Certificate IV in Accounting

Duration Up to 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
National CodeFNS40615
TAFE SA CodeTP00724
Example Career ProfileAccountantAccountant
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This course provides a defined pathway in accounting and includes specialist accounting theory, knowledge and practice. Completion of this course meets the educational requirements of the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) for BAS agent registration.



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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access WorkReady funding will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills.
    If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Date of application
    If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.
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    Employment Outcomes

    Registered BAS agent, Licensed bookkeeper, Accounts payable officer, Accounts receivable officer, Payroll officer, Senior financial clerk, Office manager.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in Accounting (FNS40615)
    This qualification covers a range of skills for the financial service sectors including computer accounting, business tax and BAS preparation, financial statements, legal decisions, budgeting and spreadsheets. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 10 core units and 3 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


    The TAFE SA qualification is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.