Qualification Code and Title
FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
CRICOS Course Code
CRICOS Course Code: 0101336
Cass Training International College
RTO Code: 90309
CRICOS Provider Code: 00956C
his qualification reflects the job roles of workers in the accounting industry, including BAS Agents and contracts bookkeepers; and of those employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organizations in a range of industries. It includes preparing and lodging business and installment activity statements, and providing advice or dealing with the Commissioner on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to activity statements. Individuals in these roles apply theoretical and specialist knowledge and skills to work autonomously and exercise judgment in completing routine and non-routine activities.
Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the FNS Financial Services Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.
Persons providing a business activity statement (BAS) service for a fee or other reward must be registered by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) and this qualification is currently cited as meeting the TPB education requirements for registration. Other conditions apply, including a designated period of experience. Persons seeking BAS agent registration should check current registration requirements with the TPB, as registration requirements are reviewed regularly.
The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link:
Cass Training International College has the following entry requirements:
International students must:
- Be at least 18 years of age and must have completed at least the equivalent of Year 12.
- Have an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent (test results must be no more than 2 years old).
This qualification will be delivered over 52 weeks, including 36 weeks of training and assessment spread over 4 terms of 9 weeks each and 16 weeks of holidays.
Class sessions are planned to ensure that students have a mixture of practical and theoretical components and those classes cater to a wide variety of learning styles. Additionally, workplace practices and environments are simulated and used to conduct skills-based assessments in accordance with unit requirements.
The timing for this course will be advised in the Letter of Offer.
Delivery mode and location
This course will be delivered in a classroom-based setting which includes the simulation of a workplace-based environment and through structured online study.
The course is delivered at:
- Ground Floor, 48 Lime Street Sydney NSW 2000
Students who complete this course may be able to seek employment in a range of entry-level accounting roles such as:
- Banking Officer
- Financial Services Administrative Officer
- Accounts clerk
- Financial Planner’s Assistant
- Insurance Officer
- Life Insurance Broking Officer
- Life Insurance Officer
- Superannuation Fund Administrator
Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into the FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting or into a range of other Diploma level qualifications.
The FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping requires the successful completion of eight (8) core units and three (5) elective units. Electives for this qualification have been chosen by Cass Training International College to ensure that students achieve a broad range of skills and knowledge in accounting.
Units included in this qualification are:
|BSBFIA401||Prepare financial reports||Core|
|BSBSMB412||Introduce cloud computing into business operations||Core|
|FNSACC311||Process financial transactions and extract interim reports||Core|
|FNSACC312||Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers||Core|
|FNSACC408||Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry||Core|
|FNSACC416||Set up and operate a computerised accounting system||Core|
|FNSTPB401||Complete business activity and instalment activity statements||Core|
|FNSTPB402||Establish and maintain payroll systems||Core|
|FNSACC405||Maintain inventory records||Elective|
|BSBITU306||Design and produce business documents||Elective|
|BSBITU402||Develop and use complex spreadsheets||Elective|
|FNSACC412||Prepare operational budgets||Elective|
|FNSACC414||Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities||Elective|
Note that for international students, satisfactory course progress is required in order to meet visa requirements. Students who are identified as being at risk of not meeting course progress requirements will be provided with additional support as recorded in an intervention strategy.
When a student does not meet the course requirements for two consecutive terms they may be reported to DoHA via PRISMS as required under section 19 of the ESOS Act 2000 and this may result in their visa being cancelled.
Enrolment and Orientation
Upon acceptance of a student’s application for enrolment, a letter of offer, as well as a written agreement including payment schedule, will be forwarded to students. Students must read through all provided information as it will provide all necessary information about the course of study. A Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) will be issued once the signed acceptance of the offer and written agreement are received.
The first day of each course will include orientation and induction. Orientation will include information about the campus, living in Australia, accessing our support services, and methods for achieving success throughout the course, including course progress requirements.
This course outline should be read in conjunction with the International Student Pre-Enrolment Information Handbook which can be found here: http://ctic.com.au/download-center/
All students will be provided with a range of learning support options and resources to help them achieve competency. This includes:
- Academic and personal support.
- Referral to external support services.
Students are required to attend classes for 3 days a week (14 hours) as well as complete structured online study outside the classroom for 6 hours which will be monitored. Timetable information will be provided at the orientation. Students may commence this course at any available intake.
Assessment will occur through a variety of methods, including projects incorporating role-plays, case studies and short answer questions. Assessment conditions will ensure a simulated workplace environment.
- Reflect on real-life work tasks.
- Are required to be performed within industry-standard timeframes as specified by assessors in relation to each task.
- Are assessed using assessment criteria that relate to the quality of work expected by the industry.
- Are performed to industry safety requirements as relevant.
- Utilise authentic workplace documentation.
- Require students to work with others as part of a team.
- Require students to plan and prioritize completing work tasks.
- Involve the use of standard, workplace equipment such as computers and software.
- Ensure that students are required to consider workplace constraints such as time and budgets.
At the beginning of each unit, trainers will outline the assessment tasks that must be completed.
The costs for this course are as follows:
Enrolment fee: $300 (non-refundable to be paid on application)
Course fees: Total cost is AUD $10,800
Non-Tuition fees: May apply and can be found in the Pre-Enrolment Information Handbook
A detailed payment plan and payment arrangements are provided in the letter of offer and written agreement. Course fees do not include computer software or textbooks, which are to be purchased at the student’s own cost. Non-payment of course fees may result in cancellation of enrolment.
|Name of Publication||Approx. Price||Publisher|
Business Communication Handbook, 11th Edition, Judith Dwyer, Nicole Hopwood
Accounting: An Introduction to Principles and Practices, 9th Edition, Edward A. Clarke, Yvonne Wilson, Michael Wilson
(Price correct as at 29 Oct 2019)
(Price correct as at 29 Oct 2019)
Cengage Learning www.cengage.com.au
Cengage Learning www.cengage.com.au
These textbooks may be purchased by students through Cengage Learning or any other bookshops or online providers that offer this publication.
International students are also required to take out Overseas Health Insurance Cover before arriving in Australia. Cass Training International College provides OSHC information in the International Student Pre-enrolment Information Handbook.
Additional costs associated with living in Australia are outlined in the International Student Pre-enrolment Information Handbook. Students should carefully review these costs in relation to budgeting. Further information can be found at https://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/english/live-in-australia/living-costs.
Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge, and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning).
For international students, the granting of course credit may affect course fees as well as the duration of the course.
The result of an application for credit and any changes to fees or course duration will be advised to students in writing.
If course credit is granted following the issuance of the Confirmation of Enrolment, students will receive a new Confirmation of Enrolment showing a reduced duration.
For any questions about course credit, please contact us.
Selection and enrolment procedures
To enrol for this course an enrolment form must be completed. which can be emailed or posted to students or downloaded from our website. The enrolment form should be completed and then sent to us along with all of the required documentation.
For more information about our selection and enrolment process, please read the Pre-Enrolment Information Handbook.