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.

Information for International Students

Students must be at least 18 years old when they commence studies. This course incorporates practical instruction in the Institute’s Business Incubator Centre. Students are provided with text books which are included in the tuition fee.

Duration 26 Weeks
English Proficiency IELTS 5.5 or equivalent test score, or successful completion of Upper Intermediate ELICOS at Sunraysia Institute of TAFE
Fees per Semester (AUD) $7,000
Total Fees (AUD) $7,000
Course Start Dates February, July
Academic Requirements Successful completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 high school studies.

* Duration of a course includes periods for orientation and enrolment, teaching, assessment, structured learning support, study breaks and public holidays.
* Fees are subject to change.

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 $50.00
FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems 45 $60.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents 80 $35.00
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.