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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

Course Details

Course number E1242
Qualification name FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
Course duration Maximum 24 months
Delivery Method Online
Recognition Nationally Recognised Nationally Recognised Training
Assessments Demonstrations, Knowledge tests, Projects, Written reports
Awarded by
  • Open Colleges Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90796)

Requirements

Education

You will need to have completed Year 12, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:

  • A qualification at Certificate III level or higher, OR
  • Three years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

Physical requirements

Some assessments will require other participants to act as characters in role plays designed to demonstrate practical and oral communication skills. Students will be required to source and arrange these other participants, participants can be family, friends or workplace colleagues.

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old.

English

This course involves reading learning content and undertaking a range of written assessments and engaging in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication. As such, entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 12 level.

If you haven't successfully completed English at Year 12 level, you can demonstrate equivalency through one of the following:

  • Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate III level or higher; or
  • 3 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication

Open Colleges recognises that not all people are able to read, write and perform calculations to the same standard. See the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Considerations section for more information on tools, resources and support services provided to by Open Colleges.

Computing

You will need access to a computer and the internet and have basic computing skills. Minimum specifications for your computer are:

All users:

  • Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
  • Broadband internet connection
  • 2GB of RAM
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive
  • Adobe Reader XI or equivalent
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher
  • Access to printer and associated software
  • Access to scanner and associated software
  • Digital imaging software
  • File compression software

Windows users:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or higher (Windows 8 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)

Mac OS users:

  • Mac OSX v10.5 or higher (Mac OSX v10.6 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)

Audio Visual

  • Learners will need access to software to view online videos and images. Software such as Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer etc. are available as a free download from the internet. 
  • As well as access to digital video recording device and/or digital camera and associated software to save and upload video and image files to OpenSpace. Many mobile phone and smart phones include this technology and OpenSpace provided an in platform recording function.

Skills

To successfully complete this course, learners will require basic computing skills. This includes: 

  • Creating, saving and editing Microsoft Office documents
  • Accessing and searching the internet
  • Downloading and saving documents from websites
  • Uploading documents through websites
  • Participating in online discussions
  • Compressing image files

Other technology requirements

  • Office equipment and resources including telephone, photocopier, scanner and printer.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study a VET course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies. You can access the Language, Literacy and Numeracy tool here.

Subjects

Once you are enrolled in this course, you will receive access to the first Module, which contains the first set of units for the course. When you have successfully completed those units, you'll be given access to the next Module. 

Open Colleges may make changes to the course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or other regulatory requirements. Please download the course guide for current information about the course and its status.

Foundations in accounting and bookkeeping

  • Check and verify supporting documentation
  • Prepare and process banking and petty cash documents
  • Prepare and process payable and received invoices
  • Prepare journals
  • Update financial data and systems
  • Prepare deposit facility and lodge flows
  • Finalise trial balance and interim reports

Preparing ledgers

  • Review accounts receivable requirements
  • Identify bad and doubtful debts
  • Review client compliance with terms and conditions and plan recovery action
  • Prepare reports and file documentation
  • Distribute creditor invoices for authorisation
  • Remit payments to creditors
  • Reconcile outstanding balances

Financial reporting

  • Maintain asset register
  • Record general journal entries for balance day adjustments
  • Prepare final general ledger accounts
  • Prepare end of period financial reports

Requirements for non-reporting entities

  • Compile data required for preparing financial statements for non-reporting entities
  • Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities

Cloud-based computing

  • Review computing needs in the business
  • Investigate cloud computing services to meet business needs
  • Develop a plan to introduce cloud computing
  • Support implementation of the plan

Computerised accounting systems

  • Implement integrated accounting system
  • Process transactions in system
  • Maintain system
  • Produce reports

Managing payroll

This unit is designed to meet the education requirements of the Tax Practitioner Board (TPB). Where registration with the TPB is sought, assessment must reflect the conditions described by the regulator which stipulate that a significant amount (at least 40%) must be completed under some form of independent supervision.

