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Certificate IV in Accounting

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This starter certificate provides an entry point into the world of accounting. It also delivers essential learning required to register as a Business Activity Statement (BAS) agent.

There are multiple ways to study Certificate IV in Accounting with Open Colleges

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How it works

Entry Requirements
18 years old, Year 12

One, some or all of these entry requirements must be met. Check with the provider before enrolling.

Recognition
Nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Assessment
Case Studies, Knowledge tests, Multiple Choice Questions, Practical Assessments, Short-Answer Questions, Verbal Assessments, Written Reports

Course Overview

This Certificate covers many of the basics, including crucial accounting skills, computer use in the accounting environment, financial planning, and gathering information.

The Certificate IV in Accounting is the ideal way to gain a broad understanding of the accounting field and the skills required to break into the finance industry. It can also be used to formalise existing knowledge by gaining a nationally recognised qualification. You’ll learn crucial accounting, planning and computer skills that could allow you to start work in a range financial roles, including accounts clerk.

Upon successful completion of your course, the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) will recognise you as having met the educational requirements to register as a Business Activity Statement (BAS) agent. This course meets the TPB's current educational requirements for registered BAS agents that were put in place on 1st of March 2012. Additional eligibility criteria may apply.

  • Accounts Supervisor
  • Finance Sector Supervisor

Course Content

To obtain a Certificate IV in Accounting with Open Colleges, you’ll need to complete some or all of the following units of study successfully. Units may vary or change so check with the provider before enrolling.

A total of 13 Study Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

Core Units

10 Core Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

  • Prepare financial reports
    BSBFIA401

  • Design and produce business documents
    BSBITU306

  • Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
    FNSACC301

  • Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
    FNSACC302

  • Prepare operational budgets
    FNSACC402

  • Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
    FNSACC404

  • Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
    FNSACC406

  • Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks
    FNSBKG404

  • Establish and maintain a payroll system
    FNSBKG405

  • Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry
    FNSINC401

Elective Units

3 Elective Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

  • Develop and use complex spreadsheets
    BSBITU402

  • Process business tax requirements
    FNSACC401

  • Manage budgets and forecasts
    FNSACC503

Course Provider

Open Colleges has been delivering quality education for over 100 years. During this time, we have honed our unique learning model to become Australia’s leader in online learning. We’ve achieved this by continuously evolving our approach to meet the needs of our learners by offering flexible, accessible, affordable and supportive courses.

So far, we’ve have helped over 700,000 people gain the skills to launch, change or take the next step in their careers. All of us at Open Colleges put the student at the centre of everything we do, whether that’s helping you find the right course, designing a new course, making improvements to our online campus or giving you the support you need to reach your goals.

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2002
Courses
66
Provider Type
Private
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