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Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

  • ID:HI610014
  • Level:Certificate IV
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Good passes at Year 11 level or the overseas equivalent

  • Recognition of prior learning: You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

English Requirements

English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (Academic) with no individual bandscore less than 5.5.

Course Information

The Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping will prepare you for different roles in the Australian financial services industry. You’ll learn a range of accounting skills, including how to prepare financial reports, set up and operate a computerised accounting system, complete business activity and instalment activity statements (BAS) and establish and maintain a payroll system.

This course is your stepping stone to becoming an assistant accountant, account clerk, bookkeeper or BAS agent. You’ll learn how to be agile and adaptive to ongoing changes in the financial services industry.

CRICOS 099459B

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Course structure

Students are able to pick classes from the full time and part time timetables - day, night or remote classes - but must complete foundation units before moving to more challenging units.

There are 13 units of competency:

8 core units

5 elective units


  • Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

  • Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers

  • Prepare financial reports

  • Develop and use complex spreadsheets

  • Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry

  • Introduce cloud computing into business operations

  • Monitor and manage small business operations

  • Establish and maintain payroll systems

  • Complete business activity and instalment activity statements

  • Set up and operate a computerised accounting system

  • Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities

  • Prepare operational budgets

  • Manage budgets and forecasts

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Pathways to further study:

  • Diploma of Accounting

  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting).

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Bookkeeping

  • BAS agent

  • Payroll officer

  • Accounts administration

  • Accounts payable/receivable.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) per year

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