Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping


Become a Nationally Qualified Finance Guru

Study a qualification and launch your career

Love working with numbers?
Have you got a keen eye for detail?
Want to become a BAS agent?

Whether you’re looking to get a start on your finance career, gain fundamental skills to apply in your own business or register as a Business Activity Statement (BAS) Agent – this nationally accredited FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping qualification will give you what you need.

In this accounting and bookkeeping course, you’ll learn essential financial skills from preparing operational budgets and financial reports to setting up and operating accounting systems, managing payroll, small business planning and preparing Business Activity Statements (BAS).

Why Bother?

  • 100% online. Study when and how you want.
  • Gain the skills needed to embark on a career in bookkeeping
  • Support from highly qualified Trainers, who work in the industry
  • Ongoing study support and goal accountability
  • This course meets the educational requirements set out by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) for registering as a Business Activity Statements (BAS) Agent.

Job Prospects

Accounts Administrator
Accounts Clerk
Accounts Payable Officer

Study Mode

Self-paced online learning.

Next Intake

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From the day of signing up to submitting my last unit, the whole FTA team kept in touch and checked in with me often. The support I received was fantastic.

Student Q&A: Ashleigh Morrison
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Course Structure

What you’ll learn

This Accounting and Bookkeeping course provides the skills and knowledge to confidently build on your career in the accounting and bookkeeping industry.  It is ideal for those wanting to register as a Business Activity Statement (BAS) agent.

Ways to study

Recognition of Prior Learning

Your experience adds up and you can use this to fast-track your qualification.  If you’ve got a tonne of industry experience this can be used to gain part or all of your qual.


Online learning has never been more social! Each student gets a dedicated Learning Engagement Officer who’s there to help you set and follow through on your goals.

Self-paced Learning

Work in your own time, when and how you want! You are in complete control of your goals and your study while, we will provide as much or as little support as you want, you call the shots.

To achieve this qualification, you must demonstrate competency in the below 8 core and 5 elective units. Please refer below for the core units of competency and a sample of suggested electives:

Core Units (10)

  • BSBTEC302 Design and produce spreadsheets
  • FNSACC321 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • FNSACC322 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets
  • FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
  • FNSACC418 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industries
  • FNSACC421 Prepare financial reports
  • FNSACC426 Set up ad operate computerized accounting systems
  • FNSTPB411 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
  • FNSTPB412 Establish and maintain payrolls systems

Suggested Elective Units (3)

  • BSBTEC301 Design and produce business documents
  • BSBWRT311 Write simple documents
  • FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records

Ensuring your staff have the practical and technical skills in Business is critical to maximising the potential of your team. Our scope of Business qualifications provides foundation-level skills through to advanced and specialised skills in project management and business operations. Plus, with online learning being so accessible, you can ensure your workforce is skilled and competent in-line with your business goals.

  • Customised training plans that suit your timeline requirements
  • Our Trainers have worked in business and accounting, of all levels, their entire career. They are industry experts here to support the success of every student.
  • We are known for being responsive.
  • Accounts Administrator
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Accounts Payable Officer
  • Accounts Receivable Officer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Debtors Clerk
  • Payroll Officer

The course duration will vary depending on your experience, skills and chosen study mode. As a guide:

  • Between 12 – 24 months depending on your current experience and skills
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): 3-6 months- this term may be extended by Funding Criteria, amount of RPL awarded and subsequent Gap Training required  – eligibility criteria apply
  • Fee for service: 3-12 months subject to the amount of RPL awarded and subsequent Gap Training required

Your skills will be assessed through a mix of practical and theory tasks. Which is essentially showing us what you’ve learnt and how you do it.

Theory may be assessed Online. Practical Assessment will be conducted at your place of work or work site with fit for purpose facilities and equipment which are to be made available to your FTA trainer & Assessor for training and assessment purposes.

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Fee For Service

Fee For Service

Our flexible Fee For Service model accommodates individuals ready to start their qualification today while making ongoing, manageable payments.

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Learner Support

Our trainers have years of hands on experience in accounting & bookkeeping, providing you with unparalleled access to first-hand industry knowledge throughout your course.

Limitless Learning

We believe that everyone should be able to learn in inspiring ways. That’s why we deliver training how you learn best plus, you get your own Learning Engagement Officer to support your progress through the course.

Recognised Qualifications

This Accounting & Bookkeeping course is nationally recognised, so you can work anywhere in Australia with confidence.