Certificate IV in Bookkeeping


Nationally Recognised Training Course
Have you asked the question, how do I become a bookkeeper?

The Certificate IV in Bookkeeping courses are for new starters, experienced workers and small business owners.

What is involved in the bookkeeping course?

The Certificate IV in Bookkeeping course gives you the skills and knowledge to become employed as a bookkeeper or work as a contract bookkeeper.

Course Benefits

  • Maximise your career prospects
  • Option to fast track your qualification/s
  • Government assistance (conditions apply)
  • Includes GST/BAS taxation course required by the Tax Practitioners Board
  • Approved partner with the 2 key industry bodies
    • Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) – Australia’s largest paraprofessional body in the accounting / finance / bookkeeping sector
    • The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) – the largest bookkeeping institute in the world

Pathways from this qualification

The main pathway is employment in a bookkeeping job role.


National Course Code Qualification Name Course Duration Nationally Recognised Training
FNS40211 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping 6 months Yes

What units are in the bookkeeping course?

To be successful in attaining this Qualifications, you must demonstrate a satisfactory level of competency in all 13 units.

Unit of Competency Unit of Competency Code
Develop and implement policies and procedures relevant to bookkeeping activities FNSBKG401A
Establish and maintain a cash accounting system FNSBKG402A
Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system FNSBKG403A
Carry out business activity and installment activity statement tasks FNSBKG404A
Establish and maintain a payroll system FNSBKG405A
Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry FNSINC401A
Prepare financial reports BSBFIA401A
Design and produce business documents BSBITU306A
Participate in OHS processes BSBOHS201A
Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities FNSACC404A
Set up and operate a computerised accounting system FNSACC406A
Deliver and monitor a service to customers BSBCUS301B
Implement customer service standards BSBCUS403B


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Start a rewarding career as a bookkeeper

Bookkeeping services are universally required by businesses large and small, which means there is a large, continual demand for qualified people in this role. Further to this, you can contract your own services through an ABN, or work as a employee for an organisation, which allow you the flexibilty to tailor your career to your lifestyle.

To get started, you will need to complete a bookkeeping course with the current minimum qualification, being a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping.

Find out more about a career in bookkeeping.

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“I recently completed my RPL Certificate IV in Bookkeeping with Intellitrain. There were many other training organisations I could have completed my course with but after researching and speaking with other training organisations Intellitrain had everything to offer and more. I had the pleasure in dealing with Samantha Mclellan who was able to set me on the right path. Samantha was not only helpful, but very professional and it was such a pleasure to have her guide me along the way. The course is fantastic for new bookkeepers and also for Senior Bookkeepers like myself wanting to gain further qualifications. Thumbs up Intellitrain as you represent the highest standards of what a training organisation is all about!”
Paris (Voula) Mitsakis – Millenium Business Centre – Registered Tax/BAS Agents

“I am very happy I did the courses on BAS and Payroll with Intellitrain. The BAS course is very detailed and thorough, and covers many of those areas that I knew were there but have never come across in past employment. It was very good to cover these, and the Payroll, and use MYOB again. What a week! Would you believe I have a new job? Went for an interview on Friday morning and was offered the job on Friday afternoon and agreed to commence today!”
Cecily Vyden

“Thank you Sam and I would also like to say a very big ‘thank you’ for your prompt assistance whenever I needed some clarification on questions. It was greatly appreciated and I have already passed on Intellitrain contact details to other book-keepers who have questioned me on the way forward with the new legislation.”
Jan Roberts – Director, JR Executive Services

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