  • Establish payroll requirements
  • Record payroll data
  • Prepare and process payroll
  • Handle payroll enquiries
  • Maintain payroll

This unit is designed to meet the education requirements of the Tax Practitioner Board (TPB). Where registration with the TPB is sought, assessment must reflect the conditions described by the regulator which stipulate that a significant amount (at least 40%) must be completed under some form of independent supervision.

Managing business activity statements

This unit is designed to meet the education requirements of the Tax Practitioner Board (TPB). Where registration with the TPB is sought, assessment must reflect the conditions described by the regulator which stipulate that a significant amount (at least 40%) must be completed under some form of independent supervision.

  • Identify compliance and other requirements applicable to business activity
  • Analyse and apply industry codes of conduct associated with work activities
  • Review and apply goods and services tax (GST) implications and code transactions
  • Report on payroll activities and amounts withheld
  • Reconcile and prepare activity statement
  • Lodge activity statement

This unit is designed to meet the education requirements of the Tax Practitioner Board (TPB). Where registration with the TPB is sought, assessment must reflect the conditions described by the regulator which stipulate that a significant amount (at least 40%) must be completed under some form of independent supervision.

Implement Customer Service Standards

  • Contribute to quality customer service standards
  • Implement customer service systems
  • Implement team customer service standards

Working effectively in financial services

  • Develop professional working relationships
  • Identify compliance requirements and support materials
  • Set up and maintain systems to meet compliance requirements
  • Work autonomously or in a team to complete work activities
  • Develop and maintain own competency

Designing business documents

  • Select and prepare resources
  • Design document
  • Produce document
  • Finalise document

Operational budgets

  • Prepare budget
  • Set budget timeframe
  • Document budget

Small business planning

  • Identify elements of the business plan
  • Develop a business plan
  • Develop strategies for minimising risks

Payment Options

Pay in Full

You can choose to pay your course fees in full upon enrolment and benefit from a 10% discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Pay 50% & Payment Plan Combo

You can also choose to pay 50% of your total course fees upon enrolment and the balance on a Payment Plan.  When you do, you’ll benefit from 50% of the standard Pay in Full discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Payment Plan

You can choose to pay for your course in weekly or fortnightly instalments. By paying in instalments, you can schedule your payments around your regular outgoings and get ahead without breaking the bank. Open Colleges payment plans are interest-free.

zipMoney Payment Plan

If you need a little more flexibility with your finances and would like to pay off your course fees over a longer period of time, we can assist by organising zipMoney to pay your course fees directly to us on your behalf, and you pay this loan back to zipMoney over an agreed period of time. zipMoney provides you flexible options of selecting a 24, 36 or 48 months interest-free, payment plan (dependant on which course you’re enrolling into) to suit your lifestyle, giving you more flexibility than ever before.

BPAY®

With BPAY®, you’re able to pay quickly and securely, 24/7 through your internet, mobile or phone banking service. You can choose when, how much and from which account to pay from - whatever works for you. BPAY® is only available when paying in full. Call an Enrolment Consultant to find out more. 

BPAY® is a trademark of BPAY Pty Ltd ABN 69 079 137 518. Check if BPAY® is right for you by reading the terms and conditions available from your Financial Institution.

Trainers

Holly Radford

Holly is an enthusiastic and dedicated professional with close to 20 years’ experience in business administration, account management, marketing and print. She has also been working within the education and training industry since 2013, in both a face-to-face and online capacity, and is passionate about the power of education.

Holly holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Diploma of Business Administration, Diploma of Business, Diploma of Marketing Communication, Diploma of Social Media Marketing, Certificate IV in Training & Assessment and a Certificate III in Printing & Graphic Arts.

Kimberly Kim

Kimberly has over 11 years’ experience in training and assessment in tertiary and vocational education and training institutes.  She has also run her own public accounting and tax practice for over two years, after 10 years of working in tax and accounting field. Kimberly holds a Masters of Business Administration majoring in Professional Accounting and is a Certified Professional Accountant with a passion for teaching.

Peter McClatchey

Peter McClatchey has spent 23 years as a chartered accountant for PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has specialised in the financial services industry, providing accounting, audit and consulting services to a wide variety of industry leading superannuation, funds management and insurance clients. He has also been heavily involved in the development and delivery of accounting and audit training programs for all levels of staff. He has lived and worked in a variety of countries, including Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, India and Fiji, providing accounting and audit services.

Rebecca Carnell

Rebecca has worked in management accounting, training and educational product development roles over the last 8 years. She has provided bookkeeping and management accounting services to small to medium size businesses and developed and audited VET learning material and assessments.

Further to Rebecca’s accounting and vocational and education experience, she holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, a Diploma of Business and a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting.

Rosalie Pellew

Rosalie Pellew has over 30 years' experience in customer engagement; workplace training and assessment; facilitating adult education; leading and coaching customer contact teams; and supporting on-line learning students.

Rosalie’s experience spans various industries from retail and telecommunications to food production. Rosalie has been in Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector for over 14 years.

Pursuing her passion for adult education, Rosalie refocused into student services to assist students through their learning journey and beyond to training and assessing. She holds a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, Diplomas in Teaching, Adult Education, Business Administration, Business and Leadership & Management.

Suellen Freeman

Suellen has a broad range of experience in both auditing and accounting, including managing her own business and co-authoring two accounting text books in introductory accounting and financial accounting.

Suellen has been in education for over 30 years, working with students nationally and internationally. Currently, she is self-employed as Treasurer of her Body Corporate and is actively involved in the accounting process of her building management. 

Industry Connections

Membership

Students of this course will receive a membership to these organisation(s)

Australian Bookkeepers Network (ABN) has been renowned as an innovative industry leader since 2001. Their purpose is to make a difference in the lives of Bookkeepers by providing a supportive community, unique tools and resources that enable Bookkeepers to make well-informed, strategic business decisions and stay ahead in their industry.

Australian Bookkeepers Association (ABA) is a government recognised independent association for Bookkeepers. ABA aims to provide members with credibility, professional accreditation, representation and facilitated training. Once your qualification is completed, ABA helps members by reducing the hours required of relevant experience when applying/renewing a BAS agent registration with the Tax Practitioners Board.

How do both memberships work?

Your ABN membership gives you access to the online resource centre that will save you time, will provide you with the help, support and information that you need, when you need it, so that you can make the right decisions.

Your ABA membership is included ABN membership and gives you recognition as a member of a professional association with relevant government bodies.

Benefits include:

  • Access to ABN helpline, ABN discussion forum and coffee club
  • Unlimited to access to the Bookkeepers Knowledge Base
  • Access to Ready Reckoner 
  • Access to multiple industry bulletins and newsletters

The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) is one of Australia's oldest representative professional bodies, formed in 1923. It is one of the three legally recognised professional bodies for accountants in Australia.[1] The IPA represents more than 35,000 members and students working in industry, commerce, government, academia and professional practice.

Membership benefits include: 

  • Access to IFAC knowledge net
  • Access to continuing professional development events
  • Networking opportunities 
  • Access to industry publications 

Extra Benefits

To help you stand out from the crowd, enrolment in this course will also get you exclusive access to Reckon One accounting software. This includes:

  • Access to the ‘Core’, ‘Invoices’ and ‘Payroll’ online modules, along with the print versions for each module.
  • Access to the extensive Reckon One training video library.
  • Access to the Reckon One community forum.
  • Reckon One certification (upon graduation of your course).
  • Three months free access to the commercial version of Reckon One.

SAVE 25% OFF

* Use voucher code - SAVEOCTOBER24

selected course fees when you pay upfront.

Offer ends on Sunday 24th October 2021 at 11:59pm AEST. *Terms & conditions

Course at a Glance

Become a financial all-rounder with the FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping. You will gain skills across the board from accounting to financial planning, bookkeeping, auditing and payroll.

Career Outcomes

  • checkAccounts Administrator
  • checkAccounts Clerk
  • checkAccounts Payable Officer
  • checkAccounts Receivable Officer
  • checkBookkeeper
  • checkDebtors Clerk
  • checkPayroll Officer
computer

Delivery Method

Online

credit_score

Payment

Flexible payment options available

Recognition

Nationally recognised

Nationally Recognised Training

Course at a Glance

Become a financial all-rounder with the FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping. You will gain skills across the board from accounting to financial planning, bookkeeping, auditing and payroll.

