Certificate IV in Accounting

Course Code
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Building
Course Location
Warragul; Yallourn; Online; GippsTAFE Academy (Traralgon)
Course Duration
Full Time: 6 months
(if Certificate III has been completed)
Part Time: 2 years
Course Cost
For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of GippsTAFE. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges.
Study Modes
On Campus; Online; Full time; Part Time (Day); Part Time (Night)
Starting Date
Full Time:
  • July 2014
Part Time:
  • February 2014
  • Ongoing
Enquiries for all campuses
Phone: (03) 5622 8500

Fax: 1300 094 661
Email: warrecept@gippstafe.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Course Overview

Further your financial skills base and enhance your employment prospects by enrolling in this course from our innovative Accounting team. You’ll learn skills that are readily transferable to any work environment.

This qualification reflects accounting job roles in financial services and other industries requiring accounting support functions. Persons providing a 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. This information should be sourced directly from the Tax Practitioners Board website.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many GippsTAFE courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

  • Accounts Clerk
  • Bookkeeper

Entry Requirements

  • Students are required to undertake a literacy and numeracy assessment
  • Good computer skills
  • Preferred pathway is Certificate III in Accounts Administration

How To Apply

Direct to Institute

Opportunities For Further Study

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?


Course Structure

Unit Code Unit Name
Core Units
Prepare financial reports
Design and produce business documents
Participate in OHS processes
Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
Make decisions in a legal context
Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks 
Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry
Elective Units
Process Business Tax Requirements
Establish and maintain a payroll system
Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
Administer fixed asset register
* Please note: The elective unit FNSBKG405A Establish and maintain a payroll system MUST be selected if seeking BAS agent's registration