Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

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Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

FNS40222

  • Study online, anywhere and anytime
  • Get vital accounting knowledge and real-world accounting skills
  • Become a certified bookkeeper or registered BAS agent  (experience criteria applies)
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Duration Up to two years
How it works Study online. With a difference.
Price $2,550 up front | $117.69 per week (payment plan) | Gov. Funding if eligible
Career opportunities Certified bookkeeper | Registered BAS agent
Course topics Four modules
Units 13 units of competency | Nationally recognised
Course trainers Industry experts and thought leaders.
Pathways Diploma of Accounting
Entry requirements No formal prerequisites | RPL available | Some equipment needed
Assessments Multiple small assessments and BAS Agent Certification assessments
Start date Immediately, or whenever you’re ready.
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Key Benefits

Latest Qualification

Enrol in the latest nationally recognised Accounting and Bookkeeping qualification. The FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping supersedes and is equivalent to the FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping.

Learn Accounting Software

During your course, you’ll get to learn Australia’s leading accounting software packages, Xero. Hit the ground running by mastering this key accounting software platform.

Free Membership

Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Australia and Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)

Get free student membership into AAT Australia and ICB when you enrol. Membership gives you access to wide range of resources you can use to help kick off your career. Click here to learn more.

TPB approved course

This course meets the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) education requirements to become a registered BAS agent.  Experience criteria also apply.

Nationally recognised

This course is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). If you’re looking for a pathway to higher education in Australia, this could be it.

Government funding available

This course is delivered with Victorian State funding and Queensland State funding for eligible students. To see if you’re eligble click here.

Course Accreditation

In total, you need to complete 13 nationally recognised units of competency to be awarded the FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping.


Module 1

Establishing solid foundations: accounting fundamentals

Module 2

Work like a pro…effective work practices

Module 3

Financial essentials: budget, financing and working effectively

Module 4

Big bucks for business: using Xero, payroll and activity statements

 

Please note Module 1 and 2 of this course uses a clustered unit delivery model so please speak to a Course Consultant about how this could affect any RPL or CT granted.

Specialisations

Course Assessments

Assessment formats include:


BAS Agent Certification assessments

The Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) requires the BAS Agent Certification module (included in this Certificate IV) to be assessed via two two-hour open book assessments.

The first assessment covers payroll administration. The second assessment covers activity statements. The assessments do not need to be completed at the same time. In fact it is suggested they are not.


What is included in the BAS Agent Certification assessments?

Each assessment consists of 30 multiple choice questions and six short answer or calculation questions.


Where do I complete the TPB required assessments?

The TPB specifies students can complete the assessments at any location provided they are independently supervised according to the terms and conditions of independent supervision as specified by the TPB.

For more details on the requirements of independent supervision, please get in touch with one of our friendly course consultants on 1300 738 955.

IMPORTANT: Further requirements for becoming a registered BAS agent

Career Opportunities

Accounting and bookkeeping is an industry that’s enjoying considerable growth and, upon completion of this course, it’s one that will open up a variety of career paths.


Key opportunities include:

A growing industry

The skills you’ll pick up in this certificate can be used in a variety of different roles – not just full time accounting! You could start your own bookkeeping practice, giving you that work life balance you’ve always wanted. You could take on a finance or budget strategy role in your current organisation. It’s up to you.


IMPORTANT: Further requirements for becoming a registered BAS agent

Pathways

Your Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping is a great pathway to the FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting. The Certificate IV also provides entry to the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers as an Affiliate Member.

Some universities may give you credit towards a degree with your accounting and bookkeeping units. You will generally have to discuss this directly with the university you’re thinking of applying to.

If you’re looking to study part courses in accounting, Monarch Institute are proud to offer the following part courses:

Entry requirements

Course entry requirements

There aren’t any formal prerequisites. But to make sure you get the most out of training with us, the following enrolment process applies:


What equipment will I need?

You will need access to the following equipment to successfully complete the course:


Am I eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL) or credit transfer (CT)?

We may be able to take into account relevant knowledge and skills you’ve gained through previous formal or informal training, education and employment. To find out if you are eligible for recognition of prior learning, email your resume and academic transcripts to [email protected] and one of our Course Consultants will be in touch.

 

Course Topics

Module 1

Establishing solid foundations – accounting fundamentals

Module 2

Work like a pro…effective work practices

Module 3

Financial essentials: budgets, financing and working effectively

Module 4

Big bucks for business: using Xero, payroll and activity statements

 

Course Duration

This course is designed to be completed within 12-24 months.

There is no minimum timeframe to complete this course. Students who are highly motivated and well organised can complete the full course at an accelerated pace.

The key factors that influence course completion are a student’s experience, time availability, how fast they work and how committed they are!

How it works

More than online.

You’ll get:


How does it work?

This course has been developed to give you absolute flexibility. Study on your couch, on public transport, on your break at work, out in the park – wherever and whenever you like. The best part is, with Monarch Institute, ‘online’ doesn’t mean ‘alone’. You’ll be backed by our trainers at every step along the way.


What support will I get?

Your trainer will be happy to contact you via phone, Zoom, or email (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm). So you definitely won’t feel alone. You’ll also have access to our student Facebook groups, so you can discuss the material with other students. It’s a handy way to stay in touch with trainers and others in the same course.

