About the course

The purpose of this course is to prepare individuals for accounting job roles in financial services and other industries requiring accounting support functions. Individuals in these roles apply theoretical and specialist knowledge and skills to work autonomously and exercise judgement in completing routine and non-routine activities.

Career Opportunities

Employment outcomes resulting from the completion of this course may include the following roles:

  • Accounts clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Finance clerk

Entry Requirements

International students must satisfy the following conditions:

  • An overall IELTS band 5.5 (with no individual band below 5.0) or equivalent
  • 18 years and above with a High School Certificate (Year 12)


This course will be delivered over 40 weeks , which comprises of 34 study weeks and 6 weeks of holiday.

Delivery mode and Assessment

The course is delivered over 20 hours per week. It consists of two 8-hour days face to face in a classroom setting and 4 hours of online/distance course work.

Assessments may be conducted through a combination of written questions and answers, case studies, role-plays, and demonstrations.

An average of 15-20 hours of self-study per week is also required in this course.

Course Structure

Total number of units = 13
10 core units plus
3 elective units

BSBFIA401Prepare financial reports (core)
BSBITU306Design and produce business documents (core)
FNSACC301Process financial transactions and extract interim reports (core)
FNSACC302Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers (core)
FNSACC402Prepare operational budgets (core)
FNSACC404Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities (core)
FNSACC406Set up and operate a computerised accounting system (core)
FNSBKG404*Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks (core)
FNSBKG405*Establish and maintain a payroll system (core)
FNSINC401Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry (core)
BSBWRT301Write simple documents (elective)
FNSACC403Make decisions in a legal context (elective)
FNSACC303Perform financial calculations (elective)
  * Units form BAS agent registration Skill Set
 Student may choose alternate elective units of competency, subject to their availability and the rules of the training package.


Upon successful completion of FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting, the student may pursue FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting or a range of other Diploma qualifications in the FNS training package.

Recognition of Prior Learning

We offer everyone the opportunity to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) at enrolment. Students may be granted credit or partial credit in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or prior training.

Fees & Intakes

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Study locations

Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne