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Course Information

Qualification Name

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping (Superseded)

Qualification Code


CRICOS Code 098610G
Tuition Duration in weeks (52) 52 weeks
Tuition Fee $ 8,400
IIBIT CRICOS Provider Number 01917B
RTO Code 6538
Provider Name International Institute of Business and Information Technology (IIBIT)
Delivery Location 841 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia Level 6, 127 Rundle Mall, Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia

Course Description

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.


Course outcomes

Employment opportunities may include:

  • Accounts administration
  • Accounts clerk
  • Accounts payable officer
  • Accounts receivable officer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Debtors clerk

Admission Criteria

There is no pre-requisite in this qualification.

All students must be aged 18 or above and have satisfactorily completed Australian Year 12 or overseas equivalent school qualifications

Students must also meet IIBIT’s standards for English Proficiency. In order to demonstrate possession of adequate English language proficiency,Students must provide valid evidence of attainment of at least one of the following:

  • Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) overall band score: 5.5
  • TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based test) test score band: 46
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) test score band: 42
  • CAE (Cambridge English Advanced) test score band: 47
  • OET (Occupational English Test) test score band: Pass
  • TOEFL PBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Paper-Based Test) test score band: 527
  • An overseas student who has studied in Australia for at least 12 months will be deemed to have required level of language proficiency provided the application is accompanied by proof that he/she has duly completed Certificate IV.
  • Overseas students who are unable to meet any of the above English language proficiency requirements may undertake further study on a NEAS-approved course of English for Academic Purposes designed to raise students English proficiency to an equivalent level to IELTS 5.5. Production of proof of successful completion of such a course will be accepted by IIBIT as meeting the English language proficiency admission requirement.
  • For students who do not have an IELTS Test score or equivalent test score, they can take an English Placement Test to assess whether their English level can meet the requirements of entry into the Diploma course.

Preferred Pathways:

After achieving this qualification candidates may choose to undertake FNS50217 - Diploma of Accounting.


Teaching and Assessment Methods:

Teaching methods focus on classroom based face-to-face training, which includes lectures and practical tutorials. Classes are small in size and lecturers focus on individual student needs during the learning process.

The emphasis in assessment is on collection of evidence, holistic assessment against the unit of competency and trainer/assessor judgment. Importance is placed on the integration of areas of theoretical knowledge, practical skills and proper work attitudes.


Qualification Structure

13 competency units are required to attain Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

8 Core units plus

5 Elective units

We aim to equip our graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge to enable them to successfully satisfy the demands of the workplace.

Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports Core
FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports Core
FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry Core
FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements Core
FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers Core
FNSACC413 Make decisions in a legal context (3 weeks) Elective
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets Elective
BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into business operations Core
FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system Core
FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems Core
FNSACC517 Provide management accounting information Elective
FNSACC513 Manage budgets and forecasts Elective
BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development Elective

Sample Timetable

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning Session
08:30 am - 10:30 am Session 1 Session 1 Self Study
10:30 am - 10:45 am  Break  Break
10:45 am - 12:45 pm  Session 2  Session 2
12:45 pm - 01:15 pm Lunch Lunch
01:15 pm - 03:15 pm  Session 3  Session 3
03:15 pm - 03:30 pm  Break  Break
03:30 pm - 05:00 pm Session 4 Session 4
Evening Session
05:00 pm - 07:00 pm Session 1 Session 1 Session 1 Session 1  Self Study
07:00 pm - 07:15 pm  Break  Break  Break  Break
07:15 pm - 09:15 pm  Session 2  Session 2  Session 2  Session 2 (Finish 08:15 pm)  Self Study

Delivery Locations


Gnd Floor, 841 George St,
Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia

Phone: +61 2 9269 0077


L6, 127 Rundle Mall,
Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia

Phone: +61 8 8203 9000