Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

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  • Qualification:
    Certificate IV
  • Study mode:
  • Payment options:
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    Self-paced up to two years part-time
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  • Career Outcomes:
    Bookkeeper | Payroll Officer | Accounts Clerk | Accounts Payable Officer | Bookkeeper Assistant | View All

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Improve your accounting knowledge base and technical skills with this online Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping (FNS40217) course from Mentor Education.

Suited to both students with no prior experience and those seeking to formalise existing skills with a nationally recognised qualification, this course offers the foundation concepts and skills for working in accounting.

With a self-paced, online delivery,this course offers the chance to upskill without interrupting your life. It 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 accounting fundamentals, including financial report preparation, the completion and lodging of business activity and instalment activity statements, ledger administration, cloud computing and processing financial transactions.

Whether you’re an accounting professional looking to formalise your years of experience with a current qualification, or a professional looking to establish a new career within the accounting industry, this practical, work-ready course is your next career step.


There are no formal perquisites for this course. Mentor Education recommends that applicants 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.

In this accounting course, the subjects you may study include:

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

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

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.

Where Will It Lead Me?

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

This is the most current nationally recognised accounting and bookkeeping course offered. This qualification will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to seek employment in a range of payroll, accounts and bookkeeping positions in organisations across a broad range of industries. You may choose to seek employment as an account clerk, payroll officer or bookkeeper.

After enrolling into this program, you will have the option to receive complimentary student membership with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and/or the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). On completion of this course, you will have the option to upgrade your memberships for a standard fee.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

The fee for this course starts from $990 for online, self-paced learning.

Mentor Education offers flexible payment options to suit each person's individual needs, including:

  • Upfront payment
  • Direct debit payment plan


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