For the professional bookkeeper in the making
The Certificate IV in Bookkeeping Course is the perfect preparation for anyone seeking a career as a professional bookkeeper, BAS agent or payroll officer.
- Meets the education requirements for official BAS agent registration with the Tax Practitioners Board for becoming a Bookkeeper or BAS Agent
- Online Learning, Classroom or Workshop options available with all students having access to comprehensive resources, support options and materials
You will be taught industry best practice from some of the most skilled and experienced professionals in the business. There are no prerequisites for this course.
Nationally Recognised Training
As a Registered Training Organisation (ID 52240), we comply with the government’s strict quality and consistency standards. We conduct regular audits to ensure we keep this accreditation and deliver the level of training you deserve.
The Certificate IV in Bookkeeping qualification is recognised in all states and territories in Australia. The course meets the additional BAS agent education requirement of an approved course in basic GST/BAS taxation principles.
Interested in a Dual Qualification?
Attain the FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting as a dual qualification for just a small additional fee:
- Includes 14 units of competency
- Meets the education requirements for official BAS agent registration with the Tax Practitioners Board
Learn how you like
Find out why this student was drawn to the flexibility of Applied Education’s teaching model.
The Certificate IV in Bookkeeping study manuals, online tutorials and class recordings are packed with high quality content. Plenty of visuals and practice exercises keep the study varied and interesting. Access to a team of qualified trainers ensures you get the most out of the materials. PDF manuals are included with each course, in addition you can purchase hard copies for a small fee.
Online Learning – Certificate IV in Bookkeeping Online
Online learning is a convenient, effective and affordable way to learn when and where you want. Perfect for stay at home parents, full time employees or anyone wanting to study at a pace and time that suits you. Complete the Certificate IV in Bookkeeping online at your own pace and your own leisure whilst still having access to the Training and Assessment team for support to maximise your learning experience.
|Online Study – Self Paced Learning||Start any time!||$1,890|
Classroom Delivery Certificate IV in Bookkeeping
Our popular Certificate IV in Bookkeeping classroom courses in Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane offers offers comprehensive hands on instructions and personal interaction with the trainer. Our Certificate IV in Bookkeeping classroom courses are conveniently run on a part time basis starting at various times throughout the year. Refreshments are provided.
To complete the course you will be required to complete additional studies outside of the classroom sessions and it may take up to a maximum of 585 hours to complete the course using a mixture of classroom and online study.
Enrol Now, Start Now
Students who enrol prior to commencement of classroom sessions are given access to all the course materials immediately. Your official course date commences day 1 of your classroom course, giving you additional time to start your course units to give you a head start!
|9am to 4pm||$2,865|
Recognised Prior Learning
Do you already have bookkeeping skills or experience? We’ll put these skills and knowledge towards your formal Certificate 4 in Bookkeeping qualification. With this option you will put together portfolios of your work to show us that you have a good understanding of each of the learning outcomes in the course. The portfolios will contain files such as payroll and BAS information, along with letters and reports that you currently use on a day to day basis.
|Start any time!|
Plus all of the resources available to online self paced students
Recognised Prior Learning with a Workplace Assessment (Perth only)
If you’re a confident bookkeeper and can demonstrate your competencies in the workplace, we can arrange an onsite assessment. This is often the quickest way to obtain your Certificate 4 in Bookkeeping qualification. If you can’t successfully demonstrate some areas, you can just complete the relevant units to gain your qualification. Additional charges may apply.
|Times by request|
Dates by request
|– Workplace assessment|
– Full list of evidence criteria
– Detailed templates
– 12 months phone & email support
– A years Membership to ICB (valued at $119.99 for first time members only)
– Student Membership to Institute of Public Accountants
Combine classroom sessions, self-paced learning and recognised prior learning to complete the Certificate IV in Bookkeeping course. You pick which study option is best for each unit to obtain your Certificate IV in Bookkeeping qualification. If you wish to attend the classroom sessions these will be charged at $90 per session you attend. Payment for the classroom sessions will be made when you book the individual sessions as you move through the course.
|Flexible Learning||Start any time!||Combination of online self paced learning, classroom learning and RPL||From $2,015|
Upskill opportunities – Included Free with the Certificate IV in Bookkeeping
These online courses worth over $800 are included with your Certificate IV in Bookkeeping course enrolment:
Units of Competency
Certificate IV in Bookkeeping consists of 13 units.
|Course Unit of Study||Nominal Hours||Software Choice|
|FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports||70|
|BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents||30|
|FNSACC302 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers||40|
|FNSACC406 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system||80|
|FNSBKG402 Establish and maintain a cash accounting system||40|
|FNSBKG403 Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system||40|
|BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets||40|
|FNSINC401 Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry||30|
|FNSBKG401 Develop and implement policies and practices relevant to bookkeeping activities||35|
|FNSBKG405 Establish and maintain a payroll system||30|
|FNSBKG404 Carry out Business Activity and Instalment Activity Statement tasks||40|
|BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports||50|
|FNSACC404 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities||60|
Online learning includes classroom recordings – Only available for students studying with Applied Education
For our self paced online bookkeeping and classroom students we are now including recordings from our class presentations, so if you miss a class or can’t attend these are also a great new resource. View a sample recording by clicking on the below image.
Education Pathway to Diploma of Accounting
Many of the units for the Certificate IV in Bookkeeping are prerequisites for the Diploma of Accounting. Applied Education is focused on the pathway from the Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or Certificate IV in Accounting to the Advanced Diploma of Accounting (which is the entry requirement of the Institute of Public Accountants).
Professional Membership Included to the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and Institute of Public Accountants
Careers in Bookkeeping
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Certificate IV in Bookkeeping
Classroom Delivery $2,865 or $3,065 for Dual Qualification Self Paced Learning $1,890 or $2,090 for Dual Qualification
Recognised Prior Learning $1,890 or $2,090 for Dual Qualification. Nationally Recognised Australia Wide Qualification.
Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (FNS40215) course is designed for anyone seeking a career as a professional bookkeeper, BAS agent, payroll officer or who just wishes to participate in developing their skills and knowledge. This course delivers theoretical and practical training in thirteen units of competency that cover the essential skills required to perform to industry best practice.
The Certificate IV in Bookkeeping course meets the education requirements of the Tax Practitioners Board for registration as a BAS agent.
|Course Start Date|
Self Paced Learning, Dual Qualification (Self Paced Learning), Click here to choose date or learning method, Recognised Prior Learning, RPL with Workplace Assessment, Dual Qualification (Recognised Prior Learning), Perth Classroom – Mon 13 Feb 2017 – 15 Weeks Every Monday, Perth Classroom – Mon 13 Feb 2017 – 16 Weeks Every Monday Dual Qualification, Perth Classroom – Thur 16 Mar 2017 – 15 Weeks Every Thursday, Perth Classroom – Thur 16 March 2017 – 16 Weeks Every Thursday Dual Qualification