Certificate IV in Bookkeeping


Certificate IV in Bookkeeping is a nationally recognised course, providing you with a qualification under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). This qualification is designed to reflect the job roles of contract bookkeepers and employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries.


Persons providing a BAS service must be registered by the Tax Practitioner’s Board and this qualification is currently cited as meeting the educational requirements for registration. Other conditions apply including a designated period of experience. Persons seeking BAS agent registration should check current registration requirements with the Board. Click here.


This qualification has no entry requirements however there are preferred pathways into the qualification.


There are no prerequisites in order to undertake this course, however it is recommended that students have basic computer knowledge and skills.


Parramatta campus


Assessment includes combinations of practical and research projects, practical assessments, role plays, case studies and scenarios, written knowledge questions, examinations and presentations.


This course is delivered through: 

  • Classroom based, workshops.
  • On the Job Traineeships
  • Distance Education.

Pathways into the qualification

  • Certificate III in Accounts Administration

Pathways from the qualification
The primary pathway from this qualification is employment in a bookkeeping jobrole with functions that include:

  • establishing and maintaining manual and computerised accounting systems
  • Completing Business Activity Statements (BAS) and other office financialstatements
  • Developing bookkeeping management systems for organisations generaladministration.

Accounts Clerk, Accounts Receivable & Payable Clerk, General Bookkeeper, Data Entry Operator, General Clerk, Office Administrator, Administration Manager, Payroll officer, Payroll Manager, Bas Agent, contract bookkeeper.


Smart & Skilled funding:
1st qualification $1980,
2nd qualification $2310.
Concession $240.
Course materials $20
Fee for Service $2450
Intakes: As required, please enquire
Duration: 6 months

  • FNSBKG401 Develop and implement policies and procedures relevant to bookkeeping activities
  • FNSACC404 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
  • FNSBKG402 Establish and maintain a cash accounting system
  • FNSBKG403 Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system
  • FNSBKG404 Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks
  • BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
  • FNSACC406 Setup and operate a computerised accounting system
  • FNSBKG405 Establish and maintain a payroll system 
  • FNSACC405 Maintain Inventory records
  • BSBITU306 Design and produce business document
  • BSBITU304 Produce spreadsheets
  • BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
  • FNSINC401 Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry