FNS40215 Cert IV Bookkeeping & FNS30315 Cert III in Accounts Administration:

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Payment Method: Online course: $3,495: Deposit of $1500 and 20 fortnightly instalments of $99.75.
Bookkeepers Hub: 30 days membership included in course fee


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Our most popular course - the dual certificate:

The primary pathway from this online bookkeeping qualification is employment in a bookkeeping job role or as a contract bookkeeper and BAS Agent.

The bookkeeping online dual Certificate IV qualification is a learning pathway towards the BIA  FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting.

This nationally recognised accredited bookkeeping training course has been designed by bookkeepers for bookkeepers and is ideal for people looking for employment as a bookkeeper or people wanting to start their own bookkeeping business and become BAS Agents. 

 

 FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (incorporating the FNS30315 Certificate III in Accounts Administration pathway qualification)

The primary pathway from this online bookkeeping qualification is employment in a bookkeeping job role or as a contract bookkeeper and BAS Agent.

The bookkeeping online dual Certificate IV qualification is a learning pathway towards the FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting.

This nationally recognised accredited bookkeeping training course has been designed by bookkeepers for bookkeepers and is ideal for people looking for employment as a bookkeeper or people wanting to start their own bookkeeping business and become BAS Agents. Take a tutorial, study at home. Your choice!


The primary pathway from this qualification is employment in a bookkeeping job role (or as a contract bookkeeper and BAS Agent) with functions that include:

  • Establishing and maintaining manual and computerised accounting systems

  • Completing Business Activity Statements (BAS) and other office financial statements

  • Developing bookkeeping management systems for organisations

  • General administration.

The Bookkeeping Institute of Australia wrote the first ever training course for this qualification and was the first training institute in Australia to deliver the qualification in October 2007. The course has already been has been proven in the field with over 5,000 students undertaking BIA certificate courses.

To gain this qualification competence is demonstrated by the answering of theory questions and the successful completion of an open book assignments, designed to test the students ability to complete a set of monthly and quarterly accounts. MYOB is used in the assessments.


 Exclusive to BIA Students:

  • BIA exclusive MYOB comprehensive course covering the basics, Payroll, GST and BAS
  • BIA Bookkeeping Business Guide
  • BIA Guide to FairWork and Payroll
  • Plus additional BIA Accounting guides
  • Plus additional reference information
  • MYOB Student Edition software
  • Free 30 days membership to the Bookkeepers Hub 

The following textbooks are recommended for this course:

  • Optional textbook:  Working in the Financial Services Industry - 4th Ed - A textbook written by Kay Waters specifically for the Financial Services Training Package
  • Optional textbook:  Accounting and Bookkeeping: Principles and Practice - A textbook and accompanying workbook written by David Willis, specifically for the FNS15 Training Package
  • Optional textbook:  Australian Master Bookkeepers Guide - 5th Edition -   An authority on the GST Act and BAS regulations written by Stephen Marsden.   

The following course material is provided:

  • BIA Bookkeeping Business Guide
  • BIA Guide to FairWork and Payroll
  • Plus additional BIA Accounting & study guides
  • Plus reference information
  • MYOB Student Edition software


Students receive 30 days free membership to The Bookkeepers Hub  [BH] - the business-to-business hub that connects bookkeepers to business employers.  BH provides the resources and support to all members in the bookkeeping industry who want to be successful.  As a member of BH you will have, at your fingertips, strong on-going professional support as well as discounts on a range of business needs such as:

  • Continuing professional education courses delivered online. 
  • Guides and your unique online forum to stimulate discussion and share ideas, ensuring professional development as well as camaraderie.

