Cert IV Bookkeeping

Our Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (FNS40215) is one of the minimum educational qualifications for BAS agents. The course includes two units of competency required to satisfy the additional BAS agent education requirement of an approved course in basic GST/BAS taxation principles. It's a nationally recognised qualification from the Financial Services Training Package which complies with the Australian Qualifications Framework standard.

Our Certificate IV in Bookkeeping is delivered via distance learning in partnership with Mentor Education (RTO 21683).  Their online portal allows you to access all learning materials, submit your work and obtain feedback and support from Mentor’s team of professional financial advisors, without ever setting foot outside your home or office.

The course is perfect if you're currently working in a bookkeeping role and you're seeking a formal qualification to enhance your existing knowledge and skills.

Our flexible enrolment and payment arrangements mean you can start when you're ready.

Benefits of studying the Certificate IV in Bookkeeping FNS40215

  • Receive a qualification from a leading Australian educational provider
  • Achieve the latest bookkeeping qualification, including the GST/BAS units required for registration as a BAS agent
  • Become an expert user in MYOB, widely used by small business and accountants
  • Complete your studies from the comfort and convenience of your own home
  • Start when you’re ready, and pay as you go throughout the course

Certificate IV in Bookkeeping Units

BK 1 Bookkeeping Fundamentals

  • FNSACC406 - Set up and operate a computerised accounting system (MYOB)
  • FNSBKG402 - Establish and maintain a cash accounting system (MYOB)
  • FNSINC401 - Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry
  • FNSBKG401 - Develop and implement policies and procedures relevant to bookkeeping activities

BK 2 Business Reporting


  • FNSBKG403 - Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system
  • BSBFIA401 - Prepare financial reports
  • FNSACC302 - Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • BSBITU306 - Design and produce business documents (using Office 2013)


BK 3 BAS & Payroll

FNSBKG405 - Establish and Maintain a Payroll System

FNSBKG404 - Carry Out Business Activitity and Instalment Activity Statement Tasks


BK 4 OHS, Inventory & Complex Spreadsheets

  • BSBWHS201 - Contribute to health and safety of self and others
  • FNSACC405 - Maintain inventory records
  • FNSACC404 - Prepare Financial Statements for Non Reporting Entities

Information on unit costs can be found in the application form.

Apply now

To apply, please complete the Application Form and email this to us with your payment.
Please note that for new students, there will be a one-off, non-refundable application fee of $150.

We'll be responsible for processing payments as Mentor Education will be coordinating your on-boarding and induction.

Upgrade to the Certificate IV in Accounting

Adding two further units to your course will award you the Certificate IV in Accounting. The two units, priced at $135, are a very cost effective way to build on your learning and enables you to gain two valuable qualifications at a very reasonable cost.

For more information on Certificate IV in Accounting, click here.

Contact Us
Got a question?  Need assistance? Contact us on 03 8665 3100 or email us at pathways@publicaccountants.org.au

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