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Certificate IV in
Accounting & Bookkeeping

Your First Step To Becoming A BAS Tax Agent

Master the Skills and Knowledge Required to Become a Professional Accounting and Bookkeeping Specialist

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I have excellent experience study with Michelle Liu in Accounting bookkeeping Certificate IV at GBCA. Michelle Liu is a very patient and conscientious teacher.
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Certificate IV in Accounting
and Bookkeeping Student
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My teacher Michelle is very nice and patient, I have gained the professional accounting knowledge. Appreciate GBCA.

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Course outline (International)

Course Code: FNS40217 | CRICOS Code: 098488E

What can I do with a Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping?

The Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping course is part of the Financial Services Training Package and satisfies the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) guidelines. This qualification reflects the job roles of contract bookkeepers and employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries.

This may include:

  • Establishing and maintaining manual and computerised accounting systems
  • Completing Business Activity Statements (BAS) and other office financial statements
  • Developing bookkeeping management systems for organisations
  • General administration.

Under certain conditions, successful students may meet requirements for registration with the Tax Practitioners Board.

This Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping qualification is suitable for candidates currently working in bookkeeping roles who are seeking a formal qualification to enhance and confirm their existing knowledge and skills, or would like to start a career in accounting and bookkeeping in Australia. 

This accounting and bookkeeping course is currently delivered in Melbourne city at GBCA’s Latrobe Campus

Entry requirements

Applicants must satisfy all requirements as below:  

Academic requirements:  

There are no set requirements for the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping course. It is recommended that domestic students would meet one of below requirements:

  • Satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course, or
  • Mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake this course, or
  • Satisfactory complete year 11.

Domestic applicants will undertake a language, literacy and numeracy test as part of the Pre-Training Review.

Material Requirements:

  • Students are required to bring their own laptop with Microsoft Office 2007 or a later version installed for face to face classes.
  • Students will be required to work on MYOB throughout the course. MYOB educational version will be provided by GBCA.

How long does it take to do a Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping?

This course is delivered over a maximum of 33 weeks, which includes 20 contact hours per week. Delivery mode is face to face training or virtual classroom via Zoom during COVID lockdown.

Is Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping hard?

Accounting is generally not mathematically hard. It is more about following the rules of how to record different business transactions (I.e how to account for them). … Its not difficult once you grasp the basic accountancy concepts but there is a lot of homework. Most of the assessment is exams.

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods will be used throughout the course, including: Project, Observation of students performing practical tasks, Portfolio of Work, Written report, Analysis of case study/Response to simulated work scenario or Written questioning.

Can I Study Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping Online? Yes You Can!

GBCA is currently offering students the option to study Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping Online or on-campus during the pandemic.

Is this Course Government Funded?

The International Student Welfare (ISW) Program supports post-secondary international students – those studying at universities, vocational colleges and other registered training organisations in Victoria. Read More…

Study A Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) Approved Course​

The Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping Course meets the education requirements of the Tax Practitioners Board for BAS preparers from the Tax Agent Services Act 2009, as a Board-approved course in basic GST/BAS taxation principles (GST/BAS course).

Delivery Mode: Face to face training or virtual classroom via Zoom during COVID lockdown

Location #1: GBCA (Latrobe St Campus) 337-339 La Trobe Street Melbourne 3000 VIC

Location #2: GBCA (Queens St Campus) 338 Queens street, Melbourne 3000 VIC

You May Be Eligible For Victorian Government Funding*

To do subsidised training, you have to meet eligibility criteria, if you are eligible, you pay less for your training. Domestic Students Only.

Course Accreditations

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Certificate IV In Accounting and Bookkeeping
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Course Code: FNS40217 | CRICOS Code: 098488E
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