Certificate IV in Accounting

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If you’re looking to forge a career in the accounting and finance industry then this qualification could prove perfect for you.

The Certificate IV in Accounting qualification is designed to lead students into roles such as account clerks, bookkeepers, accounts payable and accounts receivable personnel. This course is perfect for those looking to upgrade their skills to further their academic and career prospects in the field of accounting.

And what a great time to be an accountant with growth prospects for accounting roles looking very healthy. The significant mix of industries employing Accountants means greater opportunities for employment growth prospects making this course very popular for those with an objective of promotion.


Course Code FNS40615
Course Duration 13 Months (1 unit per month)
Delivery Mode Online
Course intake Enrol any time
Study hours 650
Prerequisites No
Nationally accredited Yes
Payment Options Flexible payment options
Qualification Certificate IV in Accounting

Workplace scenarios, activities, written/oral questions, and projects


This course is appropriate for learners wishing to develop a career in the accounting field or to pursue higher studies. This course is designed to give learners all the crucial accounting skills which includes setting up and running a computerised accounting system such as MYOB. The course also focuses on the skills required for completing Business Activity Statements (BAS) as well as undertaking required business tax activities.


Potential job roles this qualification leads to:

  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • BAS Agent


Graduates of this course can achieve entry into Diploma of Accounting with three units credited. This course is also offered online through Career Life College.



Based on the employment outcomes and training package requirements, the following units of competency have been selected for this qualification. Nine core units and four elective units must be successfully completed to attain the certificate.


Core Units


Process financial transactions and extract interim reports (FNSACC301) 

Make decisions in a legal context (FNSACC403) 

Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities (FNSACC404) 

Set up and operate a computerised accounting system (FNSACC406) 


Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks (FNSBKG404) 

Financial Administration

Prepare financial reports (BSBFIA401) 

Information Technology

Design and produce business documents (BSBITU306) 

Work Health and Safety

Contribute to health and safety of self and others (BSBWHS201) 

Industry Capability

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


Elective Units


Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers (FNSACC302) 

Process business tax requirements (FNSACC401) 


Establish and maintain a payroll system (FNSBKG405) 

Information Technology

Develop and use complex spreadsheets (BSBITU402) 


This qualification is delivered completely online. The learners will be part of an online learning community as well as their own learning groups connected through an easy to use online learning platform. This platform provides you with the convenience and flexibility of studying at home at your own pace and schedule while also being able to easily attend face-to-face tutorials with industry experts.

The learner facilitator interaction will mainly be online and email communication. The learners will have an opportunity to listen to and see the facilitator through the scheduled online tutorials.


The course is designed to reflect a real-life workplace context through online learning activities, face-to-face online tutorials with industry experts, workplace focused projects and practical tasks and assessments.

It is assumed that a considerable number of the learners enrolling in this course have either had some work experience or are considering starting out in a new job within the industry.



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This fee is all inclusive. No hidden fees are added on such as enrolment and online learning materials. Optional hard copy materials can be purchased for an additional cost.


We believe in the quality and high standard of our courses, lecturers and services. We also believe in our continued effort to provide students with the greatest value for money. That's why we guarantee that if you find the same qualification, level of support and services at a lower price simply let us know and we'll match it. Find out more about our price match guarantee.


  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent, OR Native English speaker
  • It will be expected of the learners to be proficient in the use of computer, internet and email
  • There is no minimum qualification requirement for entry into this course


  • A computer with Windows XP or higher
  • An Internet connection (preferably ADSL or cable)
  • A suitable PC headset for participation in live online classes
  • Webcam


Upon receiving your enrolment, we will determine your eligibility for funding and adjust your applicable fee accordingly.  We look forward to supporting your career growth.

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