Qualification details

FNS40217 - Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 13/Feb/2018

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes FNS40215 - Certificate IV in Bookkeeping 12/Feb/2018
Supersedes FNS40615 - Certificate IV in Accounting 12/Feb/2018


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
BSBITU306 - Design and produce business documentsDesign and produce business documents Elective
BSBITU402 - Develop and use complex spreadsheetsDevelop and use complex spreadsheets Elective
BSBSMB401 - Establish legal and risk management requirements of small businessEstablish legal and risk management requirements of small business Elective
BSBSMB402 - Plan small business financesPlan small business finances 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 Core
BSBWOR501 - Manage personal work priorities and professional developmentManage personal work priorities and professional development Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Accounting and Bookkeeping 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Accounts Officer,Accounts Supervisor,Bookkeeper 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 13/Feb/2018 
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Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with FNS Financial Services Training Package Version 3.0.

Qualification Description

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.

Licensing/Regulatory Information 

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

Entry Requirements

Nil.

Packaging Rules

Total number of units of competency = 13 

8 core units  plus 5 elective units 

The elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment, and contribute to a valid industry-supported vocational outcome, and are to be chosen as follows:

  • all 5 units may be chosen from the elective units listed below
  • up to 2 units may be from a Certificate III, Certificate IV or Diploma in any currently endorsed training package or accredited course, provided they do not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification.

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 1

FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems1

Elective Units 

BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers

BSBCUS403 Implement customer service standards

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

BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations

BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development

BSBWRT301 Write simple documents

FNSACC313 Perform financial calculations

FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records

FNSACC407 Produce job costing information

FNSACC411 Process business tax requirements

FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets

FNSACC413 Make decisions in a legal context

FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities

FNSACM401 Evaluate and authorise payment requests

FNSORG505 Prepare financial reports to meet statutory requirements

FNSORG506 Prepare financial forecasts and projections

FNSPAY501 Process salary packaging arrangements and additional allowances in payroll

FNSPAY502 Process superannuation payments in payroll

FNSPAY503 Process complex employee terminations in payroll

FNSPAY504 Interpret and apply knowledge of industrial regulations relevant to payroll

FNSPAY505 Interpret and apply knowledge of taxation systems relevant to payroll

1 Unit required for the FNSSS00004 BAS Agent Registration Skill Set.

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title 

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting

New qualification that reflects the integration of two now superseded qualifications: FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting.

No equivalent qualification.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c7200cc8-0566-4f04-b76f-e89fd6f102fe

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