C4362 - Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

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Plan: C4362FAST - Certificate IV in Bookkeeping
Campus: City Campus

Overview

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 Bookkeeping
Qualification national code: FNS40215
Nominal hours: 615
Career: TAFE
Duration: 6 months
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Vocational Business Education (650T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/vocbused
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (Fast Tracking) program is designed for people who are seeking work as contract bookkeepers and as employees performing bookkeeping tasks.  It is also for people seeking registration as a BAS Agent with the Tax Practitioner’s Board and/or for people seeking a career change into accounting.

This qualification is designed to reflect the job roles of contract bookkeepers and employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries. It includes the preparation and lodgement of business and instalment activity statement tasks and the provision of advice or dealing with the Commissioner on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to the activity statements.  Individuals in these roles apply theoretical and specialist knowledge and skills to work autonomously and exercise judgement in completing routine and non-routine activities.

 The primary pathway from this qualification is employment in a bookkeeping job role with functions that include:

  • establishing and maintaining manual and computerised accounting system
  • completing Business Activity Statements (BAS) and other office financial statements
  • developing bookkeeping management systems for organisations
  • general administration

Possible job roles relevant to this qualification include:

  • contract bookkeepers
  • assistant accountant performing various bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a range of industries.

In addition to specialised skills, this program will also develop the core skills that you need to succeed in the workforce (see section on employability skills).  In this program you will specifically  be given a range of opportunities to communicate, connect, and work with students from a range of backgrounds.

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Articulation and pathways

Upon successful completion of the C4362 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (FNS40215) program you may be eligible to undertake further studies in the C5347 Diploma of Accounting (FNS50215) program at RMIT University.

More information on how to apply is available at the following  https://www.rmit.edu.au/contact/visit-us/info-corner/

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Entrance requirements

Work experience requirement

  • At least two years work experience in bookkeeping.

RMIT's equity access schemes can support you to access and succeed in education. Equity access schemes allow additional consideration in the selection process.  However, an equity access application cannot bypass the minimum entry requirements. More on equity access schemes is located at https://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/applying-to-rmit/local-student-applications/equity-access-schemes/types-of-equity-access/

International Students

This program is not offered to international students.

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External accreditation and industry links

The development of the program structure and the choice of elective units appropriate to the Accounting and Business sector were informed by a Program Advisory Committee (PAC) comprised of representatives of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB).  RMIT is registered with the ICB as an Accredited Training Provider:
http://www.icb.org.au/Professional-Development/Cert-IV-Bookkeeping/Classroom-Training

Academic staff maintain close contact with industry through various professional development activities, and for sessional staff generally they maintain employment or operate their own businesses in a relevant sector.

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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 a laptop/mobile device, 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. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

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

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 resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

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 University

RMIT University 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, mathematics 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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