Certificate IV in Accounting

Certificate IV in Accounting

This course is a nationally recognised course, providing you with a Certificate IV in Accounting qualification under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). This qualification reflects accounting job roles in financial services and other industries requiring accounting support functions. Individuals in these roles apply theoretical and specialist knowledge and skills to work autonomously and exercise judgement in completing routine and non-routine activities.


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

  • FNSACC403        Make decisions in a legal context
  • FNSINC401          Apply Principles of Professional Practice to Work in the Financial Services Industry
  • FNSACC302         Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • FNSACC301         Process Financial Transactions and Extract Interim Reports
  • BSBFIA401           Prepare Financial Reports
  • FNSACC404         Prepare Financial Statements for Non-Reporting Entities
  • FNSACC402         Prepare operational budgets
  • FNSBKG404        Carry Out Business Activity and Installment Activity Statement Tasks 
  • BSBITU306          Design and Produce Business Documents
  • BSBITU402          Develop and use Complex Spreadsheets
  • FNSACC406         Set Up and Operate a Computerised Accounting System
  • FNSBKG405        Establish and Maintain a Payroll System
  • FNSACC401         Process Business Tax requirements