Career Outcomes

  • checkAccounts Administrator
  • checkAccounts Clerk
  • checkAccounts Payable Officer
  • checkAccounts Receivable Officer
  • checkBookkeeper
  • checkDebtors Clerk
  • checkPayroll Officer
computer

Delivery Method

Online

credit_score

Payment

Flexible payment options available

Recognition

Nationally recognised

Nationally Recognised Training

SAVE 25% OFF

* Use voucher code - SAVEOCTOBER24

selected course fees when you pay upfront.

Offer ends on Sunday 24th October 2021 at 11:59pm AEST. *Terms & conditions

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
Course number E1242
Qualification name FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
Course duration Maximum 24 months
Delivery Method Online
Recognition Nationally Recognised Nationally Recognised Training
Assessments Demonstrations, Knowledge tests, Projects, Written reports
Awarded by
  • Open Colleges Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90796)

Education

You will need to have completed Year 12, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:

  • A qualification at Certificate III level or higher, OR
  • Three years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

Physical requirements

Some assessments will require other participants to act as characters in role plays designed to demonstrate practical and oral communication skills. Students will be required to source and arrange these other participants, participants can be family, friends or workplace colleagues.

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old.

English

This course involves reading learning content and undertaking a range of written assessments and engaging in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication. As such, entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 12 level.

If you haven't successfully completed English at Year 12 level, you can demonstrate equivalency through one of the following:

  • Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate III level or higher; or
  • 3 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication

Open Colleges recognises that not all people are able to read, write and perform calculations to the same standard. See the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Considerations section for more information on tools, resources and support services provided to by Open Colleges.

Computing

You will need access to a computer and the internet and have basic computing skills. Minimum specifications for your computer are:

All users:

  • Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
  • Broadband internet connection
  • 2GB of RAM
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive
  • Adobe Reader XI or equivalent
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher
  • Access to printer and associated software
  • Access to scanner and associated software
  • Digital imaging software
  • File compression software

Windows users:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or higher (Windows 8 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)

Mac OS users:

  • Mac OSX v10.5 or higher (Mac OSX v10.6 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)

Audio Visual

  • Learners will need access to software to view online videos and images. Software such as Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer etc. are available as a free download from the internet. 
  • As well as access to digital video recording device and/or digital camera and associated software to save and upload video and image files to OpenSpace. Many mobile phone and smart phones include this technology and OpenSpace provided an in platform recording function.

Skills

To successfully complete this course, learners will require basic computing skills. This includes: 

  • Creating, saving and editing Microsoft Office documents
  • Accessing and searching the internet
  • Downloading and saving documents from websites
  • Uploading documents through websites
  • Participating in online discussions
  • Compressing image files

Other technology requirements

  • Office equipment and resources including telephone, photocopier, scanner and printer.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study a VET course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies. You can access the Language, Literacy and Numeracy tool here.

Once you are enrolled in this course, you will receive access to the first Module, which contains the first set of units for the course. When you have successfully completed those units, you'll be given access to the next Module. 

Open Colleges may make changes to the course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or other regulatory requirements. Please download the course guide for current information about the course and its status.

Foundations in accounting and bookkeeping

  • Check and verify supporting documentation
  • Prepare and process banking and petty cash documents
  • Prepare and process payable and received invoices
  • Prepare journals
  • Update financial data and systems
  • Prepare deposit facility and lodge flows
  • Finalise trial balance and interim reports

Preparing ledgers

  • Review accounts receivable requirements
  • Identify bad and doubtful debts
  • Review client compliance with terms and conditions and plan recovery action
  • Prepare reports and file documentation
  • Distribute creditor invoices for authorisation
  • Remit payments to creditors
  • Reconcile outstanding balances

Financial reporting

  • Maintain asset register
  • Record general journal entries for balance day adjustments
  • Prepare final general ledger accounts
  • Prepare end of period financial reports

