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CERTIFICATE IV IN ACCOUNTING & BOOKKEEPING

At IPS Institute we provide you and your organisation with the right career advice and guidance on which course units and subsidy option will best fit with your goals. This course will give you the combined practical bookkeeping skills and accounting concepts you need to attain bookkeeping, tax and accounting roles across a wide range of industries.

This nationally recognised qualification is tailored to individuals either currently working in bookkeeping and accounting roles or those preparing to launch a career as a professional bookkeeper, payroll officer, accounts clerk or BAS agent.

Potential career outcomes for those who complete BSB30115 Certificate III in Business include:

Green Tick   BAS Agents

Green Tick   Contract Bookkeping

Green Tick   Accounts Clerk

Green Tick   Professional Bookkeping

Green Tick   Accounting Support Officer

To obtain the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping, you must achieve competency in 13 units of competency, which is made up of five (5) core units and twelve (12) elective units, of which:

  • All five (5) units may be chosen from the elective units listed below
  • Up to two (2) units may be from a Certificate III, Certificate IV or Diploma in any currently endorsed training package or accredited course, provided they do not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification.

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 1
  • FNSTPB402 - Establish and maintain payroll systems1

1 Unit required for the FNSSS00004 BAS Agent Registration Skill Set.

SAMPLE ELECTIVE UNITS

  • BSBCUS301 - Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • BSBCUS403 - Implement customer service standards
  • BSBITU306 - Design and produce business documents
  • BSBITU402 - Develop and use complex spreadsheets
  • BSBSMB401 - Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • BSBSMB402 - Plan small business finances
  • BSBWOR501 - Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • BSBWRT301 - Write simple documents
  • FNSACC313 - Perform financial calculations
  • FNSACC405 - Maintain inventory records
  • FNSACC407 - Produce job costing information
  • FNSACC411 - Process business tax requirements
  • FNSACC412 - Prepare operational budgets
  • FNSACC413 - Make decisions in a legal context
  • FNSACC414 - Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
  • FNSACM401 - Evaluate and authorize payment requests

There are no formal prerequisite study requirements.  However, our students are required to be 18 years or older at the time of registration and demonstrate the minimum level of competency in English language, literacy and numeracy skills, and computer skills. If English isn’t your first language, you may be required to sit an LLN test to ensure you are suitable to undertake the course.  Please refer to the relevant IPS Policies and the Student Handbook for full details.

If you have extensive experience in the industry with a high level of knowledge, competency and ability you may be eligible for IPS Institute to conduct RPL.  The process may enable you to get unit credits allowing you to fast-track this qualification.  Contact us for information about your eligibility.

Contribution Fees (Certificate 3 Funding):
$130 concessional (Average per unit cost $10)
$260 non-concessional (Average per unit cost $20)

We offer you:
RPL Applications Cost = $0
6-Month Extension Cost = $0

Upon enrolment you will receive and IPS Institute
Induction which includes:
• Complimentary profile test to determine your strengths so that we can tailor your elective selections to meet your specific needs
• Short course on-line explaining your profile
• Career Alignment Pathway Session (30 mins) to guide you on your path to career success
• Access to our private IPS Institute Facebook Group where you can interact with other students and faculty
• Monthly webinars for professional and personal development with our CEO Victoria Jennings

HIGHER LEVEL SKILLS
The Higher Level Skills program, funded by the Queensland Government, is available for eligible individuals to gain a Certificate IV level or above qualification and priority skill sets.

UPFRONT PAYMENT AND PAYMENT PLANS
Upfront payment and payment plans are available.
Contact us for more details.

WHAT IT REQUIREMENTS DO I NEED TO COMPLETE THE COURSE?
You will need regular access to a laptop, desktop computer or another device with an adequate and reliable Internet connection, at least the equivalent of Microsoft Office or Office for Mac, with word-processing capabilities and spreadsheets and a PDF reader installed.

WHAT SUPPORT IS PROVIDED?
All support is provided by IPS. You can book in coaching calls when you need them as well as send through support requests to be answered by our Learning Coaches.

WHAT ARE THE ASSESSMENTS?
There are no exams for the course. All assessments involve case studies, multiple-choice questions, short-answer questions, roleplays, business plans.

I WORK FULL TIME, CAN I ACCESS MY COACH AFTER HOURS?
Our coaches work late on selected nights and are happy to book in after-hours calls. We have students across all time zones, so our Learning Coaches are conscious of accounting for time differences.

HOW IS THE COURSE DELIVERED?
The course is delivered 100% online through our student portal. You’ll complete written activities and practical assessment tasks to demonstrate what you’ve learned throughout the unit. You will have access to a Learning Coach for any questions or clarifications you may need. You will also have access to webinars from our CEO and Learning Coaches.

WHEN CAN I START?
We have no restrictive intake periods, so you can start as soon as we’ve processed your course registration and official enrolment form. This is typically done in as little as two business days. We also have options to start your payment plan while delaying your course commencement date until you’re ready to begin studying within three months.

HOW LONG DOES THE COURSE TAKE?
Our courses are completely self-paced, meaning you can study around your lifestyle. No strict deadlines. No inflexible classes to work around. No pressure to work to someone else’s schedule. Depending on the time you commit and your learning style, studying part-time you could see you complete the course in approximately 16 months.

SELECTION CRITERIA
As part of the selection criteria for this program it is highly recommended that students have completed year 10 or be of a mature age and possess sound literacy, numeracy and computer skills.

IPS INSTITUTE GUARANTEES

The IPS educational program delivers an advanced set of teaching and learning experiences for our staff and students. To ensure our students are provided with a world-class environment, we have committed to four fundamental guarantees.

STUDENT
FOCUSED

Our courses are designed to give students the tools they need to boost their prospects in their given field, providing great flexibility and choice.

QUALITY
CONTROL

The courses we offer are crafted to not only match but exceed industry expectations, upskilling students in the process for the workforce of tomorrow.

CUSTOM
DELIVERY

Driven by our dedicated mentors and support team, IPS champions individual learning goals by providing personalised and flexible learning solutions.

COMPLETE
SUPPORT

Our Learning Coaches have vast expertise in their industries with a wealth of knowledge and experience, committed to helping you achieve your goals.

READY TO FAST TRACK YOUR CAREER?

IPS Institute is like no other educational system – our proven method of teaching and learning has seen thousands of students graduate,
ready to take on the challenges of the world. Begin your journey with us today!

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