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FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping +
BSB42618 Certificate IV in New Small Business

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In the business world today, the importance of accounting quality control cannot be underestimated. Many businesses develop too fast and have difficulty in keeping up with the strict financial demands and requirements.

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The FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping and BSB42618 Certificate IV in New Small Business has been designed to provide comprehensive subjects that address the needs of small business owners, business managers, company accountants, financial controllers, accounts payable and BAS agents.

Dual qualifications have been shown to provide you with the opportunity to meet your career goals much earlier than if you were completing a single qualification while also meeting the needs of both the professional and industry requirements of the workplace.

Many employers are attracted to graduates with dual qualifications as they have knowledge and skills in multiple fields that can be applied to many facets within the workplace.

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Course summary

Course code
Qualification gained
Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping +
Certificate IV in New Small Business
Nationally recognised
Study mode
Flexible delivery (including online with some projects / activities and/or skills-based training)
Course fees
Pay up-front, pay by installment or completely customise your own payment plan here. Employers, ask about our group/corporate rates and traineeship availability.

No VET-FEE loan debt
Flexible duration
Up to 21 months
Study load
Start date
Start anytime
Assessment method
A combination of short answer questions and some extended responses
Associated with
institute of certified bookkeepers logo

Access to a student membership to Australia’s largest bookkeeping institute, the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB). Set yourself up for success with access to ICB support, resources, network meetings and more.

Career opportunities

  • Small Business Manager
  • Marketing Advisor
  • Business Manager
  • Program Coordinator
  • Company Accountant
  • Financial Controller
  • Payroll Manager
  • BAS Service Provider

Course units

Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
Use digital technologies to collaborate in the workplace
Complete business activity and instalment activity statements**
Prepare financial reports
Establish and maintain payroll systems**
Perform financial calculations
Develop and use complex spreadsheets
Design and produce business documents
Prepare operational budgets
Provide financial and business performance information
Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
Undertake small business planning
Manage small business finances
Market the small business

**An independent supervisor (family, friend or colleague) must observe you completing the assessment for these units.

Entry requirements

  • Access to a computer with word processing, PDF reader capabilities and an internet connection
  • A good command of written English
  • Ability to allocate appropriate study hours per week

If you have these essential requirements, then you can get started immediately.

Qualification pathways

  • Complete the required training and the assessment requirements
  • Have you studied a related course? Apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Are you currently working in a related industry? Apply for Recognition of Current Competency (RCC)
Student reviews

"The Australian College tutors were very helpful and inspiring. Coming from various backgrounds, they offered industry relevant information, trends, and ideas 'outside the box' at a level of which I would otherwise not have had access.

They helped me to focus on the individual topics through the assignments and extract the most out of the course, making it directly relevant to the industry."

Marnie Bernard

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