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This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.
The Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (FNS40215) offered through Open Colleges will provide you with the training and qualifications to become an effective and dynamic bookkeeper for any business.
With the Federal government putting in new stringent laws to improve the quality of bookkeeping standards, this course is one of the few that meets the Australian Qualifications Framework and qualifies you to work in any state or territory in Australia. The course is also recognised by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.
By completing the course you will learn the essential bookkeeping skills such as maintaining records, preparing financial statements, implementing payroll procedures. The course also covers competencies stipulated by the Tax Practitioners Board TPB for registered Business Activity Statement (BAS) agents.
Students will receive full membership to the Australian Bookkeepers Network and a non-voting membership to the Australian Bookkeepers Association for 12 months. Membership provides a long list of valuable benefits including:
To be eligible for this course applicants must meet the following requirements:
There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.
In this bookkeeping course, the subjects you may study include:
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.
"I am a farmer and I run a family farm with my husband. I was given the opportunity to study any course I wanted that would help our business, and that may help me earn some money off the land, so I chose to learn bookkeeping. The course is so useful and beneficial for our farm. It’s great to learn how to set journals out so our accountant can do the BAS and income tax, without them being all over the place."
"Because it’s so flexible, it was easy for me to do it. I’ll be in the middle of an assignment and I can just pause it if my son is asking for lunch. I’ll quickly make him lunch or get a drink and I can just open it back up and go straight back into it to continue. The trainers have been great. They really try to get back to you on time and make sure they give you the best possible answers. They always seem to come back with a quick response."
"It’s given me a different mindset. I used to think you’d go out and do a job, like mechanics, for years and that you’d just get the qualification after years on the job. But with this, you can study for a couple of months and then you can go out into the world fully qualified and ready for the job and just go for it."
"I think the Open Colleges model is particularly good because you’re not tied down to due dates, you just have as much time as you need. You have people to get in touch with if you’re having trouble. I’ve actually had emails back at 10pm at night from my teacher. I’ve been sitting here and I’ve shot one off and they’ve got right back to me within that hour. You don’t get that anywhere."
"My job is probably best described as a medical equipment specialist. I educate and train people in the use of CT scanners onsite. Getting the skills to use in trainings, to substantiate the work I do is very valuable. The course has changed my work and the way I approach training courses. It’s made me more confident and I’ll be better at my job."
"My motivation is simple really. I just want to secure a well-paying career that allows me to support my family. I have a busy life so I need to be in control of my study, not the other way around. You get a lot of help through the support of your course coordinator. It makes study easy. And the online programs are very user-friendly. If you’re hoping to study a university degree the Open Colleges courses are a good grounding. They offer the core skills that can lead people to becoming a good accountant or bookkeeper."
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (FNS40215) from Open Colleges.
Upon completion of this certificate program, you will be able to articulate directly into the Diploma of Accounting course. You will also have the educational requirements to register as a BAS (Business Activity Statement) agent and fulfil BAS agent responsibilities.
Wondering where a career in accounting could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Accountant, Bookkeeper, Accounts Clerk, Payroll Clerk, Assistant Accountant
Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:
Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments
Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to 20% on your course fees
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