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Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

National ID: FNS40217 | State ID: BDQ3


A career you can count on

This course provides an insight into the issues and processes of accounting for an organisation and prepares you for work as a payroll clerk or bookkeeper. You'll learn to record and create summaries of financial transactions of an organisation for management purposes.

This course also prepares you for entry into the Diploma of Accounting.

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Gain these skills
  • Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • Establish and maintain a payroll system
  • Prepare financial reports, statements and operational budgets
  • Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Strong organisational and record keeping skills
  • Good maths and analytical skills
  • Methodical and logical
  • Focussed with good attention to detail

Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Process financial transactions and extract interim reports FNSACC311  
Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers FNSACC312  
Set up and operate a computerised accounting system FNSACC416  
Introduce cloud computing into business operations BSBSMB412  
Prepare financial reports BSBFIA401  
Complete business activity and instalment activity statements FNSTPB401  
Establish and maintain payroll systems FNSTPB402  
Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry FNSACC408  

Elective Units 


Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Perform financial calculations FNSACC313  
Design and produce business documents BSBITU306  
Write simple documents BSBWRT301  
Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities FNSACC414  
Prepare operational budgets FNSACC412  

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Course Overview

WhereJoondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Northbridge Building 1
DurationOne year (2 semesters) full-time.
WhenWas available Semester 1, 2018
Available Semester 2, 2018
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Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.


International Students

Check TAFE International WA to confirm this course is available to international students. You will pay your tuition fees to TIWA.

How to apply

Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.

International students please view your application process here.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

Please note, fees are subject to change.

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