Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Jobs and Skills WA: Finance courses
This career really adds up!

If you would like to be qualified as an Assistant Accountant, BAS agent, Payroll Officer, Accounts Officer, Bookkeeper or Accounts Receivable Officer — this is the course for you!

The Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping is an ideal entry-level course for jobs in the accounting industry. You'll gain skills and knowledge to perform tasks such as preparing and lodging activity statements, maintaining balance sheets, providing tax advice, and assisting with routine processes.

You'll  be able to make key decisions, work autonomously and apply specialist knowledge and skills in a range of industries and organisation types including preparing and lodging business and instalment activity statements, and providing advice or dealing with the Commissioner on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to activity statements.

Online
Apprenticeship or Traineeship
Existing worker traineeship
Industry: Business and Finance
National course code: FNS40222 | WA State ID: BHU1

Choose a WA TAFE college that delivers this course

To find out more about doing this course at a WA TAFE college, select one of the TAFEs listed below to read their course descriptions. You'll also be able to see at which TAFE campus/es the course is delivered.

If you would like further information such as when the course is available and how to enrol, and details of course fees, or if you have questions about how the course is delivered, please follow the Find out more link to go to the TAFE's website where you will find full course details and contact information so that you can speak to the TAFE directly.

Invest in your future - gain the essential skills for a profitable accounting career today.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to prepare financial reports and statements as well as manage accounting systems. You will also learn to how to establish and maintain payroll systems.  We provide a practical approach to learning which allows students the ability to apply what they have learned in a setting that simulates a real-life workplace. 

This nationally recognised qualification is a requirement in order to apply for BAS (Business Activity Statement) Registration and is recognised by the Australian Taxation Practitioners Board.

An excellent start to a career in accounting

This course provides the latest insights into the accounting processes required for a business. It prepares you for work as a payroll clerk or bookkeeper.

You'll learn how to set up and maintain computerised accounts, establish payroll systems, maintain inventory records, prepare financial reports on financial position and performance of the business, prepare and lodge business and instalment activity statements, perform monthly reconciliation statements, prepare budgets and provide advice to taxpayers in relation to activity statements. You will graduate with current, practical bookkeeping and accounting skills that are attractive to prospective employers.

Successful completion of the course meets the Tax Practitioners Board academic requirements for registration as a BAS agent.

This course also prepares you for entry into the Diploma of Accounting.

Keen to get started? We offer this course through on campus and online as well as through an intensive mode of study.

Please note This course is extremely popular. Due to the large number of applications we receive places fill up quickly.

Locations

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Leederville
Perth

Are you ready to forge your future in finance and build a credible career in accounting?

This nationally recognised course will make you job-ready for positions such as Assistant Accountant, Payroll Officer, BAS (Business Activity Statement) Agent, Accounts Receivable Officer, Accounts Payable Officer or Bookkeeper, which are key roles in every sector.

Be guided by our team of expert lecturers who are industry professionals, as you learn the foundations of accounting and bookkeeping including preparing financial reports, establishing payroll systems, setting up computerised accounts and maintaining balance sheets. You'll grow knowledge of lodging business and instalment activity statements, and how to provide advice or deal with the Commissioner of Taxation on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to activity statements. You'll also develop skills in using computerised accounting software including MYOB and XERO.

This course meets the Tax Practitioners Board education requirements for registration as a BAS agent.

Locations

Bentley
Mandurah
Murdoch
Rockingham
Thornlie

When you complete this course you will be ready for a career in the accounting industry in roles such as BAS Agents and contract bookkeepers; and of those employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries.

You will have the skills and knowledge to prepare and lodge business and instalment activity statements. Individuals in these roles apply theoretical and specialist knowledge and skills to work autonomously, and exercise judgement in completing routine and non-routine activities. Units studied include XERO software for setting up a computerised accounting system and processing payroll. This qualification would also suit candidates wishing to work towards BAS agent registration (Refer to Tax Practitioners Board for current requirements).

Locations

Albany
Bunbury
Busselton
Manjimup

Choose a private training provider that delivers this course

This course is available from registered training organisations (accredited private training providers) that are also funded through Jobs and Skills WA. Select from the list below, and follow the link to the provider's website for further information about the course and how to enrol.

This program is delivered as a traineeship with training and assessment designed and documented in a Training Plan to suit the workplace and the development of practical skills to support the job role. The aim is to improve performance on the job to achieve better business outcomes. This program is designed for those working in the accounting industry, including BAS Agents and contract bookkeepers; and of those employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries. It includes preparing and lodging business and instalment activity statements and providing advice or dealing with the Commissioner on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to activity statements. Individuals in these roles apply theoretical and specialist knowledge and skills to work autonomously, and exercise judgement in completing routine and non-routine activities. Call us today on (08) 9355 5400 to find out more!

Delivery location

Perth

The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.