Certificate IV in Accounting
Why study the FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting?
Whether you are considering this course to successfully land your first job in this exciting industry, start your own business, improve your existing job role or simply round out your skill set, our FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting is the pathway to achieving your goals. We also offer the FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting!
Expert Accounting training
Monarch Institute is an industry leader in the provision of Accounting training. The quality of our trainers and course materials are quite simply the reason you should choose us! Our trainers and course developers successfully work in the Accounting industry meaning you are learning from experts that walk the walk, and have a genuine passion for sharing and imparting their ‘real world’ knowledge and skills.
Pathway to become a Registered BAS Agent
Our FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting provides a pathway into an exciting career as a Registered BAS Agent. Our qualification meets the education standards prescribed by the Tax Practitioner’s Board and is recognised by leading Associations in Australia.
Accounting careers – a growth story
Every Australian person that earns minimum income thresholds is required to lodge tax returns and maintain appropriate records, as are small, medium and large businesses. As you might imagine, the provision of accounting services and tax advice is a growing area and Monarch’s FNS40215 Certificate IV in Accounting equips you with the technical skills and knowledge to succeed in this exciting industry. This qualification also presents a pathway to completing Monarch’s FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting in order to become a Registered Tax Agent.
Victorian and Queensland Government Funding available:
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Add the FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping as a Dual Qualification. CLICK HERE for more information.
Plus get free membership into the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers when you enrol. Save $120!
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Module 1 - Accounting Principles and Practice (Part 1)
- Understanding basic accounting principles
- The difference between accrual accounting and cash accounting
- Cash and credit journals
- Source documents and GST
- General journals
- Double entry accounting
- Posting to ledger accounts
- Creating a trial balance
- Debtors and creditors and subsidiary ledgers
Module 2 - Accounting Principles and Practice (Part 2)
- Prepare business activity statements (BAS)
- Controls over cash and petty cash payments
- Bank reconciliations
- Managing a payroll system
- Maintaining inventory records
- Depreciation methods
- Disposal of non-current assets
- Balance day adjustments
- Preparation of financial statements
Module 3 - Accounting Applications (MYOB or XERO)
- From source documents to financial statement preparation
- Set up a computerised accounting system
- Processing accounting transactions using MYOB or Xero
- Generate financial reports using MYOB or Xero
Module 4 - Accounting Professional Practice
- Principles of professional practice
- Taxation basics
- Industry legislative and regulatory guidelines
- Organisational procedure and system development
- Professional conduct and ethics within an organisation
- Professional development through planning and teamwork
- Sustainability issues in the financial services industry
- Preparation of operational budgets
Amazing support each and every time
Online Study or Workshops Online Study (Self-Paced)
- Easy-to-read course materials (including a posted Textbook & accompanying Workbook)
- Choice of MYOB or Xero (Student Edition)
- Videos and Webinars
- Telephone Support from our Accredited Trainers
- Support using Teamviewer and Skype from our Accredited Trainers
- Email Support from our Accredited Trainers
- Online Assessments
- Online Student Forums
Workshops (Face-to-face) Online Study Support PLUS
- Workshop contact days: 12 days
- Facilitated by expert industry qualified trainers
Online vs workshops
Online Learning – any time, any place, with maximum flexibility
Online learning allows you to start a course when and where it is convenient for you to study. It is particularly popular with stay-at-home parents, full time employees, or anyone seeking maximum flexibility because you can choose the pace you study (fast or slow).
You are very well supported throughout your course. A dedicated Online education support team allows you to discuss your course work on a one-on-one basis with a specialist Accounting Trainer. Your Accounting Trainer is happy to contact you via phone, Skype, Teamviewer, or email between Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm as you progress through the course, so you definitely won’t feel alone. You also have access to Online discussion forums via Monarch’s state-of-the-art learning management system providing access to an online learning community of fellow students.
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Face-to-Face workshops – CBD training nationwide
We offer intimate ‘small class room’ training (i.e. no more than 15 students per trainer) at our state-of-the-art training facilities just minutes from the CBD in all major States. All training materials are included in our prices.
Workshop interest varies across locations and times of the year. We would be pleased to record your interest in any of our face-to-face courses and will let you know as soon as the course is confirmed to proceed.
Monarch Institute provides onsite training for group instruction (minimum 6 staff). Please call us or email us, if you represent a company or organisation with more than 6 staff that require face-to-face workshops conducted at your office.
FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting – Detailed Pricing
You can choose to enrol in the FULL FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting or alternatively you can enrol in just individual units (see prices below). There are substantial savings when enrolling in the FULL course.
