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FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

National ID: FNS40217 State ID: BDQ3
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An excellent start to a career in accounting

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 how to set up and maintain computerised accounts, establish payroll systems, maintain inventory records, prepare financial reports, prepare and lodge business and instalment activity statements and provide advice to taxpayers in relation to activity statements.
You will graduate with current, practical bookkeeping and accounting skills that are attractive to prospective employers.

Successful completion of the course meets the Tax Practitioners Board academic requirements for registration as a BAS agent.

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

Keen to get started? We offer this course on campus and online, and, if you are working in the industry and have two years' experience using accounting software, we give you the option of gaining the qualification sooner, by completing the course in an Intensive Evening Program, see below for further details.

  • 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

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
Online

Some of our Online courses can be done completely online. However, some of the courses require a practical component or assessment that can't be done online, and some may be a mix of online and on campus learning. We’ll let you know what's required for your course. For all the details and a full list of Online courses, check out the Online study and application(opens in a new tab)  page.

If this course is deemed competitive, you will be informed during your application via TAFE Admissions and additional entrance requirements will apply.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III

If you are undertaking the Intensive program you must:

  • Be working in the industry
  • Have two years' experience using accounting software (preferably MYOB).
  • Have sound knowledge of bookkeeping

You'll be able to access your personal timetable (find out how on our Timetables page), once you have paid your fees. In the meantime the information below provides an indication of the time commitment required to complete this course, depending on your study option.

On campus

When you study full-time on campus, classes are delivered over four days per week, from 9:00 - 4:45 pm, this includes one day of combined delivery (online and on campus).

As well as the on campus component, approximately five hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, is recommended, including private study, assessment preparation, research and participation in Collaborate sessions.

If you are unable to commit to this full-time on campus load, please contact us to discuss options.

Online delivery

Online delivery provides you with the opportunity to extend the time taken to complete the qualification, giving you greater flexibility to meet your other commitments and control the amount of learning you undertake. For example:

To complete the course within one year, you will need to:

  • Attend regularly to scheduled online sessions
  • Spend 10 - 12 hours per week individual study
  • Complete 6 - 7 units per semester (6 months)

There will be Collaborate sessions to participate in plus self paced learning and there may also be some on campus assessments.

Intensive program

This intensive evening program will require a commitment of:

  • class attendance for two evenings per week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5.30 to 7.30 pm at the Perth campus.
  • completion of out of class activities and
  • participation in online Collaborate sessions to support your study.

Timetable information is indicative only and subject to change.

Study outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research will be required to successfully complete your course.

Bring your own device (BYOD) is encouraged but not essential.
If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

As a student you will also have additional costs associated with your study, for example text books and stationery, printing and other materials required for your assignments.

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

Visit one of our four Jobs and Skills Centres located at NMT's Balga, Joondalup, Midland and Perth campuses for free career planning advice and job search support.

Study options and next steps

Click on your preferred option below to get started with your application.

Semester 1, 2023

Details
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Perth
How On campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $2,806.00 $60.00 $2,866.00
Concession $845.25 $60.00 $905.25

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2023. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

Details
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How On campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $2,806.00 $60.00 $2,866.00
Concession $845.25 $60.00 $905.25

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2023. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

Details
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Perth
How On campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $2,854.80 $65.00 $2,919.80
Concession $859.95 $65.00 $924.95

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2023. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

Details
Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Perth
How Online
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $2,806.00 $0.00 $2,806.00
Concession $845.25 $0.00 $845.25

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2023. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

Continuous enrolment, 2022

Details
Duration 1 Year
When Continuous enrolment, 2022
Where Perth
How Traineeship
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $1,868.75 $0.00 $1,868.75
Concession $557.75 $0.00 $557.75

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2023. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

Semester 2, 2022

Details
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2022
Where Perth
How On campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $2,854.80 $60.00 $2,914.80
Concession $859.95 $60.00 $919.95

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2023. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

Details
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2022
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How On campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $2,806.00 $60.00 $2,866.00
Concession $845.25 $60.00 $905.25

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2023. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

Details
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2022
Where Midland
How On campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $2,806.00 $60.00 $2,866.00
Concession $845.25 $60.00 $905.25

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2023. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

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