Course Summary

The Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping is nationally recognised course. This qualification reflects accounting job roles in financial services and other industries requiring accounting support functions. This course is structured to provide students with a range of specific accounting knowledge and skills such as operating basic accounting functions using computerised accounting systems (e.g. MYOB), performing basic accounting functions such as entering transaction into journals and posting them into the ledger, and other basic accounting roles. Graduates will also developed employability skills required by industry such as communication, teamwork, problem-solving and self-management. This course offers a useful and practical qualification for students interested in a career in financial services sector other industries requiring accounting support functions. The course is delivered over a year which includes 36 weeks (i.e. 4 terms) of teaching and 16 weeks of holiday.

Course Details


Applicants seeking to enrol in this course must satisfy the following English and Academic requirements:

Must be 18 years of age or over

English Proficiency Level
IELTS band score of 5.5 or equivalent

Academic Qualifications
Satisfactory completion of primary and secondary education of approximately 12 years duration

There are no specific entry requirements for this course. But satisfactory completion Year 12 or equivalent is expected for international students. Suggest for consistency across the course pages – There are no specific academic entry requirements for this course. But satisfactory completion Year 12 or equivalent is expected for international students. For further information about the qualification please refer to the FNS National Training Package available from

52 weeks consisting of 36 weeks (9-week term) of face-to-face study and 16 weeks of holiday.

Full time 20-hour face-to-face per week basis

The College is located at the heart of the city of Sydney. The college is 10 minutes walking distances from the Town hall train station and only 2 minutes walking distances from public bus stops.

The college has excellent teaching and computer facilities to support delivery. These include:

  • Class Rooms with white board, computers and data projectors
  • Computer labs with appropriate software including;
  • MYOB, MS Words, Excel and Power Point and high speed broadband internet
  • A student library with text and other reference materials which are available for use in the College and to borrow
  • Access to printer, fax and scanner
  • The college also has student amenities such as a lunch break area and kitchen with hot water and microwave.

The College provides trainers sets of workbooks to take to the class for students to use and work on their assessment and other class activities. The books must be returned to the trainer at the end of the class.

Course Structure

Unit Code Competency Unit Name
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
BSBITU422 Use Digital Technologies to Collaborate in the workplace
FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
FNSACC408 Work effectively in accounting and bookkeeping industry
FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
FNSTPB401 Complete business activity statements and instalment activity statement tasks
Unit Code Competency Unit Name
FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems.
FNSACC412 Prepare operational Budgets
FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
FNSACC413 Make decisions in a Legal Context
FNSACC407 Produce job costing information
FNSACC411 Process business tax requirements

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Career Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are eligible to purse various opportunities including employment in a range of roles and further education. The job roles the graduates will be able to seek include:

  • Accounting clerk
  • Account payable/receivable
  • Account support officer
  • Bookkeeper
  • General clerical Assistant

Graduates can also apply for Diploma of Accounting studies at Westminster or any other provider to pursue their further educational achievement.

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