Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

This Certificate IV secures your career with essential accreditation required to work legally as a Bookkeeper in Australia. you'll also learn about accrual accounting and fulfill all of the educational requirements for a BAS agent under the Tax Practitioners Board.

As well as exploring quality control, business improvement and cash accounting, you'll learn about payroll, financial reporting and configuring a chart of accounts or computerised accounting system.

The Certificate IV in Bookkeeping is accredited under the Financial Services Training Package (FNS). Learning is self-paced so you can work from home to your own timetable with all educational material included for convenience.

Skills you will gain

  • Prepare financial reports
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures relevant to bookkeeping activities
  • Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system
  • Carry out business activity and installment activity statement tasks
  • Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities and more
National Code
Delivery Mode
Online, Face-to-face (classroom/workplace)
Study Mode
Full Time, Part Time, Self-Paced
Qualification Issued
FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping
Central College Corporate, RTO: 91282
Maximum Delivery
530 hours over 12 to 18 months (including workplace and online learning study hours)
Study Level


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

Award Requirements

For this qualification there are 13 units consisting of:

  • 6 core units, plus
  • 7 elective units

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

BSBFIA401Prepare financial reports
BSBITU306Design and produce business documents
FNSBKG401Develop and implement policies and procedures relevent to bookkeeping activites
FNSBKG404Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks
FNSBKG405Establish and maintain a payroll system
FNSINC401Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry
FNSBKG402Establish and maintain a cash accounting system
FNSBKG403Establish and maintain an accural accounting system
BSBWRT301Write simple documents
BSBWOR501Manage personal work priorities and professional development
FNSACC404Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entitites
BSBWHS201Contribute to health and safety of self and others
FNSACC405Maintain inventory records


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 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 place.

Assessments Overview

Assessments my consist of a combinationof 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 Reasonable Adjustments)

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