Course Name:

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Study Mode:

Online/Classroom (Gold Coast)

Career pathways:

Professional Bookkeeper, BAS Agent, Accounts Clerk, Inventory Clerk, Accounts receivable and payables clerk, Payroll clerk.

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    Key Benefits

    TPB Approved

    TPB approved BAS Agent Course included in Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping Qualification!

    Support

    Unlimited same-day study support from a dedicated tutor via live online support sessions, student discussion forums, email and phone.

    Industry Experts

    The course is designed and delivered by qualified trainers and assessors who are accounting and bookkeeping industry experts.

    You are invited to like our Facebook page @Heededucation for announcements on workshops and webinars on accounting, bookkeeping and business topics conducted by industry experts. 

    Look forward to meeting you there!

    Study Options

    Online Learning - Self Paced

    Study at your own pace.


    Plan your own study time around a schedule that suits you.


    Receive same-day support from a dedicated tutor via live online support session, student discussion forums, email and phone without waiting for days.


    Enrol anytime and commence your studies at your convenience.


    Access to Xero & MYOB software included in the course without extra cost.


    Sale price* $ 990 (upfront payment); or

    $ 1,240 (with payment plan option)

    RRP $ 2,600

    Classroom - Gold Coast

    Study in small groups led by expert educators


    Fortnightly morning or evening classes.

    Classes from 10 am to 2 pm or 6 pm to 8 pm.


    Hands-on classroom training with a dedicated tutor, in addition, to support via student discussion forums, email and phone.


    Classes starting in 2021:
    Due to complications surrounding COVID-19, classroom enrolments have been put on hold until further notice.


    Sale price $ 2,275 (upfront payment); or

    $ 2,525 (with payment plan option)

    RRP $ 3,500  

    Course Overview

    Accounting is a versatile industry that can provide the opportunity to work in many fields. This Nationally Recognised Qualification with Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) approved BAS Agent Course is ideal for anyone who is looking to change career to be an accountant or bookkeeper, to perform duties such as completing Business Activity Statements (BAS), payroll, operational reporting, preparing budgets and other accounting tasks. You will learn the basics of accounting, bookkeeping along with accounting software (MYOB and Xero) to open a pathway to employment opportunities and Diploma of Accounting.

    Course Features

    Qualification Name and Code
    FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
    Course Duration
    12 Months
    Delivery Method
    Online/Classroom (Gold Coast)
    Recognition
    Assessments
    Case studies, written question and answers, exam, projects, reports, third party report, observation, skills and knowledge tests.
    Expected Total Study Hours
    1046 hours
    Awarded By
    Heed Education (RTO# 45064)

    Pre-requisite and entry requirement

    Please note there is no formal education or entry requirement for this course but before commencement of the course, students shall be requested by Heed Education to complete a short Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) online test along with a Work Health and Safety Assessment.

    Students should hold one of the following:

    • Australian citizenship
    • Australian permanent residency
    • A valid visa for domestic study without study limitations

    Minimum Age

    Minimum age entry requirement is 15 years.

    Computer specification and requirement

    1. To complete an online self-paced course (distance learning environment), student will require the following resources:
    • A functional computer/laptop (Windows or Mac**) with currently supported version of Windows or Mac Operating System;
    • Computer/laptop installed Microsoft office 2010 or above;
    • In-built speaker & microphone or external headsets;
    • Internet;
    • Smart phone.
    1. To complete a classroom-based course (blended learning environment), student is required to bring (bring your own device) the following resources to the classroom as Heed Education does not provide electronic device:
    • A functional laptop (Windows or Mac**) with currently supported version of Windows or Mac Operating System;
    • Laptop installed with Microsoft office 2010 or above;
    • In-built speaker & microphone or external headsets;
    • Smart phone;
    • Any required cables or chargers;
    • Backup device (USB/External hard drive).

    **Mac users: For MYOB related units, students will need to install and use ‘Parallels’ or similar software i.e. an emulator installed to allow the Mac to run Windows programs as data files are supplied in Windows format.

    Computer/Digital skills

    A significant portion of the course is completed through online learning hence students are expected to have the following computer/digital skills:

    • File Management: create and manage computer files (Microsoft Office, PDF documents, audio, video files etc.) including how to find, download, copy, rename, recover, print, scan and organize your files;
    • Use of internet and email (including selecting and using web browsers, and using email);
    • Use of cloud storage solutions (For e.g. Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive).

    Please note Heed Education staff are not able to provide technical support regarding system setting and essential computer management and maintenance tasks.

