Certificate IV Bookkeeping (FNS40210)

download buttonThis qualification is designed to reflect the job roles of employees or contractors performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries.

A Business Activity Statement (BAS) service is a tax agent service that includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Preparing or lodging an approved form about a taxpayer’s liabilities, obligations or
    entitlements under a BAS provision;
  • Giving a taxpayer advice about a BAS provision that the taxpayer can reasonably be expected to rely upon to satisfy their taxation obligations; or
  • Dealing with the Commissioner on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to a BAS provision.

Qualification Rules

13 Total number of units

9 Core units
4 Elective units
Entry requirements for Elective Units
All elective units of competency can be selected from the elective bank below, from units aligned to other Certificate IV or Diploma qualifications in FNS10 Financial Services or another endorsed Training Package or accredited course.
A maximum of 2 electives can be selected from units aligned to Certificate III qualifications in the FNS10 Financial Services or another Training Package.


Core Units
BSBFIA401A Prepare financial reports

BSBITU306A Design and produce business documents

BSBOHS303B Contribute to OHS hazard identification and risk assessment

FNSBKG401B Develop and implement policies and procedures relevant to bookkeeping activities

FNSBKG402A Establish and maintain a cash accounting system

FNSBKG403A Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system

FNSBKG404A Carry out business activity and installment activity statement tasks

FNSBKG405A Establish and maintain a payroll system

FNSINC401A Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry


Elective Units
BSBCUS301A Deliver and monitor a service to customers

BSBCUS403A Implement customer service standards

BSBITU402A Develop and use complex spreadsheets

BSBWRT301A Write simple documents

FNSACC302A Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers

FNSACC303A Perform financial calculations

FNSACC402A Prepare operational budgets

FNSACC406A Set up and operate a computerised accounting system

FNSACC404A Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities


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