Course Price

Upfront payment

$2,550 (Total)

The most cost-effective option. Pay up front and save 20% compared to the total payment plan. Payment options include electronic funds transfer (EFT), credit card (Mastercard or Visa), cheque or cash.


Payment plan

$117.69  per week – paid over 26 weeks (Total: $3,060)

This option is suitable for students wanting to manage their cash flow. It’s handy if you want to get started right away, but don’t have the full amount on hand. Payment must be made with Mastercard or Visa.


Government funding

If you live in Victoria you may be eligible for Victorian funding for this course. Find out more here.

This course is delivered with Queensland Government funding. If you live in Queensland, check your funding options here.

*Fees and units are subject to change.

Meet your trainers

Industry experts and thought leaders.
Michelle Dascal
Michelle Ma
Trainer
"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new."
– Albert Einstein

I currently work in a mid-tier accounting firm as a senior accountant, and love it. I have over 8 years’ experience working as a business service accountant and tax consultant. I look after a portfolio of clients across various industries, and that’s really interesting. Observing different sector dynamics at play is fascinating. My skills include preparing financial statements, preparing tax returns, BAS, budgeting, cash flow analysis and tax consulting.

What makes me jump out of bed each morning?

I’m passionate about eating food. I love to try different cuisines in restaurants, and enjoy cooking as well. The bed time discussion generally starts with, ‘…what are we going to eat tomorrow’?

john-deninger
John Deininger
Trainer
"The only choice we can make as a nation is the choice about our future."
- Hon Paul Keating

I am a qualified Chartered Accountant, with a career in financial services, working with both large and small chartered accounting firms, financial services businesses both in Australia and overseas and a mid-tier industry superannuation fund. I’ve worked in a volunteer capacity in the local community; I’m the treasurer of two community organisations.

What makes me jump out of bed each morning?

I enjoy the year-round wonders of the outdoors so close to Melbourne’s doorstep, while still hanging onto an inner city cosmopolitan life style, hopefully the best of both worlds. A bike, kayak, tent and xc skis are my most treasured possessions!

belinda-marino
Belinda Marino
Trainer
“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid”
-Albert Einstein

I’m a registered BAS agent and Certified Bookkeeper, holding vocational and tertiary qualifications in bookkeeping and accounting, training and assessment, small business management and mechanical engineering. I am a Xero Certified Advisor and Xero Payroll Certified. I’ve had seven years’ experience in the financial services industry, working with businesses over a wide range of industries.

I currently run my own bookkeeping business alongside my role as a trainer here at Monarch Institute. I have a special interest in teaching students with learning difficulties, as two of my children are dyslexic.

What makes me jump out of bed each morning?

I love watching my Monarch students grow their confidence and increase their knowledge.

natasha
Natasha Daraio
Trainer
"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way"
- John C. Maxwell

I have over 11 years’ industry experience working in various accounting roles – having worked as a tax accountant in private practice, a financial administrator in a solicitors firm and a financial planner in both private practices and in the banking industry. I moved into adult education 10 years ago following the birth of my third daughter and have taught at Gippstafe, Federation Training and Swinburne University.

I love travelling overseas – I’ve been in the lively New Orleans for the St Patrick’s day street party and even skydived on the north shore in Hawaii.

What makes me jump out of bed each morning?

My three daughters get me up each day! When I’m not busy working, you’ll find me curled up reading a book or asking one of my daughters to do something (for the millionth time!).

Melissa Nettle
Melissa Nettle
"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"
- Dr. Seuss

Over the past 25+ years I have worked in various roles within the financial services industry including being an Accounting Coordinator and working as a Trainer and Assessor for HR, Accounting, Bookkeeping and Business Administration courses.

I am a proud Mum of three beautiful daughter’s. In fact, I started and completed my accounting degree online whilst on maternity leave so I can relate to the struggles involved with juggling studying full time and being a Mum.

What makes me jump out of bed each morning?

The need for coffee! Also, every new day presents an opportunity to do something to help me feel fit, healthy and happy.

Elizabeth McLardy
"Be stronger than your strongest excuse. Be greater than your most negative voice.” – Alan Maiccon

Hello! I’m Liz, a CPA with 13+ years in finance, contributing to ASX 100 companies globally. I’ve trained aspiring accountants for a decade as a CPA program expert. I’m also a committed community leader, serving as a board member and treasurer for nonprofits. Beyond numbers, I’m a gardening enthusiast and nature lover. Family is my core, balancing professional and personal passions.

What gets me out of bed in the morning?

Family is at the heart of everything I do, and I cherish the moments spent with my loved ones.

Karin Graham
Karin Graham

I’m an IPA Fellow specializing in Forensic Accounting with 30+ years of experience in corporate and small business accounting. I focus on enhancing internal controls to prevent fraud. I’ve worked in the UK and Europe, blending practical experience with teaching, earning ‘Teaching Excellence Awards.’

What makes me jump out of bed in the morning?

I used to skydive extensively but stopped in my late 20s to focus on family life with my spouse and four kids, along with a Labrador and three playful cats. For relaxation, I enjoy books, computer games, and binge-watching shows or podcasts.

Any questions? Ask away!