Kent Institute Australia | Course Certificate IV in Accounting
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FNS40217: Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping


National code: FNS40217
CRICOS code: 098585D



Course Overview


Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping 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.


Quick Guide


Start dates and intakes:

  • 4th February, 2019
  • 4th March, 2019
  • 22nd April, 2019
  • 20th May, 2019
  • 8th July, 2019
  • 5th August, 2019
  • 23rd September, 2019
  • 21st October, 2019
  • 6th January, 2020

Course duration: 72 weeks
Study options: Full time study only.
Campus: Sydney
International applicants: Yes.




2019 Course fee: AUD $7,500.00 (Learn more about Fees)
Scholarships available: No
Study requirements: Full-time (20 hours per week) using blended mode (face-to-face and online) Note: Excludes Self Study for assessment tasks.
Academic requirement: Entry to this course requires:

  • Successful completion of Australian year 11 or equivalent; OR
  • Successful completion of an AQF recognised Certificate III in Accounting or other relevant qualification; OR
  • Substantial work experience in a related field.

(Learn more about the ways you can meet this criteria by viewing our Academic Entry Equivalencies)
English requirement: International Applicants from non-English-speaking backgrounds only.

  • IELTS (Academic) 5.5 with no band less than 5.0 or equivalent.

(Learn more about the ways you can meet this criteria by viewing our English Language Proficiency Requirements)
Exit pathways:



  • Case Studies
  • Scenarios – Problem Solving, Practical Activities, Oral Presentation, Multiple Choice Quiz, Written Portfolio, Projects, Reports, Practical Observations


Course Units

C4AC117 – Financial Reporting:

  • BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports

C4AC217 – Cloud Computing:

  • BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into business operations

C4AC317 – Interim Reporting:

  • FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

C4AC417 – Ledgers Accounts:

  • FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers

C4AC517 – Bookkeeping:

  • FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry

C4AC617 – Computerised Accounting:

  • FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system

C4AC717 – Activity Statements:

  • FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements

C4AC817 – Payroll System:

  • FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems

C4AC917 – Complex Spreadsheets:

  • BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets

C4AC1017 – Business Tax:

  • FNSACC411 Process business tax requirements

C4AC1117 – Operational Budgets:

  • FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets

C4AC1217 – Introduction To Legal System:

  • FNSACC413 Make decisions in a legal context

C4AC1317 – Financial Statements:

  • FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities

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