Requirements for non-reporting entities

  • Compile data required for preparing financial statements for non-reporting entities
  • Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities

Cloud-based computing

  • Review computing needs in the business
  • Investigate cloud computing services to meet business needs
  • Develop a plan to introduce cloud computing
  • Support implementation of the plan

Computerised accounting systems

  • Implement integrated accounting system
  • Process transactions in system
  • Maintain system
  • Produce reports

Managing payroll

This unit is designed to meet the education requirements of the Tax Practitioner Board (TPB). Where registration with the TPB is sought, assessment must reflect the conditions described by the regulator which stipulate that a significant amount (at least 40%) must be completed under some form of independent supervision.

  • Establish payroll requirements
  • Record payroll data
  • Prepare and process payroll
  • Handle payroll enquiries
  • Maintain payroll

This unit is designed to meet the education requirements of the Tax Practitioner Board (TPB). Where registration with the TPB is sought, assessment must reflect the conditions described by the regulator which stipulate that a significant amount (at least 40%) must be completed under some form of independent supervision.

Managing business activity statements

This unit is designed to meet the education requirements of the Tax Practitioner Board (TPB). Where registration with the TPB is sought, assessment must reflect the conditions described by the regulator which stipulate that a significant amount (at least 40%) must be completed under some form of independent supervision.

  • Identify compliance and other requirements applicable to business activity
  • Analyse and apply industry codes of conduct associated with work activities
  • Review and apply goods and services tax (GST) implications and code transactions
  • Report on payroll activities and amounts withheld
  • Reconcile and prepare activity statement
  • Lodge activity statement

This unit is designed to meet the education requirements of the Tax Practitioner Board (TPB). Where registration with the TPB is sought, assessment must reflect the conditions described by the regulator which stipulate that a significant amount (at least 40%) must be completed under some form of independent supervision.

Implement Customer Service Standards

  • Contribute to quality customer service standards
  • Implement customer service systems
  • Implement team customer service standards

Working effectively in financial services

  • Develop professional working relationships
  • Identify compliance requirements and support materials
  • Set up and maintain systems to meet compliance requirements
  • Work autonomously or in a team to complete work activities
  • Develop and maintain own competency

Designing business documents

  • Select and prepare resources
  • Design document
  • Produce document
  • Finalise document

Operational budgets

  • Prepare budget
  • Set budget timeframe
  • Document budget

Small business planning

  • Identify elements of the business plan
  • Develop a business plan
  • Develop strategies for minimising risks

Pay in Full

You can choose to pay your course fees in full upon enrolment and benefit from a 10% discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Pay 50% & Payment Plan Combo

You can also choose to pay 50% of your total course fees upon enrolment and the balance on a Payment Plan.  When you do, you’ll benefit from 50% of the standard Pay in Full discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Payment Plan

You can choose to pay for your course in weekly or fortnightly instalments. By paying in instalments, you can schedule your payments around your regular outgoings and get ahead without breaking the bank. Open Colleges payment plans are interest-free.

zipMoney Payment Plan

If you need a little more flexibility with your finances and would like to pay off your course fees over a longer period of time, we can assist by organising zipMoney to pay your course fees directly to us on your behalf, and you pay this loan back to zipMoney over an agreed period of time. zipMoney provides you flexible options of selecting a 24, 36 or 48 months interest-free, payment plan (dependant on which course you’re enrolling into) to suit your lifestyle, giving you more flexibility than ever before.

BPAY®

With BPAY®, you’re able to pay quickly and securely, 24/7 through your internet, mobile or phone banking service. You can choose when, how much and from which account to pay from - whatever works for you. BPAY® is only available when paying in full. Call an Enrolment Consultant to find out more. 

BPAY® is a trademark of BPAY Pty Ltd ABN 69 079 137 518. Check if BPAY® is right for you by reading the terms and conditions available from your Financial Institution.

Holly Radford

Holly is an enthusiastic and dedicated professional with close to 20 years’ experience in business administration, account management, marketing and print. She has also been working within the education and training industry since 2013, in both a face-to-face and online capacity, and is passionate about the power of education.

