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FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

For International Students, CRICOS Course Code 113523M

Begin your bookkeeping and accounting career

This nationally recognised training course is designed for anyone seeking a career as a professional bookkeeper or BAS (business activity statement) agent, or anyone looking to develop their skills and knowledge in this area.

The skills in this qualification are suitable across many industries and include preparing and lodging business and instalment activity statements, data processing, monthly reconciliations, preparing budgets, preparing reports on financial performance and the position of the business, preparing end-of-year adjustments, and finalising financial records after year-end.

FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping:

  • 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 in Australia.
  • Meets the education requirements to enrol in FNS5022 Diploma of Accounting.

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FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Course Overview

CRICOS Code: 113523M

Duration: 6 months (20 contact weeks, 24 hours a week)

Campus Location: Perth, Western Australia

Next Intake Date: 5 August 2024



*see below for detailed course fees

  • Bookeeeking Experts

    Expert trainers with years of relevant industry experience. Delivering Accounting and Bookkeeping training since 1999.

  • Industry Partners

    We work closely with leading industry associations and universities to ensure our courses meets the latest industry standards.

  • Amazing Support

    Our friendly team care about your student journey every step of the way from application to finishing your studies. 

  • Tax Practitioners Board Approved

    This course is approved for BAS Agent registration in Australia.

FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

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

To enrol in this course, you must

  • be at least 18 years old.
  • have basic proficiency in using Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • have completed of Australian Year 11 or equivalent; and
  • have a minimum IELTS Academic Test Score of 6.0 (with no band less than 5.0) or equivalent

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

Training is completed using both Xero and MYOB Accounting software to ensure that our students have a broad experience and are skill ready for the workplace.

Course Fees

For 2024 enrolments, the fees for international students on a Student Visa are:

Tuition: $6590
Resources: $500
Admin: $500 (non-refundable)
Application: $250 (non-refundable)

*Fees are quote in Australian Dollars ($AUD). All fees are reviewed regularly and may be updated.

Refund Policy

Refer to the International Student Handbook for our refund policy.


Your learning journey is about becoming "competent" in the subject matter. Our in-house course writers and assessment team 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 to pass assessments, rather to become competent using these skills which you can then apply in the real world.

There will be a combination of in-class assessments, at-home case studies and supervised exams. Unit assessments include:

  • Short Answer Questions
  • Calculations
  • Presentations
  • Written Reports
  • Multiple Choice

You will have up to 6 months to complete the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping course.

This course is delivered through a combination of face-to-face classes and online learning. 

Classes are held between Mondays and Fridays for 20 weeks with 24 contact hours per week.

Students are also expected to complete online study each week, including class assignments, preparation and research.

Students have full access to our Online Student Platform. All learning material and assessments are accessed via the platform.

The course content is accessed via our online student portal with comprehensive learning materials, including

  • Video tutorials covering key learning concepts
  • Digital textbooks, hard copies can be purchased at additional cost.
  • Exercise files, case studies and sample and reference documents
  • Free online learning short courses
  • Access to Accounting software, MYOB and Xero

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

  • A laptop with a Microsoft Windows operating system.#
  • A reliable internet connection for all out-of-class study as all data files and learning activities are available via our student platform.

We will provide links and instructions to access MYOB and Xero accounting software.

# 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.

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

Credit Transfer (CT)

If you have undertaken previous study in other accounting related courses, there is the possibility that some of these units may be eligible for a CT towards this qualification. If you wish to apply for a credit transfer, you must inform us before you enrol.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

All students have the opportunity to apply for RPL which incurs a non-refundable fee.

If you are ready have bookkeeping skills or experience, they may be counted towards your Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping qualification. You will be requested to put together a portfolio of your work to demonstrate a good understanding of the learning outcomes in the course. The portfolio will contain files such as payroll and BAS information, along with letters and reports that you currently use on a day-to-day basis.

  • Full list of evidence criteria
  • Detailed templates
  • Checklists

We find that for many students, RPL is a more complex process than completing the course and doing the activities which is more straight forward process than RPL, unless you have sound experience in all the units of study and are able to provide a portfolio of evidence.

You will receive a 24-month student membership to the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (RRP $132) at no additional cost.

The 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

View our huge collection of tutorials presented by our qualified trainers covering key learning concepts.

On completion of FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping, you will meet the entry requirements for

  • FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting
  • any undergraduate university courses requiring a 70 ATAR score. You must also have IELTS Academic Test Score of 6 or above, we work closely with our English School partner to support you in achieve the necessary IELTS score. 

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

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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You'll also receive:

Student Membership

Student membership to the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (RRP $132).

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Online Short Courses

To help you upskill, you can choose a FREE short course learning bundle from the options below.

Free Short Course Bundle Included

Choose 1 FREE Fundamentals bundle or 2 for $295, or all 3 for $495 when you enrol.
These course are optional and can support your learning.


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)

Student Support - The Applied Education Difference

Get amazing support from end-to-end

  • Orientation and Social Events

    Pre-departure information packs, orientation program on arrival
    and cultural immersion events through your stay

  • Online Support

    Dedicated Support Team and Ticket Lodgement

  • One-on-one Support

    Access trainers during classes and you can arrange individual support session

  • 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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