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Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

Course Description

Certificate IV

Course Overview

Mentor Education’s Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (FNS40215) will allow you to enter the bookkeeping industry with confidence, as you’ll learn everything that’s required to become a bookkeeper. You’ll also be recognised by the Tax Practitioners Board as holding the qualifications to become a registered BAS Agent. The course can be completed online or in-person via classroom learning. Start anytime and study at your own pace online or in an instructor-led classroom learning environment. The course includes practical training and exercises in MYOB, the most commonly-used accounting program in Australia. Included in the course are instructions on how to download a free student version of MYOB and get it fully set-up on your computer.

Unlike some other providers, our nationally-recognised bookkeeping qualification includes units of competency pertaining to maintaining inventory records, preparing financial statements for non-reporting entities, cash/accrual systems and OH&S. Graduates of our Certificate IV in Bookkeeping tell us they love being a bookkeeper because it’s a stable industry, they often have the flexibility of setting their own hours and that it’s enjoyable to be the ‘wizard’ in their respective employers’ businesses – developing familiarity with and seeing all of the facts and figures and being able to see, track and monitor the business’ progress day-in-day out.

As the saying goes ‘If you want to know how a business is really going, go and speak to the bookkeeper!’

Job Outcomes

  • Bookkeeper
  • BAS Agent
  • Accounts clerk
  • Sub-contracting bookkeeper
  • Payroll officer
  • General accounts assistant
  • Stock control officer
  • Accounts payable/receivable
  • Accounts supervisor


  • Nationally Recognised Training

Duration & study load

It is expected that students will spend 600 hours in learning and related activities if completing on a full-time basis over 6 months students who have extensive industry experience will be expected to complete it in a shorter period)

Entry requirements

This is an open entry course with no pre-requisite qualifications.


Core Units

FNSBKG401 : Develop and implement policies and procedures relevant to bookkeeping activities
FNSBKG404 : Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks
FNSBKG405 : Establish and maintain a payroll system
FNSINC401 : Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry
BSBFIA401 : Prepare financial reports
BSBITU306 : Design and produce business documents

Elective Units

FNSBKG402 : Establish and maintain a cash accounting system
FNSBKG403 : Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system
FNSACC404 : Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
FNSACC405 : Maintain inventory records
FNSACC406 : Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
FNSACC302 : Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
BSBWHS201 : Contribute to health and safety of self and others

About Mentor Education

By submiting an enquiry on this Certificate IV in Bookkeeping, you will receive a complimentary course consultation with Mentor Education.  

This course is provided by RG146 Training Australia Pty Ltd, trading as Mentor Education. RG146 Training Australia Pty Ltd is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO code: 21683).

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