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Course Number: FNS40215R2-01V01
This is the qualification you need if you want to become a certified bookkeeper; performing contract bookkeeping functions for clients or taking on bookkeeping roles within a workplace for your employer. You will learn to establish and maintain manual and computerised accounting systems, develop bookkeeping management systems for organisations, do general administration and complete Business Activity Statements (BAS) as required by GST registered businesses under Australian Taxation law.Along the way you will also learn how to prepare and lodge approved forms about taxpayers’ liabilities, obligations or entitlements under the BAS system, provide taxpayer advice about their BAS obligations or deal with the Tax Commissioner on behalf of a taxpayer about their BAS provision.After completing the Certificate IV in Bookkeeping, graduates can seek a traineeship in a busy accounting or general office or go on to study more advanced accounting at diploma, advanced diploma or degree level. International students wanting to acquire essential accounting skills are also encouraged to apply.Licensing/Regulatory Information Work functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the FNS Implementation Guide Companion Volume or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.Persons providing a business activity statement (BAS) service must be registered by the Tax Practitioners Board and this qualification is currently cited as meeting the educational requirements for registration. Other conditions apply including a designated period of experience. Persons seeking BAS agent registration should check current registration requirements with the Board as this is reviewed regularly.
Offered on 4 campuses
On the job/in the Community
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
Contract bookkeeper, senior accounts clerk, accounts receivable clerk, accounts payable clerk, payroll clerk, office manager.
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