Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

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This qualification is a must have for those pursuing a career in bookkeeping, or professionals currently working as bookkeepers or registered BAS agents. As a students, you will be taught vital skills needed to succeed in this field, including reporting on financial activity, producing business documents, WHS, cash accounting, accrual accounting, business activity statements and payroll.

Ways to Study

We provide three delivery methods to best suit your busy life:

  1. Distance Learning – Learning material (i.e. books) will be sent out to you.
  2. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) You may be eligible to receive credit for previous skills gained at work, please contact our staff to see whether you can take advantage of RPL course, as it will save time and money.

How Long Does it Take

Duration of qualification depends greatly on the student, as there is no minimum time frame. All students will however have a maximum of 2 years to complete their qualification.

Qualification Cost

These prices are all inclusive with no hidden costs.

Distance: $ 1500.00 AUD
RPL: $ 1000.00 AUD

Payment Options

Upfront: via secure payment

Payment Plan

  • $ 250 AUD Down payment
  • $ 12.5 AUD Weekly payments
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Student Support

AABM is dedicated to providing a high standard of service to its participants through its highly qualified team.

Students will be assigned a trainer with whom they can get in touch with during business hours through email and telephone. Trainers are there to provide academic and enrolment information to the students.

For students who wish to have extra help and require extra motivation will be assigned a coach. Our team of highly qualified coaches will keep in touch with you throughout your time with us, making sure you are up to date with the material. Coaches are also able to help students with planning their workload and are always happy to answer questions regarding their course.

Additionally our Career Guidance Team is here for anyone that may need assistance in career choices, the team is here to help you achieve your career ambitions.

 

Some Useful Information

  • How you will be assessed

    The learning materials and assessment within this qualification are in a written workbook format. Therefore, in order to successfully complete this course, you must have the ability to read and comprehend learning materials and undertake a variety of written assessments.

    There are no exams to attend.

  • Potential career outcomes
    • BAS Agent
    • Small Business Bookkeeper
    • Contract Bookkeeper
  • Entry Requirements

    AGE:

    The minimum age for entry into this qualification is 18 years.

    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

    There are no formal entry requirements in relation to prior education and experience for this qualification. However, it is recommended that you meet the following criteria;

    – Successfully completed Australian Year 12 (or equivalent) OR
    – Successfully completed Certificate III or higher qualification(s) AND
    – Have at least 12 months work experience in a role that involves communicating with colleagues and/or customers both written and verbally AND
    – Sound literacy, numeracy and computing skills

    If you are not able to provide proof of the above, you must complete a language, literacy and numeracy test upon enrolment.

    The learning materials and assessment within this qualification are in a written workbook format. Therefore, in order to successfully complete this course, you must have the ability to read and comprehend learning materials and undertake a variety of written assessments.

    ENGLISH LANGUAGE:

    Entry into this qualification requires proof of English proficiency to an Australian Year 12 level or equivalent. Equivalency can be shown through the following;

    – Qualification completed in English at a Certificate III level or higher OR
    – A minimum of 2 years work experience in a position that involves communicating in English (written and verbal communication).

  • What you’ll need to study

    You will be provided with training material in the form of a workbook, a learner guide to supplement the training material and assessment activities for all units of competence.

    AABM provides each student with a student version of MYOB software upon enrolment.

    You must have access to the following resources;

    – A computer
    – CD-ROM or DVD Drive (to upload the software onto your computer)
    – Internet
    – Printer
    – Scanner
    – Email
    – Calculator
    – Software such as Microsoft Work, Excel and PowerPoint
    – Adobe Acrobat Reader
    – Digital video recording device/digital camera (included in most mobile phones

    Please note; if you are not currently working and do not have access to workplace policies and procedures and other documents, your trainer and/or assessor will provide you with simulated samples or information regarding how you can access such policies and documents.

  • Qualification Structure

    This qualification requires completion of 13 units, consisting of 6 core units plus 7 elected units. You are required to choose 2 electives from Group A and/or Group B. The remaining 5 electives can be chosen from Group A, B or C.

    O D R CORE INDUSTRY UNIT
    BSBFIA401 Report on financial activity
    BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
    FNSBKG401 Develop and implement policies and procedures relevant to bookkeeping activities
    FNSBKG404 Carry out business activity and installment activity statement tasks
    FNSBKG405 Establish and maintain a payroll system
    FNSINC401 Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry
          ELECTIVE UNITS – GROUP A
    FNSBKG402 Establish and maintain a cash accounting system
    FNSBKG403 Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system
          ELECTIVE UNITS – GROUP B
    FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
    FNSACC302 Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system
          ELECTIVE UNITS – GROUP C
    BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
    BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations
    BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
    BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
    BSBWRT301 Write simple documents
    FNSACC303 Perform financial calculations
    FNSACC404 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
    FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records
    FNSACC406 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system

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