FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
This qualification reflects the role of individuals in the accounting and bookkeeping industry, including business activity statement (BAS) agents and contract bookkeepers; and of those employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries. It includes preparing and lodging business and instalment activity statements, data processing, monthly reconciliations, preparing budgets, preparing reports on financial performance and the position of the business, preparing end-of-year adjustments, and finalising financial records after year-end. Dealing with the Commissioner of Taxation on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to activity statements and other lodgement matters is also a key component of the role that this qualification reflects. Individuals in these roles apply theoretical and specialist skills and knowledge to work autonomously, and exercise judgement in completing routine and non-routine activities.
ICT20120 Entry Requirements
ACSE sets a number of its own entry requirements.
There are a number of entry pathways for this qualification, including after completing:
- FNS30115 Certificate III in Financial Services
- FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration
Clients must demonstrate Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills in line with AQF qualification level demands and ACSF skill level. Each client will undergo an LLN assessment during the application process.
Learning (ACSF Level 4), reading (ACSF Level 3), writing (ACSF Level 3), oral communication (ACSF Level 3) and numeracy (ACSF Level 4) are desirable to participate in the course. ACSE administers an LLN test based on the desirable ACSF levels.
Clients must also have access to:
- A PC or equivalent capable of processing and operating MYOB
- Internet connection
A copy of MYOB and MS Office with MS Excel. Preferably MS Office 2010 or later and Windows 10 at a minimum. Students enrolled in a program of study can access MS Office 365 and a Windows 10 upgrade for free at https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/education/students/default.aspx This simply requires a valid email linked to a valid enrolment. The RTO can also access the same resources as an educational provider.
FNS40222 Course Structure
To achieve this qualification FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping, the candidate must demonstrate competency in 13 units of competency (10 core and 3 elective) which are listed below:
- BSBTEC302 Design and produce spreadsheets
- FNSACC321 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
- FNSACC322 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
- FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets
- FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
- FNSACC418 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
- FNSACC421 Prepare financial reports
- FNSACC426 Set up and operate computerised accounting systems
- FNSTPB411 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
- FNSTPB412 Establish and maintain payroll systems
- BSBTEC301 Design and produce business documents
- BSBTEC402 Design and produce complex spreadsheets
- BSBWRT311 Write simple documents
FNS40222 Mode of Delivery
FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping is an online self-paced course. Students will receive a unique student login at enrolment and be able to access all learning and assessment materials through the Student Portal. Students are provided with an induction to the course, to outline the learning and assessment processes, support services and other relevant information. Students will be allocated an online trainer/assessor who they need to communicate with regularly throughout the duration of their training. The online trainer/assessor is there to:
- Provide guidance and tuition
- Check on progress at least once a month and for a total of one hour per unit at a minimum (phone, email, Skype, Google Hangouts).
- Mark assessments and provide feedback.
- Be a point of contact for grievances or personal problems that may be experienced.
Students will be required to complete formative activities and summative assessment as they progress, using the Learner Guides, Assessment Workbooks and Learner Exercise Files provided to them. Aside from the IT and Software requirements mentioned previously, all other learning material is provided to the student.
Students will submit work through the Student Portal or email to their trainer/assessor for marking. Submitted work will be marked within 5 days and feedback provided and results entered by the trainer/assessor using the trainer portal.
FNS40222 Course Material
You will be provided access to learning materials including:
- Learners Guides
- Assessment Workbooks
- Case Studies
- Simulated Work Environment
- Other resources including videos and reference material
- Self-Study Guide
- Additional assessment resources
FNS40222 Payment Options
Fees are payable when you receive your confirmation of enrolment and invoice for the enrolment fee. Fees must be paid within 5 days of receiving this notification from ACSE. We may cancel an enrolment or discontinue training if fees are not paid as required. Payment methods include direct deposit, cheque or credit card via Pay Pal.
Payment can be made in instalments as well. Please contact our student coordinator to ask about instalment options.
This course may be funded through the ACT Skilled Capital* training initiative. Places are limited so enquire now.