Government Funding for this course expired Aug 2023
Enrolments Open For Full Fee Certifcate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

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South Australian Government Funding for Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Duration Up to 13 Months
Delivery Online Course

Begin your bookkeeping and accounting career

FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping is an approved training course under South Australia government funding initiative. This course is ideal for anyone looking for a career in the bookkeeping and accounting industry. This nationally recognised training course is approved for South Australia Government funding and:

  • Meets the education requirements of the Tax Practitioners Board for registration to become a BAS agent and Bookkeeper.
  • Suitable for career as a professional bookkeeper, BAS agent or payroll officer.
  • FNS40222 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and Accounting is a TPB-approved BAS agent course.

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FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Boookeeping

Nationally Recognised Training

Over 200 hundred online tutorials are presented by our qualified trainers, with step by step guided instructions.

Complete your studies at a time that fits in with your lifestyle
or work commitments.

Dedicated support

$996.30 for non-concession

$307.50 for concession

Not sure which course is right for you? Completed prior units and may be eligible for credits? Call us on 1800 678 073 for a consultation with a course coordinator.

Key Benefits of Studying at Applied Education

  • Bookkeeping Experts

    Training experts since 1999

  • Tax Practitioners Board Approved

    TPB approved for BAS Agent registration

  • Amazing Support

    Expert trainers and passionate support

  • Online Video Tutorials

    Hundreds of tutorials covering key learning concepts

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping Course Information

Let's take a look at what you are going to learn and important course information to know before you enrol.

In order to undertake training through South Australia Training Priority List, prospective students must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • be aged 16 years or over, and no longer at school
  • live or work in South Australia
  • be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary visa holder approved by SA government, or a New Zealand citizen
  • Undertake in person all parts of the UAN (Upfront Assessment of Need) process if you want to access a government subsidised qualification, regardless of your prior educational attainment. This is to ensure students get the support they need to successfully complete their training. The UAN is delivered face-to-face at our Adelaide office.

Students are required to complete their course in accordance to an agreed training plan within a specified time.

Student progress will be monitored and reported to the Department for innovation and Skills (DIS). Students who persistently fail to participate in their course without explanation will be reported to the Department for innovation and Skills (DIS).

Students are required to complete a training and employment survey within three months of completing or discontinuing subsidised training.

If you do not meet the eligibility criteria, please click here for full course details  or call us on 1800 678 073 for a consultation with a course adviser.

For more information on eligibility refer to:

Course Fees

Under the South Australia funding, the course fees are:

  • $996.30 for non-concession
  • $307.50 for concession*

(RRP $2190)

Applied Education sales and discounts do not apply to students enrolled via a government funding initiative.
* Proof of concession (a current Commonwealth Government Concession Card) must be provided before enrolling. This is in addition to the eligibility criteria for Traineeships.

Payment Plans

We understand not everyone has the financial resources upfront to invest in training, so we offer flexible payment options to get you moving faster towards your future. We offer a 6-month payment plan for non-concession enrolments

  • An administration fee of $100 is added for this option
  • All you need is a valid credit or debit card
  • Pay a $250 deposit at commencement of course
  • Remainder to be paid over six equal monthly instalment

Refund Policy

Refer to the Student Handbook for our refund policy. This course includes a non-refundable administration fee of $250.

You will have up to 13 months to complete FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping course SA Government funding. There is no minimum time frame, students familiar with bookkeeping and accounting concepts may complete the course much faster. 

Tips for completing your Bookkeeping Course in a timeframe really depends on your goals for Bookkeeping.

  • New to Bookkeeping? We include online tutorials that follow the manual, watch these and work through methodically. 

However, this is a guide only. As an online course, the time it will take to complete is flexible and dependent on your ability, knowledge and time available. It is important that you choose a pace that suits your needs.

FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping is assessed under the Principles of Competency-based training, students have to demonstrate their ability to do all activities in each Unit of Competency. There are 13 Units of Competency in this course:

FNSACC323 Perform financial calculations
BSBTEC302 Design and produce spreadsheets & BSBTEC402 Design and produce complex spreadsheets
FNSACC426 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
FNSACC321 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSACC418 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records
FNSTPB412 Establish and maintain payroll systems*
FNSTPB411 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements*
FNSACC421 Prepare financial reports
FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets
FNSACC322 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers

*Unit part of the FNSSS00004 BAS Agent Registration Skill Set

NOTE: If you are applying for government funding for this course, you will initially be enrolled in the FNS40217, once the relevant government funding contracts are updated, we will offer transition to FNS40222. For more information on funding options please refer to Funding Section.

South Australia Government Funding for Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping 1  Xero Demo Company is included with the course. Xero is used to complete unit FNSACC322.

South Australia Government Funding for Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping 2MYOB Student Edition is included with this course, plus free online MYOB training. MYOB is used to complete units FNSACC321, FNSACC405 and FNSACC414.

Xero Training CourseSouth Australia Government Funding for Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping 2The units FNSACC426, FNSTPB411 and FNSTPB412 have course material and assessments in both Xero and MYOB. Students can choose which accounting software they would like to use to complete these units.

On successful completion, you will be awarded the FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping which meets the education requirements to become a BAS Agent.

To complete all units in this course, you will need:

  • A reliable internet connection as all data files and learning activities are available via our student platform.
  • A computer with a Microsoft Windows operating system.#
  • Microsoft Word and Excel.

We will provide links and instructions to access MYOB Student Edition Software and Xero Demo Company.

# Mac Users, Tablets and MYOB
MYOB software cannot be downloaded to tablets including Chromebooks and since 2020, MYOB is not compatible with Apple’s operating system.

If you only have access to a Mac computer, we recommend you first contact Apple to confirm if the following options are feasible on your computer:

  • purchase and install on your mac a windows emulator such as "parallels" to run windows on a Mac at your own cost; or
  • use the free inbuilt Mac Boot Camp Assistant on your Mac computer and purchase a Windows OS software licence. For information regarding the Boot Camp Assistant software, please refer to Apple's support page;

Note: Applied Education and MYOB are unable to support issues relating to a Mac computer.

Online study is a convenient, effective and affordable way to learn when and where you want.

We provide you with the following:

  • Quality materials
  • Videos and webinars
  • Amazing Support from our assessors and student support team
  • Online assessments and exams
  • Student Facebook group

The FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping has been developed to give you flexibility so that you can study at your own pace, in your own time and in your own environment. The best part is, with Applied Education we provide a high level of support for all our students and are here with you in your study journey.

Digital course training manuals for the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping are included as part of the course at no additional cost.

The course content is accessed via our online student portal, with additional resources, extra learning materials and classroom recordings also available.

Please note the digital manuals are non-printable and non-editable.

If required, hard copy manuals can be purchased at additional cost of $249 incl postage. Except for units FNSACC426, FNSTPB411 and FNSACC421 which are purchased separately (approx. $220 ex postage) from an external publisher, full details are provided on enrolment.


Your learning journey is about becoming "competent" in the subject matter. Our in house course writers and assessment team all have accounting and bookkeeping experience or are currently working in the industry. With this in mind we try and make the tasks relevant to what you will experience in the real world. The purpose is not to just pass or fail, rather to become competent using these skills which you can then apply in the real world.


Before starting this course, all individuals seeking access to subsidised training in South Australia are required to complete an Upfront Assessment of Needs (UAN).

You will also need to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) questionnaire which is used to determine your LLN skill level so that we can best support you in your studies.

Introductory Requirements & Units

The Introductory Requirements include an Oral Communication Skills Assessment and a Work Health and Safety Assessment.

The Unit assessments and examinations are completed using a variety of methods and are submitted via our online student portal. They are open book, from either your home, office or classroom, and comprise theoretical and practical exercises.

Accounting unit assessments use MYOB or Xero (both are supplied).


