FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Award Course
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, who have completed an IELTS test with a score equal to or greater than 5.5. This IELTS test must have been taken no more than two years before submission of the enrolment application. 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

This qualification is delivered classroom based over 37 weeks, four days per week (refer to detailed timetables for specific detail). Three days are face-to-face delivery, and one day is workshop-based assessment, with teacher supervision. This qualification is also offerred via supported flexible delivery.

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. In addition to the Pre-training review, the students will need to participate in a one on one interview with one of the accounting teachers. 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 computer and internet access, SuniTAFE provides student access to computers and internet through the Library.

Expected Time to Complete

10 Months

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports 50 $45.00
BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into business operations 50 $25.00
FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports 60 $35.00
FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers 40 $45.00
FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry 40 $25.00
FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system 80 $35.00
FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements 50 $45.00
FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems 45 $45.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents 80 $40.00
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets 50 $40.00
FNSACC313 Perform financial calculations 30 $30.00
FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records 20 $45.00
FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets 40 $25.00

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Project
  • Practical task
  • Role play/Simulation
  • Written task
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 $3,350
Concession $1,052
RPL Government Subsidised $1,334
RPL Concession $267
RPL Self-funded $2,000
Self-Funded $4,017

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
2020 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Full Year, Trainee
2020 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Part Time, Flexible/Online, Full Year
2020 Ongoing Enrolment Swan Hill Campus Part Time, Flexible/Online, Full Year
2020 February Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Full Year, Monday 9.00AM - 3.30PM, Wednesday and Thursday 9.00AM - 4.00PM, Friday 9.00AM - 2.30PM