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Certificate IV in Accounting

This course is designed for bookkeepers and accountants who want to become BAS Agents, providing practical real world accounting and BAS knowledge and exercises. It meets the Australian Taxation Office's (ATO) requirements as set out under the new legislation for BAS Agents, which comes into effect 1 March 2012.

It articulates with further Zenith Business Academy Pty Ltd study opportunities and a range of career pathways including your own home-based business.

CERTIFICATE IV IN ACCOUNTING

  • CRICOS CODE: 087497F
  • Duration: 52 Weeks
  • Course fee: $12,000
  • Intake: Monthly
  • Timetable Sydney:
    Mon 09:00 am - 01:00 pm & Tue 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Timetable Melbourne:
    Thu & Fri 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    Timetables are subject to change based on a number of students enrolled in ZBA courses.

Academic Entry Requirement:
Domestic or International students must have completed the Higher School Certificate (HSC).
For more information please download our Academic Entry Requirement Guide.

Alternative Academic Entry Requirements:
Approved equivalent of HSC or Higher Qualification.

English Language Requirements:
To gain entry into a course at Zenith Business Academy Pty Ltd you will need to demonstrate that you have met the required English Language Proficiency. The English language conversion table below is a general guide to the level of proficiency required for entry into the various award levels. English examination results are valid if no more than 2 years has elapsed between the final examination result date and the date of commencement of the study.

Course IELTS (Academic) TOEFL (Internet) TOEFL (Computer) ELICOS level required for entry
Certificate Overall Score 5.5, No band less than 5 Test score 70, No section score less than 18 Test Score 197, ER 4 EAP upper Intermediate, IELTS upper Intermediate, GE upper Intermediate
Diploma and Advanced Diploma Overall Score 5.5, No band less than 5 Test score 70, No section score less than 18 Test Score 197, ER 4 EAP upper Intermediate, IELTS upper Intermediate, GE upper Intermediate

Alternative English Entry Requirements:
Students may be accepted if they have successfully completed an HSC or Vocational qualification at a Certificate III or IV level or above in Australia, or can otherwise demonstrate the required minimum English proficiency. Those who do not meet the English requirements can be referred to English Language Centre to complete Intensive Courses in English prior to commencing their award courses at Zenith Business Academy Pty Ltd. The length of these English courses varies, typically from 4 to 20 weeks. After completion of the ELICOS course, the students may be requested to sit for a Zenith Business Academy Pty Ltd placement test.

Zenith Business Academy offers packaged courses in the qualifications FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting, FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting and FNS60215 Advanced Diploma of Accounting.

If an applicant has completed the FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting at ZBA or completed the pre-requisite units, then they will be eligible for course credits for the FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting, which will reduce its duration (see here for details).

If an applicant has completed both the FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting and FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting at ZBA or completed the pre-requisite units, then they will be eligible for course credits for the FNS60215 Advanced Diploma of Accounting, which will reduce its duration (click here for more details).

Unit Code Unit Name
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSACC406 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
FNSACC503 Manage budgets and forecasts
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
FNSINC401 Apply principle of professional practice to work in the financial services industry
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
FNSACC302 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
FNSACC402 Prepare operational budgets
FNSACC404 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
FNSBKG404 Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks
FNSBKG405 Establish and maintain a payroll system
FNSACC403 Make decision in a legal context

Pathways from the Certificate IV in Accounting:
After achieving the FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting, candidates may undertake the FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting – a course designed for those wishing to develop specialised technical or theoretical accountancy skills or a range of other Diploma qualifications.