Certificate IV in Accounting (FNS40615)

CRICOS Course Code 089534A

Course Overview

This qualification reflects accounting job roles in financial services and other industries requiring accounting support functions. Individuals in these roles apply theoretical and specialist knowledge and skills to work autonomously and exercise judgement in completing routine and non-routine activities.

Entry Requirement

  • Students who intend to enrol in this course must prove their successful completion of Certificate III in Accounting or equivalent, or prove their satisfactory completion of Australian Year 12 or international equivalent, or have industry experience in accounting and/or any relevant financial service with a minimum of 2 years.

  • Students must have good communication skills. Candidates whose English is not their first language may be required to prove their English language skills which is equivalent to upper intermediate level (IELTS 5.5).


After completing the FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting, students may articulate into further study of the Diploma of Accounting offered by any RTO or they may have opportunities to continue their studies in Bachelor Degree programs offered by any Australian Higher Education providers.

Job Outcome

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Payroll Clerk
  • General Clerical Assistant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Accounts Payable Clerk

Delivery and Assessments

This program (FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting) is delivered in an institution based environment with face to face delivery. The mode of training is highly practical with a combination of practical projects, practical tasks with simulation workplace, tutorials, group activities and theory based documents.

Sample Timetable

On orientation day, students are required to select their timetable which they will attend for a total of 20 hours per week. If there are any changes, please contact reception by the last week of the current term or the first week of the new term.


Group Day Time
Group A Monday 8.30 am – 5.00 pm
Group B Friday 8.30 am – 5.00 pm


Section Day Time
F1 Saturday 8.30 am – 12.30 pm
F2 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm
F3 5.30 pm – 9.30 pm

Course Structure

Duration: 40 weeks tuition plus 12 weeks term breaks.

Please refer to the unit description on https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/ FNS40615

Core Units
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
FNSINC401 Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry
FNSACC406 Set up and operate a computerized accounting system
FNSBKG404 Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks
FNSBKG405 Establish and maintain a payroll system
FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSACC402 Prepare operational budgets
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
FNSACC302 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
FNSACC404 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities

Elective Units
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
BSBITU404 Produce complex desktop published document
BSBWRT401 Write complex documents