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FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Think Academy of Business and Technology’s nationally recognised Certificate IV in Accounting & Bookkeeping (FNS40217) is an educational qualification requirement as determined in Tax Agent Services Regulations 2009, which sets the professional qualifications and experience required to become a registered BAS agent.

Employers are increasingly looking for candidates who are equipped to meet the challenges of being a successful bookkeeper and BAS agent and graduate at the leading edge of their field.

This course meets the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) education requirements to become a BAS agent. Experience criteria apply.

Units of Competency


FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry

FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers

FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system

FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems

FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements

BSBFIA401 Prepare financial report

BSBITU422 Use digital technologies to collaborate in the workplace


FNSACC411 Process business tax requirements

FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities

BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets

FNSACC413 Make decisions in a legal context

BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development


TABT has carefully structured its Assessments to include a variety of formats which will enhance your understanding:
• Case studies
• Multiple-choice questions
• Short-answer questions
• Calculation questions
• Role plays
• Accounting software exercises

Course Entry Requirements

This is an open entry course with no pre-requisite qualifications.

In order for you to successfully complete this qualification, it is strongly recommended that students have

• a strong grasp of computer/technical skills,

• MYOB installed on their computer, Microsoft Excel installed on their computer,

• access to a reliable high quality internet connection and

• literacy/numeracy skills.  

Versions of MYOB are available for both Windows-based computers and Mac-based computers, however it is recommended that students have access to a Windows-based computer and Microsoft Excel, making it easier to follow the Windows-based examples and instructions.

Career Outcomes and Outline

Career Outcomes

TABT’s Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping (FNS40217) is a nationally recognised qualification, complying with the AQF standard and ASQA standards for Registered Training Organisations.

Successful completion of this qualification will help you to:

  1. Be awarded and recognised as holding the most current nationally recognised bookkeeping qualification
  2. Be recognised for completing units covering GST and BAS which are required to become a registered BAS agent
  3. Become a competent user of MYOB, the most widely known and used accounting software in Australia

Course Outline

It is expected that students will spend 600 hours in learning and related activities if completing on a full-time basis over 12 months students who have extensive industry experience will be expected to complete it in a shorter period

  1. Work in Accounting & Bookkeeping
  2. MYOB Accounting & Bookkeeping Essentials
  3. MYOB Payroll
  4. MYOB Business Taxation
  5. MYOB Financial Reporting
  6. Spreadsheets for Business
  7. Legal Systems and Compliance
  8. Digital Technologies
  9. Professional Development

We have designed our assessment activities in line with best practice standards to help you deliver quality advice outcomes to your clients.

Career Opportunities

This qualification will provide students with the skills required to perform all of the bookkeeping needs of a business. This qualification will provide students with the skills required to perform all of the bookkeeping needs of a business. Students will develop skills that lead to employment in a bookkeeping job role with functions that include:

  1. establishing and maintaining manual and computerised accounting systems
  2. completing Business Activity Statements (BAS) and other office financial statements
  3. developing bookkeeping management systems for organisations
  4. general administration

The professional outcomes from this qualification include:

  1. Professional bookkeeper
  2. Sub-contracting bookkeeper
  3. MYOB professional
  4. Payroll professional
  5. Accounts Payable and Receivable professional
  6. BAS Agent (subject to Tax Practitioners Board requirements)
  7. Accounts supervisor
Mode of Delivery
Workshop Learning

training will be delivered at the following locations: Level 3, 2 Brandon Park Drive, Wheelers Hill, VIC 3150

Self Paced Distance Learning

attending classes from the comfort of your home, completely flexible learning.

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Course Duration

Students have 12 months to complete this qualification. Students would expect to spend at least 15 study hours per week. During this period students shall be reading, conducting research, performing assessments and managing feedback.

It is expected that on average, students will have the following study load to complete this course:

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