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Certificate IV in Accounting

Course Information
Qualification:FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting
CRICOS Course Code:088007K
Duration:40 weeks tuition + up to 12 weeks break= 52 weeks total
Training Package:FNS Financial Services
Vocational Area:Accounting and financial services
Study Type:Full time (20 hours per week)


This course is organised into 13 units of competency, made up of 10 core units and 3 elective units.

Term 1BSBFIA401  Prepare financial reportsCore
FNSACC403  Make decisions in a legal contextElective
FNSACC303  Perform financial calculationsElective
Term 2FNSACC402  Prepare operational budgetsCore
FNSINC401  Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industryCore
Term 3FNSACC302  Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgersCore
FNSBKG404  Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasksCore
Term 4FNSACC406  Set up and operate a computerised accounting systemCore
FNSBKG405  Establish and maintain a payroll systemCore
Term 5FNSACC404  Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entitiesCore
FNSACC301  Process financial transactions and extract interim reportsCore
Term 6BSBITU306  Design and produce business documentsCore
BSBITU402  Develop and use complex spreadsheetsElective


The Certificate IV in Accounting is both useful and practical for it will provide you with basic accounting skills and train you to use computer systems in the accounting sector. You will learn how to complete BAS statements, produce management reports, and become familiar with accounts payable and receivable functions. You will be provided relevant information, case studies, discussions and assessments to enable you to be able to apply your skills to work in varied roles such as a bookkeeper, accounts clerk, trainee accountant or payroll clerk.

In order to gain entry into this course, the potential student must:
● Be 18 years of age or over
● Have satisfactorily completed Year 11 in the Australian High School (or equivalent), and
● Have an IELTS band score of minimum 5.5 or TOEFL 500 (or equivalent)

After achieving the FNS40215 Certificate IV in Accounting, students may under take arrange of Diploma level qualifications within the FNS Financial Services Training Package or other Training Packages.


Have you studied this topic before? We will recognise competencies gained through previous learning, work and life experiences.

Students can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/ Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) before they commence the course or a particular unit. Students will need to provide evidence that they are already competent in this/these specific unit/s. Email info@win.edu.au for further information.