Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (FNS40215)

Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (FNS40215)

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The power of being in the business as a contract bookkeeper means you have the unique ability to eliminate the gap between yourself and your customer by offering a more personalized service. This course meets the requirements set out by The Tax Practitioner’s Board for registering as a Business Activity Statements (BAS) agent, so it’s ideal if you’re planning to formalise your skills and take your career to the next level.

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Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

Certificate IV in Bookkeeping is designed to reflect the job roles of contract bookkeepers and employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries. It includes the preparation and lodgement of business and instalment activity statement tasks and the provision of advice or dealing with the Commissioner on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to the activity statements. Individuals in these roles apply theoretical and specialist knowledge and skills to work autonomously and exercise judgement in completing routine and non-routine activities.

> Course accreditation

This course is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

> Entry requirements

  • Be 18 years or older;
  • LLN – This is an on-line correspondence course so you need to have basic English reading and writing skills, or higher. As such, entry to the course requires English proficiency equivalent to Australian Year 10 evel, a NRT or Trade qualification at the Certificate II level or higher, or 2 years of industry work experience. Numeracy are required to a basic level e.g. calculations with calculators.
  • To give yourself the best chance of success in this course it is recommended that you have completed a Certificate III level qualification or equivalent.

> Resources required

You will need access to a computer and the internet to complete this course.

Once enrolled, you will be emailed your login details to the learning management system. You can then access your course materials immediately.

In addition, the following software and hardware may be required depending on subjects being undertaken:

  • Broadband Internet Connection
  • Internet explorer version 6 or above, Mozilla Firefox, Chrome
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or later
  • Minimum 2GB of Ram
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive
  • Adobe Reader XI or equivalent
  • You will also need access to a phone, printer, photocopier and scanner
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher
  • Camera (Optional)

Specific requirements for Mac OS users:

  • Mac OS X v 10.5 or higher (Mac OS X v 10.6 or higher is recommended)
  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster Intel processor (2GHz or faster recommended)

Specific requirements for Windows users:

  • Microsoft Windows XP or higher (Windows 7 or higher is recommended)
  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor (2GHz or faster recommended)

> Course delivery

  • Online learning – Self Paced
    • Your training program is delivered via online self-paced learning. Candidates are guided through the program with the assistance self-instructed learning materials, and online support from a Workforce Training & Development trainer/assessor.
  • RPL
    • A formal online process for recognising skills and knowledge, RPL takes into account previous studies you may have completed as well as life and work experiences. You may be granted credits or exemptions for some units in this course.
  • Face to Face (by arrangement only)
    • The training program can be delivered to groups via face to face classroom delivery. As a part of the group you will be guided through the program by a Workforce Training & Development Trainer.

> Course duration

  • Online learning – Self Paced
    • As the course is online and self-paced, completion rate is at the learner’s discretion. However, learner should aim to complete one unit per month with a total completion time limit of 6 months.
      An extension can be purchased should further time be required to complete the qualification at an extension fee of AU$ 150 per month or AU$ 350 for 3 months.
      Recommended hrs of study is 15 to 18 hrs per week.
      Where the learner cohort consists of new entrants or inexperienced workers, they may require a longer timeframe of 23 hrs or more per week.
  • RPL
    • As the RPL is online and self-paced, completion rate is at the learner’s discretion. However, learner should aim to complete within 7 months. An extension can be purchased should further time be required to complete the qualification at an extension fee of AU$ 150 per month or AU$ 350 for 3 months.
  • Face to Face (by arrangement only)
    • As per arrangement.

> Course subject/units

To achieve FNS40215 – Certificate IV in Bookkeeping, 13 units must be successfully completed: (6 of which are Core units).

Prerequisite Units

  1. FNSINC401 – Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry (C).
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify industry professional approaches to procedures, guidelines, policies and standards, including ethical requirements, and to model and meet expectations of these in all aspects of work.

  2. FNSBKG401 – Develop and implement policies and procedures relevant to bookkeeping activities (C)
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop, implement and maintain policies and practices required to ensure the provision of quality service for in-house or contracted bookkeeping activities.

  3. FNSBKG402- Establish and maintain a cash accounting system
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify industry professional approaches to procedures, guidelines, policies and standards, including ethical requirements, and to model and meet expectations of these in all aspects of work.

  4. FNSBKG403- Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish debtors and creditors, manage debt recovery, perform reconciliations and prepare reports for accrual accounting in manual and computerised accounting systems.

  5. FNSACC303 – Perform financial calculations
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use a range of common calculation methods and techniques for conducting routine financial calculations and transactions.

  6. BSBCUS301- Deliver and monitor a service to customers
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify customer needs, deliver and monitor customer service and identify improvements in the provision of customer service.

  7. BSBITU402- Develop and use complex spreadsheets
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use spreadsheet software to complete business tasks and produce complex documents.

  8. FNSBKG405 Establish and maintain a payroll system (C)
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to record and prepare payroll documentation, respond to enquiries and process accurate payroll data for manual and computerised systems.

  9. BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents (C)
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and produce various business documents and publications. It includes selecting and using a range of functions on a variety of computer applications.

  10. FNSBKG404 Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks (C)
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and apply compliance requirements to effectively process and complete business activity statements (BAS), instalment activity statements (IAS) and other required reports.

  11. FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare and process routine financial documents, prepare journal entries, post journals to ledgers, prepare banking and reconcile financial receipts, and extract a trial balance and interim reports.

  12. BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
    This unit describes skills and knowledge required to record general journal adjustment entries and to prepare end of period financial reports.

  13. FNSACC302 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to reconcile and monitor financial accounts receivable systems, identify bad and doubtful debts and plan a recovery action, and remit payments to sundry creditors.

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> Course materials

You will be provided access to learning materials including:

  • Learners Guide
  • Learners additional resources
  • Videos
  • Website Links
  • Revision Quizzes
  • Assessments
  • Additional assessment resources

> Payment options

  • PAY UPFRONT: You have the option to pay course fees upfront utilising either credit card payment or through PayPal.
  • PAYMENT PLAN: Alternatively, you have the option of full upfront payment or 50% payment upfront with the balance paid on completion of the course.

> Refund Policy

  • Students who notify to cancel their enrolment within 5 days of commencement of course/unit and the resources are not downloaded from our Learning Management System can get a full refund however an administration enrolment fee of $250 will be retained.
  • Students who notify to cancel their enrolment after 5 days of commencement of course/unit and prior to 1 month will receive a refund of 75% of course fees excluding the enrolment fee of AU$250.
  • Students who cancel their enrolment after 1-month of the commencement of training program has commenced will not be entitled to a refund of fees of any fees paid in advance.

    The amount retained by Workforce Training & Development is required to cover the costs of staff and resources which will have already been committed based on the student’s initial intention to undertake the training.

> Assessment

To successfully complete the course, you will be required to complete a range of assessment activities to test

  • General
  • Specific and
  • Performance based knowledge

Assessment may take the form of written, oral questioning, case studies, workplace observations, or third party reports.

Assessment is used to provide candidates with feedback on their progress and to measure their skills and knowledge against the training qualification requirements and those of the industry.

> Training Outcome

Candidates successfully completing the course will receive a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping. Candidates who partially complete the course will receive a Statement of Attainment for the units of competency that they have successfully completed.

> Potential career opportunities

  • Employee Bookkeeper
  • BAS Agent
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Sub-contracting Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Officer
  • General Accounts Assistant