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Bookkeeping is one of the key jobs required for a successful business. Without bookkeeping, there would be no financial organisation in a business. The FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping online course will teach you about financial statements, computerised accounting, payroll, preparing Business Activity Statements, operational finance, all important information for contract bookkeepers, bookkeeper employees and sole traders.

The FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping course is designed so that you will be able to practice the knowledge and skills you have learnt. As you progress, you will gain valuable insights into the world of finance so that you are ready to provide your clients with quality BAS services.

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Course summary

Course code
Qualification gained
Certificate IV in Bookkeeping
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.
Flexible duration
Up to 18 months
Study load
Start date
Start anytime
Assessment method
Short answer questions
Associated with
institute of certified bookkeepers logo

Access free 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

  • Bookkeeper
  • BAS Service Provider
  • Payroll Manager

Course units

Apply Principles of Professional Practice to Work in the Financial Services Industry
Develop and Implement Policies and Procedures Relevant to Bookkeeping Activities
Carry Out Business Activity and Instalment Activity Statement Task
Establish and Maintain a Cash Accounting System
Establish and Maintain an Accrual Accounting System
Set Up and Operate a Computerised Accounting System
Administer Subsidiary Accounts and Ledgers
Establish and Maintain a Payroll System
Prepare Financial Reports
Prepare Operational Budgets
Design and Produce Business Documents
Perform Financial Calculations
Contribute to Health and Safety of Self and Others

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)
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"I have completed distance, online learning with other institutions previously and I found Australian College to be one of the most professional, efficient and focused providers of distance learning that I have enrolled with. Thank you for your support."

Nadine Taylor, 17th January 2014

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