Certificate IV in Accounting

Certificate IV in Accounting

Course Code: FNS40615, CRICOS Code: 088701K

Course Aims
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. In particular the inclusion of the elective units provide the types of skills required of people employed by or providing services to small to medium enterprises or self-employed individuals. A further learning pathway utilising qualifications such as FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting would support career progression.

Course Duration
52 weeks (including break)
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Course Fee
Application Fee: $AU 200
Tuition: $AU10,300
Mode of Study
Face to Face/ on campus
Job Roles and Titles May Include:
Accounting support functions

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but it is preferred that candidates entering this qualification have undertaken some previous accounting/financial studies that might include:

FNS30315 Certificate III in Accounts Administration FNS30115 Certificate III in Financial Services International students entering this qualification must have an English Language proficiency level of one of the below:

  • IELTS band score of 5.5 or an equivalent internationally recognised exam result in line with DIBP regulations (http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Stud/More/Student-Visa-English-Language- Requirements)
  • or
  • IELTS band score of 5.0 then satisfactory completion of an Upper Intermediate ELICOS or EAL or EAP program up to 20 weeks
  • or
  • Completion of at least upper intermediate ELICOS from a NEAS quality-endorsed centre (http://www.neas.org.au/studentsagents/centre-locator) or a member college of English Australia (https://www.englishaustralia.com.au/college_courses.php?id=113
  • or
  • studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States
  • or
  • within two years of your application date have successfully completed in Australia
  • a foundation course
  • a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or
  • a substantial part of a Certificate IV or higher level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework.
  • Ozford also offers all students the opportunity to undertake a pre-entry English Proficiency Test (EPT) as part of the student enrolment process. Students can choose to undertake the English Proficiency Test (EPT) to confirm their level of English proficiency. Other students will be encouraged to undertake the English Proficiency Test (EPT) if for any reason there is doubt or concern about their English language Proficiency. Those students who gain less than 70% at the English Proficiency Test (EPT) will be required to undertake an ELICOS or ESL program up to 20 weeks at upper intermediate level. Recognition of Prior Learning provides students an opportunity to have their current skills and competencies recognised. Applicants wishing to have Recognition of Prior learning should complete the relevant RPL application form available from student administration.
    To attain a Certificate IV in Accounting, 13 units must be completed:
    10 core units plus 3 elective units
    Core Units
    BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
    BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
    FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
    FNSACC302 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
    FNSACC402 Prepare operational budgets
    FNSACC404 Prepare financial statements for non- reporting entities
    FNSACC406 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
    FNSBKG404 Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks**
    FNSBKG405 Establish and maintain a payroll system**
    FNSINC401 Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry
    Electives units*
     FNSBKG404  Maintain inventory records
     BSBWHS201  Contribute to health and safety of self and others
     FNSACC303  Perform Financial Calculations
     **Units form BAS agent registration skill set
      *Electives are subject to change.

    The achievement of competence will be assessed by a range of methods aiming at maximum flexibility and customisation to address specific needs and learning situations. Learners will undertake both progressive and summative assessments which may include:

    • Observation of ongoing activities
    • Presentation of portfolios
    • Role plays and oral questioning
    • Observation of group discussion and class participation
    • Tests and written assignments.
    To receive a qualification, students are required to successfully complete all units of competency for the qualification level.
    Ozford has facilities and systems that include modern general purpose rooms & computer labs with Internet access and printers, multi-function photocopiers and wireless internet access.

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