FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding
Cricos Code 099418M


This qualification reflects accounting job roles in financial services and other industries requiring accounting support functions and international students wanting to study in Australia. This course is relevant to: • Bookkeepers wishing to undertake formal qualification • Those working in accounting support roles who wish to enhance their current skills and knowledge • Mature age students with a desire to work in the financial services industry • School leavers


This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to work in various roles in many different industries. Industries from farming to retail to engineering to government and everything in between are required to keep financial records by law. This makes the scope of employment very broad for those who have accounting studies behind them. Some examples of job roles include Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll officer, Assistant Accountant, Bookkeeper, BAS Agent.


Diploma of Accounting, Advanced Diploma of Accounting, Bachelor.

Course Delivery

Classroom based delivery, supported flexi/online delivery and trainee delivery available. .

Entry Requirements

Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review to determine individual student needs, their ACSF core skills profile and suitability to this course. Please note, students may need to participate in a one on one interview with one of the accounting teachers if the results of the Pre-training review are below the required level. At this time students may wish to re-sit the Pre-training review to upgrade their results to the required levels. The results of the Pre-Training Review and interview will be known before the student commences in training and will be used to determine the suitability and appropriateness of the course to the student's needs – refer Pre-Training Review Procedure. All students are required to have a windows based computer (as the software used requires windows and not Apple Mac) and internet access, SuniTAFE provides student access to computers and internet through the Library.

Expected Time to Complete

5 Months

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports 50
BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into business operations 50
FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports 60
FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers 40
FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry 40
FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system 80
FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements 50
FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems 45
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents 80
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets 50
FNSACC313 Perform financial calculations 30
FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records 20
FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets 40
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $2,718
Concession $940
Traineeship $2,400
Traineeship Concession $876
RPL Government Subsidised $1,905
RPL Concession $381
RPL Self-funded $2,540
Self-Funded $3,353

Free TAFE for Priority Courses is a Victorian Government program that covers your tuition fees to study in selected courses at TAFE, if you’re eligible. Eligibility criteria apply. Free TAFE on selected courses only. Other fees and charges may apply. See www.freetafe.vic.gov.au.

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

Please visit our Fees and Charges page for more information.
Intake Campus Course Details
2022 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Employer Based (Trainee), Full Year, Trainee
2022 February Mildura Campus International, , Full Time, Classroom Based, Semester 1, Four days per week
2022 July Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Semester 2, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9.00AM to 3.00PM
2022 July Swan Hill Campus Part Time, Flexible/Online, Semester 2, Zoom sessions, Thursdays 5.30PM - 8.30PM