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Certificate IV in Accounting

  • Qualification:

    Certificate IV

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Self-paced; up to 6 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Mentor Education (RTO 21683)

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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.

What you'll learn

About this course

Whether you're looking to make a career change, or simply want to add to your accounting repertoire, this online Certificate IV in Accounting (FNS40615) course will improve your accounting knowledge base and technical skills!

Offered by Mentor Education, the course can be studied online or through face-to-face workshops, and meets the educational requirements to become an accountant, registered tax agent and tax financial adviser as outlined in the 2009 Tax Agent Services Regulations.

The course covers all the accounting fundamentals from setting up your accounting systems to business reporting, and is designed to equip you with the confidence to handle accounting services effectively.

Whether you're an accountant looking to formalise your years of experience, or a professional looking to establish a new career within the accounting industry, the Certificate IV in Accounting (FNS40615) is an ideal starting point.


There are no formal perquisites for this course, however it is strongly recommended that you have:

  • A strong grasp of computer/technical skills; AND
  • A high level of literacy and numeracy skills

You will also need to have MYOB and Microsoft Excel installed on your computer. It is recommended that you have access to a Windows-based computer.

Areas of study

In this Certificate IV in Accounting (FNS40615) course, the units of competency you may study include:

Core Units

  • BSBFIA401 -- Prepare financial reports
  • BSBITU306 -- Design and produce business documents (using Office 2013)
  • 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 -- 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

Elective Units

  • BSBWHS201 -- Contribute to health and safety of self and others
  • FNSACC405 -- Maintain inventory records
  • FNSBKG402 -- Establish and maintain a cash accounting system
Mentor Education is one of Australia’s leading RG146 compliance training providers for the financial services industry. By specialising exclusively in this field of training, Mentor is able to focus on delivering professional development courses of the highest quality. Thanks to their flexible delivery options, you can complete a nationally recognised qualification in financial planning entirely online, and without disrupting your career. Take advantage of Mentor Education’s long-standing industry reputation and commitment to ongoing professional development by enquiring about a course today.
As a student of Mentor Education, you’ll receive access to an experienced financial adviser Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm by telephone and email, so you’re always assured of timely feedback and assistance.

Students of this program will also benefit from complementary inclusion of Mentor Education’s Career Pathway Program. This comprehensive suite of career-building tools includes a 12-month professional development subscription, association membership and regular updates on industry news and events.

Career outcomes

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

This means that you will:

  • Hold the most current bookkeeping qualification
  • Receive recognition for completing GST and BAS units - essential requirements if you want to become a registered BAS agent
  • Become a more competent user of MYOB

The Certificate IV in Accounting (FNS40615) course gives you the relevant skills and know-how to get ahead in the industry!

Curious about where a career in accounting could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Officer
  • Bank Officer
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Employee Bookkeeper
  • BAS Agent
  • General Accounts Assistant
  • Accounts Payable Officer
  • Accounts Receivable Officer
  • Taxation Compliance Officer

Payment options & support

Finance options

Upfront payment is required in full, at the time of enrolment.

Alternatively, you may be eligible to pay your course fees through a flexible payment plan. Enquire now for more information.

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