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Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

  • Qualification:

    Certificate IV

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Self-paced; max 6 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Mentor Education (RTO 21683)

  • Course fees:

    Price may vary

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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

Get your bookkeeping experience formally recognised and satisfy the education requirements outlined in the Tax Agent Services Regulations 2009 with this online Certificate IV in Bookkeeping course from Mentor Education. As the only bookkeeping qualification that is endorsed by, and delivered to members of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), this course is the ideal study choice for existing bookkeepers looking to formalise their experience and upgrade their credentials.

The course will take you through bookkeeping fundamentals, business reporting basics, and also covers BAS and payroll activities. As you work your way through this industry-endorsed program, you will also become more familiar with MYOB software. You will learn how to establish and maintain a cash accounting system, an accrual system, as well as payroll systems. You will also learn how to prepare financial reports and complete BAS tasks. Give your bookkeeping or accounting career an edge by enquiring about this course today!


There are no formal entry requirements for this course, so anyone can apply!

Areas of study

In this bookkeeping course, the subjects you will study include: Core units

  • 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
  • BSBFIA401 - Prepare financial reports
  • BSBITU306 - Design and produce business documents

Elective units

  • FNSBKG402 - Establish and maintain a cash accounting system
  • FNSBKG403 - Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system
  • FNSACC404 - Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
  • FNSACC405 - Maintain inventory records
  • FNSACC406 - Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
  • FNSACC302 - Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • BSBWHS201 - Contribute to health and safety of self and others
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 Bookkeeping (FNS40215) from Mentor Education. In attaining this qualification you will satisfy the educational requirements outlined by the Tax Agent Services Regulations 2009. The course includes two units of competency that address GST and BAS - proficiencies that are required to become a registered BAS agent.

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

  • Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Officer
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Employee Bookkeeper
  • BAS Agent
  • General Accounts Assistant
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Taxation Officer

Payment options & support

Finance options

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

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