FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting

FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting


Gov. Funded $701
Non Gov. Funded $4990
Concession $140.20
 RPL $1200

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects accounting job roles in financial services and other industries requiring accounting support functions. Individuals in these roles apply theoretical and specialist knowledge and skills to work autonomously and exercise judgement in completing routine and non-routine activities.

Licensing/Regulatory Information
There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.

Persons providing a business activity statement (BAS) service must be registered by the Tax Practitioners Board and this qualification is currently cited as meeting the educational requirements for registration. Other conditions apply including a designated period of experience. Persons seeking BAS agent registration should check current registration requirements with the Board as this is reviewed regularly.

Entry/ Admission Requirements
There are no entry requirements for this qualification according to the training package however, applicant will be required to successfully complete an ACSF language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment.

Learning at Level 3, Reading at Level 3, writing at level 3, and Communication at Level 3 and Numeracy at Level 3.

Delivery Mode 

Classroom-Blended, Correspondence


We allow up to 6 months to complete this course, although your actual completion time may be less depending on prior experience and Education related to the Industry.

Assessment Type

  • Knowledge Test
  • Skill Test
  • Project
  • Case Study
  • Role play
  • Demonstration
Learners who successfully complete this qualification may pathway into further study options:

FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting

This course has been endorsed by the Australian National Training Authority and is registered on the Scope of Registration for Skill Solutions RTO number 22185.

This course is also accepted by the peak bodies in the finance industry and is also accepted by Australian Securities Investment Commission (ASIC) as the entry education requirement for Mortgage Brokers.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply
This training may be delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding

Packaging Rules

  • Total number of units = 13
  • 10 core units plus
  • 3 elective units

Total Hours: 620

The elective units must be relevant to the work outcome and meet local industry needs.

Core Units

National Code Name Hours
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports  50
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents  80
FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports  60
FNSACC302 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers  40
FNSACC402 Prepare operational budgets  40
FNSACC404 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities  60
FNSACC406 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system  80
FNSBKG404 Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks  50
FNSBKG405 Establish and maintain a payroll system  30
FNSINC401 Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry  30

Elective Units

National Code Name Hours
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets  50
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others  20
FNSACC303 Perform financial calculations  30