Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping - FNS40217

Wodonga Institute of TAFE

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree

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.


  • 13 units: 8 core
  • 5 elective


  • Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • Write simple documents
  • Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • Prepare operational budgets
  • Implement customer service standards
  • Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • Prepare financial reports to meet statutory requirements
  • Perform financial calculations
  • Produce job costing information
  • Process business tax requirements
  • Process salary packaging arrangements and additional allowances in payroll
  • Establish and maintain payroll systems
  • Interpret and apply knowledge of taxation systems relevant to payroll
  • Process complex employee terminations in payroll
  • Process superannuation payments in payroll
  • Plan small business finances
  • Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • Develop and use complex spreadsheets
  • Make decisions in a legal context
  • Prepare financial forecasts and projections
  • Introduce cloud computing into business operations
  • Monitor and manage small business operations
  • Design and produce business documents
  • Maintain inventory records
  • Evaluate and authorise payment requests
  • Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
  • Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
  • Interpret and apply knowledge of industrial regulations relevant to payroll
  • Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
  • Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
  • Prepare financial reports

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Wodonga Domestic: $5,985
  • Full-time : 10 months
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Part-time

Further information

Individuals providing a business activity statement (BAS) service must be registered by the Tax Practitioners Board. Other conditions apply including a designated period of experience. Individuals seeking BAS agent registration should check current registration requirements with the Board as this is reviewed regularly.

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