Certificate IV in Accounting

The Certificate IV in Accounting secures your future in a stable area of high employemnt demand.,
As well as learning about what makes a business tick financially, by completing the Certificate you'll master BAS statements, payroll, budgets, financial reports and accounts payable and receivable. You'll graduate with a Certificate IV accredited under the Financial Services Training Package FNS, a recognised qualification under the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Skills you will gain:

  • Establish and maintain accounting systems
  • Maintain accounting records for compliance purposes
  • Maintain systems, records and reporting procedures
  • Process accouting data and prepare reports
  • Research and manage data collection and testing
  • Assist in processing payroll, bank account maintenance and more
National Code
Delivery Mode
Online, Face-to-face (classroom/workplace)
Study Mode
Full Time, Part Time, Self-Paced
Qualification Issued
FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting
Central College Corporate, RTO: 91282
Maximum Delivery
590 hours over 1 year (including workplace and online learning study hours)
Study Level


*Price is based on a sigle individual, can be negotiated depending on group numbers.

Award Requirements

For this qualification there are 13 units consisting of:

  • 10 core, plus
  • 3 elective units

This qualification will be issued once you have successfully completed each unit and have been deemed competent.

FNSACC301Process fianncial transactions and extract interim reports
BSBFIA401Prepare financial reports
FNSACC404Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
FNSBKG404Carry out business activity anmd instalment activiity statement tasks
FNSINC401Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry
BSBITU306Design and produce business documents
FNSACC406Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
FNSACC302Administer subsidairy accounts and ledgers
FNSACC402Prepare operational budgets
FNSBKG405Establish and maintain a payroll system
FNSACC405Maintain inventory records
FNSACC403Make decisions in a legal context
FNSACM301Administer financial accounts


There are no entry requirements for this course; however, it is recommended that students:

  • are at least 18 years old
  • have proficient computer skills with internet access
  • pass the LL&N assessment developed by AIWL for this course*

*Students who fail to pass the LL&N assessment may still be enrolled to a course provided that enrolment has been endorsed by the trainer and corresponding additional support stratagies have been put in palce.

Assessments Overview

Assessments may consist of a combination of short and long questions, online quizzes (if enrolled online), written projects, work experience, and practical demonstrations.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The Australian Institute of Workplace Learning is committed to the concept of lifelong learning, i.e. the ability of a person to be able to continually build on their own knowledge through formal and workplace learning throughout their lifetime. The Australian Institute of Workplace Learning is pleased to be able to offer a service whereby we can have professional staff determine existing formally (and sometimes informally) learned knowledge in a particular area.

This process is called Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Once your existing learning has been determined you are on your way to increasing your knowledge without having to re-learn what you already know.

Credit Transfer

Credit transfer is the recognition of learning achieved through formal education and training. Under the Australian VET Framework, qualifications and statements of attainment issued by any RTO are to be accepted and recognised by all other RTOs such as The Australian Institute of Workplace Learning. Credit Transfer allows a student to be awarded a unit of competency based on successful completion of the unit which has been previously awarded.

Support Services (Including LL&N and Responable Adjustments)

Please see The Australian Institute of Workplace Learning Additional Support Policy for more information on educational and support services available for you.