FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
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FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
The FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping, reflects the job roles of workers in the accounting industry. This is including BAS Agents and contract bookkeepers; and employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries. It includes preparing and lodging business and instalment activity statements. 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.
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). 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.
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In line with Victoria’s Roadmap and Monash University requirements, all students who attend our campus will be required to have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Please do not enrol for an on-campus class unless you have been double vaccinated prior to the start of the course. You will be required to show proof of vaccination prior to attending the course.
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These fees are inclusive of all learning materials and assessments.
Course fees must be made prior to course commencement. Up to $600 will be taken as a deposit for upfront payments, with the balance to be paid via a payment plan or Request for Invoice/purchase order (eg. if your employer is paying).
All enrolments are subject to our Refund/Transfer Policy, please click here for the relevant details.
To be eligible for the concession price for short courses and Certificate & Diploma (Non-Funded only), you must be one of the following:
Monash and other students
Health Care Card and Pension Card holders
This course runs one day per week for approximately 4 months.
13 units are required for award of this qualification including 8 core units and 5 elective units.
- FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
- FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
- FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
- BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
- FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems
- FNSTBP401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
- FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system *
- BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into business operations
- BSBTEC402 Design and produce complex spreadsheets
- FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets
- FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records
- FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
- BSBESB401 Research and develop business plans
Students will require a sound understanding of how to navigate computers along with software (Word, PowerPoint), opening and closing documents, saving documents, formatting documents, typing and using the internet for searching and emails. Students who are not confident using computers are welcome to enrol in one of the short computer courses provided by MSA Training and Professional Development.
Students are required to fill out a Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment during the enrolment process. For those with difficulty filling out the LLN form MSA Training and Professional Development offers a beginners’ ESL and individual ESL classes. During enrolment students will also undergo a pre-training review which will help make sure this course is right for you and identify any additional support you may need.
Students who are unable to attend all sessions of their chosen timetable may need to make-up those sessions in other timetables to be able to successfully complete their qualification.
Group-work is required for this qualification and students will be assessed on their level of participation.
Students are required to attend a minimum of 85% of their classes. If you are unable to meet the minimum attendance, you may be required to take make-up sessions in a different timetable.
Assessments are to be submitted to your trainer within 4 weeks of the unit/cluster.
Please ensure you have a laptop with Microsoft Word, or equivalent, for campus-based classes.
A computer with Microsoft Word, or equivalent, sufficient internet connection, camera and mic for zoom classes, before enrolling into this qualification.
- Payment in full (Credit card over the phone, bank transfer, eftpos)
- Payment by employer (invoice)
- Payment plan, details below:
A DebitSuccess Establishment Fee of $12.00 will be collected along with your first payment.
A Payment Dishonour Fee of $14.95 will be charged for each dishonoured payment.
Cash payments are currently not being accepted.
To view the 2021 Indicative Government Subsidised Student Tuition Fees for all our courses please click here.
Government funding through Skills Victoria is available for eligible participants. Please go to the following link to assess your eligibility: https://www.skills.vic.gov.au/s/how-to-check-your-eligibility
Enrolment in a government funded place may impact on your ability to access future government funding.
If you are between the ages of 45-70, and currently living in VIC, NSW or ACT and an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident, you may be eligible for funding from VERTO.
If eligible, VERTO may pay half of your course fees, up to $2,200.
To find out more, check your eligibility or start your funding process, please visit the VERTO website here.
MSA Training and Professional Development has partnered with OpenPay.
Using OpenPay, we are able to offer an easy payment plan, in either weekly, or fortnightly repayments, to suit your budget, and lifestyle, whilst at the same time improving your independence and freedom. All of this without the financial stress of an outright purchase. Easy Payment Terms of 1 Month – 24 Months are available, to approved purchasers. Please note, this service is offered by OpenPay, which is not connected to MSA Training and Professional Development.
If you would like to obtain further information on our payment plans, please contact us on 9905 3180 or go to www.openpay.com.au/how/
How to enrol
To enrol into this course, please complete the enrolment forms below. As part of the enrolment form you will complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment. Please note, the LLN assessment is a requirement for ALL students who wish to undertake this qualification. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Please do not print the enrolment forms.
Once you have submitted your enrolment into your desired course, you will be notified within 2-3 days if you have been approved or if you need to provide more information.
Accepted students will receive an email roughly one week prior to course commencement. This will include student log in details and information about your Zoom classroom or campus-based venue.
For more information click here.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
Credit Transfers (CT)
Credit Transfer is a process used to recognise qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by any other RTO or TAFE. If you have successfully completed any of the units in the course in which you are enrolling, or their equivalent, you may be eligible for credit transfer. Where credit transfer is granted you will be considered to have already successfully completed the unit(s), and will not have to participate in training or assessment activities for that unit(s). In determining where credit transfer may be granted, MSA Training and Professional Development must be confident of the currency of the applicant’s knowledge. In fields where practice/technology is changing rapidly, credit transfer may not be granted where knowledge of unit(s) has dated.
MSA Training and Professional Development will recognise AQF qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by any RTO.
To apply for a credit transfer, please complete the Application for credit transfer form and email it to email@example.com
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is an assessment process that gives an individual (you) an opportunity to gain formal recognition—i.e. a qualification or statement of attainment— for knowledge and skills you have attained through informal learning, work and life experiences. If you think you may be able to gain RPL for any of the units for this qualification, please speak to us to request and RPL Information Handout.
Successful completion could also lead students pursuing further study in higher level qualifications from the FNS Training package, such as
- FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting
- FNS60217 Advanced Diploma of Accounting
Students wishing to pursue tertiary study at Monash University may be able to access the Diploma of Tertiary Studies which then feeds into a variety of bachelor’s degrees. Completion of FNS40217 will also be considered by the Faculty of Business for entry into a variety of bachelor qualifications.
Enrolling into this course (classroom based only) will entitle you to a temporary public transport tertiary concession card.
PTV Tertiary Student ID holders receive a 50 per cent discount on travel.
To obtain a PTV Tertiary Student ID you must be:
- attending a normal course of full-time study at an Institution registered with the Victorian Department of Education and Training as shown in the PTV Register of Approved Courses in Tertiary Institutions; and
- a citizen or permanent resident of Australia (Special Category Visa holders excluded); student with refugee status; student studying as part of an approved overseas exchange program; or student holding an Australia Awards Scholarship.
Unfortunately, you’re not eligible for a PTV Tertiary Student ID if you are:
- enrolled in a Masters, Doctorate, or other postgraduate course
- an overseas full-fee paying student (primary, secondary or tertiary)
- enrolled in a tertiary course which is less than 10 weeks duration
- enrolled in an apprenticeship course
- enrolled in an off-campus course
- not studying full time
To assess the type of concession, select ‘Monash Student Association’ in the Institution drop down box, this will bring up a list of MTPD courses.
Applying for a PTV Tertiary ID
Complete the PTV Tertiary Student ID form below and attach to your enrolment application:
- 2020 PTV Tertiary Student ID application form (PDF) 791 KB
- 2020 PTV Tertiary Student ID application form – accessible version (DOCX) 36 KB
For more information go to https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/myki/concessions-and-free-travel/children-and-students/tertiary-students/