FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting

About the Course

Our FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting course has been developed against the Australian Quality Framework for accounting.

You will learn how to comply with the regulations of the financial services industry, design and develop documents and spreadsheets, process and maintain payroll systems and business tax requirements, perform financial calculations and transactions, prepare financial reports and statements as well as operational budgets, and set-up and operate a computerised accounting system.

Delivered by our expert trainers, our training program provides you with access to a supportive and encouraging environment, and a plethora of resources to assist you in your learning.

We have conducted in-depth industry consultation with various business organisations and regulatory bodies – finding out what is needed in today’s market, what knowledge and skills our graduates must be equipped with in order to succeed, and what learning arrangements are best suited for our students.

The FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting program is designed to be delivered over 11-months. Dolph Business School is able to support students who may need additional time. Alternatively, students who have pre-existing skills and knowledge may be able to complete the course in a shorter duration.

We offer the course through the following modes of delivery:

  • Local students - online and blended
  • International students - online only

If you are a local student, you can download our Local Student Prospectus to find out more about this course.

Other relevant courses:

Career Opportunities

What career opportunities are available?

With a FNS40615 Cert IV in Accounting qualification, the skills you learn can help you find jobs in various areas of the accounting, banking and financial services sector, such as:

BAS Agent
Prepare financial reports and provide advice to clients in relations to the preparation and the lodgement of Business Activity Statements.

Accounts Administrator
Responsible for customer service and administrative tasks and duties within the accounts department of a business.

Lending Administrator
Responsible for customer service and administrative tasks and duties within the lending department of a bank or a credit union.

Superannuation Administrator
Responsible for customer service and administrative tasks and duties in an organisation providing superannuation solutions and services.

Insurance Officer
Responsible for customer service and administrative tasks and duties in an insurance underwriting or brokerage firm.

To find out more about employment prospects and outcomes for graduates with a Certificate IV in Accounting, visit the Australian Government’s mySkills website.

Entry Requirements

There are no specified entry requirements for this qualification detailed within the Financial Services Training Package.

Noting this, Dolph Business School requires persons who undertake this course to:

  • Be aged 18 years or over.
  • Have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills to be able to carry out tasks such as to:
    • Gather and analyse financial information and data from a range of sources to identify key aspects relevant to legislative and organisational requirements
    • Compile and reconcile data to ensure statements are accurate and comply with organisational procedures, statutory requirements and standard financial reporting principles
    • Accurately evaluate and monitor information in relation to financial performance of a business
    • Present information to a range of audiences - from clients, to board members using structure and language to suit the audience using appropriate industry terminology
    • Use a wide range of mathematical calculations to interpret and compare numerical information

Please note. Dolph Business School will engage with persons expressing interest in enrolment to discuss their language, literacy and numeracy skills. Dolph Business School can provide additional learning support to students who require basic assistance. For students who have more fundamental support needs, Dolph Business School will refer these students to a specialist language, literacy and numeracy development provider who can assist students to improve their language, literacy and numeracy skills to enable them to suitably commence the course.

Price & Payment Options
Online delivery $1490.00
Blended delivery $2970.00

USE CODE: UPFRONT to get a 10% discount* for paying upfront!
* only applicable to local students undertaking online and blended delivery qualifications and is not to be used in conjunction with any other special or discounts. This discount is not applicable to international students and short courses.

Local students

Diploma – classroom delivery: Fees are billed on a monthly basis.
Diploma and certificate courses – blended delivery: Fees are billed prior to the commencement of each term.
Diploma and certificate courses – online delivery: Your first invoice will be issued prior to the start of the course, and the second invoice will be issued 6-months into the course. If your progress in the course indicates that you would complete the course within 6-months of commencement, the second invoice will be issued after the completion of your first 4-units.

Please note that if you wish to pay for your fees through a payment plan, a non-refundable $275 is required to confirm your enrolment.

Please ensure you read and understand our complete Local Student Schedule of Fees & Charges and our Local Student Handbook before enrolling into any one of our courses or programs.

