FNS40217 CERTIFICATE IV IN ACCOUNTING AND BOOKKEEPING

FACULTY OF
FINANCE

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FNS40217

097791F

32 weeks

Accounts supervisor; finance sector supervisor; bookkeeper/ BAS agent

The primary pathway from this qualification is employment in accounting job roles. A further learning pathway utilising qualifications such as Diploma of Accounting would support career progression.

Main Campus

STUDY ACCOUNTING AND BOOKKEEPING WITH IMAGINE EDUCATION AND LEARN THE KNOWLEDGE AND REAL-WORLD ACCOUNTING SKILLS NEEDED TO BUILD A CAREER IN AN INDUSTRY THAT IS ENJOYING CONSIDERABLE GROWTH!

OVERVIEW

This course will give you a foundation in accounting and bookkeeping and will teach you crucial accounting skills, accounting software, and planning and gathering of information. Over your 32-weeks of study, you will learn a broad spectrum of skills such as creating financial reports, payroll, legal requirements, ATO forms and reports, and business documentation. You will learn how to operate some of Australia’s leading accounting software package including student access to MYOB software while you are studying.

Once you have finished your qualification you may wish to further you study by choosing Imagine Education’s Diploma of Accounting, or begin your career in such in-demand positions as payroll officer, accounts officer, bookkeeper, or taxation officer among others.

LICENSING/REGULATORY INFORMATION

Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the FNS Financial Services Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.

 

Persons providing a business activity statement (BAS) service for a fee or other reward must be registered by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) and this qualification is currently cited as meeting the TPB education requirements for registration. Other conditions apply, including a designated period of experience. Persons seeking BAS agent registration should check current registration requirements with the TPB, as registration requirements are reviewed regularly.

TIMETABLE 

TUTORIAL DAY

Wednesday

9:00am - 5:00pm

(Attendance is recorded)

RESEARCH DAY

Day to be determined by your trainer; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday

9:00am - 5:00pm

(Attendance is recorded)

DISTANCE EDUCATION

5 hours 

per week

* Please note; Course timetables are subject to change

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Students need to be 15 years old and are required to have reading, writing and comprehension skills equivalent to Year 10 pass level to successfully complete the Certificate level courses.

Overseas students English Proficiency Level will be tested prior to the commencement of Vocational Education and Training Courses. Imagine Education Australia requires an IELTS 5.5 with no band less than 5, or equivalent (as determined by Imagine Education Australia).

Should you feel you may not possess these literacy skills or have not completed a formal leaving certificate please contact us to discuss support arrangements.

COURSE UNITS

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BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports

This unit describes skills and knowledge required to record general journal adjustment entries and to prepare end of period financial reports.

It applies to individuals employed in a range of work environments who are responsible for preparing financial reports. They may be individuals providing administrative support within an enterprise, or they might have responsibility for these tasks in relation to their own workgroup or role.

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BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into business operations

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand the fundamentals of internet computing and cloud services. It involves undertaking a basic review of business computing needs and identifying options for introducing cloud computing services into a small business or work area in an organisation.

It applies to individuals who use problem-solving skills and take responsibility for adopting and promoting approaches to improve business operations.

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FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare and process routine financial documents, prepare journal entries, post journal entries to ledgers, prepare banking and reconcile financial receipts, and extract a trial balance and interim reports.

It applies to individuals who use specialised knowledge and follow agreed processes to carefully check and process detailed financial information to ensure standards are maintained.

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FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledger

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to reconcile and monitor subsidiary accounts in financial accounts receivable systems, identify bad and doubtful debts and plan a recovery action, record creditor invoices, and remit payments to sundry creditors.

It applies to individuals who use specialised knowledge and follow agreed processes to problem solve within the scope of own responsibility.

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FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work autonomously and in teams to complete work activities relating to the provision of accounting and bookkeeping services.

It applies to individuals who occupy roles with some responsibility and use a range of research and organisational techniques to establish and carry out their work requirements in the accounting industry.

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FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, operate, and modify an integrated computerised accounting system. This is generally under supervision and encompasses processing transactions in the system, maintaining the system, producing reports, and ensuring system integrity.

It applies to individuals who, within the scope of own responsibility, use specialised knowledge, information technology, and planning and organising skills to establish and maintain an organisational system in service and trading environments.

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FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and apply compliance requirements to effectively process and complete business activity statements (BAS), instalment activity statements (IAS), and other required reports.

It applies to individuals who use a range of organisational and analytical techniques to work in organisations or to supply specific bookkeeping services as a small business owner or contractor.

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FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to record and prepare payroll documentation, respond to enquiries, and process payroll data for manual and computerised systems.

It applies to individuals, including BAS agents, who use a range of organisational and other specialist techniques. They may work directly for organisations or be small business owners, contractors or service providers.

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BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and produce various business documents and publications. It includes selecting and using a range of functions on a variety of computer applications.

It applies to individuals who possess fundamental skills in computer operations and keyboarding. They may exercise discretion and judgement using appropriate theoretical knowledge of document design and production to provide technical advice and support to a team.

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BSBWRT301 Write simple documents

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, draft and finalise a basic document. It applies to individuals who apply a broad range of competencies in various work contexts and may exercise some discretion and judgement to produce a range of workplace documentation.

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FNSACC413 Make decisions in a legal context

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to make decisions, particularly those relating to compliance issues, in a legal context. It is intended to satisfy the requirement for a course of study in commercial law at an introductory or foundation level, covering Australian legal systems and processes.

It applies to individuals who, within the scope of own responsibility, use specialised knowledge to make decisions that require consideration of the legal context.

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FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare financial statements for entities that do not have a statutory duty to file financial reports with government agencies and regulators.

It applies to individuals who use specialised knowledge and systematic approaches to collate and prepare financial information in line with accounting standards.

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BSBCUS403 Implement customer service standards

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to quality customer service standards within an organisation.It applies to individuals who may be frontline managers, team leaders or supervisors who have responsibility for ensuring that customer service systems and customer service standards are implemented.