Tax Practitioners Board Licensing Course units include an exam component, which needs to be independently supervised. Exams are three-hour, open-book assessments comprising of short answer and multiple choice questions, very similar in format to the unit assessments.

Exams must be completed within your course duration period. Prior to your exam, you will need to complete and return the Supervisor Nomination Form to Applied Education detailing your supervisor's information, contact details and the elected date of your assessment.

Exams can be undertaken at any location and time of your choosing, with the only condition being that you have a nominated, independent supervisor present. Your supervisor can be a person of responsibility such as a registered tax agent, member of an accounting professional body, public servant, doctor, nurse, police officer, director etc. who does not have a close personal or professional relationship with you.

If you cannot arrange a supervisor then we offer online supervision with one of our staff members via Skype. If you require supervision of assessments by Applied Education, additional costs may apply. Refer to Student Handbook.

FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping is ideal for anyone looking to enter into the bookkeeping or accounting industries, and is also a TPB-approved BAS agent course.

It is the perfect preparation for anyone seeking a career as a professional bookkeeper, BAS agent or payroll officer. The course meets the education requirements of the Tax Practitioners Board for registration as a BAS agent, and covers topics such as:

  • Managing day to day bookkeeping function such as accounts payable and receivable.
  • Completing the Business Activity Statements (BAS) and other obligations such as Superannuation and Payroll.
  • Basic Management and Operational reporting such as Profit & Loss, Balance Sheets and Trial Balance.
  • Proficient use of Accounting Software including MYOB and Xero from setup to trial balance.

The Cert IV Bookkeeping and Accounting Course Online can open doors to many different careers in business and finance.

  • Registered BAS Agent
  • Company Bookkeeper
  • Freelance Bookkeeper
  • Small Business Owner
  • Finance Manager
  • Payroll Officer
  • Accounts Receivable and Accounting Payable Officer
  • Bank Officer
  • Settlement Clerk
  • Accounts Financial Officer

Many of the units in the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping are prerequisites for the Diploma of Accounting. Applied Education is focused on the pathway from the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping to the Advanced Diploma of Accounting (which is the entry requirement of the Institute of Public Accountants).

At Applied Education, we believe in equipping our students with the tools they need to succeed. That's why we're proud to offer a complimentary Office 365 A1 subscription to all of our students. This includes web access to Microsoft's top applications like Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote, as well as your very own student email address. Not only will you be able to create and collaborate on amazing content with the 365 Office app, but your student email address also comes with exclusive discounts and special student pricing at many popular businesses and online stores. Start taking advantage of this as soon as you enrol.

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Free Short Course Bundle Included

Choose 1 FREE Fundamentals bundle or 2 for $295, or all 3 for $495 when you enrol.
Perfect to meet CPE/CPD requirements and upskill


5 Online Courses
Excel Introductory & Intermediate
Word Introductory & Intermediate
Microsoft Outlook

(Bundle value $495)

Xero & MYOB
Fundamentals (Popular)

3 Online Courses
Certificate in Xero Accounting
Certificate in Xero Payroll
Certificate in MYOB Bookkeeping

(Bundle value $685)


4 Online Courses
Payroll Administration
Salary Packaging

(Bundle value $695)

* If you are applying for funding for this course, there may be restrictions on Free Bundles depending on government funding eligibility requirements.

You'll also receive:

Online Tutorials

All new 2021 Course with detailed video tutorials presented by our qualified trainers covering key learning concepts.


Student Membership

Receive a 24-month student membership to the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (RRP $132).

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Student Support - The Applied Education Difference

  • Amazing Support

    Every student receives help getting started
    and can book a welcome call

  • Online Support

    Dedicated Support Team and Ticket Lodgement

  • Facebook & Student Forums

    Dedicated Facebook Study Group and Online Forums

  • Phone Support

    Talk to Assessors & Student Services Team

Accreditation & Industry Partners

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.

Nationally Recognised Training - FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping is recognised in all states and territories of Australia.

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