FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping(Domestic) - Educare Training Institute

FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping(Domestic)

The financial services sector is the largest contributor to Australia’s economy, however, the statistics of the younger generation struggling more than ever in this area is deeply alarming. Being financially literate is essential for every individual as it is a skill needed to avoid any bad financial decisions in both personal and professional lives. With committed time and effort, a lifetime of benefits will be gained.

The FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping course provides students the skills and knowledge required in the financial services industry and is ideal for aspiring bookkeepers and Business Activity Statement (BAS) agents or for those wishing to remain industry current. This course contains 13 units (6 core and 7 electives) and covers the following themes;

  • Bookkeeping Fundamentals
  • BAS and Payroll
  • Business and Technology
  • Professional Practice and Personal Development


The expected duration for this course is 12 months (depending on the student’s previous learning, experience, and employment status).

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping, however, you should have;

  • Completed at least Year 10 from an Australian secondary school or overseas equivalent


Proof of equivalent competency in core skills to a level appropriate for the course being applied for

  • Successful completion of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment
  • Computer Literacy (recommended but not compulsory)

Delivery Method

The FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping course is delivered through online study. We understand that students have commitments and responsibilities to attend to, however, we require students to submit a minimum of one assessment per month in order to complete the course without delay.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) / Credit Transfer (CT)

Have industry experience but no formal qualification? Concerned about spending valuable time on a course to gain skills and knowledge you already possess?

Our friendly staff will guide you through the RPL/CT process and collect the evidence needed to support your application. We issue applicants RPL/CT documentation requesting specific information relating to acquired skills and knowledge achieved within the past five years.

To apply for RPL or CT, contact Student Services for more information on 07 3114 3458 or email us at information@educare.edu.au

Student Resources

  • Laptop/Personal Computer and Internet Access
Core Units
Code Title
BSBFIA401 Prepare Financial reports**
BSBITU306 Design and Produce Business Documents
FNSBKG401 Develop and Implement Policies and Procedures Relevant to Bookkeeping Activities
FNSBKG404 Carry Out Business Activity and Instalment Activity Statement Tasks**
FNSBKG405 Establish and Maintain a Payroll System**
FNSINC401 Apply Principles of Professional Practice to Work in the Financial Services Industry
Elective Units
Code Title
FNSBKG402 Establish and Maintain a Cash Accounting System**
FNSBKG403 Establish and Maintain an Accrual Accounting System**
BSBCUS301 Deliver and Monitor a Service to Customers
BSBWHS201 Contribute to Health and Safety of Self and Others
FNSACC301 Process Financial Transactions and Extract Interim Reports
FNSACC302 Administer Subsidiary Accounts and Ledgers
FNSACC406 Set Up and Operate a Computerized Accounting System**

Retail Price (Fee for Service):  $2,300

Educare College is a Pre-Qualified Supplier approved by the Queensland Government to offer this program to students at a subsidised cost. FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping is under “Higher Level Skills” funding. Click here to read more. (ELIGIBIITY APPLIES)

**If you have any difficulties with the fees payment, do not hesitate to contact us to discuss about payment plans**

Study Pathways:

  • FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting


Career Pathways:

  • Accounts Administrator
  • Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk/Manager
  • Payroll Officer/Manager
  • Inventory Clerk
  • Enterprise/Contract Bookkeeper
  • BAS Agent

Domestic Student Handbook

Domestic Enrolment Application Form

USI Guide

NB: Your enrolment will not be considered finalised until you have completed the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N) test that will be supplied by Educare College when the enrolment form is received, completed in full.