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FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Course Information
Qualification:FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
CRICOS Course Code:109972J
Duration:52 weeks including breaks
Training Package:FNS Financial Services
Vocational Area:Accounting and Bookkeeping
Study Type:Blended learning; 25% online and 75% face to face


This course is organised into 13 units of competency, made up of 10 core units and 3 elective units.

Unit of Competency CodesUnit of Competency Name 
BSBTEC302 Design and produce spreadsheetsCore
FNSACC321Process financial transactions and extract interim reportsCore
FNSACC322Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgersCore
FNSACC412Prepare operational budgetsCore
FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entitiesCore
FNSACC418 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industryCore
FNSACC421Prepare financial reportsCore
FNSACC426Set up and operate computerised accounting systemsCore
FNSTPB411 Complete business activity and instalment activity statementsCore
FNSTPB412 Establish and maintain payroll systemsCore
BSBTEC402Design and produce complex spreadsheetsElective
BSBWRT311Write simple documentsElective
BSBTEC404 Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environmentElective


In this course you will develop comprehensive accounting skills and knowledge to facilitate your move into bookkeeping and accounting roles. Individuals in these roles apply theoretical and specialist knowledge and skills to work autonomously, and exercise judgement in completing routine and non-routine activities.

By undertaking this course, you will:
• Develop analytical and reporting skills
• Gain both hands-on and theoretical knowledge of day-to-day accounting concepts
• Learn the foundations of accounting, including computerised accounting, manual accounting budgeting, business law, and writing business and financial documents
• Prepare and lodge business and instalment activity statements
• Perform data processing
• Conduct monthly reconciliations
• Prepare budgets
• Prepare reports on financial performance and the position of the business
• Prepare end-of-year adjustments
• Finalise financial records after year-end
• Deal with the Commissioner of Taxation on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to activity statements and other lodgement matters.

Every student will need to demonstrate:
o Completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent
o Attaining IELTS 5.5 English language equivalence if a non-native English speaker
o Being aged over 18

On completion of the FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping, students may pursue the FNS51822 Diploma of Financial Services, or the BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management at WIN College or apply to study a bachelor’s degree at Wentworth Institute of Higher Education.

According to Australian Industry Skills Committee’s Industry Insights, employment in the Financial

Services industry remained on an overall upwards trend over the past decade. Once you have gained this qualification, you may choose to pursue one of these opportunities:
• Various financial services roles such as credit officer, credit manager, assistant accountant, bookkeeper, accounts officer, payroll clerk, accounts payable or receivable clerk, or financial clerks. etc.
• Financial services administrations (Retail or wholesale) where this qualification is required to cater industry and compliance requirements.
• Supervisory level officer.

Recognition is available (on application) to students with prior skills, experience, knowledge or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, in a related area. Recognition may reduce the duration of your studies.

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