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FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Course Information
Qualification:FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
CRICOS Course Code:098566G
Duration:40 weeks of tuition and 12 weeks of term breaks= 52 weeks total
Training Package:FNS Financial Services
Vocational Area:Accounting and Bookkeeping
Study Type:Full time: 20 hours face to face per week


This course is organised into 13 units of competency, made up of 8 core units and 5 elective units.

Unit of Competency CodesUnit of Competency Name 
BSBITU306Design and produce business documentsElective
BSBITU402Develop and use complex spreadsheetsElective
FNSACC313Perform financial calculationsElective
FNSACC312Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgersCore
FNSACC311Process financial transactions and extract interim reportsCore
BSBSMB412Introduce cloud computing into business operationsCore
FNSACC408Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industryCore
BSBFIA401Prepare financial reportsCore
FNSACC405Maintain inventory recordsElective
FNSACC416Set up and operate a computerised accounting systemCore
FNSACC411Process business tax requirementsElective
FNSTPB402Establish and maintain payroll systemsCore
FNSTPB401Complete business activity and instalment activity statements Core


The FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping is both useful and practical for it will provide you with an understanding of business, financial and accounting practice to enable you to gain employment in the business, financial and accounting industry. Job roles may include working in the accounting industry, including BAS Agents and contract bookkeepers; and performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries. You will be provided relevant information, case studies, discussions and assessments to enable you to be able to apply your skills to work in varied roles such as a bookkeeper, accounts clerk, trainee accountant or payroll clerk.


In order to gain entry into this course, the potential student must:
● Be 18 years of age or over
● Have satisfactorily completed Year 11 in the Australian High School (or equivalent), and
● Have an IELTS band score of minimum 5.5 or TOEFL 500 (or equivalent)

Applicants preferably have completed any Certificate FNS qualification or other relevant Certificate or demonstrated vocational experience in a range of work environments in financial services roles, including planner or analyst.

After achieving the FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping, students may undertake a range of Diploma level qualifications within the FNS Financial Services Training Package or other Training Packages.


Have you studied this topic before? We will recognise competencies gained through previous learning, work and life experiences.

Students can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/ Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) before they commence the course or a particular unit. Students will need to provide evidence that they are already competent in this/these specific unit/s. Email info@win.edu.au for further information.