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Certificate IV in Accounting

Every business, organisation and company uses accountants to process their financial information and demonstrate their performance. We give you comprehensive training in manual and computerised accounting and get you ready to enter the industry as an Accounting Support Officer.

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Flexible Delivery

Our flexible delivery is ideal if you’re returning to work and have responsibility for children. You can enrol and start at any time, study online, and/or attend day or evening classes. Our daytime classes are between 9:00am and 5:00pm – 4 days per week over 18 weeks.

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In the Certificate IV in Accounting, you’ll study manual accounting and computerised accounting, using MYOB, BAS, Payroll, Excel and Word.

This is a practical course that will give you the foundation you need for an outstanding accounting career.

Industry connections and resources

Melbourne Polytechnic’s links to the accounting industry will ensure your career gets off to a great start.

Our experienced teachers are also BAS agents and Certified Practising Accountants (CPAs). You will benefit from our guest speakers from several industry peak accounting bodies.

Our courses are developed under the Australian Qualifications Framework, in close consultation with industry and professional associations. This course is accredited by accounting’s professional bodies and meets the educational requirements for BAS Agent registration by the Tax Practitioners Board.

Employment outcomes

Satisfactory completion of the Certificate IV in Accounting entitles you to join the Institute of Public Accountants, one of the three peak accounting bodies representing accountants in Australia. You’ll also meet the minimum academic requirements under the Tax Agent Services Act 2009, to register as a BAS agent with the Tax Practitioners Board.

You will be qualified to work in the following areas:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Accounts payable
  • Accounts receivable
  • BAS Agent (after meeting all Tax Practitioners Board requirements)

Assessment

Assessment consists of classroom testing, examinations, essays, reports, assignments, presentations, group work, case studies, industry or simulated industry work experience. 13 units, including 10 core units and three elective units must be completed.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Contact

For any additional information on the Certificate IV in Accounting, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.

Local Students

Code

FNS40615

VTAC Code

Preston 6900669204, Epping 6900269204

Campuses

EPPING, GREENSBOROUGH, PRESTON

Department

Business Management and Finance
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 6 months
Day classes.

Part-time: 2 years
Flexible Delivery. Day and evening classes available.

Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Flexible, Classroom

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$2500
Ineligible:$4500
Concession:$500
Materials:$15

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

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Assessment Methods

Various forms of assessment may be used including classroom testing, assignments, presentations, group work, and case studies. A total of 10 core units and three elective units must be completed successfully to attain this qualification.

Materials

You will be required to purchase textbooks. A book list will be provided at enrolment. The teaching department will provide all additional materials. You are also expected to have access to a computer. Computers are available in Melbourne Polytechnic’s computer labs and library if you do not have a computer at home.

Entrance Requirements

There are no prerequisite units for this course. You must be able to demonstrate that you’re capable of completing the course, having regard to the relevant competence levels of the Australian Qualifications Framework. A formal skills recognition process is available. If you would like additional information, we encourage you to attend one of Melbourne Polytechnic's Information Nights.

Pathways to further study

You may articulate into the Diploma of Accounting and even onto the Bachelor of Accounting. Completion of the Diploma of Accounting, with passes in prescribed taxation units, satisfies some of the academic requirements for registration as a tax agent with the Tax Practitioners Board. To enter into the Diploma of Accounting, two pre-requisites are required

Career Pathways

Careers in accounting are international and cross-industry. Opening your own accounting practice, working for a multinational, or somewhere in between, this qualification provides the essential fundamental building block to your career in the diverse world of accounting.

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
  • Midyear

International Students

Code

FNS40615

CRICOS Code

089912B

Campuses

PRESTON, GREENSBOROUGH, EPPING

Duration

Full-time: 6 months
Day classes.

Modes of Delivery

Flexible, Classroom

Entrance Requirements

Academic: Australian Year 11 equivalent or "O-Levels" with at least 4 credits preferably including Mathematics, English and subjects in the discipline area.
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or recognised equivalencyOther:Full-time only for international students

Assessment Methods

Various forms of assessment may be used including classroom testing, assignments, presentations, group work, and case studies. A total of 10 core units and three elective units must be completed successfully to attain this qualification.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $6000
  • Tuition fees per year: $6000
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Pathways to further study

You may articulate into the Diploma of Accounting and even onto the Bachelor of Accounting. Completion of the Diploma of Accounting, with passes in prescribed taxation units, satisfies some of the academic requirements for registration as a tax agent with the Tax Practitioners Board. To enter into the Diploma of Accounting, two pre-requisites are required

Career Pathways

Careers in accounting are international and cross-industry. Opening your own accounting practice, working for a multinational, or somewhere in between, this qualification provides the essential fundamental building block to your career in the diverse world of accounting.

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
  • Midyear
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Units Of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
BSBFIA302 Process payroll 30
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports 50
BSBITU304 Produce spreadsheets 35
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents 80
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others 20
FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports 60
FNSACC302 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers 40
FNSACC402 Prepare operational budgets 40
FNSACC404 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities 60
FNSACC406 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system 80
FNSBKG404 Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks 50
FNSBKG405 Establish and maintain a payroll system 30
FNSINC401 Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry 30

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.