FNS40217- Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

This qualification 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.





From $3,500


1-18 months

Funding Available

IPS Payment Plans

Industry Jobs

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Earning Potential


Certificate IV in Accounting and 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.

Course Information


Individuals undertaking this qualification as a self-paced learning may take 1-18 months.

Individuals undertaking this qualification as a traineeship may take 6-39 months.

Delivery Method 

Online (Some tasks may require practical application and evidence)

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

RPL available (partial and full)

Entry Requirements

Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) level 3

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 13

(Units are selected to best suit specializations and accommodate deliverables. If tailored units are required please visit training.gov.au and contact us today).

8 core units, plus

5 elective units 

Units of Competency

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 systems

Elective units:

BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers

BSBCUS403 Implement customer service standards

BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets

FNSACC313 Perform financial calculations

FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets


Funding Available

IPS Payment Plans (Monthly Plans, Upfront Costs, Quarterly Fees) 

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ)


More 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.


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