The Certificate IV in Bookkeeping provides students with practical training in cash and accrual accounting, manual and computerised accounting systems, business activity statements (BAS), instalment activity statements (IAS), payroll and computing

During your studies you will learn how to:

  • Manage budgets and forecasts
  • Master payroll systems
  • Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • Prepare financial reports and operational budgets
  • Set up and operate computerised accounting systems and use cloud services
  • Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • Design and produce business documents
  • Develop and use complex spreadsheets

Nationally recognised, this program meets all the requirements set out by the by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB for registering as a Business Activity Statements (BAS) Agent. Visit www.tpb.gov.au for further information.

Nationally Recognised


Delivery Mode
  • Classroom Based
  • Workplace
  • Distance Learning
  • Blended
Course Duration

12 months

Career Opportunities
  • Accounts Clerk
  • BAS Agent
  • Contractor Bookkeeper
  • Employee Bookkeeper
  • General Accounts Assistant
  • Payroll Officer
Funding, Eligibility and Course Fee

Victorian residents who undertake classroom-based or blended training may be eligible for Commonwealth and Victorian Government Funding (Skills First previously known as Victorian Training Guarantee). Use our easy Eligibility Checker to find out if you’re eligible for Victorian Government Funding. Funded places are limited in 2018, so be sure to make a timely application!

For more information, refer to the Course fee.

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Unit Code Unit Name
FNSINC401 Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry
FNSBKG404 Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks **
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
FNSBKG401 Develop and implement policies and procedures relevant to bookkeeping activities
FNSBKG405 Establish and maintain a payroll system **
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
FNSACC302 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
FNSBKG402 Establish and maintain a cash accounting system
FNSBKG403 Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system
FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records
FNSACC404 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSACC406 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system