Certificate IV in Accounting (FNS40615)

Qualification: Certificate IV
Course Code: FNS40615
Study mode: Online
Duration: Max 24 months
Start date: Anytime – start today!
Awarded by: Open Colleges (RTO 90796)
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

Studying this Certificate IV in Accounting course online from Open Colleges, you will gain a thorough understanding of financial practices and procedures so you can work successfully in the financial sector.

Upon completion of this online qualification, you will acquire the knowledge and training to effectively manage financial records, comply with basic legal principles, maintain sufficient financial reporting and understand specific tax requirements.

You will also have the option to complete an elective Certificate in MYOB, giving you valuable experience with one of the most prevalent cloud accounting software programs out there.

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Eligibility

Anyone can apply.

Areas of study

While studying this accounting course, you will learn how to:

  • Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • Prepare financial reports
  • Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
  • Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
  • Establish and maintain a payroll system
  • Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks
  • Process business tax requirements
  • Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry
  • Design and produce business documents
  • Prepare operational budgets
  • Develop and use complex spreadsheets
  • Manage budgets and forecasts

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How will this course advance my career?

After completing this financial services certificate program you will be adept in preparing tax forms, financial statements and operational reports – key procedures for effective business and accounting management.

You will gain an education in professional communication skills and an understanding of how to maintain a healthy and safe workplace. These skills, alongside your industry knowledge, will help guide you into a financial services position.

Successful completion of this course means that the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) will recognise you as having met the educational requirements to register as a Business Activity Statement (BAS) agent.

Potential job outcomes may include accounts clerk, payroll officer, employee bookkeeper, sub-contracting bookkeeper, BAS agent and general accounts assistant.

How else will I benefit from this certificate?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised qualification: Certificate IV in Accounting FNS40615.
  • Flexible study: doing your education by correspondence means you study on your terms – at a time and place that suits you.
  • Government financial support is available through Austudy.
  • On completion of this course you will be eligible for at least four units of standing towards related undergraduate Open Colleges courses.
  • Receive a 12-month student membership with the Association for Accounting Technicians (AAT).
  • Receive a 24-month student membership with The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB).
  • Receive a 12-month student membership with the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

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Finance options

Payment plans are available for this course.

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RTO 90796
Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

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