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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 for further information.

Please note: MYOB AccountRight 2017.2 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.

Potential Career Outcomes

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

How will I Learn?

You will acquire valuable skills in preparing financial statements, maintaining asset and inventory records, and carrying out payroll procedures. Importantly, it will also help you to meet the Tax Practitioners Board requirements for BAS agents, who submit Business Activity Statements to the Australian Tax Office.
Competency based assessment will be conducted through theory tasks, projects and practical demonstration. The training will be delivered in the College’s fully equipped training rooms by our qualified and industry experienced trainers/assessors.


Working knowledge of MYOB and bookkeeping is required.

Are there Assessments?

This course is a blended learning course, delivered using a mix of face to face training plus self study hours. You will be required to complete approximately 10-12 hours of self study and assessment work per week in your own time – the time required will vary from subject to subject. There is usually a short answer question task and small project associated with each unit of competency. Some units of competency require training and assessment of practical skills which will take place during class hours.

Pathway to Further Training

The Certificate IV Bookkeeping provides a pathway to a Diploma level qualification from the Financial Services Training Package.

National Recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - is a means of measuring skills acquired through work or life experiences or through qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. Any student who believes they may be eligible for RPL should apply for this at least two weeks prior to the course commencing.

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 used (eg passport or driver’s licence) 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.


This qualification can be completed through a traineeship pathway. Please contact Fran Butterworth at or call 9970 1007.


This training is subsidised by the NSW Government under the Smart & Skilled 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

See Smart & Skilled Funding page for details of the range of eligible benefits. Course fees can be paid by two instalments or an interest free direct debit payment plan. Please contact the College for details on 9970 1000.

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.

Further Information

Contact Margaret Perusich on 9970 1000 or email for further information.

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping FNS40217.
  • Process financial transactions and extract interim reports (FNSACC311)
  • Prepare operational budgets (FNSACC412)
  • Prepare financial reports (BSBFIA401)
  • Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers (FNSACC312)
  • Establish and maintain payroll systems (FNSTPB402)
  • Complete business activity and instalment activity statements (FNSTPB401)
  • Design and produce spreadsheets (BSBITU314)
  • Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry (FNSACC408)
  • Perform financial calculations (FNSACC313)
  • Set up and operate a computerised accounting system (FNSACC416)
  • Introduce cloud computing into business operations (BSBSMB412)
  • Deliver and monitor a service to customers (BSBCUS301)
  • Process customer complaints (BSBCMM301)

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Course testimonials:

  • I enjoyed the course itself and the trainers are helpful, patient and knowledgeable.

Contact us

Narrabeen Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road,
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Thur

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113