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Certificate IV in Accounting

  • Qualification:

    Certificate IV

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Max 24 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Open Colleges (RTO 90796)

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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

The Certificate IV in Accounting is a highly comprehensive course that will provide the backbone for your new career in accounting. The course has been designed by reputable industry experts and provides a foundational overview of the basic accounting skills and knowledge needed to work in the industry.

Completion of the Certificate IV in Accounting will enable students to confidently undertake accounting tasks such as operational reporting, prepare simple management reports and perform financial calculations. Hands on training with accounting technologies such as MYOB will also mean students gain an understanding of how operate industry-standard accounting systems.

By successfully obtaining this Certificate IV, students would have completed the educational requirements outlined by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) and as such may register as BAS (Business Activity Statements) agents.


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
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.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Accounting from Open Colleges.

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.

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

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

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Pay just $71.25 per week with a $100 depositPay $3,272 upfront and save 20%

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