In a nutshell
Build industry-relevant new skills for an exciting career in financial management with this online FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping course from Open Colleges.
Specially designed to reflect current jobs in the bookkeeping and accounting industry, this qualification is suited for anyone seeking to start a new career, start a small business, or register as a Business Activity Statement Agent. With a broad focus on fundamental knowledge, this qualification will equip you with the diverse skills and experience required to succeed in a range of accounting and bookkeeping roles.
In this course, you’ll learn how to prepare financial reports, set up and operate accounting systems, manage payroll and prepare business activity statements, and how to run a small business in line with best practise standards of planning, customer service and management. With companies increasingly looking for employees with skills in both accounting and bookkeeping, this relevant and nationally recognised qualification will ensure you stand out in a competitive job market and play a critical role to supporting business success in your career.
If you’re an analytical thinker who likes solving problems and working with details, this qualification could help you turn your interest into a rewarding, relevant and in-demand new career.
What you’ll need
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- Have completed Year 12 or equivalent; OR
- Hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher; OR
- Have three years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.
Students are required to be at least 18 years of age.
- Entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 12 level; or
- Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate III level or higher; or
- 3 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.
Some assessments will require other participants to act as characters in role plays designed to demonstrate practical and oral communication skills. Students will be required to source and arrange these other participants, participants can be family, friends or workplace colleagues.
In this accounting course, the subjects you may study include:
- FNSACC311 – Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
- FNSACC312 – Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
- BSBFIA401 – Prepare financial reports
- FNSACC414 – Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
- BSBSMB412 – Introduce cloud computing into business operations
- FNSACC416 – Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
- FNSTPB402 – Establish and maintain payroll systems
- FNSTPB401 – Compete business activity and instalment activity statements
- BSBCUS403 – Implement customer service standards
- FNSACC408 – Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
- BSBITU306 – Design and produce business documents
- FNSACC412 – Prepare operational budgets
- BSBSMB404 – Undertake small business planning
Why Open Colleges?
Open Colleges has been helping Australians realise their potential for over 125 years, and they're now one of Australia's leaders in online education. In the last decade alone, they've helped over 450,000 students gain the skills to launch, change or take the next step in their careers.
The common misconception is that studying online means that you’re studying alone, but at Open Colleges, they take great pride in the superior support provided to their students. They make it easy for you to get support when you need it with their student support team available Monday to Friday via email, phone and Live Chat and on the weekends, via Live Chat (when available). They’re here, in tandem with trainers and assessors, to make sure you’re supported the whole way through your course, from the time you enrol right through to your graduation.