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FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping is part of the Financial Services Training Package (FNS40215). It is designed to reflect the job roles of contract bookkeepers and employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform bookkeeping duties such as:

  • establishing and maintaining accounting systems
  • completing Business Activity Statements, and
  • other business taxes, payroll; and
  • developing management systems for organisations

Bookkeepers record financial transactions and may produce financial reports for businesses. They may work with an accountant to support them in having information entered correctly so that adjustments can be made at the end of the financial period and reports and taxation returns can be prepared. Bookkeepers also prepare statutory reports such as Business Activity Statements for organisations.

This qualification would suit:

  • People who are working as a bookkeeper and already have some industry experience which will enable you to move through the qualification through a mixture of recognition and training

Career Opportunities

Depending on how you completed this training, further study or career options may include:

  • Admission into the professional body for bookkeepers such as the Association of Accounting Technician;
  • Establishment of a practice as a contract bookkeeper; or
  • Employment as a bookkeeper in an organisation

This qualification leads to possible job roles such as:

  • Contract Bookkeeper
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Officer

Dates and Times

Campbell Street

  • Information Booklet
  • Flexible Delivery – Ongoing
  • Venue:  Campbell Street Campus, 75 Campbell Street, Hobart
  •  Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest
  • You will undergo a Suitability Assessment immediately following the Information Session, then invited back to complete enrolment if application is successful.

Please bring the following along to your interview:

  • Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Proof of concession if applicable
  • A current resume
  • Transcripts of results achieved previously at other educational institutions

Launceston Campus

  • Information Booklet
  • Flexible Delivery:  Ongoing enrolments
  • Classroom Based:  Next Intake:  Semester 2, 2018
  • Venue: Launceston Campus, 10 Wellington Street, Launceston
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Devonport Campus / Burnie Campus

  • Information Booklet
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Venue:  A Block, Devonport Campus, 20 Valley Road, Devonport
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest


The estimated time for completion will vary between 6 and 18 months.
If you are already working in the industry, you will have skills and knowledge that we can recognise. We can fill those gaps by providing you with training either in class or by flexible delivery.

Campbell Street Campus

  • 2 intakes: Semester 1 & Semester 2
  • Flexible evening classes

Launceston Campus

  • 2 intakes per year, February and July

Devonport / Burnie Campus

  • Flexible Delivery

Learning Options

Options will include:

  • Study face to face with a teacher in a classroom situation; or
  • Study flexibly using either print based or on line resources with the help of a tutor; or
  • Learning your skills in the workplace and receiving recognition by being assessed for those skills; or
  • You may have partly completed a business qualification at University or Vocational Education and Training (VET) provider and be granted recognition for your knowledge.

Assessment Process

Throughout all assessments, Occupational Health & Safety procedures must be followed. Options for assessment will include:

  • assignments, formal assessments, Case Studies and Tests consistent with bookkeeping industry requirements

Employability skills
All units in this qualification area assessed considering the employability skills of:

  • communication
  • teamwork
  • problem solving
  • initiative and enterprise
  • planning and organising
  • self-management
  • learning
  • technology


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It is recommended that individuals have completed the Certificate III in Accounts Administration (FNS30315) and/or have bookkeeping experience.

Qualification Requirements

To attain the Certificate IV in Bookkeeping 13 units must be achieved:

  • 6 core units,
  • 7 elective units.

Please note: Elective units may vary slightly between campuses.


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