International students

Fees are payable within 7-days of receiving an invoice from Dolph Business School. 50% of the tuition fees are to be paid when the student accepts a place at Dolph Business School (usually 1-2 weeks of submitting an enrolment form). The remaining 50% of the tuition fees are due 2-weeks before the commencement of study period 2. Fees for the workbooks are due 2-weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

Payment methods include bank transfer, or credit card. Should you require a payment plan, please speak to one of our Student & Administration Support team members prior to enrolling.

Please ensure you read and understand our complete International Student Schedule of Fees & Charges and our International Student Handbook before enrolling into any one of our courses or programs.

Dolph Business School accepts payment for fees using:

  • Bank transfer
  • Credit / debit card
  • Payment plan via credit / debit card (only for those undertaking a certificate or Diploma course)

Please note, we accept Visa, Mastercard and Amex cards. There is a 2.5% surcharge if paying via an Australian credit card; and a 3.5% surcharge if paying via an international credit card.

What is included in my fees?



  • Training and assessment services
  • Webinars – both live and recorded sessions – so that you are able to participate in a live class from the comforts of your own home! (Blended delivery students only)
  • Access to our eLearning platform
  • Dedicated training and student administration support from your Trainers as well as the Student & Administration Support team - we are contactable via our eLearning platform, via e-mail, and via telephone (between the hours of 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday)
  • An AQF certificate
  • Assessments retained on our servers for a period of 6 months after you have completed your course
  • Unit outcomes and student records retained on our servers for 30 years from your graduation date

Applicable to classroom and blended delivery students only: Please note, the cost of hardcopy texts and workbooks are not included in your fees. Please refer to the full Schedule of Fees & Charges for more information.

  • Training and assessment services
  • Access to our eLearning platform
  • A Dolph Business School certificate


The assessment is conducted using a combination of realistic workplace tasks, projects, knowledge tests, and response to case studies. The following provides a brief explanation of the assessment methods that are to be applied:

Written Reports / Case Studies.

The student is required to produce a range of written records or reports based on real workplace scenarios or based on a case study that is provided by the assessor. This will usually require the student to consider carefully the situation presented, undertake some research to inform their response and then to propose their recommended actions. There may be a practical portion for the student to demonstrate a range of skills relevant to the workplace. This could be by way of presentations or role-play activities.

Project Work.

The student is required to undertake a range of projects in the context of his or her own workplace or on a case study that is provided by the assessor. A project will require the creation of various workplace documents (reports, memos, etc.). Projects may have a practical presentation component where the student may be asked to present or role-play the outcomes of their project or research.

Knowledge Tests.

The student is required to participate in knowledge tests over the course of his or her study. The student will be required to individually complete the test. The student may research their answers from the course training materials and notes as well as relevant workplace references.

Recognition of Prior Learning

In accordance with the requirements of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations and the National Code, Dolph Business School provides the opportunity for students to apply to have their prior learning and experience recognised towards an accredited qualification or units of competence for which they are enrolled in.

Local students

You may have obtained relevant skills and knowledge through prior formal training, workplace training or experience and may reduce the number of units or assessments required to be completed during the program. We will gather information about your prior experience and training history to determine the best pathway for you to achieve competency.

If you are interested in this course and believe you may qualify for course credit, come speak to one of our team members today to find out how we can help you!

International students

You may be awarded a unit of competency based on successful completion of the unit which has been previously awarded either by Dolph Business School or by another Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Please note, where the course credit is granted before the issue of a student visa, the course duration will be indicated on the Confirmation of Enrolment. Where credit transfer is granted after the issue of a student visa, a new Confirmation of Enrolment will be issued.

Units of Competence
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports Core
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents Core
FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports Core
FNSACC302 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers Core
FNSACC402 Prepare operational budgets Core
FNSACC404 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities Core
FNSACC406 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system Core
FNSBKG404 Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks Core
FNSBKG405 Establish and maintain a payroll system Core
FNSINC401 Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry Core
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets Elective
FNSACC303 Perform financial calculations Elective
FNSACC401 Process business tax requirements Elective

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