Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

  • Qualification:

    Certificate IV

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    795 hours delivered over 30 weeks

  • Start date:

    Anytime - start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Mentor Education (RTO 21683)

  • Course fee:

    Price may vary

This course meets the 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.

Course Rundown

Whether you’re looking to make a career change, or simply want to add to your accounting repertoire, this online Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping (FNS40217) course will improve your accounting knowledge base and technical skills!  

Offered by Mentor Education, the course is delivered via online study, and meets the educational requirements to become a registered BAS agent, registered tax agent and tax financial adviser as outlined in the 2009 Tax Agent Services Regulations.

The course covers all the accounting fundamentals, from the preparation of financial reports, completion and lodging of business activity and instalment activity statements, ledger administration, cloud computing and processing financial transactions.

Whether you’re an accountant looking to formalise your years of experience, or a professional looking to establish a new career within the accounting industry, the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping (FNS40217) is an ideal starting point.


There are no formal perquisites for this course, however it is strongly recommended that you have:

  • A strong grasp of computer/technical skills; AND
  • A high level of literacy and numeracy skills

 You will also need to have MYOB and Microsoft Excel installed on your computer. It is recommended that you have access to a Windows-based computer.

What You’ll Learn

Core Subjects:

  •  Prepare financial reports
  • Introduce cloud computing into business operations
  • Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
  • Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
  • Complete business activity and instalment activity statements *
  • Establish and maintain payroll systems*

* Units form BAS agent registration Skill Set.

Elective Subjects:

  • Evaluate and authorise payment requests
  • Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • Perform financial calculations
  • Process business tax requirements

Why study with Mentor Education?

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.

Student Support

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.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping  (FNS40217) from Mentor Education.

After enrolling into this program, you will have the option to receive student membership with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and/or the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and free of charge.

Institute of Certified Bookkeepers student membership 
You will have the option to receive a complimentary 2-year Student Membership to the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, valued at $120. This entitles you to the following services with the ICB:

  • specialised student newsletter keeping you up to date with changes in the industry,
  • student resources to assist you in learning more about working as a bookkeeper; and
  • network meetings with industry professionals

Institute of Public Accountants student membership 
As part of your Institute of Public Accountants student membership you will have access to the following benefits:

  • Access to IPAs online Magazine Our Public Accountant Digital Hub
  • Introductions to popular IPA Discussion Groups, held all over Australia, with top speakers on a range of subjects
  • Invitations to events and networking forums with top accounting and finance leaders

Once you have completed your studies you will have a chance to upgrade your student membership to become a Graduate Associate of the IPA.

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

The full fee for this course is $2,400. Upfront payment is required in full, at the time of enrolment.