National code: FNS40217

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

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Overview About this course

Expand your employability and count on a great career in the fast-growing finance industry. You’ll graduate with a range of transferable financial skills and knowledge for accounts payable and payroll officer roles, which are sought after by multiple industries.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Create financial reports

  • Process financial transactions

  • Use computerised accounting and payroll systems

  • Create and lodge Business Activity Statements (BAS)

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Exposure to tasks such as creating reports in Excel or creating accounting documents

  • Exposure to a simulated workplace, including the use of policies and procedures, sample documents and case studies

  • Skills in workplace communication

  • Confidence to manage a project in an environment that mimics a real workplace for a fictitious client,

  • A strong foundation to start or further your finance career

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Confidence working with numbers and calculations

  • An interest in learning theory and practising skills

  • The ability to study independently

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Bookkeeper

Bookkeepers maintain and evaluate records of financial transactions in account books and computerised accounting systems.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).

    36%

  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    24,800 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    48 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.

    $1,220

  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    41 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

    Medium

  • Gender share

    90% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

    Stable

Other jobs include: payroll officer, bookkeeper and accounts officer.

Licensing

This course equips you with the skills and knowledge to create and lodge Business Activity Statements (BAS) for customers. However, to offer this service to clients for a fee, or other reward, you will need to register with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) at the completion of this course. It is important to check in with TPB to learn and understand all registration requirements as they are reviewed and amended regularly. They also include a designated period of experience.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 2 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 13 units of competency, including 8 core and 5 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry FNSACC408

  • Introduce cloud computing into business operations BSBSMB412

  • Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers FNSACC312

  • Complete business activity and instalment activity statements FNSTPB401

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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