Certificate IV in Financial Services and Diploma of Accounting (FNS41815 & FNS50215)

Qualification: Certificate IV + Diploma
Course Code: FNS41815 & FNS50215
Study mode: Online
Payment options: Payment plan
Upfront payment
Duration: Self-paced; complete within 24 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

Accelerate your career trajectory with a Certificate IV in Financial Services (FNS41815) and Diploma of Accounting (FNS50215) dual qualification, offering an in-depth look at accounting practices and financial operations.

You will become proficient in interpreting numbers, managing budgets and financial forecasting, preparing reports and implementing procedures for the completion of financial services tasks.

Delivered online by Foundation Australia and Australian Institute of Personal Trainers, this online course allows you the flexibility to progress through lessons at your own pace, consolidating your knowledge as you learn.


There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however it is recommended that individuals have:

  • Undertaken lower level qualifications such as a Certificate IV in Accounting FNS40615)


  • Relevant industry experience to assist with the completion of 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`

  • FNSINC401 - Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry
  • FNSACC501 - Provide financial and business performance information
  • FNSACC503 - Manage budgets and forecasts
  • FNSACC504 - Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
  • FNSACC502 - Prepare tax documentation for individuals
  • FNSACC506 - Implement and maintain internal control procedures
  • FNSACC507 - Provide management accounting information

Elective units

  • BSBADM405 - Organise meetings
  • BSBCUS402 - Address customer needs
  • BSBFIA401 - Prepare financial reports
  • BSBWOR404 - Develop work priorities
  • FNSACC303 - Perform financial calculations
  • FNSACC402 - Prepare operational budgets
  • FNSACC404 - Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
  • FNSBKG401 - Develop and implement policies and procedures relevant to bookkeeping activities
  • FNSCUS401 - Participate in negotiations
  • FNSFMK401 - Reconcile financial transactions
  • FNSPIM410 - Collect, assess and use information
  • FNSINC402 - Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of products and services used by an organisation or sector
  • BSBWOR501 - Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • BSBADM506 - Manage business document design and development
  • BSBITU402 - Develop and use complex spreadsheets
  • FNSACC301 - Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive two nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Financial Services (FNS41815) and Diploma of Accounting (FNS50215) from Foundation Education or Australian Institute of Personal Trainers.

Holding this dual qualification makes you eligible to apply for roles such as:

  • Bank senior officer
  • Financial sector supervisor
  • Senior accounts officer
  • Assistant accountant

Finance options

VET FEE-HELP* is available for this course through Foundation Education's partner, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (RTO 32363). If you enrol in this course with VET FEE-HELP you will automatically become a student of AIPT's, and will be subject to their terms and conditions. Course fees include the delivery and assessment of your qualification, study materials (including all resources), and student support services.

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.

*VET FEE-HELP is an Australian Government study loan scheme, which can be used to help you pay for all or part of your tuition fees. Eligibility criteria apply.

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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