Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

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Mentor Education
  • Awarded by

    Mentor Education (RTO 21683)

  • Qualification

    Certificate IV

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Self-paced up to two years part-time

  • Start Date

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Bookkeeper | Payroll Officer | Accounts Clerk | Accounts Payable Officer | 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.

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  • In a Nutshell

    Improve your accounting knowledge base and technical skills with this online FNS40217 - Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping course from Mentor Education. This bookkeeping and accounting qualification is the most up to date qualification and supersedes both the FNS40215 - Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and FNS40615 - Certificate IV in Accounting courses.

    Suited to both students with no prior experience and those seeking to formalise existing skills with a nationally recognised qualification, this course offers the foundation concepts and skills for working in accounting.

    With a self-paced, online delivery, this course offers the chance to upskill without interrupting your life. It meets the educational requirements to become a registered BAS agent, registered tax agent and tax financial adviser as outlined in the 2009 Tax Agent Services Regulations.

    The course covers all accounting fundamentals, including financial report preparation, the completion and lodging of business activity and instalment activity statements, ledger administration, cloud computing and processing financial transactions.

    The FNS40217 - Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping alongside additional assessment requirements as outlined by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) meet requirements for a course in basic GST/BAS taxation principles that is approved by the TPB*.

    Mentor Education's FNS40217 - Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping is recognised and accredited by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB). Students who enrol into this accounting and bookkeeping course will have the choice to receive free student membership with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and/or the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

    Whether you're an accounting professional looking to formalise your years of experience with a current qualification, or a professional looking to establish a new career within the accounting industry, this practical, work-ready course is your next career step.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    This is an open entry course with no pre-requisite qualifications.

    In order for students to successfully complete this qualification, it is recommended that students have a strong grasp of computer/technical skills, MYOB installed on their computer (free MYOB student version provided by Mentor Education), Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) installed on their computer, access to a reliable high-quality internet connection and literacy/numeracy skills.

    Versions of MYOB are available for both Windows-based computers and Mac-based computers, however - it is recommended that students have access to a Windows-based computer and Microsoft Office (Word and Excel), making it easier to follow the Windows-based examples and instructions.

  • Subject Breakdown

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

    Core subjects:

    • Prepare financial reports
    • Introduce cloud computing into business operations
    • Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
    • Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
    • Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
    • Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
    • Complete business activity and instalment activity statements 
    • Establish and maintain payroll systems

    Elective subjects:

    • Evaluate and authorise payment requests
    • Deliver and monitor a service to customers
    • Manage personal work priorities and professional development
    • Perform financial calculations
    • Process business tax requirements
  • Why Mentor Education?

    Mentor Education (RTO number: 21683) is one of Australia’s leading RG146 compliance training providers for the financial services industry. By specialising exclusively in this field of training, Mentor is able to focus on delivering professional development courses of the highest quality. Thanks to their flexible delivery options, you can complete a nationally recognised qualification in financial planning entirely online, and without disrupting your career. Take advantage of Mentor Education’s long-standing industry reputation and commitment to ongoing professional development by enquiring about a course today.

    As a student of Mentor Education, you’ll receive access to an experienced financial adviser Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm by telephone and email, so you’re always assured of timely feedback and assistance.

    Students of this program will also benefit from complementary inclusion of Mentor Education’s Career Pathway Program. This comprehensive suite of career-building tools includes a 12-month professional development subscription, association membership and regular updates on industry news and events.


    All student testimonials for Mentor Education

    "As a result of completing my Diploma with Mentor Education, I have obtained work at Health Super Financial Planning as a client services officer, with a view to becoming a paraplanner or financial planner in the long term."

    Jackson Keane , Diploma of Financial Planning

    "The reason I chose Mentor Education was that I had previously looked at my training options online, and determined that Mentor Education would adequately cover all of my requirements. The end result is a new position with another bank under a role I really enjoy and one that required the diploma qualification."

    David Randall , Diploma of Financial Planning

    "I wanted to express how I thoroughly enjoyed the Diploma of Financial Planning. The course was challenging yet rewarding and provided an extremely accurate measure of what financial advice is like in the outside world. Your staff are very encouraging and provide fantastic feedback. It was a pleasure doing the course through Mentor Education and I wouldn’t hesitate to complete further education through your organisation."

    Tyson Rattle , Diploma of Financial Planning

    "Within a week of having completed my course, even before I got my certificate, I got a job with ANZ as a financial planning associate. I must say that Mentor Education has a very good reputation in the industry."

    Miral Thakker , Certificate IV in Business - Financial Services Practice Management

    "I have received a job offer and I do appreciated your support and trust. Thanks once again!"

    Herman Vargas , Mentor graduate
  • Where will this course take you?

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a FNS40217 - Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping from Mentor Education.

    This is the most current nationally recognised accounting and bookkeeping course offered. This qualification will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to seek employment in a range of payroll, accounts and bookkeeping positions in organisations across a broad range of industries. You may choose to seek employment as an account clerk, payroll officer or bookkeeper.

    After enrolling into this program, you will have the option to receive complimentary student membership with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and/or the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). On completion of this course, you will have the option to upgrade your memberships for a standard fee. 

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in finance could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: Financial Advisor, Financial Planner, Mortgage Broker, Credit and Lending Officer, Financial Analyst.

  • Let's talk price

    The fee for this course starts from $795 for online, self-paced learning.

    Mentor Education offers flexible payment options to suit each person's individual needs, including:

    • Upfront payment
    • Direct debit payment plan for $1,250 ($250 deposit + 4 x $250 Monthly payments)


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