Certificate IV in Accounting

Distance & Workshop Mode

Become an Accountant

Industry Focused

No Course Entry Requirement


This certification in accounting is valuable for those individuals who are looking for jobs in the financial sector or other industries that require accounting operations to be taken care of. Persons in such roles use their skills and their specialist knowledge to work independently and be able to judge any activity – both non-routine and routine activities.

The Certificate IV in Accounting offered by Think Academy of Business and Technology gives students the training they need in working in computerized accounting systems. Developing and maintaining a payroll system, generating financial statements and reports, operational computing and budgeting.

Course Outcome

This course is designed to deliver the following learning outcomes:

  • Compliance with educational requirements of BAS Agent legislation
  • Use an Accounting System (MYOB) to complete accounting tasks
  • Manage Accounts Payable and Receivable
  • Manage Payroll
  • Complete financial reporting
  • Gain an insight into the Australian Financial Industry
  • Understand basic taxation as it relates to small businesses

Career Opportunities

The professional outcomes from this qualification include:

  • Professional bookkeeper
  • MYOB professional
  • Payroll professional
  • Accounts Payable and Receivable professional
  • BAS Agent (subject to Tax Practitioners Board requirements)


Course Entry Requirement

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.

Units of Competency


BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
FNSACC402 Prepare operational budgets
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
FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSACC302 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
FNSACC404 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
FNSACC406 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system



BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
FNSACC403 Make decisions in a legal context
FNSACC401 Process business tax requirements


TABT has carefully structured its Assessments to include a variety of formats which will enhance your understanding:

  • Multiple choice questions
  • Case studies and Short Answer questions
  • Calculation questions
  • Accounting Software simulation questions
  • Role Play

Course Duration

Students have 12 months to complete this qualification. This course is a self-paced distance learning training course. We would expect that you will spend at least 14 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:



Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the Certificate IV in Accounting (FNS40615) qualification by TABT. If a student successfully completes the units of competency, they will receive a Statement of Attainment relating to the units completed.

 Nationally recognised Certificate and Diploma courses.