FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

The FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping course is for you if you have a flair for numbers and enjoy the challenge of fine-tuning payroll and accounting systems. This course is designed for those wanting a long-term career in accounting and will help you to apply the principles of professional practice to your role in the financial services industry. Furthermore, the FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping course also meets the education standards of the prescribed by the Tax Practitioners Board,  as a result, you have the opportunity to become a registered BAS Agent. 

Training Evolution’s  FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping Course is nationally accredited by the Australian Government under the Australian Skills Quality Authority.  

Course Outline

Total number of units = 13
8 core units plus
5 elective units

Core Units

  • BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
  • BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into business operations
  • FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
  • FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
  • FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
  • FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems

Elective Units

  • BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents 
  • BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
  • BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • BSBSMB402 Plan small business finances
  • BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances
  • BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • BSBWRT301 Write simple documents
  • FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records
  • FNSACC411 Process business tax requirements
  • FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets
  • FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
  • BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others

Further Information about this qualification can be found here.


You are required to complete a variety of assessment tasks demonstrating your skills and knowledge. These include:

  • Short Answer questions
  • Case Studies
  • Projects
  • Simulated work exercises
  • Competency conversations

Career pathways once completed

Successful completion of this course can lead to a variety of careers including starting your own Bookkeeping Business which can offer great lifestyle benefits. Careers can include working in various accounting roles within large or small organisations. Furthermore, this course is also a pathway to become a registered BAS Agent subject to meeting the conditions set out by the Taxation Practitioners Board.


 Study anywhere and anytime


  • Start anytime anywhere at your own pace
  • Access your learning and assessment resources using an online portal
  • Ongoing support from your Qualified Industry Training Consultant via phone and email
  • Cost-effective

Workplace Delivery

  • One on one delivery every six weeks from your Qualified Industry Training Consultant that provide a real-world perspective
  • Access your learning and assessment resources using an online portal
  • More comprehensive training 



Workplace Traineeships

Workplace Traineeships and Apprenticeships are funded by the Federal Government. Incentives up to $4000.00 are available to employers to help reduce the cost of the training they wish to provide their new workers. More information can be found here.

Higher Level Skills Program

The Higher Level Skills Program aims to assist individuals to gain the higher level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry, or to transition to university. More information can be found here.

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