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FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

 (CRICOS Course Code 098036M)

Would you like to begin a career in accounting, bookkeeping, payroll or start your own small business? Study our FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping course and gain a job role in the accounting industry or work as a BAS Agent and/or contract bookkeeper. You will learn a range of tasks such as how to use MYOB which is the most well-known computerised accounting system, manual accounting system, accounts receivable, accounts payable and general ledger, tax and payroll, learn to prepare BAS and other financial statements and also meet the educational requirements for BAS Agent registration.


FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping qualification requires completion of 13 units which includes 8 core units plus 5 elective units listed below.

BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports Core unit
BSBITU422 Use digital technologies to collaborate in the workplace Core unit
FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports Core unit
FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers Core unit
FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry Core unit
FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system Core unit
FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements Core unit
FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems Core unit
FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records Elective unit
FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets Elective unit
FNSACC313 Perform financial calculations Elective unit
FNSORG505 Prepare financial reports to meet statutory requirements Elective unit
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents Elective unit


Students who successfully complete this course will be issued with the AQF (Australian Qualifications Framework) FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping qualification.  Students who partially complete this course (a minimum of one unit of competency) will be issued with a Statement of Attainment from FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping qualification for the unit/s of competency successfully completed.

Career Opportunities

If you complete this qualification you could gain a role such as:

  • BAS Agents
  • Contract Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Office Manager
  • Payroll Officer

Entry requirements

To study this course at SBTA students must:

  • be 18 years and over

Academic (Preferred)

  • Completed year 12 or overseas equivalent; and
  • Completed Certificate III in Accounts Administration or other relevant qualification (preferred)


  • Minimum score of upper intermediate level of English such as:
    • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent or an English proficiency of upper intermediate level or above from any NEAS accredited ELICOS provider.

Course Duration

This course duration is made up of a total of 52 weeks (1 year) which includes 36 contact weeks plus 16 weeks of holidays.

Study Mode

Full-time course of 20 scheduled course contact hours per week.

Timetable (shift options)

Monday to Wednesday DAY

Course Location

Level 2 and 6,

401 Sussex Street


Pathways information

If you have successfully completed and are deemed competent in the FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping qualification, you may wish to study the FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting qualification at a later stage.

Course Fees

Course fees for the FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping course (CRICOS Code 098036M) are made up as follows:

Total course fee:             $6,580

Term fee:                           $1,645 x 4 terms

Enrolment fee:                Student Visa $250 (Other visas $100)

Materials fee:                   $100

Intake Dates

4-Feb-19 15-Jul-19
4-Mar-19 12-Aug-19
23-Apr-19 7-Oct-19
20-May-19 4-Nov-19

Third Parties

SBTA has a range of agreements with Third Party Organisations providing recruitment services on its behalf. Please note that all training, assessment, support services, issuing of AQF certificate and any other support services are provided by SBTA.