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. 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

Mildura: Classroom based delivery, supported flexi/online delivery and trainee delivery. Swan Hill: Supported flexi/online delivery. Supported flexible delivery: The course outline provides a schedule of evening Zoom sessions for students to attend.

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 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

6 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

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 $3,365
Concession $1,067
RPL Government Subsidised $1,334
RPL Concession $267
RPL Self-funded $2,000
Self-Funded $4,032

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

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Intake Campus Course Details
2021 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Part Time, Flexible/Online, Full Year
2021 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Full Year, Trainee
2021 July Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Semester 2, Three days per week, 9.00AM - 3.00PM
2021 July Mildura Campus International, Full Time, Classroom Based, Semester 2, Three days per week