The BH will be a valuable service for business owners who are looking for bookkeepers in their area.  Build your profile on the Hub and be found!  Benefits include:

  • Online job vacancy search
  • Help you with guidelines as to how to log the 1400 hours of relevant BAS and GST experience that you will need for re-registration
  • Provide you with knowledgeable advice and support on the bookkeeping industry and the new laws
  • No other Certificate IV in Bookkeeping course provides all of these features and offers you the security of graduating from the leading Bookkeeping educator  in Australia — Bookkeeping Institute of Australia
  • Become a BIA graduate and give yourself that extra edge when applying for a bookkeeping job or trying to land that new client

 BI-575: FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping incorporating the FNS30315 Certificate III in Accounts Administration

The course can be started at any time by distance learning (see estimated distance timetable), including PowerPoint slides, study and accounting guides, textbooks [if purchased] and assessments using Microsoft Word and MYOB. 

The distance course is completed at your own pace in your own time. You can finish it as quickly as you like, or take the full 12 months.

Competence is demonstrated by both multiple assignments in Microsoft Excel and MYOB, together with  theory questions. The assessments are part of the learning process. They are open book and are designed to encourage you to research the answers and learn in the process.

The successful completion of the open book assignments are designed to test the students ability to complete monthly and quarterly accounts, including bank reconciliations, payroll and BAS returns. 

 The Certificate III & IV Units

The Bookkeeping Institute of Australia has carefully chosen the 19 units in this qualification to ensure that our graduates are competent to be employed or contracted in a bookkeeping role, or to operate a business as a BAS Agent.

The 19 units have been carefully grouped to avoid the duplications often found in individual unit assessments. That means that you only have to complete 8 assessments in order to qualify for all 19 units.

All of these 19 units are nationally recognised and will form part of a pathway towards the FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting.


 The FNS30315 Certificate III in Accounts Administration and the FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping Assessments

ASSESSMENTS 1 & 2:  FINANCIAL SERVICES & BUSINESS DOCUMENTS

  • FNSINC301 -  Work effectively in the financial services industry
  • FNSINC401 -  Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry
  • BSBITU306 -  Design and produce business documents
  • BSBWRT301 - Write simple documents (elective)
ASSESSMENT 2 - HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE
  • BSBWHS201 - Contribute to health and safety of self and others

ASSESSMENT 3: – SET UP AND OPERATE A COMPUTERISED ACCOUNTING SYSTEM

  • FNSACC406 -  Set up and operate a computerised accounting system (elective)
  • FNSACC301 -  Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • FNSACC302 -  Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • FNSACC303 -  Perform financial calculations
  • FNSACM301 - Administer financial accounts (elective)
  • BSBFIA304 -   Maintain a general ledger

ASSESSMENT 4: - BOOKKEEPING POLICIES & PRACTICES

  • FNSBKG401 - Develop and implement policies and practices relevant to bookkeeping activities 

ASSESSMENT 5: - PROVIDE CONTRACT BOOKKEEPING SERVICES USING MYOB

  • FNSBKG402 - Establish and maintain a Cash Accounting System
  • FNSACC402 - Prepare operational budgets (elective)
  • FNSBKG403 - Establish and maintain an Accrual Accounting System

ASSESSMENT 6 - BAS AGENT REGISTRATION SKILL  PAYROLL

  • FNSBKG405 - Establish and maintain a payroll system

ASSESSMENT 7: - PART 2: BAS AGENT REGISTRATION SKILL

  • FNSBKG404 - Carry out Business Activity and Instalment Activity Statement tasks 

ASSESSMENT 8: - MAINTAIN ASSET & INVENTORY RECORDS

  • BSBFIA401 -  Prepare financial reports
  • FNSACC405 - Maintain inventory records (elective) 



 Course Materials

The following learning materials are included in the course fee:

  • BIA Study Guides [Pdf]:
    • BIA Accounting & Compliance Guide
    • BIA Guide to FairWork and Payroll
    • PowerPoint slides
    • Self paced exercises
    • MYOB Set up and Operate a computerised accounting system E-Manual
    • MYOB Student edition CD
  • Assessments and reference materials.

The following textbooks are recommended and can be purchased online:

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PAYMENT INFORMATION

This course incorporates 19 accredited units that make up the FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping with the FNS30315 Certificate III in Accounts Administration.

Instalment payments are through Bill Buddy.  If you wish to discuss an alternative payment plan please discuss with our representatives.