An accounting career is lucrative in financial, professional and lifestyle rewards. To match, you will find the FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting gives you a wealth of accounting career basics. You will gain comprehensive tools to make a strong start in your accounting career with entry level roles such as bookkeeper, accounts receivable or accounts payable professional.

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Course Description

The FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting is delivered online using the latest technology, so you learn when and where it’s convenient for you. Accounting is a dynamic profession that is pivotal to all business settings. So this course arms you with an authentic work-ready learning experience. You’ll become thoroughly versed in core accounting skills and computer use in the accounting environment. In addition, you’ll be fully equipped to manage and solve real-life business challenges, with sound proficiencies in planning and gathering information, processing business information, Business Activity Statements (BAS) and payroll.

FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting adds up to a crucial foundation for your accounting career. Enrol today and get started on a rewarding career path.


  • Access to fully customised online learning platform, MyUpskilled
  • Access to the Student Support Services (Helpdesk) where students can receive support and assistance in the use of the LMS as well as any administration enquiries
  • Regular contact with their trainer via email, telephone and/or LMS communication tools
  • Unlimited access to world leading video training provider
  • Access to Upskilled's Student Rewards Program

Course structure

The FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting is a flexible and innovative program designed to help you achieve steady progression through its units of competency. You must successfully complete all units of competency to attain the FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting. In doing so, you will equip yourself with work-ready skills prized by employers. 

To work successfully in the real world you need real-world skills. That’s what our e-learning platform is all about. You can study, access key resources and connect with a dynamic online learning community when and where it’s convenient for you. That means you can learn at your own pace, gaining the knowledge, expertise and capabilities to launch or advance your career.

The Certificate IV in Accounting is delivered by expert trainers in one of three delivery methods: online, classroom, or blended.

The online training program is our most popular delivery method and provides access to a fully customised e-learning environment, MyUpskilled. MyUpskilled includes powerpoint resources, reading materials, discussion boards, forums, access to assessments, resources, videos (including access to the video training library) and blogs.  The course is conducted over a 12 month period with assessments expected to be completed each month.
Classroom and Blended delivery formats are also available, but subject to minimum numbers. Please contact our Education managers to find out more about our face-to-face options.


There are no formal prerequisites required for this course. 

Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have previously undertaken tertiary study at a recognised institution or even have some relevant work experience, you may be exempted from specific units in a course.  Application for Credit Transfer or RPL must be submitted prior to enrolment, or along with your Enrolment Form. Please note that you will not be able to apply for CT or RPL after admission and enrolment into a course.


A student is deemed competent when all relevant evidence is gathered. Upskilled is receptive to evidence gathered from a variety of sources including our own assessment processes. Upskilled assessment processes include: 

  • Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Transfer 
  • Written/Oral Questions
  • Written reports/Portfolio Assessments
  • Projects
  • Scenarios/Case Studies

Regular training and assessment contact will be maintained by Upskilled in conjunction with the participant and their employer (where applicable). Critical dates during the program will be identified for participants to ensure compliance to assessment due dates and attendance at classroom sessions/monthly webinars as required.

Unit Outline

Unit Code
Unit Name
FNSBKG405Establish and maintain a payroll system
BSBITU306Design and produce business documents
FNSACC406Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
FNSINC401Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry
BSBFIA401Prepare financial reports
FNSACC402Prepare operational budgets
FNSACC404Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
FNSBKG404Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks
FNSACC301Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSACC302Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
FNSACM401Evaluate and authorise payment requests
BSBSMB412Introduce cloud computing into business operations
BSBITU402Develop and use complex spreadsheets

Career Outcomes

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

Further Study

Pathways from the qualification:

The primary pathway from this qualification is employment in accounting job roles. A further learning pathway utilising qualifications such as the Diploma of Accounting FNS50215 would support career progression.

Flexible Payment Options

Upskilled offers three flexible payment options for our students. Enquire now for more information on payment methods and government funding.

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Save 15% ($580) when paying upfront through Upskilled.
Total course cost: $3,270

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Total course cost: $3,850

Government subsidies

No government funding available

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