The newly released FNS40217 qualification has replaced the FNS40215 and FNS40615 qualifications.

If you are already enrolled in one of these qualifications and would like us to assist you with a “Transition Plan” towards this new FNS40217 qualification please call us on 1300 765 400 or email enquiries@financeinstitute.com.au.

The new FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping is a nationally recognised qualification that’s ideal for individuals wanting careers within the accounting and bookkeeping industry sectors, working as a BAS agent (Business Activity Statement) or providing bookkeeping services in a range of industry sectors.  The TPB will accept your application for BAS Agent registration provided you meet their work experience requirements and have your Certificate IV (or Diploma) qualification from an RTO and it contains the required two units on Payroll and BAS.

What does a BAS Agent do?

Click here to read about what being a BAS Agent involves.

The course includes preparing and lodging BAS Statements and providing advice or dealing with the Commissioner on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to Activity Statements. Individuals in these roles apply theoretical and specialist knowledge and skills to work autonomously.

Persons providing a BAS service for a fee or other reward must be registered by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) and this qualification is currently cited as meeting the TPB education requirements for registration. Other conditions apply, including a designated period of experience. Persons seeking BAS Agent registration should check current registration requirements with the TPB. Visit the TPB website at www.tpb.gov.au for more information on becoming a BAS Agent, Bookkeeper or Accountant. Upon successful completion, you will have the advantage of a qualification that is recognised by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.

This course is available as an online course or through distance learning, offering that flexible study-at-home option. Distance learning provides online access plus hard copies of each of the units, which are mailed to you.

You have 12 months for completion of the full course. However, as the course is delivered online you will be able to progress through your studies in a faster period of time, if applicable. If studying one unit of competency at a time, the completion deadline is set at 3 months per unit of competency. In either situation, extensions of time are available in blocks of 3 months for an extension fee of $99.

By completing the full course, your qualification could lead to a new career or you can use it towards further studies. Your allocated trainer (Accountants) will be available if you need guidance as you progress through your course. After completing this Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping you will qualify for entrance into the FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting

Potential career paths:

  • Small business bookkeeper
  • BAS Agent
  • Contract or staff bookkeeper
  • Trainee Accountant

PRICING:
Online e-learning mode – $1,650 full course or $165 per unit (SAVE $495 by enrolling in full course)
Distance learning (hard copy provided plus online access) – $1,980 full course (incl postage) or $195 per unit + postage (SAVE $585 by enrolling in full course)

Postage costs – order one unit at a time, postage is $10; more than one unit postage is $30 each order

Fees are inclusive of course access, support, assessment and Certificate delivery. There is no GST component. If some units are already held through prior study, individual study units are available online for $165 each or $195 hard copy + postage. Individual units’ completion time is a maximum of 3 months per unit. Extensions for single units are available after this time, if required, for a cost of $99 for every additional 3 months.

FORMS:

HOW DO I ENROL:

  1. Decide if you are going to do one unit at a time or enrol in the full course
  2.  Fill in the Unit Chooser form above where you select your preferred Elective units and determine if you have applicable prior learning
  3. Click on the green Enrol Here button above to enrol online
  4. Email the Unit Chooser form to us at enrolments@financeinstitute.com.au and include, if applicable, any Statements or Transcripts you may have from prior study
  5. If you prefer to pay for the course via installments (4 month maximum) you will also need to send us the Pay-by-the-month form
  6. Once we have your enrolment details and your Unit Chooser Form, please allow up to 2 business days for us to process your details and send your links.

Remember, if you have completed relevant units of study previously, please also send us your Statement/Transcripts so we can allocate Credit Transfer to you for those units.

FOR STUDENTS ALREADY ENROLLED:   If you have already enrolled in one unit at a time study and are ready for your next unit, please click here to choose and pay for your next unit. Remember to nominate your next unit in the Order Notes field.

CENTRELINK ASSISTANCE – NFI’s Cert IV courses may be approved for Centrelink Student related payments. Generally trainees are required to enrol in and undertake a course on a full-time basis and make satisfactory progress toward completing their course. Students who wish to study part-time should contact Centrelink to determine if assistance is available.


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