Course Description

Whether you’re looking to start your own business, take the next step in your accounting or bookkeeping career, or register as a Business Activity Statement (BAS) Agent, this qualification will give you the knowledge and skills you need to get where you want to go.

In the FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping, you will learn many beneficial financial skills, including:

  • The fundamentals of accounting and bookkeeping
  • How to prepare financial reports and manage operational budgets
  • How to set up and operate accounting systems (including cloud computing practices)
  • Managing payroll and preparing business activity statements (BAS)
  • Customer service standards in the financial industry
  • Designing and producing business documents
  • Small business planning

Why study this course?

  • Open Colleges has designed the FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping specifically to reflect current job roles in the bookkeeping and accounting industry and give you the best chance at success.
  • This course meets the educational requirements set out by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) for registering as a Business Activity Statements (BAS) Agent, as two units are approved by the TPB. Other conditions apply, including a designated period of practical experience.
  • You will learn a range of financial skills from how to prepare operational budgets and financial reports to setting up and operating accounting systems, managing payroll and preparing Business Activity Statements (BAS).
  • When you enrol in this course, you will get a free 12-month membership to both the Australian Bookkeepers Network (ABN) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), valued at $400. It’s a fantastic opportunity to learn from the best and grow your network.
  • You will get 24-month exclusive access to Reckon One accounting software, so you can put your new-found skills into practice.
  • This course has been designed to give you the practical skills and knowledge required to make your mark in the accounting and bookkeeping industry.

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation as you may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and may be able to complete your studies faster.

Potential career outcomes

  • Accounts Administrator
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Accounts Payable Officer
  • Accounts Receivable Officer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Debtors Clerk
  • Payroll Officer