FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting & Bookkeeping - Northern Beaches Community College

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FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting & Bookkeeping

The Certificate IV in Accounting & Bookkeeping represents a great option if you want to launch your career in the finance and accounting field, want to start your own business as a contract bookkeeper or manage or operate a small business and want to enhance your bookkeeping skills.

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) both recognise the FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting & Bookkeeping. This course meets the TPB’s current educational requirements for registered BAS agents. Please note, the TPB has other requirements for registration as a BAS agent. See www.tpb.gov.au for further information.

Please note: MYOB AccountRight 2019.3 (or later as updated) is used in this course. MYOB have not updated their software for Mac, so this course is not suitable for those intending to use MYOB on a Mac computer, unless you are also running Windows on your Mac computer.

Learn new skills including

  • Prepare financial reports
  • Introduce cloud computing into business operations
  • Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
  • Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
  • Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
  • Establish and maintain payroll systems

Employment opportunities with this qualification include:

  • Small Business Bookkeeper
  • BAS Agent
  • Contract or Staff Bookkeeper
  • Trainee Accountant

Course outcomes include

  • Completion of a nationally recognised industry qualification

Available as a Traineeship

This qualification can be completed through a traineeship pathway. Please contact Margaret Perusich on 9970 1009 or email margaretp@nbmc.nsw.edu.au for further information.

Course entry requirements

  • Telephone or personal meeting with our Training Coordinator who will provide course information and answer your questions to ensure this is the right course for you before you enrol.
  • Unique Student Identifer (see information below).
  • Completion of an NBMC English language, literacy and numeracy quiz to determine that you have appropriate skills to successfully complete the course.
  • Basic MYOB skills
  • Competent keyboard and mouse skills
  • Competent Windows skills, including file management

What you need to know about this course

  • The College offers part time evening courses. See below for class options.
  • Attendance is at a College Campus.
  • The course is delivered using a blended learning model which includes timetabled classroom attendance and weekly flexible directed self study hours.
  • Students will need to allow regular weekly hours (approx 10) throughout the course for directed self study for the completion of learning and assessment tasks.
  • There are no classes during school holidays.
  • The course is delivered in the College’s fully equipped training room by our qualified and industry experienced trainer/assessor.
  • 13 units of competency must be successfully completed to achieve this qualification. These are listed in the pop up list located above the class options below.
  • A timetable will be provided on course commencement detailing content of training sessions and assessment due dates.
  • On Campus study during COVID-19 – please click here to learn about the additional safety measures being taken at College Campuses to help protect everyone on site.

Are there Assessments?

  • Competency based assessment of each unit of competency in the course will be conducted through a mix of assessment methods including case studies, theory tasks, projects and practical demonstration.
  • You will receive clear assessment instructions and an opportunity will be provided for resubmission of assessments if required.

Pathway to Further Training

The Certificate IV Accounting & Bookkeeping can provide a pathway to a Diploma level qualification from the Financial Services Training Package.

Eligibility for Subsided Training

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government under the Smart & Skilled Training Program. To be eligible you must be

  • an Australian Citizen/Perm Resident/NZ citizen/humanitarian visa holder
  • aged 15 years or older, and
  • live or work in New South Wales, and
  • no longer be at school or equivalent

Course cost

If you meet the above eligibility criteria for the Smart & Skilled Training Program the course cost is as follows:

  • Exempt: Fee-Free
  • Concession: $240
  • If no prior post school qualification: $1980
  • If a post school qualification has previously been completed: $2310
  • New entrant traineeship: $0

Course cost includes course resources.

See Smart & Skilled Funding page for the eligible benefits that will allow a concession fee.

Limited fee free scholarships are available for eligible students who are 15-30 years of age and either a Commonwealth Welfare recipient or the dependant of a Commonwealth Welfare recipient. Students with a disability or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are also eligible for a fee exemption. Evidence of eligibility for a fee exemption will be required.

Payment options:

Payment can be made

  • By two instalments – half on enrolment and half midway through the course
  • An interest-free payment plan paying $240 on enrolment followed by fortnightly direct debit payments
  • By Cash, Cheque, Visa or MasterCard

If not eligible for subsidised training: $7000 – please contact the College for payment options.

College Trainers

All NBMC Trainers/Assessors are current industry professionals with the required qualifications to deliver and assess this course. Trainers draw upon and share their own experiences in the industry to ensure that the training delivered to you is current and relevant. For information about individual trainers, please click on the trainer name in the class details below for the trainer’s bio.

Student Support

Please advise our Training Coordinator at your initial telephone or personal meeting if you require additional support in your learning. This will allow a support plan to be devised before you commence your course.

Why study at Northern Beaches & Mosman College?

Enjoy smaller class sizes, a personalised relationship with your trainer, face-to face teaching sessions and qualifications that include real life work experience, when you choose to study at the three-campus Northern Beaches & Mosman College (NBMC).

With classes available across the Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore in Narrabeen, Brookvale and Mosman, the College offers increasing numbers of accredited and vocational qualifications. Students include those looking to upskill, to change career direction and school leavers keen to step onto a career pathway. Courses on offer can lead directly to employment and/or go towards future learning opportunities.

National Recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster. Any student who believes they may be eligible for RPL should discuss this with our Training Coordinator on enrolment.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2015 it is a requirement of the Federal Government that all students undertaking nationally recognised training will need to obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This involves an easy online application. See USI Fact Sheet for information on how to apply for a USI go to the Unique Student Identifier (USI) Website for additional information.

Please ensure when completing your enrolment information, that the details relating to your name are identical to those on the identification evidence (eg passport or driver’s licence) used when creating your USI, eg no abbreviations or nicknames should be used. Once created, it is important that you keep a record of your USI and access to your accredited training records in a safe place. You will need this information for any future enrolments into accredited training in Australia. Please contact the College on 9970 1000 if you require assistance.

To Enrol or for Further Information

  • Commence the enrolment process by completing the application below.
  • Contact Margaret Perusich on 9970 1009 or email margaretp@nbmc.nsw.edu.au for further information.
Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping FNS40217.
  • Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers (FNSACC312)
  • Prepare operational budgets (FNSACC412)
  • Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry (FNSACC408)
  • Process financial transactions and extract interim reports (FNSACC311)
  • Complete business activity and instalment activity statements (FNSTPB401)
  • Establish and maintain payroll systems (FNSTPB402)
  • Perform financial calculations (FNSACC313)
  • Introduce cloud computing into business operations (BSBSMB412)
  • Prepare financial reports (BSBFIA401)
  • Set up and operate a computerised accounting system (FNSACC416)
  • Design and produce spreadsheets (BSBITU314)
  • Deliver and monitor a service to customers (BSBCUS301)
  • Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities (FNSACC414)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Contact us

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William Street,
Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm, Mon to Fri

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000
Email: enquiries@nbmc.nsw.edu.au

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