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Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping FNS40217

Professional Qualifications Designed & Trained by Working Professionals!

November Enrolments are the Last Chance for 2019 so Qualify from $66 or $330

Online Government Funded Training
  • Fully Government Funded.
  • Nationally Recognised Qualification 
  • Includes the BAS Agent Skill Set
  • 12 months to complete via Online Training
  • MYOB software included
  • No exams. Only practical assignments  
  • Students support by phone, email, Skype, webinar, Zoom online assistance & more
  • Classroom Sessions for One on One help
  • Highly practical training for the real world
  • All trainers are bookkeepers and accountants  
This training is delivered with Victorian & Commonwealth Government funding through the Skills First Program.

Eligibility For Government Funding

Student Eligibility - Please complete the Pre Enrolment Eligibility Questionnaire Form that you will find at the base of all government funded training website pages or Click Here Pre Enrolment Eligibility Questionnaire
If you have previously completed a Pre Enrolment Eligibility Questionnaire Form and have been found to be eligible to receive this funding, please complete the Online Enrolment Form by clicking here Online Enrolment Form for Government Funded Qualifications

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping FNS40217

This course incorporates substantial highly practical training that will equip our students with the necessary skills required to practice as a professional bookkeeper, accounts assistant, payroll officer & MYOB specialist in the modern business environment and be regarded as true industry professionals.

The course is designed to reflect the job roles of contract bookkeepers and employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries. It includes the preparation and lodgement of business activity statements (BAS) and instalment activity statement (IAS) tasks and the provision of advice in relation to the activity statements. Individuals in these roles apply theoretical and specialist knowledge and skills to work autonomously and exercise judgement in completing routine and non-routine activities.
Our qualification includes the BAS Agent Skill Set units and therefore meets the educational requirements for the Tax Practitioners Board BAS Agent Registration.
Our students are trained in MYOB as an integral part of this course and will be trained in the bookkeeping fundamentals, payroll functions and features, inventory in addition to training in the advanced MYOB techniques and features.

Online Flexible Distance Learning

TBST's nationally accredited and recognised qualification courses are delivered by Online Training via Flexible Distance Learning. All course material including text books, course manuals, webinars, assessments, software and a large number of additional training supplies are provided to students on TBSTs Online Learning Management System (LMS).
All TBST trainers are professional bookkeepers and accountants and you will gain the most up to date skills training available. Our college specialises in professional bookkeeping and accounting, MYOB training and business leadership and management and all of our course content and assessments build directly on and add value to our students' work based activities.

Course Information

  • Course Guide
    The FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping is delivered by flexible distance learning so students can study at home or work at their own pace & students are able to complete their qualification at a faster rate.
    Course Information:
    • Fully Government Funded. No repayment required ever
    • Pay only $66 or $330 depending on concession card status
    • Nationally Recognised Qualification including the BAS Agent Skill Set
    • 12 months to complete self paced in alignment with government funding rules 
    • MYOB software included
    • No exams. All assessments are practical assignments
    • Students support by phone, email, Skype, webinar, Zoom online connected assistance & more
    • Open Classroom Sessions for One on One course help
    • All courses are highly practical & we train professional bookkeeping in the real world
    MYOB Training
    Students are fully trained in the use of the current version of MYOB as an integral part of this Certificate IV course as the MYOB accounting program is the leading and preferred software of choice of most business enterprises.
  • Fees
    Victorian Government Funded Students are only required to contribute a small course tuition fee
    Limited Places Available
    Concession Card
    • Upfront Payment Options - $66 - Credit/Debit Card, Bpay, Direct Deposit
    Non Concession Card
    • Upfront Payment Options - $330 - Credit/Debit Card, Bpay, Direct Deposit
    • Direct Debit Payment Agreement - $175 by Two Monthly Payments - Credit/Debit Card
  • Course Commencement

    In order to commence training, student must choose to attend one Classroom Induction or an Online Induction. The choice is made on the Enrolment Form.

    Option 1 - Classroom Inductions Available:

    Location: Suite 1115 - Level 11, 401 Docklands Drive, Docklands Vic. 3008

    • 31st October, Thursday - 10.30am - 2.30pm
    • 29th November, Friday - 10.30am - 2.30pm
    Option 2 - Online Inductions Available:
    Online Induction can commence any time during the month after the enrolment process is completed.
    Online Inductions are available to our enrolling students with competent Microsoft Office skills & a working version of Word & Excel. If you wish to apply for an Online Induction, please complete the space provided in detail on the Enrolment Form. Please note; While attending a face to face onsite induction is recommend for new students, Online Inductions will be granted at TBST's discretion.


  • Eligibility for Government Funding

    Eligibility for a Victorian Government Funded place under the Skills First Program is available if you live in Victoria, and you meet government's citizenship/residence requirements, and you meet the following criteria. 

