C4324 - Certificate IV in Accounting

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Plan: C4324 - Certificate IV in Accounting
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Certificate IV in Accounting
Qualification national code: FNS40611
Nominal hours: 640
Career: TAFE
Duration: 6 months full-time, 12 months part-time
Location: AUSCY City Campus
Owning school: Vocational Business Education (650T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/vocbused
Partnered offering / Corporate client: -
CRICOS code: 078612E

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Purpose of the Program

This qualification reflects accounting job roles in financial services and other industries requiring accounting support functions.

The primary pathway from this qualification is employment in accounting job roles with duties such as:

  • completing Business Activity Statements (BAS) and other office taxes;

  • operational reporting;

  • producing non-complex management reports including compiling budget information;

  • compiling data for job costing reports;

  • supervising the operation of computer-based financial systems;

  • classifying, recording and reporting accounting information;

  • maintaining inventory records;

  • managing a small office; and

  • ensuring relevant legal requirements are adhered to.

The program can also provide training if you are already working in the accounting industry, allowing you to broaden your knowledge and career prospects and to improve your chances to further your studies to diploma, advanced diploma or degree level if desired.

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Articulation and pathways

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program.

Upon successful completion of the Certificate IV in Accounting you may eligible to undertake further studies in the Diploma of Accounting at RMIT University. 

Further information about pathways: http://www.rmit.edu.au/study/applying-to-rmit/pathways

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Entrance requirements

Current Year 12—there are no prerequisite studies.

Non-Year 12 applicants - are encouraged to apply and may be required to have relevant employment or evidence of experience and/or ability to meet the demands of the program.

International students – The IELTS level for entry into this program is 5.5

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External accreditation and industry links

Students and graduates are eligible for student and associate membership of the Institute of Public Accountants. https://www.publicaccountants.org.au/

Students and graduates are eligible for student and affiliate membership of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers. http://www.icb.org.au/

Students and graduates are eligible for student and affiliate membership of the Association of Accounting Technicians. https://aat.org.au/


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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it.

All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic and print resources such as books, journals, newspapers, streaming media and past exam papers.  Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments, or you can work through Library subject guides and web-based tutorials, or use our online Ask a Librarian service. 

Computers for study are available at every Library site and wireless access is available if you are working from a laptop or mobile device.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.


Online learning tools and content
You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT
RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning 
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, numeracy and basic sciences if relevant 
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning 
  • career development and employment 
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters) 
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad 
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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