AWARD COURSE

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping


National Code: FNS40217
TAFE SA Code: TP01097


Description

This course provides a defined pathway in accounting and includes specialist accounting theory, knowledge and practice. Persons providing a business activity statement (BAS) service for a fee or other reward must be registered by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) and this qualification is currently cited as meeting the TPB education requirements for registration.

Duration
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Up to 12 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Accountant Accountant,  BookkeeperBookkeeper

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Study Load
Scheduled



Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training 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 to this course
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.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 12 month course
Subsidised
$641 - $712
$1,281 - $1,425
Concession
$328 - $365
$656 - $730

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$1,563 - $1,738
$3,125 - $3,475
    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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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 and Bookkeeping (FNS40217)
    This qualification reflects the job roles of workers in the accounting industry, including BAS Agents and contract bookkeepers; and of those employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries. It includes preparing and lodging business and instalment activity statements, and providing advice or dealing with the Commissioner on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to activity statements. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 8 core units and 5 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.

    87%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers 40
    Complete business activity and instalment activity statements 50
    Establish and maintain payroll systems 45
    Introduce cloud computing into business operations 50
    Prepare financial reports 50
    Process financial transactions and extract interim reports 60
    Set up and operate a computerised accounting system 80
    Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry 40

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Design and produce business documents 80
    Develop and use complex spreadsheets 50
    Perform financial calculations 30
    Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities 60
    Prepare operational budgets 40
    Process business tax requirements 50
    Produce job costing information 40
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