Please note: all students will receive the choice of MYOB or Xero Software (student edition) FREE of charge.
Certificate IV in
BAS & Payroll only $895 $1,400 Certificate IV in
$1,950 $3,900 – 12 days
(includes 2 days of
MYOB or Xero)
^All students studying at Monarch Institute are regarded as undertaking a course or qualification by Online education. Students may also choose to attend optional workshops which are facilitated by a recognised industry expert (‘trainer’), in this instance an Accounting Professional. All Monarch trainers are nationally recognised trainers and assessors under the Australian Quality and Framework (AQF). To successfully complete the FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting, pre-reading, attendance at optional workshops (if applicable), self-study and post-workshop assessments is required. For further information, refer to Monarch Institute’s Student Information Guide.
We offer Government subsidised AND Australia-wide standard fee places. As a National training provider with training venues in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, the majority of our students are NOT eligible for additional Government Funding if they live outside the State of either Victoria or Queensland. Please know, Monarch provides fantastic training to students across every State of Australia, all at great prices! Please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly course consultants if you have any questions on 1300 738 955.
If you live in Victoria or Queensland, Monarch has Government funded placed for 2017.
To see if you are eligible for a Government Funded place, please CLICK HERE to see the criteria or contact one of our friendly course consultants on 1300 738 955 to learn more.
Is there a maximum course completion time?
Yes – you have up to 2 years to complete the qualification, and many complete it in less time.
We find our students complete the FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting in varying time frames. It really does depend on your life situation, and time availability. There is also a requirement that you complete each module within 6 months (i.e. 4 modules times 6 months = 2 years maximum).
Is there a minimum course completion time?
No – there is no minimum course time-frame.
Students can complete the qualification as quickly as they choose.
What is the average course completion time-frame?
Volume of learning: We have found students that are genuinely motivated to progress through the course are able to complete the full course in as little as 9 months. Other students that have no experience or understanding of key concepts in Bookkeeping and Accounting take closer to 2 years.The key factors that influence course completion is a student’s experience, time availability and work rate.
Monarch Institute’s FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting and is Government accredited. It has National recognition under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) meaning it can be used as a pathway to university qualifications, nationwide.
Units of competency:
To be awarded a FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting: 13 units of competency are required for award of this qualification. If you choose to upgrade to the Dual Qualification, an additional 1 units of competency is required. Please CLICK HERE here for more information.
The nationally recognised units of competency listed below are packaged into 4 modules:
National Code Unit Title Module 1 Accounting Principles and Practice – Part 1 FNSBKG402 Establish and maintain a cash accounting system FNSBKG403 Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports FNSACC302 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers Module 2 Accounting Principles and Practice – Part 2 FNSBKG404 Carry out business activity and installment activity statement tasks FNSBKG405 Establish and maintain a payroll system FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records BSBFIA401 Prepare Financial reports Module 3 Accounting Applications (MYOB or XERO) FNSACC404 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities FNSACC406 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system Module 4 Accounting Professional Practice BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents FNSINC401 Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry FNSACC402 Prepare operational budget
Monarch has carefully structured its Assessments to include a variety of formats which will enhance your understanding:
- Case studies
- Multiple choice questions
- Short Answer questions
- Calculation questions
- Accounting Software simulation questions
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Accounting – a growing industry
The accounting industry is an exciting industry experiencing considerable growth, with many rewarding career opportunities. Successful completion of this course can lead to a variety of careers, including working as an accountant in a small, medium or large accounting practice or commercial business, working in a bank or financial services firm, or as a registered BAS agent (as an employee or business owner) subject to meeting the conditions set out by the Tax Practitioners Board. Other roles include responsibility for the preparation of financial statements, tax returns and analysis of the financial health of any business (financial officers) including accounts receivable and/or payable, as well as roles responsible for procurement.
What job roles exist?
- BAS Agent
- Bookkeeping and small practice accounting
- Assistant accountant
- Accounts officer/clerk
- Payroll officer/clerk
- Accounts receivable credit/controller
- Financial controller (small to medium businesses)
- Taxation officer
- Treasury officer
- Procurement officer
- Analyst (financial reporting focus)
Recognition of prior learning
Monarch Institute recognises Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) which takes into account the knowledge and skills you have already gained through your previous education and work history, attributing this to your Certificate IV in Accounting. This may be through formal or informal training and can result in credits towards your qualification. More information about RPL is contained in Monarch’s Student Information Guide
What can I study next?
You can enrol in the Diploma of Accounting with Monarch Institute as a study pathway, after successfully completing the Certificate IV in Accounting.
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