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Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

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

Duration

52 Weeks.

Level

Certificate

Location

Sydney, Adelaide

About This Course

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in the accounting and bookkeeping industry, including business activity statement (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, data processing, monthly reconciliations, preparing budgets, preparing reports on financial performance and the position of the business, preparing end-of-year adjustments, and finalising financial records after year-end. Dealing with the Commissioner of Taxation on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to activity statements and other lodgement matters is also a key component of the role that this qualification reflects. Individuals in these roles apply theoretical and specialist skills and knowledge to work autonomously, and exercise judgement in completing routine and non-routine activities.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification considerations

Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.

Persons providing a BAS service for a fee or other reward must be registered by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) and this qualification is currently cited as meeting the TPB education requirements for registration as a BAS agent. Other requirements apply, including a designated period of experience. Persons seeking BAS agent registration should check current registration requirements with the TPB, as registration requirements are reviewed regularly.

Ten (10) core units and three (3) elective units are required for the award of the FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping. Units have been selected in accordance with the packaging rules and are relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and qualification level.

The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link:

https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/FNS40222

The course structure is as follows:

CodeTitleCore/Elective
FNSACC421Prepare financial reportsCore
BSBTEC302Design and produce spreadsheetsCore
FNSACC322Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgersCore
FNSACC412Prepare operational budgetsCore
FNSTPB411Complete business activity and instalment activity statementsCore
FNSACC426Set up and operate a computerised accounting systemCore
FNSACC414Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entitiesCore
FNSTPB412Establish and maintain payroll systemsCore
FNSACC418Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industryCore
FNSACC321Process financial transactions and extract interim reportsCore
BSBTEC301Design and produce business documentsElective
FNSACC323Perform financial calculationsElective
BSBWRT311Write simple documentsElective

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

There are no pre-requisite requirements to enter into the qualification however Southern Academy of Business and Technology has the following entry requirements:

International students must:

  • Be at least 18 years** of age and have completed the equivalent of Year 12.
  • Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
    • Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
    • Completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course in an Australian RTO; or
    • Successful completion of an English Placement Test

*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted.  Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

**Southern Academy of Business and Technology may admit an international student who will be under the age of 18 years when they commence their course and who intends to study on a student visa, where the student:

  • Meets other admission requirements.
  • Is of at least 17 years of age; and
  • Will live in Australia until they turn 18 either:
  • With their parent or legal custodian.
  • With a suitable relative whom the parent or legal custodian nominates; or
  • Under an accommodation and welfare arrangement, the college approves.

Southern Academy of Business and Technology will only approve accommodation and welfare arrangements that comply with the requirements for protecting the personal safety and social wellbeing of students specified in Standard 5 of the National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

The qualification is delivered over 52 weeks comprising of:

  • Four (4) terms of 10 weeks each (40 weeks total).
  • Holiday breaks amounting to 12 weeks (as specified in the timetable)

This program is delivered in the classroom and through structured self-study.

Delivery site includes:
Sydney Campus: 95 Bathurst Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Adelaide Campus: 97 Pirie St, Adelaide, SA 5000

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

Potential employment options are entry level accounting roles across a range of industries.

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting or into a range of other Diploma level qualifications.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge, and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning). The granting of course credit may affect course fees, as well as the duration of the course.

This process is outlined in Southern Academy of Business and Technology Student Enrolment and Completion Policy and Associated Procedures and Training and Assessment Policy & Associated Procedures.

To enroll into this 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 provided.

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Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

FNS40222

110005B

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