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.


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 students exceptional flexibility when it comes to paying for course fees. Three instalment plans are available:

  • Upfront payment: deposit + remaining course fee to be paid within 30 days
  • Rapid payment plan: deposit + remaining course fee to be paid within 4 months
  • Payment plan: deposit + remaining course fee to be paid within 8 months

Alternatively, you can pay the full course fee upfront via credit card.

RTO 22557
With over 14 years in the industry, Foundation Education endeavours to deliver flexible and personalised training solutions. A student satisfaction rate of over 80% and an industry leading graduation rate of 65%, combined with state-of-the-art technology, expert trainers and ongoing support, make Foundation Education one of Australia’s leading RTOs. Specialising in business services, health services, training and education and fitness and recreation courses, Foundation Education is the perfect choice for anyone looking for quality vocational training.
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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