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FNS40217 – Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Course Overview

Nationally Recognised Training Acro Business College
Australian Qualifications Framework Acro Business College
Course Title

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

VET National Code


Total Duration

12 months



Mode of Delivery

Online/distance, consisting of structured learning content, self-study, research and both unsupervised and supervised assessments

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About This Course

FNS40217 – Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

This course will give you a foundation in accounting and bookkeeping and will teach you crucial accounting skills, accounting software, and planning and gathering of information. Over your 12 months of study, you will learn a broad spectrum of skills such as creating financial reports, payroll, legal requirements, ATO forms and reports, and business documentation. You will learn how to operate some of Australia’s leading accounting software package including student access to XERO software while you are studying.

Once you have finished your qualification you may wish to further your study by choosing Acro Business College’s Diploma of Accounting, or begin your career in such in-demand positions as payroll officer, accounts officer, bookkeeper, or taxation officer among others.

Important – Pre-Enrolment Information:

A pre-enrolment questionnaire is provided to each student. Questions are designed to identify the student’s needs, so Acro Training Group staff members can evaluate any requirements the student may have to improve his/her learning experience and outcome.

For example, but not limited to:

♦ Confirm the student’s work/life balance and capacity to undertake the program of study

♦ Confirm the student’s aptitude for work in accounting and bookkeeping

♦ Confirm access to email/internet/social media

♦ Confirm access to webinar software – Zoom or Microsoft Teams

♦ Confirm basic computer skills

Course Duration

Students should consider this training program to be twelve (12) months of study, research, training and assessment. Students must be prepared to engaged with Acro Training Group for 12 months and be willing to contribute their own time, effort and resources and be genuinely committed to working toward a satisfactory outcome.

Fast Course Guide

National Code: FNS40217

Nationally Recognised: Yes (Click Here)

Delivery mode:

Online/distance, consisting of structured learning content, self-study, research and both unsupervised and supervised assessments


A variety of assessment methods form part of this course including written assignments, presentations, portfolio of work, role plays and projects.

Awarded by:

Acro Training Group Pty Ltd t/a Acro Business College

RTO ID: 45598

Packaging Rules:

Total number of units of competency = 13

8 core units plus 5 elective units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all Units of Competency provided in the Course Format above as per (FNS40127)

Course Units

Core Units

♦ BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports

♦ BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into business operations

♦ FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

♦ FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers

♦ FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry

♦ FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system

♦ FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements

♦ FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll system

Elective Units

♦ BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets

♦ BSBWRT301 Write simple documents

♦ BSBADM502 Manage meetings

♦ BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers

♦ FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets

Assessment Methods

Written question assessments, projects/case studies and reports, self-paced study/research.

Competency is assessed after the scheduled training and pre-assessment preparation has been completed.

Entry Requirements

Must be proficient in English and demonstrate sufficient numeracy and literacy skills (equivalent to ACSF exit level 3).


There are no pre-requisites for this qualification.

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FNS40217 – Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the FNS Financial Services Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.

Persons providing a business activity statement (BAS) service for a fee or other reward must be registered by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) and this qualification is currently cited as meeting the TPB education requirements for registration. Other conditions apply, including a designated period of experience. Persons seeking BAS agent registration should check current registration requirements with the TPB, as registration requirements are reviewed regularly.

Qualification Issued

Completing all the units of competency within this qualification will lead to the issuance of a Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping (FNS40217) including a transcript of all completed units. Students who successfully complete individual units of competency, but not the whole qualification, will be eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment detailing the completed units.

Acro Business College does not guarantee that:

♦ completion of an Acro Business College qualification will lead to an employment outcome; or

♦ a learner will successfully complete a training product on its scope of registration; or

♦ a training product can be completed in a manner which does not meet the requirements of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

Career Outcome

Accounts supervisor; finance sector supervisor; bookkeeper / BAS agent.

Pathways Information

The primary pathway from this qualification is employment in accounting job roles. A further learning pathway utilising qualifications such as Diploma of Accounting would support career progression.

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