FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

 Quick Course Guide  Certificate IV Bookkeeping
Certificate IV
Student support
Yes: Expert teacher,
1300 & online support
Study time
12 months
Entry requirements

No prerequisites as set out by the National Register for the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.

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Delivery method
Flexible delivery: classroom 
Electronic assessments
Course materials
All course materials are provided
Enrolment dates
Enrol anytime – start now!
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By Multiple Choice Questions and Case Study
Class options
Day class, intensive, evening, week-end or camp.
Finance options
Full fee 
Full Fee Class $4,699
Career outcomes
Deliver services as:Bookkeeper, BAS Agent (with practical experience)

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  • Nationally recognised qualification
  • Self-paced learning programs or Classroom
  • Day or Night Workshops
  • Recognised by all Bookkeeping Associations
  • No Hidden Fees

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Our Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (FNS40215) allows you can become a certified Bookkeeper and develop an exciting career as a Registered BAS Agent.

The new BAS Agent Laws commenced on 1 March 2010.  This resulted in bookkeeping in Australia becoming a recognised profession. Our Certificate IV in Bookkeeping is recognised by industry leading Associations in Australia.

From March 1, 2012, bookkeeping is a regulated profession. If you want to register as a Business Activity Statement (BAS) agent will need to meet a number of requirements.

Once you have completed the IBI Bookkeeping course, you’ll be recognised by the Tax Practitioners Board as having completed the prescribed educational qualification to register as a BAS Agent and fulfil BAS agent responsibilities.

Learn more about the advisory roles of an accountant, tax agent and bookkeeper.

Our Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

  1. is ideal for you if you already have in a career as a contract Bookkeeper;
  2. if you are considering a bookkeeping career; and
  3. if you want to secure a nationally recognised bookkeeping certificate due to the introduction of recent government legislation, namely the Tax Agent Services Act 2009, in relation to bookkeepers.

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If you want a nationally accredited bookkeeping qualification that may open up many new opportunities in your accounts career then this may be the course for you.

Get qualified and Start your career by completing the Certificate IV in Bookkeeping today!

What Will You Learn?

Our Certificate IV in Bookkeeping course is specifically designed to teach you all facets of bookkeeping practices including Microsoft Excel and MYOB software.

You shall learn how to:

1. Develop and implement policies and procedures relevant to bookkeeping activities
2. Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry
3. Design and produce business documents
4. Participate in OHS processes
5. Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
6. Establish and maintain a cash accounting system
7. Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system
8. Establish and maintain a payroll system
9. Maintain inventory records
10. Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks
11. Prepare financial reports
12. Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
13. Develop and use complex spreadsheets
14. Perform financial calculations

Additionally, you will develop a broad range of general bookkeeping and financial industry competencies including applying industry best practice and principles in customer service, good communication skills, software technology, as well as health, occupational and safety practices.

To register as a Bas Agent you must complete educational requirements of at least a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (or Accounting), and have successfully completed a Board approved course in GST/BAS taxation principles.

Experienced bookkeepers will need to formalise their skills and experience to meet these educational requirements. Many will need to complete a qualification but those with extensive work experience may apply be able to use this experience as credit towards the qualification through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

Bookkeeper Skills required by an Employer 

  1. Greeting clients
  2. Data Entry
  3. BAS Lodgment
  4. Reconcile general ledger
  5. Reconcile general ledger
  6. Produce Invoices
  7. Management reporting
  8. Cash flow
  9. Forecasting and reporting
  10. Prospecting
  11. Business development
  12. MYOB
  13. Excel & MS Office
  14. Accounts payable
  15. Reconcile bank statements
  16. Quick books
  17. Accounts payable
  18. Inventory
  19. Asset register
  20. Invoice and purchase orders
  21. EFTPOS/Credit Card Payments
  22. Bookkeeping advice
  23. Chart of Accounts design 

Course Outline & Structure

Our Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (FNS40215) course is comprised of 14 units of competency.

Our Certificate IV in Bookkeeping course has been developed under the new Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) (released in 2011). Therefore the course is government-accredited and nationally recognised.

Our bookkeeping course is ideal if you wish operate a bookkeeping business, or as a bookkeeper contract or employee within an organisation. The course is also suitable for you if you are seeking a new career in a bookkeeping role.

Course Prerequisites

This course does not have any entry requirements as set out by the National Register for the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. You do not need any prerequisite training or work experience.

However you should have the ability to pass the Learning Literacy and Numeracy Test (LLN) and have a good understanding of English Language.
Students require access to and an understanding of how to use:

  • a Personal Computer with Microsoft Windows (Mac and Unix are not supported)
  • Internet and email
  • Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint and Word 2010
  • MYOB AccountRight V19.6 education edition will be supplied in training.

IBI Trainers are qualified and industry specialists that provide unlimited 1300 telephone and email support.

All of IBI’s learning materials are

  1. current
  2. contain comprehensive learning tools
  3. contain recent  legislative changes and
  4. provide flexible delivery options.
  5. The most effective and popular method of delivery is via distance and/or Online Learning in the form of self-paced learning.

Classroom training Schedule

You have the option of completing the course either by classroom or distance delivery/online in the form of self-paced learning.

Our website provides details of the next classroom workshop Classroom Bookkeeping Training Schedule.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you have prior experience or other qualification and wish to undertake the Certificate IV in Bookkeeping to formalise this experience to ensure compliance with Government changes then RPL may be available to you.  You simply need to provide IBI with evidence of competency for the units offered within this qualification.