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FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

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Course Overview

This qualification reflects the job roles of workers in the accounting industry, including BAS Agents and contract bookkeepers; and of those employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries. It includes preparing and lodging business and instalment activity statements and providing advice or dealing with the Commissioner on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to activity statements. Individuals in these roles apply theoretical and specialist knowledge and skills to work autonomously, and exercise judgement in completing routine and non-routine activities.
The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link:

https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/FNS40217

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Course Structure

The FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping requires the successful completion of Eight (8) core units and five (5) elective units. Electives for this qualification have been chosen by Southern Academy of Business and Technology to ensure that students achieve a broad range of skills and knowledge in accounting and bookkeeping.
The course structure is as follows:

Code Title Core/ Elective
FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports Core
FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers Core
FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry Core
FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system Core
FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements Core
FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems Core
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports Core
BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into business operations Core
FNSACC412 Prepare Operational Busgets Elective
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents Elective
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets Elective
BSBWRT301 Write simple documents Elective
FNSACC405 Maintain Inventory Records Elective

Provider

Australian Training School trading as Southern Academy of Business and Technology
RTO Code: 31595
CRICOS Provider Code: 03602E

Entry Requirements

Southern Academy of Business and Technology has the following entry requirements:
International students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent (test results must be no more than 2 years old).
  • Have completed at least the Australian Year 12 or equivalent.

International Students may not be required to provide evidence of English Language competence where documented evidence can be provided to demonstrate any of the following:

  • The student was educated for 5 years in an English speaking country.
  • The student has completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course in an Australian RTO.
  • The student has successfully completed an English Placement Test
  • the student has successfully completed a foundation course in Australia
  • the student has successfully completed their High School in English Language.

Students also required to participate in a course entry interview to establish their suitability for the course

Course Duration

This qualification will be delivered over 52 weeks, including 40 weeks of training and assessment spread over 4 terms of 10 weeks and 12 weeks of holidays.
Class sessions are planned to ensure that students have a mixture of practical and theoretical components and those classes cater for a wide variety of learning styles. Additionally, workplace practices and environments are simulated and used to conduct skills based assessments in accordance with unit requirements. The timing for this course will be advised in the Letter of Offer.

Delivery mode and location

This course will be delivered face-to-face in a classroom-based setting and on-line, which includes the simulation of workplace-based environment.
Sydney Campus: Level 1,2 & 4, 95 Bathurst Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Adelaide Campus: Suite 1 Ground Floor 97 Pirie St, ADELAIDE, SA 5000

Career Outcomes

Students who complete this course may be able to seek employment as:

  • BAS agent
  • Bookkeeper
  • Bookkeeping and small practice accounting
  • Assistant accountant
  • Accounts officer/clerk
  • Payroll officer/clerk
  • Accounts receivable credit/controller
  • Accountant
  • Financial controller (small to medium businesses)
  • Taxation officer
  • Treasury officer
  • Procurement officer

Education Pathways

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into the BSB40215 Diploma of Business or into a range of otherDiploma level qualifications.

Course progress

Note that for international student’s satisfactory course progress is required in order to meet visa requirements. More information can be found in the International Student Handbook that also includes information on the specific support that is available to international students. Students who are identified as being at risk of not meeting course progress requirements will be provided with additional support as recorded in an intervention strategy. The student handbook can be found online at www.sabt.edu.au

Enrolment and Orientation

Upon acceptance of a student’s application for enrolment, a letter of offer, as well as a written agreement and tax invoice for remaining fees, will be forwarded to students. Students must read through all provided information as it will provide all necessary information about the course of study. A Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) letter will be issued once the signed acceptance of the offer and written agreement are received. The first day of each course will include orientation and induction. Orientation will include information about the campus, living in Australia, accessing our support services and methods for achieving success throughout the course, including course progress requirements.
This course outline should be read in conjunction with Southern Academy of Business and Technology Student Handbook. This can be found online at www.sabt.edu.au

Additional Support

All students will be provided with a range of learning support options and resources to help them achieve competency. This includes:

  • Academic and personal support
  • Referral to external support services.

Training Arrangements

Students are required to attend face to face classes for 15 hours a week and complete 5 hours online component. Students are also required to complete approximately 5 hours of homework consisting of reading and research.

Assessment Arrangements

Assessment methods used for this qualification will provide a range of ways for individuals to demonstrate that they have met the required outcomes including:

  • Projects
  • Presentations
  • Report writing
  • Observations
  • Case studies
  • Questioning

At the beginning of each unit, trainers will outline the assessment tasks that must be completed.

Course Cost

The costs for this course are as follows:
Enrolment fee: $200 (non-refundable to be paid on application)
Material Fee: $300
Tuition fees: AUD$9,500
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Course Credit

Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning) as per the information included in our International Student Handbook, which is available at www.sabt.edu.au. For international students, the granting of course credit may affect course fees as well as the duration of the course. The result of an application for credit and any changes to fees or course duration will be advised to students in writing. If course credit is granted following issuance of the Confirmation of Enrolment, students will receive a new Confirmation of Enrolment showing a reduced duration. For any questions about course credit, contact us at the details shown below.

Selection and enrolment procedures

To enroll intothis course an enrolment form must be completed. which can be emailed or posted to students or downloaded from our website. The enrolment form should be completed and then sent to us along with all of the required documentation. For more information about our selection and enrolment processes, contact us at the details shown below.

Contact Details

Contact Details – Call our office on 1300 852 205 (Inside Australia) or +61 2 8031 7727 (Outside Australia) or email us at info@sabt.edu.au

Duration 52 weeks
Qualification Name Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
National Code: FNS40217
CRICOS Course Code 099316F

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