FNS40615Certificate IV in Accounting

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    Open Colleges (RTO 90796)

  • Qualification

    Certificate IV

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Max 24 months

  • Start Date

    Anytime – start today!

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Bookkeeper | Payroll Officer | Bank 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: 29 Nov 2018

In a Nutshell

Open College's Certificate IV in Accounting (FNS40615) is a highly comprehensive course that will provide the backbone for your new career in accounting. The course has been designed by reputable industry experts and provides a foundational overview of the basic accounting skills and knowledge needed to work in the industry.

Completion of the Certificate IV in Accounting (FNS40615) will enable students to confidently undertake accounting tasks such as operational reporting, prepare simple management reports and perform financial calculations. Hands-on training with accounting technologies such as MYOB will also mean students gain an understanding of how to operate industry-standard accounting systems.

By successfully obtaining this Certificate IV, students would have completed the educational requirements outlined by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) and as such may register as BAS (Business Activity Statements) agents.

Plus, students of this accounting course will receive a membership to the  Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) - one of Australia's oldest representative professional bodies. IPA represents more than 35,000 members and students working in industry, commerce, government, academia and professional practice. Membership benefits include: 

  • Access to IFAC knowledge net
  • Access to continuing professional development events
  • Networking opportunities 
  • Access to industry publications 

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    There are no formal prerequisites for this course. Anyone can apply!
    Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have an understanding of English to a year 12 level. 
  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this accounting course, the subjects you may study include:

    • FNSACC301 - Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
    • FNSACC302 - Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers 
    • BSBFIA401 - Prepare financial reports
    • FNSACC301 - Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
    • FNSACC406 - Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
    • FNSBKG405 - Establish and maintain a payroll system
    • FNSBKG404 - Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks
    • FNSACC401 - Process business tax requirements
    • FNSINC401 - Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry
    • BSBITU306 - Design and produce business documents
    • FNSACC402 - Prepare operational budgets
    • BSBITU402 - Develop and use complex spreadsheets
    • FNSACC503 - Manage budgets and forecasts
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  • Why Open Colleges?

    RTO 90796
    Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.

    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.


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    "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."

    Amy Stephenson , Certificate III in Accounts Administration

    "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."

    Marcia Lindsay , Diploma of Hospitality

    "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."

    "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."

    Melinda Wheeler , Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Accounting (FNS40615) from Open Colleges.

After completing this financial services certificate program you will be adept in preparing tax forms, financial statements and operational reports – key procedures for effective business and accounting management. You will gain an education in professional communication skills and an understanding of how to maintain a healthy and safe workplace. These skills alongside your industry knowledge will help guide you into a financial services position.

Wondering where a career in bookkeeping could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Bookkeeper, Senior Bookkeeper, Accounts Clerk, Assistant Accountant, Office Manager, Business Services Manager.

Let's Talk Price

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

Payment Option 1: Pay in 56 weekly instalments

  • $71.25 per week
  • $100 deposit

Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to 20% on your course fees

  • $3,272 upfront payment
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