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  • Learning MethodOnline
  • IntakesStart anytime
  • LocationsAustralia Wide
  • DurationSelf-paced
    Max 24 months
Nationally Recognised Training

Course Overview

Accreditation: Nationally Recognised Qualification

Career Outcomes:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Administration
  • See a full list further below

The FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping offered by Open Colleges equips individuals with essential accounting skills, empowering them to launch their own business or become registered as a Business Activity Statement (BAS) Agent. As a nationally recognized Certificate IV qualification, it targets individuals seeking a career transition into bookkeeping or entry-level accounting roles, particularly those with less than 2 years of experience in the field.

The course covers a comprehensive range of topics, including the preparation and lodgment of business activity statements, data processing, monthly reconciliations, budget preparation, financial performance reporting, and end-of-year adjustments There are ample opportunities in the sector in the coming years hence it will prove to be a prolific choice of course. Graduates can pursue diverse roles such as Accounts Administration, Payroll Officer, or Bookkeeper, making them job-ready with a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical application.

Upon completion of this course, you will be issued a FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping by Open Colleges (RTO: 90796).

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Job Outcomes

  • Accounts Administration
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Accounts Payable Officer
  • Accounts Receivable Officer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Debtors Clerk
  • Payroll Officer

Prerequisite & Entry Criteria

There are no mandated education entry requirements for this qualification, per the FNS Financial Services Training Package.

It is also recommended that students:

  • Are 18 years old 
  • Have access to a modern computer 
  • Have access to Microsoft Office or equivalent
  • Have basic computing skills, including ability to make a short video
  • Have access to a digital video recording device.

Hardware and Software Requirements All users:

  • Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
  • Broadband internet connection
  • 2GB of RAM
  • Printer and associated software
  • Scanner and associated software

Skill Requirements

To successfully complete this course, learners will require basic computing skills. This includes:

  • Creating, saving and editing Microsoft Office documents
  • Accessing and searching the internet 
  • Downloading and saving documents from websites
  • Uploading documents through websites
  • Participating in online discussions

Audio-Visual Requirements

  • Learners will need access to software to view online videos and images. 
  • As well as access to digital video recording device and/or digital camera and associated software 

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Have language, literacy and numeracy skills that ensure the ability to work independently and use own familiar support resources, communicate effectively via email, and identify relevant information from a range of written texts. These skills are equivalent to those that would be required to successfully complete:

  • Year 12 or ACSF Level 3, or
  • Certificate III level or higher, or
  • 3 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.


FNSACC418   Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry

BSBTEC301 Design and produce business documents

BSBTEC302 Design and produce spreadsheets

FNSACC321 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

FNSACC322 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers

FNSACC421 Prepare financial reports

FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities

FNSACC426 Set up and operate a computerized accounting system

FNSTPB412 Establish and maintain payroll systems

FNSTPB411 Complete business activity and installment activity statements

FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets

BSBOPS404 Implement customer service strategies

BSBESB401 Research and develop business plans


PLEASE NOTE – Open Colleges is a privately-run Registered Training Organisation (RTO), not government-run like a TAFE. Therefore, Open Colleges cannot offer government funding. Please check eligibility requirements before beginning an enrolment with Open Colleges.

Fees for this course depend on the payment method and any existing promotions available with Open Colleges.

Always remember to enquire about any:

  • Discounts
  • Payment Plans

which may be available.


About the Institution

Open Colleges (RTO 90796) is an Australian education market leader with over 125 years of experience. Now an online learning market leader, Open Colleges focuses on supporting individuals to learn at their own pace.