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Accounting & Finance

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

SKU:FNS40222

Get ready to become a sought-after bookkeeper and accountant with this specialised course. Gain two skills with one certificate and become the highly skilled financial all-rounder that businesses are searching for. Graduate with all the skills and confidence you need to make your mark on the bookkeeping and accounting industries.
  • Flexible payment options
  • Study to fit into your routine
  • Nationally recognised accreditation
  • Start studying as soon as you enrol
  • No exams, ever.
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Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Intro to Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Master the art of Bookkeeping and Accounting

Our nationally recognised FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping is designed to provide you with a strong range of accounting skills to start your own business or register as a Business Activity Statement (BAS) Agent.

Extra Benefits

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). 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.
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Common job Outcomes

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

Job Skills

  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping
  • Payroll
  • Financial planning
  • Budgeting
  • Administration
  • Financial reporting
  • Preparing ledgers
  • Data processing
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Course breakdown

What you’ll learn in this course

This qualification includes a range of units designed to give you the practical skills and knowledge required to make your mark in the accounting and bookkeeping industry.

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

FNSACC418
Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
  • 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
BSBTEC301
Design and produce business documents
  • Select and prepare resources
  • Design document
  • Produce document
  • Finalise document
BSBTEC302
Design and produce spreadsheets
  • Select and prepare resources
  • Plan spreadsheet design
  • Create spreadsheet
  • Produce charts
  • Finalise and present spreadsheets
FNSACC321
Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • 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
FNSACC322
Administer subsidiary accounts and 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
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Open Colleges were good educators and patient, too. Considerate of extension applications due to personal circumstances, which bounce up. Open Colleges give you a second chance if you don't do well in a quiz. Like any higher education studies, one cannot skip on all the reading material - Open Colleges resources were comprehensive. Following an assignment, the Assessors were great in pointing out insufficient information or tips/questions which provided a better understanding of the formula or interpretation or calculation.
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I was quite happy with my Certificate IV in Bookkeeping course. While it was very challenging, it did give a good insight of the necessities to set up a small business for those people who wish to set up their own business rather than apply for big firms.
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I had in mind to start my own Bookkeeping business after this course, and I certainly feel that it has given me a lot of ground works to put me in the right direction.
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    Study anywhere at any time with 24/7 access to your units.

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  • 24 months
  • 18 months
  • 12 months
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  • Daily routine
  • 07:00 am - 08:00 am

    Coffee + Study

  • 08:00 am - 09:00 am

    Morning routine + commute

  • 09:00 am - 01:00 pm

    Work

  • 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

    Lunch + Study

  • 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

    Work

  • 05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

    Evening routine

  • 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

    Study session

  • 07:30 pm - 08:30 pm

    Break

  • 08:30 pm - 09:30 pm

    Study session

  • 09:30 pm - onwards

    Relax

Study for a minimum 26 hours per week to complete modules in 12 months

  • Daily routine
  • 07:00 am - 08:00 am

    Coffee + Study

  • 08:00 am - 09:00 am

    Morning routine + commute

  • 09:00 am - 05:00 pm

    Work

  • 05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

    Evening routine

  • 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

    Study session

  • 07:30 pm - 08:00 pm

    Break

  • 08:00 pm - 09:00 pm

    Study session

  • 09:00 pm - onwards

    Relax

Study for a minimum 17.3 hours per week to complete modules in 18 months

  • Daily routine
  • 07:00 am - 08:00 am

    Coffee + Study

  • 08:00 am - 09:00 am

    Morning routine + commute

  • 09:00 am - 05:00 pm

    Work

  • 05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

    Evening routine

  • 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

    Study session

  • 07:30 pm - onwards

    Relax

Study for a minimum 13 hours per week to complete modules in 24 months

Your course may include work placement which will be completed in addition to weekly study blocks.

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Your trainer

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.
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.
Tanya Galey
Tanya has many years of experience working in the Airline Industry through her role at World Aviation Systems who represent various airlines here in Sydney (Air Tahiti Nui and Hawaiian Airlines to name a few). She has extensive knowledge of Sales, marketing, reservations and the general business operations of an Airline.
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Kimberly Kim

Accounting & Finance
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 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.
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Rosalie Pellew

Business & Leadership
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 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.
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Tanya Galey

Business & Leadership
Tanya has many years of experience working in the Airline Industry through her role at World Aviation Systems who represent various airlines here in Sydney (Air Tahiti Nui and Hawaiian Airlines to name a few). She has extensive knowledge of Sales, marketing, reservations and the general business operations of an Airline.
Tanya has many years of experience working in the Airline Industry through her role at World Aviation Systems who represent various airlines here in Sydney (Air Tahiti Nui and Hawaiian Airlines to name a few). She has extensive knowledge of Sales, marketing, reservations and the general business operations of an Airline.

Through her role at World Aviation she travelled extensively and gained knowledge on various destinations first hand. Tanya has been teaching Certificate III and Diploma of Tourism for the past 10 years to pass on her passion/knowledge for the Tourism Industry to her students. Recently Tanya has received her Certificate IV in Business Administration to supplement her current role as Operations Manager of a financial planning firm. While still consulting with the travel industry she has been in the financial Industry for the past 5 years developing relevant policies/procedures and complying with regulatory practices.

Tanya’s qualifications are Diploma of Tourism, Certificate IV in Tourism, Certificate III in Tourism , Certificate IV in Training & Assessment and Certificate IV in Business Administration.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I learn Myob, Xero and Quik books with this course?

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No, we prefer to use popular cloud-based accounting software, Reckon One.

Why do you use Reckon One and not Xero?

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Reckon One provides you with unlimited time where Xero does not. The Xero trial is only for one month and if you need to reassess after one month period, then you would need to start the whole set up again from the beginning. Very frustrating! Instead, Open Colleges has established a partnership with Reckon to provide our students with additional learning opportunities during their enrolment. This way, you will graduate with a unique set of skills using cloud-based accounting software relevant to the current financial services environment.Reckon One is a cloud-based accounting software suitable for Accountants and Bookkeepers.Benefits for OC students:

  • Access to the following modules of the Reckon One product:Core, Invoices and Payroll for 24 months from the date of the first login.
  • The provision of three Reckon One books per student relating to the three software modules above.
  • The provision of Reckon One technical support via email and telephone for Open Colleges trainers for the duration of the agreement.
  • Access to the Reckon One training video library and 24/7 access to the Reckon Community Forum to Open Colleges students.
  • The provision of maintenance and updates to the Reckon One software for Open Colleges students.

What accounting system will I be using for this course?

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We use popular accounting software, Reckon One. Reckon One is a cloud-based accounting software suitable for Accountants and Bookkeepers. Open Colleges has established a partnership with Reckon to provide our graduates with a unique set of skills relevant to the current financial services environment.

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$3,835.00 Save $2,065.00
was $5,900.00
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Pay in 80 instalments over the length of your course.
$62.50 Weekly
Total course cost: $5,200.00
Save $700.00
was $5,900.00
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