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Course fees only $154 for concession or $997 for non-concession!

South Australian Traineeship Government Funding For Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Begin your bookkeeping and accounting career

FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping is ideal for anyone looking for a career in the bookkeeping and accounting industry. This nationally recognised training course is eligible for South Australia Traineeship funding.

  • Suitable for career as a professional bookkeeper, BAS agent or payroll officer.
  • Meets the education requirements of the Tax Practitioners Board for registration to become a BAS agent and Bookkeeper.
  • FNS40217 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and Accounting is a TPB-approved BAS agent course.

Course Guide & Eligibility Checklist

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SA Government Funding For Eligible Trainees

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$996.30 for non-concession

$153.75 for concession

RRP $1990

Eligiblity

You must meet the following

  • Live or work in South Australia;
  • Australian or New Zealand citizen, or an Australian Permanent Resident or an eligible visa holder
  • be aged 16 years or older; and
  • not enrolled in school
  • have an employer willing to offer you a traineeship

See below for full details *

Benefits

For the student (trainee)

  • Reduced course fee.
  • Nationally Recognised Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping qualification.

For the employer:

  • Payroll tax exemptions. **
  • Australian Government financial incentives to eligible employers of trainees including the Boosting Apprenticeship Wage Subsidy of up to 50% (to a maximum of $7,00 per quarter) of the gross wage paid.**

See below for full details **

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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

Hundreds of Online Videos

View our huge collection of tutorials available in this course. Every unit of study has online tutorials presented by our qualified trainers covering key learning concepts.

Bookkeeping Experts

Applied Education love Bookkeeping and Accounting, we have been delivering bookkeeping and payroll courses since 1999.

TPB Approved

Approved by the Tax Practitioners Board for TPB Registration as a Bookkeeper.

Amazing Support

Accounting is our passion; all our trainers and assessors have qualifications and experience in accounting and education.

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping Course Information

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

Course Fees

For South Australia approved trainees the course fees are:

  • $996.30 for non-concession
  • $153.75 for concession*

(RRP $1990)

Applied Education sales and discounts do not apply to trainees enrolled via a government funding initiative.
* Concession pricing is based on eligibility for JobTrainer. This is in addition to the eligibility criteria for Traineeships.

JobTrainer Eligibility for Concession pricing

  • Participant is not employed and not enrolled in a secondary school; or
  • Participant is aged 16 to 24 years old and not enrolled in a secondary school; or
  • Participant is a prisoner in a South Australian correctional institution; or
  • Holds a current Commonwealth Government concession card:
    • Health Care Card; or
    • Pensioner Concession Card; or
    • Veteran Affairs Concession Card.

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. To discuss Cluster Payment options, please contact Student Support on enrolment.

A traineeship is a practical hands-on training program combining paid work with structured training aimed at achieving a nationally recognised qualification. If you would like to do a traineeship and study Accounts Administration, there are Participant Eligibility Criteria in order to receive funding. You must

School-enrolled students are subject to separate eligibility criteria.

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 full eligibility refer to: providers.skills.sa.gov.au/Deliver/Student-eligibility-for-subsidised-training

For the trainee:

  • Reduced course fee.
  • Opportunity to gain a nationally recognised Certificate IV qualification
  • Access to book one-on-one support via Skype with a qualified Trainer/Assessor.
  • Plan for your future and help your employer develop the skills of their workforce.

For the employer:

  • Building a skilled workforce with the latest professional development opportunities.
  • Payroll tax exemptions - Wages paid to apprentices and trainees who commence a relevant training contract between 10 November 2020 and 30 June 2022 (inclusive), will receive relief equivalent to a 12 month payroll tax exemption. (source: revenuesa.sa.gov.au)
  • The Australian Government provides a number of financial incentives to eligible employers of trainees including the Boosting Apprenticeship Wage Subsidy of up to 50% (to a maximum of $7,00 per quarter) of the gross wage paid. (source: www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/aus-employer-incentives)

The maximum duration that you will have to complete the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping course, will be a the same as the duration of your traineeship contract. There is no minimum time frame, students familiar with bookkeeping and accounting concepts may complete the course much faster. 

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.

This course comprises 13 units that are studied in the following order:hundreds-of-tutorials-badge

FNSACC313 Perform financial calculations
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records
FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems*
FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements*
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets
FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into business operations
FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry

*Unit part of the FNSSS00004 BAS Agent Registration Skill Set


South Australian Government Traineeship Funding For Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping 1

Xero Demo Company is included with the course, as well as free online Xero training. Xero is used to complete unit FNSACC312.

South Australian Government Traineeship Funding For Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping 2

MYOB Student Edition included with this course, plus free online MYOB training. MYOB is used to complete units FNSACC311, FNSACC416, FNSACC405 and FNSACC414.

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The unit FNSTPB401 the course material is written in MYOB and as such it is recommended that the assessments are done in MYOB. Experience bookkeepers however are permitted to undertake the exam in other packages. The unit FNSTPB402 can be completed in your choice of either Reckon, Xero or MYOB

On successful completion you will be awarded the FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping which meets the education requirements to become a Bookkeeper.

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; https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT201468

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

FNS40217 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 FNS40217 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 $250 incl postage. Except for units FNSACC416, FNSTPB401 and BSBFIA401 which are purchased separately (approx. $220 ex postage) from an external publisher, full details are provided on enrolment.

Overview

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.

Pre-course

Before starting this course, there are two requirements that need to be completed. All individuals seeking access to a subsidised training place in South Australia are required to complete an Upfront Assessment of Needs (UAN) after the Traineeship ID has been approved by Traineeship and Apprenticeship Services.

You will also need to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) questionnaire. This quick questionnaire 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).

Exams

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.

The FNS40217 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).

You'll also receive:

Online Tutorials

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

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Student Membership

Receive a 24-month student membership to the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (RRP $120).

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Student Support - The Applied Education Difference

  • Amazing Support

    Every student receives a welcome call
    and help getting started

  • Online Support

    Dedicated Student Support Team and
    Ticket Lodgement to track support

  • Facebook & Student Forums

    Dedicated Facebook Support Group - Over 2,000 student only members. Dedicated Forums

  • Phone Support

    Assessors & Student Services Team available

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 FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping is recognised in all states and territories of Australia.

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