Course Title: Develop and implement policies and procedures relevant to bookkeeping activities

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4362 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

Course Title: Develop and implement policies and procedures relevant to bookkeeping activities

Portfolio: BUS Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2016,
Term2 2016,
Term1 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term2 2018

Course Contact: Doug Gourlay

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5944

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop, implement and maintain policies and practices required to ensure the provision of quality service for in-house or contracted bookkeeping activities.

It applies to individuals who occupy roles with some responsibility and may use a range of research and organisational techniques to establish and carry out their work requirements in a wide range of industries.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for this unit.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

FNSBKG401 Develop and implement policies and procedures relevant to bookkeeping activities


1. Develop professional working relationship with relevant parties

2. Carry out research to identify compliance requirements and support materials

3. Set up and maintain appropriate systems to meet compliance requirements

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

In order to achieve competency in this unit, you must provide:

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • establish and maintain effective relationships with clients
  • research and identify policy and procedures material
  • develop systems and guidelines for bookkeeping procedures that comply with legislative requirements.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, you must:

  • describe avenues for identifying other relevant professionals
  • explain the requirements of relevant industry codes of practice
  • explain the policies and procedures relevant to customer service and techniques
  • describe the relevant statutory, legislative and regulatory requirements for documentation of accounting procedures. 

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the bookkeeping field of work and include access to and use of:

  • common office equipment, technology, software and consumables
  • an integrated financial software system and data.

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.


Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions.  You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.