payroll system
  • FNSINC401 - Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry

Elective units

  • BSBWOR404 - Develop work priorities
  • BSBWRT301 - Write simple documents
  • FNSACC303 - Perform financial calculations

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Accounting (FNS40615) from Foundation Education.

You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to pursue a variety of accounting support roles across the financial services sector, drawing on knowledge of accounting practices and systems gained from this course. Opportunities for employment in other industries are numerous and with most businesses requiring accounting capabilities, you can tailor your career path to suit your interests.

Finance options

Foundation Education offers a range of payment options to suit any budget:

  • Upfront payment - deposit + remaining course fee to be paid within 30 days
  • Payment plan - deposit + remaining course fee to be paid in instalments within 10 months
  • Rapid payment plan - deposit + remaining course fee to be paid in instalments within 4 months

Course fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services.

RTO 22557
Foundation Education is one of the few Registered Training Organisations (RTO) in Australia who endeavours to deliver flexible online training solutions designed to fit their students’ lifestyles. Since 1999, they’ve been focused on providing excellence in Vocational Education and Training and building partnership networks that drive quality graduates across each industry, alongside their partner RTO, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT).

With more than 60 nationally recognised certificate and diploma level courses on offer, the Foundation Education difference means:

Flexible Online Study
Foundation Education’s courses are delivered online so you can study whenever and wherever suits you. This also gives you the flexibility to choose your course length – whether that be the full term of your course or as little as six months.

Dedicated Student Support
Foundation Education’s industry experienced Technical Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation.

Industry Relevant Courses
Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to equip you with the job-ready skills and up-to-date knowledge required to support your career goals.
Studying with Foundation Education, you will be supported by an experienced trainer currently working in the industry. You will receive ongoing and personalised support with your assignments and career goals, and have access to coaching and advice from industry professionals. With state-of-the-art technology, you will have access to your course materials 24/7, meaning you can truly study when and where you want.

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