Certificate IV in Accounting

Graduating from this course allows you to undertake Accounting Support Officer duties or work as professional bookkeeper within an existing business.

Why should I do a Cert IV in Accounting course?

Our FNS40615 Cert IV in Accounting course has been developed against the Australian Quality Framework for accounting. The course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills required to effectively perform accounting functions. The practical skills you will learn will equip you to perform the required financial calculations; prepare financial budgets, reports and statements; as well as carry out tax and payroll operations according to legislation.

So, whether you want to be a registered BAS agent, an Accounts Assistant, or work in the accounting, banking or financial services industry, this qualification will open doors and create rewarding opportunities for you. Students that are interested in undertaking an accounting course, may also be interested in our bookkeeping course.

Please note. Our FNS40615 Cert IV in Accounting supersedes the FNS40611 Cert IV in Accounting. You can find out more about the National VET Register here: http://training.gov.au/Training/Details/FNS40615.




What career opportunities are available?

With a FNS40615 Cert IV in Accounting qualification, the skills you learn can help you find jobs in various areas of the accounting, banking and financial services sector, such as:

  • BAS Agent – Prepare financial reports and provide advice to clients in relations to the preparation and the lodgement of Business Activity Statements.
  • Accounts Administrator – Responsible for customer service and administrative tasks and duties within the accounts department of a business.
  • Lending Administrator – Responsible for customer service and administrative tasks and duties within the lending department of a bank or a credit union.
  • Superannuation Administrator – Responsible for customer service and administrative tasks and duties in an organisation providing superannuation solutions and services.
  • Insurance Officer –Responsible for customer service and administrative tasks and duties in an insurance underwriting or brokerage firm.



What will I learn in my Certificate IV in Accounting course?

  • FNSINC401 – Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry
  • BSBITU306 – Design and produce business documents
  • BSBITU402 – Develop and use complex spreadsheets
  • FNSACC303 – Perform financial calculations
  • FNSACC406 – Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
  • BSBFIA401 -Prepare financial reports
  • FNSACC404 – Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
  • FNSACC301 – Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • FNSACC302 – Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • FNSACC402 -Prepare operational budgets
  • FNSACC401 -Process business tax requirements
  • FNSBKG404 – Carry out business activity and instalment activity statements
  • FNSBKG405 -Establish and maintain a payroll system


What does a Cert IV in Accounting usually cost?

According to MySkills (an Australian Government Department of Education and Training initiative), the average price of a Certificate IV in Accounting is $3,900. With Edna, it will only cost you $1,490 – online self-study, or $2,970 – online study with webinar classes twice a week.

Why is it much more expensive with other education institutions?

We don’t spend exorbitant amounts on fancy advertising or endorsements. We do our best to find that balance to keep out any unnecessary costs and focus on delivering quality education instead. We rely on word of mouth about the quality of our service and collaborations with other like minds to increase our brand awareness. We believe in growing organically and in giving back to the communities we serve. All this helps us deliver our nationally recognised FNS40615 Cert IV in Accounting course to you at a more affordable price.

What are my employment prospects like with a Cert IV in Accounting?

As this is a newly revamped and updated course from the superseded FNS40611 Cert IV in Accounting, there is not much data available as yet.


Entry Requirements

  • Be aged 18 years or over
  • Can meet the language, literacy and numeracy requirements to study at a Cert IV level
  • Hold a Year 10 certificate or equivalent

Next intake

  • Online self-study – start today!
  • Cert IV in Accounting study Online Price –  $1,490
  • Blended (online study with webinar classes) – Please contact us for the next start date
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Melbourne Accoutning Campus Location

Servicing: Fitzroy, Collingwood and Melbourne's Central Business District
Address: Level 10, Lonsdale St, Melbourne. Victoria. 3000, Australia.  

Reservoir Accounting Campus Location

Servicing: Thornbury, Lalor & the north of Melbourne's Central Business District
Address: 946 High St, Reservoir. Victoria. 3073, Australia.