Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

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.


Course No: FNS40211
Qualification: Certificate IV in Bookkeeping
Course Duration: 6 months
National Recognised: 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 study Unit 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 instalment 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


Business Administration Career

There are over 4,000 job vacancies advertised each day for roles in business administration.

Our Diploma of Business Administration is the perfect pathway for those wanting an exciting career in business and office support.

It is ideally suited to those looking to take their first step into an office job, for those looking to return to work, for individuals wanting to change career paths, and for those who want a job with flexible working hours that can fit around their lifestyle.

Not only will you develop the foundation skills and knowledge to be a valuable member of any business, you’ll also have a wide range of career choices when it comes to future employment in either the private or public sector.

Careers opportunities

Business Administration courses and careers

Careers and titles vary across different industries, some common jobs associated with the Diploma of Business Administration include:

  • Personal Assistant
  • Executive Assistant
  • Administration Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Front Desk and reception



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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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