    To meet general citizenship/residency eligibility requirements, an individual must be:
    • An Australian citizen; or 
    • A New Zealand citizen or 
    • A holder of a permanent visa


    To meet the Victorian Training Guarantee eligibility requirements an individual must comply with the following requirements:
    • You were under 20 years of age on the 1st January - Or 
    • You are seeking entry into a qualification that is at a higher level than any qualification you currently hold - AND 
    • You can begin up to two government subsidised courses in one year and do up to two government subsidised courses at the same time - AND 
    • You can begin up to two government subsidised courses at the same qualification level (other than Foundation Skills) in your lifetime, regardless of whether you complete them. There is no lifetime limit on the number of Foundation Skills courses you can begin.


    If you are not eligible for a government-subsidised place, your training will be costed by our team.

    We do not accept Government Funded RPL Enrolments and all RPL will be charged at out standard Fee Paying RPL fees. We currently do not accept Traineeship or Apprenticeship Enrolments.

    Applications cannot be deemed eligible for funding under the Skills First Program if the applicant currently holds an Australian qualification equivalent to a Certificate IV or higher level qualification regardless of the field of study.

    Applications cannot be deemed eligible for funding under the Skills First Program if the applicant currently holds any overseas qualifications unless the applicant can show formal evidence that the overseas qualification has been assessed by the relevant Australian authority and does not have equivalency to an AQF qualification equal to a Certificate IV or high level qualification regardless of the field of study. Certified evidence must be provided.

    As part of your enrolment, you will be asked a series of questions relating to the above and you may be asked to provide relevant evidence to support your responses. You will also be required to sign a declaration attesting to the accuracy of your responses.

  • Who should do this course?

    This course is suitable for people of all backgrounds and skill levels. The successful completion of this course will satisfy the minimum education requirements as required under the new BAS Agent laws.

    These qualifications are designed to reflect the job roles of contract bookkeepers and employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries.

    People who study this course include (but is not limited to):

    • Business owners wishing to gain a greater grasp of essential business practices, procedures, work flows and their financials
    • Employees of small to large businesses who work in a bookkeeping, administrative or related roles
    • Subcontract bookkeepers wishing to attain a formal qualification and improve their skills and knowledge base
    • Graduating VCE students wishing to attain a career in bookkeeping and/or accounting
    • Those wishing to pursue a new career in the bookkeeping or accounting industry 


    TBST's training is highly practical and we train our students actual bookkeeping skills; including advanced MYOB skills which are essential for our students to be the most qualified graduates in our industry. Our trainers are working professional bookkeepers and accountants and you will gain the most up to date skills training available. 

  • Skills Obtained
    The courses incorporates substantial practical training that will equip students with the necessary skills required to practice as a professional bookkeeper and includes the BAS Agent Skill Set.
    • Creation of professional and formatted documents and spreadsheets for business use
    • Full MYOB training
    • Implementation of professional and formatted business correspondence
    • Creation of professional marketing materials
    • Foundation accounting concepts and principals
    • Legislative framework as it applies to business including tax and GST compliance
    • BAS Agent Skill Set
    • BAS preparation skills
    • Understanding financial reports and presentation to stakeholders
    • Utilising accounting software to keep the businesses accounting/banking records & intellectual property protected & up to date
    • Comprehension of more complex business transactions and how these are accounted for in your business
    • Business structures – their advantages and disadvantages
    • Preparing, creating and incorporating budgetary requirements
    • Understand and incorporate job costing information


  • Student Support

    The following learning support will be available to students:

    • Open classroom sessions
    • Phone calls
    • Email assistance with a response within 48 hours
    • Individual study sessions as required
    • Structured classroom sessions
    • Zoom virtual meeting room sessions
    • Interactive remote assistance (via Skype/Zoom etc.)
    • Live & recorded webinar sessions
    • Intervention strategies and action plans for students who have breached or are at risk of breaching the course completion requirements
    • FAQ Documents available on the LMS
    We offer our students Online Distance Learning with the option to attend our Open Classroom Sessions. In these sessions students can avail themselves of our training room, with access to our Training and Assessment Team. The Training Room allows access to all the resources students will need for their courses.
    We also have a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section on the LMS. If students have any questions these will also be answered, with our Assessment email address manned from 10am until 6pm weekdays (except Public Holidays).
  • Course Materials Included
    We combine Self-paced, Open Classrooms, Distance and Online Learning into each of our courses, so that students have the flexibility to choose the options that best suit their current situations.
    Our students are fully trained in the use of MYOB as an integral part of this course and will be trained in the bookkeeping fundamentals, payroll functions and features, inventory in addition to training in the advanced MYOB techniques and features.
    All course material is provided to our students online via our Learning Management System (LMS). The LMS provides students with a more streamlined method of working through the qualifications by allowing them to login and access all current course files from one central location at a time and place of their choosing.
    The LMS has been designed to enable students to work through course units in sequential order, according to unit difficulty, concepts and prerequisites, as per their individual Training Plan. Students will always have access to the most up-to-date course content for all qualifications, as any updates will be distributed to all students immediately via the LMS.
    Online delivery includes the following:
    • Student support resources e.g. LMS guides, handbooks, video guides
    • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)/Glossaries
    • Course resources, including but not limited to:
    • Manuals (soft copy/online - option to print)
    • Course handouts & guides
    • Webinars & short videos (pre-recorded & live)
    • Exercise files & practice tests
    • Unit presentations
    • Quizzes
    • Interactive media
    • Assessment resources & tasks
    • Checkpoints for cumulative assessment
    • Open Classroom & remote support bookings
    • MYOB Student Edition Software
    • Surveys
    • Weblinks
    • Access to Training Plan
    • Access to Completed Assessment files 

