FNS40215Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

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  • Awarded by

    Monarch Institute (RTO 22530)

  • Qualification

    Certificate IV

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Self-paced; complete within 24 months

  • Start Date

    Anytime – start today!

  • Career Outcomes

    Accountant | Bookkeeper | Payroll Officer | Accounts Clerk | View all

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.

Last modified: 04 Apr 2018

In a Nutshell

Get your start in a growing industry or add to your existing business skill set with this comprehensive Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (FNS40215).

You'll receive training in the basics of bookkeeping, including managing cash flow, preparing reports, processing financial transactions, maintaining inventory records, managing payroll and preparing financial statements.


Discover what it’s like to study bookkeeping at Monarch Institute


  • What You'll Need to Get In


    There are no formal entry requirements for this course; anyone can apply!

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be available for skills and knowledge obtained through previous study or other relevant experience.

  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this bookkeeping course, the units of competency you may study include:

    Core units

    • 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
    • BSBFIA401 – Prepare financial reports
    • BSBITU306 – Design and produce business documents

    Elective units

    • FNSACC404 – Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
    • FNSACC406 – Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
    • FNSACC301 – Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
    • FNSACC405 – Maintain inventory records
    • FNSBKG402 – Establish and maintain a cash accounting system
    • FNSBKG403 – Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system
    • FNSACC302 – Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
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  • Why Monarch Institute?

    RTO 22530
    Monarch Institute specialises in providing innovative, engaging courses with a focus on practical application. Courses are designed by industry experts who use real-life case studies to illustrate abstract concepts and give students the skills to succeed in the real world. The institute regularly consults with accounting, bookkeeping, financial planning and business industry practitioners to ensure that course materials reflect industry needs. Whether you choose to study in the classroom or online, Monarch Institute will support your learning journey by helping you gain valuable industry insights to enhance your employability.

    Campus locations:
    Melbourne – Level 10, 10-16 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
    Sydney – 19-35 Martin Pl, Sydney NSW 2000
    Brisbane – 71 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
    Perth – 140 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000

    Monarch Institute prides itself on encouraging and supporting students to meet their educational goals. Whether you choose to study in the classroom or online, you will be supported by a range of professionals who are committed to helping you succeed. All course materials have been designed with access and equity issues in mind, and assessment techniques reflect the needs of multiple learning styles.

    Monarch provides an array of services for students, including personal, educational and vocational counselling services; disability assistance; language, literacy and numeracy assistance; and student welfare and guidance services. It also offers services for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students and students with disabilities or special needs in order to support them in meeting their learning goals.

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (FNS40215) from Monarch Institute.

This course offers the ideal pathway to Monarch Institute's Diploma of Accounting (FNS50215), which meets the educational requirements prescribed by the Tax Practitioner's Board (TPB) to enable you to become a registered BAS agent. You'll also receive free membership to the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers when you enrol!

Wondering where a career in accounting could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Accountant, Bookkeeper, Accounts Clerk, Payroll Clerk, Assistant Accountant

Let's Talk Price

Monarch Institute offers easy payment alternatives:

Pay upfront and save!
Pay for your full qualification upfront to receive a substantial discount. Total online course cost: $1,950

Pay as you go
Enrol in each unit individually to pay as you study.

Government funding is also available to residents of Victoria or Queensland. Enquire now to find out if you're eligible.

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