Certificate IV in Accounting

General Description: 

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.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.

Persons providing a business activity statement (BAS) service must be registered by the Tax Practitioners 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 as this is reviewed regularly.

Career Opportunities: 
  • Accounts clerk
  • Payroll officer
  • Employee bookkeeper
  • Sub-contracting bookkeeper
  • BAS Agent
  • General accounts assistant
  • Course Duration: 

    Typically this training course takes between 0.5 months - 1 year to complete, based on your own personal circumstances as well as the mode of study you choose. ( it also depends whether you complete this course on a Part Time or Full Time Basis)

    By way of example, if you were to do this training course online and continually commit time to complete the projects and assignments each week chances are you'll complete the course well ahead of the time.

    Method of Study: 
  • Online
  • Classroom based
  • Distance/ Correspondance
  • Work based
  • Course Category: 

    This course falls within the Business, Management & Finance family of training courses. Business and commerce is the study of the principle and also application connected with planning, directing, organising, motivating and co-ordinating the human and material resources of private and public firms and institutions. It features the retailing and provision of goods and services in addition to personal development. The main purpose connected with this valuable area of knowledge is to build an awareness of the theory plus practice of making decisions plus policy creation, organisational development, planning, fiscal management, and the marketing and selling of products and professional services. Some of the courses of study provided in this specific category include things like: Accounting, Business, Management, Sales and Marketing, Office Studies, Banking, Finance and Commerce to name a few.


    There are no prerequisites for entry to this qualification. There are preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification.

    Recognition of Prior Learning: 

    Recognition is available (on application) to students with prior skills, experience, knowledge or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, in a related area. Recognition may reduce the duration of your studies. To apply for RPL, please contact us today at to obtain a RPL Kit and submit documentation in portfolio form for evaluation by AusCHS assessors(Subjective to evidence provide, mapped and assessed against the required unit/s of competency)


    Competency determination is made after all relevant evidence is gathered. AUSCHS is receptive to evidence gathered from a variety of sources including our own assessment processes. AusCHS assessment processes include:

    • Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Transfer
    • Written/Oral Questions
    • Written reports/Portfolio Assessments
    • Scenarios
    • Role Plays
    • Projects

    Students who successfully complete this FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting meet the entry requirements for the FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting offered by AUSCHS


    Total number of units = 13

    10 core units plus

    3 elective units

    The elective units consist of:

    1 from the electives below.
    Of the remaining 2 units:

  • up to 2 may be from the electives
  • up to 2 may be from Certificate III, IV or Diploma in any currently endorsed training package or accredited course.
    The elective units chosen must be relevant to the work outcome and meet local industry needs.

    Core Units

    BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports

    BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents

    FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

    FNSACC302 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers

    FNSACC402 Prepare operational budgets

    FNSACC404 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities

    FNSACC406 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system

    FNSBKG404* Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks*

    FNSBKG405* Establish and maintain a payroll system*

    FNSINC401 Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry

    Elective Units

    BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets

    BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others

    BSBWRT301 Write simple documents

    FNSACC303 Perform financial calculations

    FNSACC401 Process business tax requirements

    FNSACC403 Make decisions in a legal context

    FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records

    FNSACC407 Produce job costing information

    FNSACM401 Evaluate and authorise payment requests

    FNSORG505 Prepare financial reports to meet statutory requirements

    FNSORG506 Prepare financial forecasts and projections

    * Units form BAS agent registration Skill Set.

  • Course Fees: 

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    Payment Plan Available**
    *online or distance based delivery mode only
    **conditions apply