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Vocational Education & Training

FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

2019

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Overview

Alice Springs, Waterfront Darwin

Estimated completion time: 0.5 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
FINANCE, BANKING AND INSURANCE
Occupation types
Bookkeeper

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.

This qualification may be suitable for Apprenticeships.

International Students
This qualification is available to international students (CRICOS Course No. 0100704).
Refer to http://www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses for course and fee information.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Accounting include:

  • Accounts Officer
  • Accounts Supervisor
  • Bookkeeper

Credit transfers & pathways

Skills recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email vet.rpl.enquiries@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer
Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline

 

Students who successfully complete VET qualifications at the Certificate IV level or above and subsequently enrol in a Bachelor degree in the same field or discipline, will receive advanced standing as detailed in the table below.

Completed Award Course Level
HE
VET
to a HE Award
Credit granted for a completed award in the same field
Certificate IV
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Certificate IV
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points

Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification include but are not limited to the Diploma of Accounting.

Entry requirements

CDU Entry Requirements - 2019

Entrants to this program must be employed in the industry sector and all (potential) students (applicants) need to demonstrate the required (appropriate) level of language, literacy and numeracy skills and knowledge to undertake a qualification at this level.

It is preferred that students have completed FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration or other relevant qualification/s prior to enrolling in this qualification.

ELIGIBILITY/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements.
Persons providing a business activity statement (BAS) service for a fee or other reward must be registered by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) and this qualification is currently cited as meeting the TPB education requirements for registration. Other conditions apply, including a designated period of experience. Persons seeking BAS agent registration should check current registration requirements with the TPB, as registration requirements are reviewed regularly.

Course fees

Based on course nominal hours of between 585 - 720 hours, approximate 2019 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $1,872.00 - $2,304.00
Domestic Full Fees: $8,775.00 - $10,800.00
Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

Domestic full fees
This course is a full fee paying course. VET full fees will apply to all new and continuing domestic students enrolling in this course.
2019: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses is available 2019 VET Fees.
2020: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses will be published as soon as it is available
 
 

 

 

VET tuition fees
This course is subsidised by the NT Government.
2019: Information about 2019 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available 2019 VET Fees VET Tuition Fees for 2019 will be charged at $3.20 per nominal hour for subsidised training.
2020: Information about 2020 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents will be published as soon as it available
Fee for service

In some circumstances this course may be available as fee-for-service. Please contact the relevant team to discuss delivery charges for this program.

International Students

International tuition Fees

The annual tuition fee for commencing students in 2019 is AUD $7,400.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

  • This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the FNS Training and Education Training Package.

  • Employability skills

    Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

    Location and study mode

    Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

    Locations: Alice Springs, Waterfront Darwin

    Study Mode: Internal, Mixed mode
    Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.

    Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Contact details

Business (Top End)
Location: Darwin Waterfront
Phone: 08 8946 8877

Email: businesstopend@cdu.edu.au

Business (Central)
Location: Alice Springs Campus
Phone: 08 8959 5467
Fax: 08 8959 5344
Email: vet.business@cdu.edu.au

Course structure

To achieve a Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping a total of thirteen (13) units of competency must be completed comprising eight (8) Core and five (5) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 585 - 675. The elective units offered may vary between campuses.

WATERFRONT DARWIN

Code Module/Unit of Competency Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports 50
BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into business operations 50
FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract  interim reports 60
FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers 40
FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry 40
FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system 80
FNSTPB401* Complete business activity and instalment activity statements 50
FNSTPB402* Establish and maintain payroll systems 45
  Total nominal hours for core units 415
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY (Select 5 units)
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents 80
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets 50
BSBWRT301 Write simple documents 30
FNSACC313 Perform financial calculations 30
FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records 20
FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets 40
FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities 60
  Total nominal hours for elective units 170 - 260
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 585 - 675

* Unit required for the FNSSS00004 BAS Agent Registration Skill Set
 

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 720. The elective units offered may vary between campuses.
 

ALICE SPRINGS CAMPUS

Code Module/Unit of Competency Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports 50
BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into business operations 50
FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract  interim reports 60
FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers 40
FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry 40
FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system 80
FNSTPB401* Complete business activity and instalment activity statements 50
FNSTPB402* Establish and maintain payroll systems 45
  Total nominal hours for core units 415
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers 35
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets 50
BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business 60
BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development 60
BSBITU401 Design and develop complex text documents 100
  Total nominal hours for elective units 305
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 720

* Unit required for the FNSSS00004 BAS Agent Registration Skill Set
 

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