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Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

FNS40215
Average Course Fee: $3146
Average Duration: 1 Year

This qualification is designed to reflect the job roles of contract bookkeepers and employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries. It includes the preparation and lodgement of business and instalment activity statement tasks and the provision of advice or dealing with the Commissioner on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to the 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.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

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

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

These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

85.3%

Satisfied with the training
72.9%

Received job-related
benefits from training
Bookkeeper ( ANZSCO code 551211)
Expected job openings
Expected job openings are: high Low Below average Average Above average High
High
99,800 persons were employed as Bookkeepers in 2015. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be greater than 50,000.
Average weekly full time earnings
Average weekly full time earnings are: below average Low Below average Average Above average High
Below average
Average weekly full time earnings before tax for Bookkeepers in 2014 are: $1,057. Average earnings for all occupations are: $1,200
Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Bookkeepers visit Job Outlook
This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship in the states and territories shown by blue colouring in the table below.

  1. ACT
  2. NSW
  3. NT
  4. QLD
  5. SA
  6. TAS
  7. VIC
For more information on apprenticeship pathways, please visit this course on aapathways.com.au
This course may be subsidised in the following state and territories

  1. ACT
  2. NSW
  3. NT
  4. QLD
  5. SA
  6. TAS
  7. VIC

For more information about financial support and subsidies for training, please refer to the Financial assistance page

Total number of units = 13

6 core units plus

7 elective units

The elective units consist of:

  • 2 units from Group A or Group B
  • Of the remaining 5 units:

  • up to 2 may be from Group A or Group B
  • up to 5 may be from Group C
  • up to 2 may be from a Certificate III, Certificate IV or Diploma in any currently endorsed training package or accredited course.
  • The elective units chosen must be relevant to the work outcome and meet local industry needs.

    Core Units

    BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports

    BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents

    FNSBKG401 Develop and implement policies and procedures relevant to bookkeeping activities

    FNSBKG404 Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks**

    FNSBKG405 Establish and maintain a payroll system**

    FNSINC401 Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry

    Elective Units

    Group A

    FNSBKG402 Establish and maintain a cash accounting system

    FNSBKG403* Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system

    Group B

    FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

    FNSACC302 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers

    Group C

    BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers

    BSBCUS403 Implement customer service standards

    BSBFRA301 Work within a franchise

    BSBFRA403 Manage relationship with franchisor

    BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets

    BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations

    BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into business operations

    BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others

    BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development

    BSBWRT301 Write simple documents

    FNSACC303 Perform financial calculations

    FNSACC404 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities

    FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records

    FNSACC406 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system

    *Note the following prerequisite unit requirements:

    Unit in this qualification

    Prerequisite unit

    FNSBKG403 Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system

    FNSBKG402 Establish and maintain a cash accounting system

    ** Units form BAS agent registration Skill Set.

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    The following occupations relate to this qualification.

    Accounts Supervisor
    Bookkeeper
    The following industry sectors relate to this qualification.

    Accounting and Bookkeeping
    Business Administration
    Business Services
    Financial Services



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    Student outcomes for Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

    These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

    53.2%

    Of people who were not employed before starting their course were employed after completing it.
    Clerical and Administrative Workers
    53.2 %

    Numerical Clerks

    Of those employed after training, were in the same occupation as their course.
    Clerical and Administrative Workers
    73.1%
    Clerical and Administrative Workers
    Professionals
    10.8%
    Professionals
    Managers
    9.1%
    Managers
    Median salary of those employed in their first full-time job
    (includes those employed prior to training)

    $46,800

    $52,100


    Destination
    after training
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate IV courses
    Employed or in further study after training (%) 90.2 89.3 91.4
    Employment outcomes:
    Employed (%)
    Full-time (%)
    Part-time (%)
     
    86.5
    34
    52.6
     
    82.9
    59.4
    23.4
     
    84.2
    55.2
    28.7
    Further study outcomes:
    Enrolled at University (%)
    Enrolled at TAFE (%)
    Enrolled at Other provider (%)
     
    4.2*
    4.7*
    14.4
     
    6.9
    7.8
    13.8
     
    7.7
    8.5
    15.4
    Satisfied with the training (%) 85.3 86.3 85.6
    Received job-related benefits from training (%) 72.9 60.9 62.4
    Received personal benefits from training (%) 91.9 90.9 90.8
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) 82.6 82.7 84.7
    Recommend the training to other (%) 91.3 90.3 90.4

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
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    Median salary (Full-time) ($) - 46 800 52 100
    Top Occupations (%):
    Clerical and Administrative Workers
    Professionals
    Managers
     
    73.1
    10.8
    9.1
     
    33.9
    17
    13.9
     
    22.4
    20.5
    16.7
    Top Industries (%):
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
    Health Care and Social Assistance
    Retail Trade
     
    31.9
    12.6
    6.0*
     
    13.2
    12.3
    10.5
     
    21.1
    11.6
    10.9

    Employment
    status
    This
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    Similar
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    All Certificate IV courses
    Employed after training (%) - 90.9 91.8
    Median salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 46 900 52 200
    Enrolled in further study (%) - 28 30
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 86.6 85.5
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 87 87.2

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
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    Employed after training (%) 53.2 49.5 47.1
    Median salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 44 700 44 400
    Enrolled in further study ($) 23.3 31.1 39.3
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 86 86.8
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 66.5 73.3

    Please Note:
    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.
    * The estimate has a relative standard error greater than 25% and therefore should be used with caution.
    ** NCVER does not report on estimates based on less than 5 respondents because the estimates are unreliable.
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    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
    31.9
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
    Health Care and Social Assistance
    12.6
    Health Care and Social Assistance
    Retail Trade
    6.0*
    Retail Trade
    Financial Services

    Note: Information provided as a guide only.  Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aatinfo.com.au). Information in this chart may be reproduced with acknowledgement of its source: "The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au/jpc) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training".