FNS40615 – Certificate IV in Accounting

FNS40615 – Certificate IV in Accounting (Superseded)




Course Description

This course gives you the opportunity to gain employment in the financial services industry or other industry in various finance or accounting roles. Upon completing this course, you will gain the skills to complete accounting process for a business with limited responsibility for financial reporting.

This qualification reflects accounting job roles in financial services and other industries requiring accounting support functions.

Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. You should refer to the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.


Course Structure

The 13 units of competency in this course will be delivered over a period of 78 weeks with 24 weeks holidays, consisting of 2 – 3 days per week of classroom based face-to-face learning (20 hours per week) to ensure full competency.

This is equivalent to 1080 hrs of training over a period of one and half years in 9 terms. Each term consists of 6 weeks.

Following 13 units need to be completed. These include 10 cores and 3 electives as per training package requirements:

Unit Code Unit Name Classification
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports Core
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents Core
FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports Core
FNSACC302 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers Core
FNSACC402 Prepare operational budgets Core
FNSACC404 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities Core
FNSACC406 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system Core
FNSBKG404 Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks Core
FNSBKG405 Establish and maintain a payroll system Core
FNSINC401 Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry Core
FNSACC303 Perform financial calculations Elective
FNSACC401 Process business tax requirements Elective
FNSACC403 Make decisions in a legal context Elective


Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements into this qualification. NCCS enrolment requirements are following:



Students will be provided with access to the following resources required to complete the qualification successfully upon enrolment:


Assessment Methods

Assessment is structured throughout the course. If students are unable to achieve competency, additional support is provided through academic support and access to re-assessments as outlined in our policies and procedures. Assessment requires achievement across all tasks to demonstrate competence and may include:


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Students with prior learning and work experience can apply for RPL. Students who have completed corresponding units of competency and/or units contained within the packaging rules can apply for Credit Transfer. For more information, see our current policies and procedures at www.nccs.nsw.edu.au.


Future Pathway

Students who complete this qualification can continue their studies by advancing to FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting or any other relevant Diploma level qualification.

Those who wish to use the skills gained in the qualification in workplace, can find themselves moving into roles such as


Course Fee

$200.00         Enrolment Fee (non-refundable)

$9,000.00      Tuition Fee (Paid over 6 instalments)

$300.00          Material Fee (Paid over 6 instalments)

Other fees may be changed. For more information, see student handbook available at www.nccs.nsw.edu.au.


Other Information

Before enrolment, each student should ensure they meet the following requirements:


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