FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

Our FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping is designed to reflect the job roles of contract bookkeepers and employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organizations in a range of industries. It includes the preparation and lodgement of business and installment activity statement tasks and the provision of advice or dealing with the commissioner on behalf of the taxpayer in relation to the activity statement.


Packaging Rules

13 units must be achieved:
6 core units
7 elective units

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


Core/Elec National Code Name Nominal Hours
Core BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports 50
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents 80
FNSBKG401 Develop and implement policies and procedures relevant to bookkeeping activities 30
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 BSBITU304 Produce spreadsheets  35
FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports  60
FNSACC302 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers  40
FNSACC303 Perform financial calculations  30
FNSACC406 Set up and operate a computerized accounting system  80
FNSBKG402 Establish and maintain a cash accounting system  40
FNSBKG403 Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system  40
Total Nominal Hours 595

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

As busy professionals requiring flexible learning options, we offer flexible delivery modes including:

Face to Face

This option will allow students to have a face to face classes along with interaction with the trainer directly.

Recognized Prior Learning (RPL)

This option could suit you if you already have experience and/or have qualifications in the Mortgage Broking or the Banking industry. The RPL method is designed to determine your competency in the Performance Criteria of the Qualification and, where there are gaps, recommend the appropriate strategy to up skill.

FACE TO FACE Distance Learning
Gov. Funded N/A N/A N/A
Non-Gov. Funded $4795 $4795 $1200
Concession N/A N/A N/A

Pathways from the qualification

FNS30315 Certificate III in Accounts Administration

FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting

The primary pathway from this qualification is employment in a bookkeeping job role with functions that include.

  • Establishing and maintaining manual and computerized accounting systems
  • Completing Business Activity Statements (BAS) and other office financial statements
  • Developing bookkeeping management systems for organizations
  • General administration.

Licensing/Regulatory Information
Bookkeepers providing business activity statement (BA) service must be registered by the Tax Practitioners Board and this qualification is currently cited as meeting the educational requirement for registration. Other conditions apply including a designed period of experience seeking BA agent registration should check current registration requirements with the board as it is reviewed regularly.