Course Details
Award Certificate IV in Accounting
National Code FNS40615
Attendance This course is delivered using a combination of textbook and online learning via the RI Learn Moodle platform.
Delivery Location RI Learn Online
(enrolment via RI Learn Online)


This qualification reflects accounting job roles in financial services and other industries requiring accounting support functions.

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
There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.

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.

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More Information

Further costs in addition to your student fees are applicable for this qualification. These costs are to provide you with additional resources and/or materials to support your learning.
The following materials are required for your course:
Learn Now Publications:
• Introductory Accounting by Andrew Duncan 12th Edition $99, ISBN 978-1-925433-52-4
• Prepare Financial Statements for Non Reporting Entities by Gavin Dumbrell and Rex Walsh 5th Edition (2015) $77, ISBN 978-1-876124-50-2
• Prepare Operational Budgets by Richard Hughes and Tony Kirby 6th Edition (January 2016) $49, ISBN 978-1-876124-48-9
• Carry Out Business Activity and Instalment Activity Statement Tasks by Phillip Charles and Sonia Deaner 7th Edition (January 2016) $60, ISBN 978-1-876124-91-5
• Contribute to Health and Safety of Self and Others by Mark Long and Alison Torres 4th Edition (July 2016) $39, ISBN 978-1-925433-38-8
• Principles of Professional Practice by Mark Long, Jeremy Aitken, Christine Seddon and Alison Torres 7th Edition (January 2016) $44, ISBN 978-1-925433-00-5
• Payroll Accounting by Ann Collins and Gregory Pazmandy 7th Edition (January 2016) $59, ISBN 978-1-876124-93-9
• Design and Produce Business Documents (Office 2013) by Workplace Series 2nd Edition (January 2015) $45, ISBN 978-1-876124-56-4 or Design and Produce Business Documents (Office 2010) by Workplace Series 1st Edition (2013) $45, ISBN 978-1-921579-70-7
• Computerised Accounting using MYOB 2015.4 by Greg Pazmandy 7th Edition (January 2016) $77, ISBN 978-1-876124-69-4
• Perform Financial Calculations by Patrick Lynch and Anne Collins 4th Edition (January 2016) $39, ISBN 978-1-876124-90-8
Software Publications:
• Write Simple Documents $29.95, ISBN 978-1-921971-21-1

Students will be required to complete 15 hours per week self-directed learning over the 18 months.

The expectation is that by enrolling in this qualification you commit to the time frame in which the qualification is being delivered.

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Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Fees & costs

The fee for this course is $1980.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. This criteria will determine your exact fee. Students who meet additional specified criteria, may be eligible for a concession fee or a fee exemption. In claiming the concession or exemption students will be required to supply the required evidence to support the claim in accord with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.

Students who are eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and/or credit transfer from previous study will have their fee adjusted to reflect this. The amended fee will be confirmed by Training Services NSW and will be reflected in the adjusted Student Fee Statement.

Payment Plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications. Students should refer to Instalment Plan options for relevant details.

To activate your eligibility you must pay the student fee component PRIOR to commencement of the learning activity.

Please contact your nearest TAFE NSW location or call 1300 TAFE RI (1300 8233 74) and let our friendly staff help you enrol in the right qualification, work out your fees and what you’re eligible for and we can get started! For more info visit

TAFE NSW does not accept cash. Payment may be made by Credit Card, EFTPOS, cheque or money order made payable to TAFE NSW.

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Unit NumberStudy Units What you'll learn
FNSACC302 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
FNSINC401 Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry
FNSBKG404 Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
FNSBKG405 Establish and maintain a payroll system
FNSACC303 Perform financial calculations
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
FNSACC404 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
FNSACC402 Prepare operational budgets
FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSACC406 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
BSBWRT301 Write simple documents
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    Throughout your studies with TAFE NSW, we’ll be by your side with our extensive support services. From career counselling, employability skills training and study support, through to specialised support services such as Aboriginal Support, Disability Programs, Literacy and Numeracy Support and Childcare Centres, we’re here to give you a hand when you need it.

  3. Study where, when and how you want

    Classrooms aren’t for everyone (although ours are lovely!) Most of us have busy lives and definite needs when it comes to our precious free time. With TAFE NSW you can study exactly the way you want; full time, part time, random times, on-campus or online. Working full time? Easy. Want to come in to campus every now and then? Absolutely. Living in a cave in your pyjamas? We can do that too! Whatever time you can spare to study and whatever your particular needs, we will accommodate. Being busy now won’t get in the way of your qualification or your future.

  4. Your studies

    At TAFE NSW, we like our students to feel comfortable. We will help you get familiar with your study requirements, campus facilities, and who to contact. In addition to achieving your qualification, studying with TAFE NSW introduces you to a wide network of friends and industry associates.

  5. The benefits of being a student

    You will have the opportunity to learn in a friendly and supportive environment, with experienced teachers and small class sizes. We have close contacts within every industry we teach for, which comes in handy when you’re ready to apply for that job. We also have a host of pathway arrangements with partner universities across Australia to make the next step of your learning journey that bit easier.

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