  • Employment Pathways
    Jobs in this field involve working with data to order, process or retrieve facts and figures, or to develop or administer policies and procedures. Activities include organising, using or updating information, such as files or accounts, developing or following procedures or systems, and the planning, budgeting, and staffing of an organisation.
    The primary pathway from this qualification is job roles with functions that include:
    • Establishing and maintaining manual and computerised accounting systems
    • Completing Business Activity Statements (BAS) and other office financial statements
    • Developing Bookkeeping management systems for organisations
    • General Administration
    • Preparing and processing documentation related to accounts payable and receivable
    • Reconciling invoices and despatching payments
    • Calculating, analysing and investigating the costs of proposed expenditure, wages and standard costs
    • Preparing bank reconciliations
    • Allocating expenditure to specified budget accounts
    • Summarising expenditure and receipts
    • Preparing records of standard costs and values for items such as raw materials and packaging supplies
    • Recording cost variations and contract price movements
    • Compiling cost data for preparation of operating budgets, and profit and loss calculations
    • Investigating the costs of proposed expenditures, quotations and estimates
    • Preparing reports of total costs, inventory adjustments, selling prices and profits

  • Course Duration

    Students have 12 months to complete this qualification.

    This course is complete via self paced distance learning, however it is expected that students will complete 12 to 15 hours of self scheduled study each week to remain compliant with the government funding course requirements.

    Students can finish the course at a faster rate however this will be dependent on the factors which include external commitments, relevant skills, knowledge and experience within the area of study and motivation and dedication to course studies and their outcome.

    Due to this flexibility there is a lower drop out rate thus saving students time and money vested in their desired outcomes. In addition, flexible adult learning encourages students to continue the course at their own pace without restrictions as to when and how you complete the course. Therefore, students are able to continue their life roles and incorporate their study into time slots that suit their lifestyles. This also allows those that are working either as an employee or subcontractor to continue to earn money or charge for billable hours, which further serve to reduce the ʻrealʼ course costs. Students have 12 months in which to complete all of their assessments.

  • Assessment
    Our assessments Do Not require students to attend classroom examinations. Assessments may be completed via the LMS as tasks, activities, quizzes and/or uploads.
    Students may also need to submit cumulative assessment tasks via email checkpoints and compete virtual role-plays/workplace scenarios.
    Additional assessment styles may include;
    • Multiple choice questions
    • Case studies and Short Answer questions
    • Calculation questions
    • Accounting Software simulation questions
    • Workplace scenarios
    • Observation
    • Projects
    • Role Play
  • Prerequisites
    The course entry requirements are:
    • Language, Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) Skills (Level 4 to 5 – AQF)
    • Computer and Printer access (either PC or Apple Mac)
    • Intermediate to Advanced Computer Literacy
    • Internet access
    • Cloud Drive access
    • Email Account
    • Access to the Microsoft Office suite of programs

  • Units of Study

    FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping 
    13 Units of Study - 12 Months Completion Time

    • BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
    • FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
    • FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
    • FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
    • FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems
    • FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
    • FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records
    • FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
    • BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
    • FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
    • BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into business operations
    • BSBSMB420 Evaluate and develop small business operations
    • FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets

  • Unit Description

Eligibility Questionnaire Form

Check your eligibility to receive Skills First Government Funded Training

Nationally Recognised Training

TBST is Registered Training Organisation #22341 & delivers and issues nationally recognised training qualifications.

At TBST we train our student to meet & exceed the standard of skills essential to become a true industry specialist & achieve whatever goals they seek. At TBST we train our students to be professionals.

Course Enrolments Include

BAS Agent Skill Set

We provide students with the qualification skill set required under the BAS Services Provider legislation

Flexible Distance Learning

Our flixible online distance learning training helps our students to manage the demands of work, family & study

Trained by Industry Professionals

Our students have dedicated professional trainers who are also working professional bookkeepers or accountants

MYOB Training for All Students

All training courses include full MYOB Training from basics to advanced including MYOB software