    Textbook requirements

    Textbooks are required to be purchased from the nominated suppliers to complete a course with Heed Education. The total cost will vary depending on following factors:

    • Personalised training plans and unit allocation as some of our diploma/Cert IV units do not require a textbook purchase.
    • Choice of e-text or textbook (hard copy).

    Average cost per textbook is $35. Textbook purchase information (discount codes, supplier detail etc.) is provided at the time of enrolment.

    Students are provided access to the learning support material, assessment and any supporting documents with supplementary information via online learning platform upon enrolment.

    Exam for TPB approved units

    Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) approved units include an exam component, which needs to be independently supervised. Students are required to arrange for an independent supervisor if they have not completed an assessment in a supervised classroom environment at Heed Education’s classroom.

    If a student is unable to arrange an exam supervisor, then Heed Education can arrange supervision via their virtual classroom e.g. Zoom/Click Meetings. An additional cost may apply. Kindly refer to the Additional Fees and Charges section in the Student Handbook.

    The supervisor can be a person of responsibility e.g. a Justice of the Peace, Practicing Accountant (CA/CPA/registered BAS/Tax Agent), Police Officer, Doctor, Nurse, Lawyer, Trainer and Assessor/teacher etc. The supervisor MUST NOT be a family member, friend, reside with the student or have a close personal or professional relationship with the student.

    To nominate an exam supervisor:

    • the student selects and arranges to nominate a supervisor.
    • student arranges for mutually suitable date/time for their exam with the nominated supervisor;
    • both the student and the supervisor complete the Exam Supervisor Nomination Form (available in the Learning Management system); and
    • student submits the completed Exam Supervisor Nomination Form to Heed Education via email (info@heededucation.com.au) at least one week PRIOR to the exam date.

    Exam conditions:

    • Time allowed: 3 hours for each unit exam.
    • Exam format: The exam is in the format of an online test that contains a mix of short answer questions, multiple-choice and calculation questions (similar to assessment questions.
    • Permitted materials: Student is permitted to use all the unit resources during their exam e.g., textbooks (electronic or book form), notes, calculators, stationery, computer/laptop, internet access.

    Exams must be completed within the course duration.

    Certificate IV Accounting and Bookkeeping with Xero and MYOB accounting software based units

    Unit Codes
    Unit Name Elective (E)/Core (C)
    FNSACC311
    Process financial transactions and extract interim reports C
    FNSACC312
    Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers C
    BSBFIA401
    Prepare financial reports C
    FNSACC414
    Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities E
    FNSACC412
    Prepare operational budgets E
    FNSACC511
    Provide financial and business performance information E
    BSBTEC402
    Design and produce complex spreadsheets E
    FNSACC408
    Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry C
    BSBSMB412
    Introduce cloud computing into business operations C
    FNSACC416
    Set up and operate a computerised accounting system C
    FNSTPB401
    Complete business activity and instalment activity statements C
    FNSTPB402
    Establish and maintain payroll systems C
    FNSACC513
    Manage budgets and forecasts E

    Certificate IV Accounting and Bookkeeping with Xero accounting software based units only

    Unit Codes
    Unit Name Elective (E)/Core (C)
    FNSACC311
    Process financial transactions and extract interim reports C
    FNSACC312
    Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers C
    BSBFIA401
    Prepare financial reports C
    BSBITU306
    Design and produce business documents E
    FNSACC412
    Prepare operational budgets E
    FNSACC511
    Provide financial and business performance information E
    BSBTEC402
    Design and produce complex spreadsheets E
    FNSACC408
    Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry C
    BSBSMB412
    Introduce cloud computing into business operations C
    FNSACC416
    Set up and operate a computerised accounting system C
    FNSTPB401
    Complete business activity and instalment activity statements C
    FNSTPB402
    Establish and maintain payroll systems C
    FNSACC513
    Manage budgets and forecasts E

    Training for the following skills is included as part of the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping:

    • Xero accounting software.
    • MYOB accounting software.
    • Intermediate Microsoft Excel.

    Students also have the option to complete their training using Xero accounting software only.

    Access to Xero & MYOB accounting software (student edition) included as part of the course.

    Students can choose to pay upfront or take advantage of our payment plan option. The payment of course fees can be made to Heed Education via:

    Option 1

    Upfront payment of $990 payable via Direct Deposit (EFT) or Credit/Debit card*

    Option 2

    Payment plan with $400 deposit and $35 x 24 weekly instalments are payable via direct debit.

    Note: Under the payment plan option a fee of $250 is added to the course cost.

    *An additional 3% surcharge on Credit/Debit card payment is applicable for option 1.