Qualification details

FNS40215 - Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (Release 2)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 22/Apr/2015
(View details for release 1) Replaced25/Mar/2015

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to FNS40211 - Certificate IV in BookkeepingUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages. Packaging rules updated - reduced number of core units and additional compulsory elective units in Group A or B 24/Mar/2015


Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBCUS301 - Deliver and monitor a service to customersDeliver and monitor a service to customers Elective
BSBCUS403 - Implement customer service standardsImplement customer service standards Elective
BSBFIA401 - Prepare financial reportsPrepare financial reports Core
BSBFRA301 - Work within a franchiseWork within a franchise Elective
BSBFRA403 - Manage relationship with franchisorManage relationship with franchisor Elective
BSBITU306 - Design and produce business documentsDesign and produce business documents Core
BSBITU402 - Develop and use complex spreadsheetsDevelop and use complex spreadsheets Elective
BSBSMB405 - Monitor and manage small business operationsMonitor and manage small business operations Elective
BSBSMB412 - Introduce cloud computing into business operationsIntroduce cloud computing into business operations Elective
BSBWHS201 - Contribute to health and safety of self and othersContribute to health and safety of self and others Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 551211 Bookkeeper 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0801 Accounting 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 551211 Bookkeeper 30/Jul/2015 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0801 Accounting 30/Jul/2015 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 25/Mar/2015 
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Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 2

This version released with FNS Financial Services Training Package version 1.1

Release 2 created to correct typographical error

Release 1

This qualification first released with FNS Financial Services Training Package version 1.0

Qualification Description

This qualification is designed to reflect the job roles of contract bookkeepers and employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries. It includes the preparation and lodgement of business and instalment activity statement tasks and the provision of advice or dealing with the Commissioner on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to the 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.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the FNS Implementation Guide Companion Volume or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.

Persons providing a business activity statement (BAS) service must be registered by the Tax Practitioners Board and this qualification is currently cited as meeting the educational requirements for registration. Other conditions apply including a designated period of experience. Persons seeking BAS agent registration should check current registration requirements with the Board as this is reviewed regularly.

Entry Requirements

Nil

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 13 

6 core units  plus

7 elective  units

The elective units consist of:

  • 2 units from Group A or Group B

Of the remaining 5 units:

  • up to 2 may be from Group A or Group B
  • up to 5 may be from Group C
  • up to 2 may be from a Certificate III, Certificate IV or Diploma in any currently endorsed training package or accredited course.

The elective units chosen must be relevant to the work outcome and meet local industry needs.

Core Units 

BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports

BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents

FNSBKG401 Develop and implement policies and procedures relevant to bookkeeping activities

FNSBKG404 Carry out business activity and instalment 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

Group B 

FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

FNSACC302 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers

Group C 

BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers

BSBCUS403 Implement customer service standards

BSBFRA301 Work within a franchise

BSBFRA403 Manage relationship with franchisor

BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets

BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations

BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into 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

*Note the following prerequisite unit requirements:

Unit in this qualification

Prerequisite unit

FNSBKG403 Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system

FNSBKG402 Establish and maintain a cash accounting system

** Units form BAS agent registration Skill Set.

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title  

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

FNS40211 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages. Packaging rules updated -

reduced number of core units and additional compulsory elective units in Group A or B

Equivalent qualification

Links

Companion volumes available from the IBSA website: http://www.ibsa.org.au/companion_volumes - http://www.ibsa.org.au/companion_volumes

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