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Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

52

Weeks

Course Duration

13

Units

of competency

TAS | NSW

Locations

Available

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Course Overview

FNS40222 – Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping reflects the job roles of workers in the accounting industry, including BAS Agents and contract bookkeepers; and of those employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries. It includes preparing and lodging business and instalment activity statements, and providing advice or dealing with the Commissioner on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to activity statements. Individuals in these roles apply theoretical and specialist knowledge and skills to work autonomously, and exercise judgement in completing routine and non-routine activities.

Course Fees
Offshore Fee

$12,000*

Onshore Fee

$11,000*

*Non-Tuition fees not included

Entry Requirements

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Students must be 18 years old and above.

Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or Australian equivalent is mandatory.

English requirement

A minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required.

For more information regarding the commonly acceptable types of English language proficiency evidence, along with the verification methods, please click here

Student Requirements

Students are required to have their own laptop prior to the commencement of their course.

The minimum requirements for the specification of laptops can be found in the Student Equipment Required section below.

Pre-requisites/Co-requisites

There are no prerequisites for this qualification.

Course Format

10
Core Units
+
3
Elective Units
=
13
Total Units
Core Unit CodeCore Unit Title
BSBTEC302Design and produce spreadsheets
FNSACC321Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSACC322Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
FNSACC412Prepare operational budgets
FNSACC414Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
FNSACC418Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
FNSACC421Prepare financial reports
FNSACC426Set up and operate computerised accounting systems
*FNSTPB411Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
*FNSTPB412Establish and maintain payroll systems
Elective Unit CodeElective Unit Title
BSBCRT511Develop critical thinking in others
FNSACC405Maintain inventory records
BSBTEC402Design and produce complex spreadsheets
Description of condition/licensing requirementsWork 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.

This qualification includes units that comprise an approved Tax Practitioner Board (TPB) course in Australian taxation law and commercial law, which are relevant for registration as a tax agent. Persons seeking registration with the TPB should check current registration requirements with the TPB, as registration requirements are reviewed regularly.

Details of requirements can be accessed on the TPB website at: http://www.tpb.gov.au

* This unit required for FNSSS00004 BAS Agent Registration Skill Set.

Student Equipment Required

Students MUST have the following IT equipment prior to enrolling with Reach Community College and will require a suitable study space for self-study, assessment activities, or to participate in online classes.

Students are required to have their own laptop prior to the commencement of their course.

Hardware requirements:

Desktop or laptop with the following recommended System Requirements:

  • Specification of desktop or laptop is as below:
    • Processor: 2.5–2.9 GHz process
    • Memory: 8 GB
    • Display Card: 1 GB GPU
    • Disk Space: 100 GB
    • Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 or Windows 10 version 1809 or above
    • Apple® macOS® Monterey v12, or Apple® macOS® Big Sur v11, or Apple® macOS® Catalina v10.15
  • A webcam, e.g. built-in to a laptop or a USB webcam.
  • Audio input and output suitable for video conferencing or online classes.
  • A headset or earbuds with a microphone is recommended.
  • Photo/scan – a camera, e.g. on a mobile phone, can be required to scan and submit handwritten materials.

Software Requirements:

  • A web browser such as Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari.
  • Students are expected to access the web version of Microsoft Office 365 (i.e., Microsoft Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Planner, To Do, and Project).
  • Students studying CAD will have access to the College’s Computer-aided design (CAD) system (if applicable to students qualification)

Internet Requirements:

  • A reliable, high-speed broadband internet connection with sufficient upload and download capacity. A Wi-Fi or mobile connection can be acceptable.
  • Students will have access to the college’s wireless connection whilst on campus.
  • Community internet and computer access:
  • In Australia, public libraries offer free access to computers and the internet, although students may require a membership card or be required to pay a small charge.
  • Students may need to book ahead if they wish to use library services.
  • Students will also have access to printing and photocopying services on a pay-per-page basis. Most libraries also provide wireless hotspots and recharging stations at no cost for students using their own devices.

Other Information:

The college encourages students to acquire the following skills and knowledge related to operating and maintaining an efficient study environment:

  • Know how to install, use, and keep their computer’s internet browser and other software up to date (e.g. installing security updates)
  • Be proficient in connecting their laptop and/or mobile device to wireless networks either at the college campus, your local library, or other locations
  • Ability to use a web camera and headset/microphone
  • Know how to use cloud storage (e.g. through Office 365 OneDrive)
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word and other related software packages.
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Qualification Outcome

  • Accounts Officer
  • Accounts Supervisor
  • Bookkeeper

 

Please Note: Completion of an REACH qualification does not guarantee an employment outcome.

Qualification Issued

Once the units of competency required in the training package for this qualification have been successfully completed, the student will be issued with a Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping (FNS40222) and an academic transcript of all completed units within 30 calendar days. Students who successfully complete individual units of competency within the qualification, but not the qualification in its entirety will be eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment. This document contains a record of all completed units and will be available to students by the end of their course.

Reach Community College does not guarantee:

  • a successful education assessment outcome for the student or intending student; or
  • completion of a Reach Community 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.

 

Reach Community College does not:

  • claim to commit to secure for, or on the student or intending student’s behalf, a migration outcome from undertaking any course offered by the College

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Mode of Delivery:

  • The college will not deliver more than one-third of the units in the qualification by online mode to international students.
  • The college will ensure that for each compulsory study period international students are enrolled in, at least one unit is not delivered through online learning unless it is the final unit of their qualification.

Non-Tuition Fees

$200 (Handling Fee)
(No other charges or changes to Tuition Fees once paid)

VOCATIONAL PLACEMENT FEES

$500 – for each qualification in Individual Support, Disability Support and Community Services, unless otherwise stated. Before commencing placement, students will be required to obtain mandatory documents at their own expense. Students will be notified of their placement via email, including when to obtain these documents, prior to commencing vocational placement. Refund policy rules apply to Placement Fees. Please check our Refund Policy for more detailed information: reachcollege.edu.au/student-support/forms/

OSHC FEES
International students must have adequate health insurance while in Australia. It is a condition of your visa that you have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the full duration of your student visa. Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is insurance to assist international students meet the costs of medical and hospital care while in Australia.