Holly holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Diploma of Business Administration, Diploma of Business, Diploma of Marketing Communication, Diploma of Social Media Marketing, Certificate IV in Training & Assessment and a Certificate III in Printing & Graphic Arts.

Kimberly Kim

Kimberly has over 11 years’ experience in training and assessment in tertiary and vocational education and training institutes.  She has also run her own public accounting and tax practice for over two years, after 10 years of working in tax and accounting field. Kimberly holds a Masters of Business Administration majoring in Professional Accounting and is a Certified Professional Accountant with a passion for teaching.

Peter McClatchey

Peter McClatchey has spent 23 years as a chartered accountant for PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has specialised in the financial services industry, providing accounting, audit and consulting services to a wide variety of industry leading superannuation, funds management and insurance clients. He has also been heavily involved in the development and delivery of accounting and audit training programs for all levels of staff. He has lived and worked in a variety of countries, including Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, India and Fiji, providing accounting and audit services.

Rebecca Carnell

Rebecca has worked in management accounting, training and educational product development roles over the last 8 years. She has provided bookkeeping and management accounting services to small to medium size businesses and developed and audited VET learning material and assessments.

Further to Rebecca’s accounting and vocational and education experience, she holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, a Diploma of Business and a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting.

Rosalie Pellew

Rosalie Pellew has over 30 years' experience in customer engagement; workplace training and assessment; facilitating adult education; leading and coaching customer contact teams; and supporting on-line learning students.

Rosalie’s experience spans various industries from retail and telecommunications to food production. Rosalie has been in Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector for over 14 years.

Pursuing her passion for adult education, Rosalie refocused into student services to assist students through their learning journey and beyond to training and assessing. She holds a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, Diplomas in Teaching, Adult Education, Business Administration, Business and Leadership & Management.

Suellen Freeman

Suellen has a broad range of experience in both auditing and accounting, including managing her own business and co-authoring two accounting text books in introductory accounting and financial accounting.

Suellen has been in education for over 30 years, working with students nationally and internationally. Currently, she is self-employed as Treasurer of her Body Corporate and is actively involved in the accounting process of her building management. 

Membership

Students of this course will receive a membership to these organisation(s)

Australian Bookkeepers Network (ABN) has been renowned as an innovative industry leader since 2001. Their purpose is to make a difference in the lives of Bookkeepers by providing a supportive community, unique tools and resources that enable Bookkeepers to make well-informed, strategic business decisions and stay ahead in their industry.

Australian Bookkeepers Association (ABA) is a government recognised independent association for Bookkeepers. ABA aims to provide members with credibility, professional accreditation, representation and facilitated training. Once your qualification is completed, ABA helps members by reducing the hours required of relevant experience when applying/renewing a BAS agent registration with the Tax Practitioners Board.

How do both memberships work?

Your ABN membership gives you access to the online resource centre that will save you time, will provide you with the help, support and information that you need, when you need it, so that you can make the right decisions.

Your ABA membership is included ABN membership and gives you recognition as a member of a professional association with relevant government bodies.

Benefits include:

  • Access to ABN helpline, ABN discussion forum and coffee club
  • Unlimited to access to the Bookkeepers Knowledge Base
  • Access to Ready Reckoner 
  • Access to multiple industry bulletins and newsletters

The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) is one of Australia's oldest representative professional bodies, formed in 1923. It is one of the three legally recognised professional bodies for accountants in Australia.[1] The IPA represents more than 35,000 members and students working in industry, commerce, government, academia and professional practice.

Membership benefits include: 

  • Access to IFAC knowledge net
  • Access to continuing professional development events
  • Networking opportunities 
  • Access to industry publications 

To help you stand out from the crowd, enrolment in this course will also get you exclusive access to Reckon One accounting software. This includes:

  • Access to the ‘Core’, ‘Invoices’ and ‘Payroll’ online modules, along with the print versions for each module.
  • Access to the extensive Reckon One training video library.
  • Access to the Reckon One community forum.
  • Reckon One certification (upon graduation of your course).
  • Three months free access to the commercial version of Reckon One.
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