Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping


Employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 4 percent from 2019 to 2029.  Even if you have no desire to practice as an accountant or bookkeeper, every business owner needs an understanding of finance. 


This qualification reflects the job roles of workers in the accounting industry, including BAS Agents and contract bookkeepers; and of those employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries. It includes preparing and lodging business and instalment 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 judgement in completing routine and non-routine activities..


nrt logoTo be granted a Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping (FNS40217), participants must complete eight (8) core units and five (5) elective units.  WISE is currently offering the following units as part of the qualification though we can also replace the elective units (on the right) with ones suitable to your needs.  Upon the enrolment process, a review will be made of your current experiences and qualifications to determine if you are eligible for any credit transfer or RPL for Units of Competency not listed here and that meet the packaging rules.


Course Units

Course Units

BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports (core)

Record general journal adjustment entries and to prepare end of period financial reports.

BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into business operations (core)

Understand the fundamentals of internet computing and cloud services.

FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports (core)

Prepare and process routine financial documents, prepare journal entries, and more.

FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers (core)

Reconcile and monitor subsidiary accounts in financial accounts receivable systems, identify bad and doubtful debts and more. 

BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets (elective)

Use spreadsheet software to complete business tasks and produce complex documents.

FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities (elective)

Prepare financial statements for entities that do not have a statutory duty to file financial reports with government agencies and regulators.

FNSACC413 Make decisions in a legal context (elective)

Make decisions, particularly those relating to compliance issues, in a legal context.

FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry (core)

Work autonomously and in teams to complete work activities relating to the provision of accounting and bookkeeping services.

FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system (core)

Establish, operate, and modify an integrated computerised accounting system.

FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements (core)

Identify and apply compliance requirements to effectively process and complete business activity statements (BAS), instalment activity statements (IAS), and other required reports.

FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems (core)

Record and prepare payroll documentation, respond to enquiries, and process payroll data for manual and computerised systems.

BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development (elective)

Create systems and process to organise information and prioritise tasks.

FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets

Prepare and document operational budgets for a variety of organisations.ss.

Course Offerings

Online / Blended


8-week course 

Meet online via zoom each week over 13 weeks.  Price includes $300 enrolment fee and learning materials.

$TBA Assessed

BAS Agent Registration Skill Set


This skill set is designed for persons who are seeking registration as a business activity statement (BAS) agent with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB). It is offered online along with three 90-minute group coaching sessions. 

$650  Assessed

Accounting Principles Skill Set


This skill set is designed for workers in accounting and bookkeeping job roles who use knowledge of accounting principles to perform a range of analytical tasks in a variety of industries.  This is offered online with six 90-minute group coaching sessions. 

$1400  Assessed


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