Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (FNS40215)

Qualification: Certificate IV
Course Code: FNS40215
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

An excellent choice for detail-oriented and logical professionals, a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (FNS40215) provides you with a guide to completing bookkeeping tasks efficiently and accurately so you can accelerate your career in the financial services industry.

Master financial reporting, bookkeeping software and payroll systems while learning how to design and update bookkeeping policies and procedures to keep financial operations running smoothly. Give your career the boost it deserves.

Foundation Education offers students flexibility in their study schedules, providing 24/7 online access to course materials and student support services.


Individuals must currently hold a senior role in the financial services industry, working directly for organisations or be small business owners, contractors or service providers and have relevant industry experience to assist with the completion of this course. Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the FNS Implementation Guide Companion Volume or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.

Individuals providing a business activity statement (BAS) service must also be registered by the Tax Practitioners Board and this qualification is currently cited as meeting the educational requirements for registration. Other conditions apply including a designated period of experience and individuals seeking BAS agent registration should check current registration requirements with the Board as this is reviewed regularly. To undertake this qualification, individuals are also required to:

  • have successfully completed Year 12; AND
  • have access to a financial services environment and a supervisor able to sign off on practical demonstration elements

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 finance course, the subjects you may study include:

  • BSBITU306 - Design and produce business documents
  • BSFIA401 - Prepare financial reports
  • FNSBKG401 - Develop and implement policies and procedures relevant to bookkeeping activities
  • 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
  • BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • BSBWRT301 - Write simple documents
  • FNSACC301 - Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • FNSACC302 - Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • FNSACC303 - Perform financial calculations
  • FNSACC404 - Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
  • FNSACC406 - Set up and operate a computerised accounting system

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (FNS40215) from Foundation Education.

You'll be ready for employment as a professional bookkeeper, providing essential bookkeeping tasks across a wide range of industries from the financial sector to retail, hospitality and business. The specialist knowledge and practical experience preparing and lodging financial documents you gain through your study will improve your employment prospects within the financial services sector in roles such as:

  • Account Supervisor
  • Bookkeeper

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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