FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

CRICOS Course Code: 110019G  National Code: FN540222

Course Duration

52 weeks

Campus Location

Sydney CBD

Intake Dates 2024

15 Jan | 5 Feb | 26 Feb | 8 Apr | 29 Apr | 20 May | 8 Jul | 29 Jul | 19 Aug | 9 Sep | 14 Oct | 4 Nov | 25 Nov

AQF Level


Course Details

Everything You Need To Know About The Course

This qualification reflects the job roles of workers in the accounting industry, including BAS Agents and contract bookkeepers; and of those employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries. It includes preparing and lodging business and instalment activity statements and providing advice or dealing with the Commissioner on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to 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.

  • Bookkeeper
  • Finance Sector Supervisor
  • Accounts Supervisor 

Victorian Institute of Education has the following entry requirements. International students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and have completed Year 12 or equivalent.
  • Participate in diagnostic activities (e.g., LLN test and pre-enrolment screening) to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 6.0 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
    1. The student has successfully completed a foundation course in Australia
    2. The student has successfully completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course in an Australian RTO
    3. Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country
    4. Successful completion of an English Placement Test

*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 6.0



Core or Elective


Prepare financial reports



Design and produce spreadsheets



Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers



Prepare operational budgets



Complete business activity and instalment activity statements



Set up and operate computerised accounting systems



Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities



Establish and maintain payroll systems



Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry



Process financial transactions and extract interim reports



Design and produce business documents



Maintain inventory records



Write simple documents



The qualification is delivered over 52 weeks comprising of:

  • Four (4) terms of 10 weeks each (40 weeks total).
  • Holiday breaks amounting to 12 weeks (as specified in the timetable)

Students are required to attend 13.5 hours of classroom training per week and complete structured self-study of 6.5 hours per week.

Homework is expected to be approximately 5 hours a week.

This program is delivered in the classroom and through structured self-study.

Course Fee


Enrollment Fee: $200

Material Fee: $300

Note: Intake dates and courses fee are subject to change without prior notice.

Potential employment options are entry level accounting roles across a range of industries.

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting or into a range of other Diploma level qualifications.

Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge, and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning). The granting of course credit may affect course fees, as well as the duration of the course.

This process is outlined in Victorian Institute of Education Student Enrolment and Completion Policy and Associated Procedures and Training and Assessment Policy & Associated Procedures.

Nationally Recognised Course

Nationally Recognised training
Australian Qualifications Framework

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