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Certificate IV in Accounting

FNS40615
Average Course Fee: $3998
Average Duration: 11 Months

This qualification reflects accounting job roles in financial services and other industries requiring accounting support functions. 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

There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.

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 similar courses 'Certificate IV in the field of Management and Commerce'

86.3%

Satisfied with the training
60.9%

Received job-related
benefits from training
Accounts Clerk ( ANZSCO code 551111)
Expected job openings
Expected job openings are: above average Low Below average Average Above average High
Above average
137,400 persons were employed as Accounting Clerks in 2015. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be between 25,001 and 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 Accounting Clerks in 2014 are: $1,044. Average earnings for all occupations are: $1,200
Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Accounting Clerks 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


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

Total number of units = 13

10 core units plus

3 elective units

The elective units consist of:

  • 1 from the electives below.
  • Of the remaining 2 units:

  • up to 2 may be from the electives
  • up to 2 may be from Certificate III, 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

    FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

    FNSACC302 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers

    FNSACC402 Prepare operational budgets

    FNSACC404 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities

    FNSACC406 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system

    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

    BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets

    BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others

    BSBWRT301 Write simple documents

    FNSACC303 Perform financial calculations

    FNSACC401 Process business tax requirements

    FNSACC403 Make decisions in a legal context

    FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records

    FNSACC407 Produce job costing information

    FNSACM401 Evaluate and authorise payment requests

    FNSORG505 Prepare financial reports to meet statutory requirements

    FNSORG506 Prepare financial forecasts and projections

    * Units form BAS agent registration Skill Set.

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    The following occupations relate to this qualification.

    Accounts Supervisor
    Finance Sector Supervisor
    The following industry sectors relate to this qualification.

    Accounting and Bookkeeping
    Business Services
    Financial Services



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      Financial assistance via VET Student Loans.
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    This training provider is authorised to deliver subsidised courses in the following states and territories
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    2. NSW
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    3. NT
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    4. QLD
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    5. SA
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    6. TAS
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    7. VIC
      VIC
    8. WA
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    The following facilities are required at the training site:

    Offsite training is avaliable in the following locations:
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    Limited to the following postcodes:
    Online (training available online or via email submission)
    Distance (training available via correspondence)
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    Fixed submission dates (assessment pieces have set submission dates)
    Self-paced (training has no set class times of set submission dates)

    This RTO can offer VET Student Loans for certain approved courses. A VET Student Loan is a capped loan from the Australian Government to help you pay your tuition fees. Your initial loan debt amount (loan and loan fee, if applicable), plus indexation, must be paid back once you start earning over a certain amount. The amount for the 2017-2018 income year is $55,874.

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    Student outcomes for similar courses

    These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for similar courses 'Certificate IV in the field of Management and Commerce'

    49.5%

    Of people who were not employed before starting their course were employed after completing it.
    20.2 %

    Of those employed after training, were in the same occupation as their course.
    Clerical and Administrative Workers
    33.9%
    Clerical and Administrative Workers
    Professionals
    17%
    Professionals
    Managers
    13.9%
    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 (%) - 89.3 91.4
    Employment outcomes:
    Employed (%)
    Full-time (%)
    Part-time (%)
     
    -
    -
    -
     
    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 (%)
     
    -
    -
    -
     
    6.9
    7.8
    13.8
     
    7.7
    8.5
    15.4
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 86.3 85.6
    Received job-related benefits from training (%) - 60.9 62.4
    Received personal benefits from training (%) - 90.9 90.8
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 82.7 84.7
    Recommend the training to other (%) - 90.3 90.4

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate IV courses
    Median salary (Full-time) ($) - 46 800 52 100
    Top Occupations (%):
    Clerical and Administrative Workers
    Professionals
    Managers
     
     
    33.9
    17
    13.9
     
    22.4
    20.5
    16.7
    Top Industries (%):
    Financial and Insurance Services
    Health Care and Social Assistance
    Retail Trade
     
     
    13.2
    12.3
    10.5
     
    21.1
    11.6
    10.9

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    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
    courses
    All Certificate IV courses
    Employed after training (%) - 49.5 47.1
    Median salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 44 700 44 400
    Enrolled in further study (%) - 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.
    For more information, please refer to the Statistics Explained page.

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    Financial and Insurance Services
    13.2
    Financial and Insurance Services
    Health Care and Social Assistance
    12.3
    Health Care and Social Assistance
    Retail Trade
    10.5
    Retail Trade
    Financial Services
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    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".