Certificate IV in Accounting

  • This Certificate IV in Accounting meets the educational requirements for BAS Agent registration
  • Study online when & where it suits you
  • No due dates for assessments

If you want a qualification that is not only useful but practical in the work force, this is it.

The Certificate IV in Accounting will provide you with basic accounting skills and train you to use computer systems in the accounting sector. You will learn how to complete BAS statements, produce management reports, prepare budgets, and become familiar with accounts payable and receivable functions.

Gain the skills to work in varied roles such as a bookkeeper, trainee accountant or payroll clerk.

This course is done via distance education so you can tailor your studies to suit your schedule and needs. Make your studies work for you.

At a glance

Qualification Certificate IV - TAFE
National course code FNS40611

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.
Recognised by the Association of Accounting Technicians.

Provider OTEN – Open Training and Education Network (RTO 90004)  


Study mode
  1. Online
  1. Online
Study load Self-paced (e.g. 13 hrs a week = finish in 1 year). Maximum 2 years.
Assessment By assignments + workplace simulation tests
Start date

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Payment options
  1. 24-month interest free payment plan
  2. Upfront payment
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What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • Preparing financial reports and operational budgets
  • Maintaining financial records
  • Setting up and operating a computerised accounting system
  • Managing budgets and forecasts
  • Producing job costing information
  • Maintaining asset and inventory records

Course structure

Total Units: 13
  • Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • Contribute to the health and safety of self and others
  • Design and produce business documents
  • Prepare financial reports
  • Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
  • Make decisions in a legal context
  • Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks
  • Establish and maintain a payroll system
  • Apply principles of professional practice to work in  the financial services industry
  • Prepare operational budgets
  • Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
  • Maintain inventory records

Course features

  • Study at home at your own pace
  • Recognition of prior learning
  • Support from OTEN teaching staff available Mon-Fri 9am-5pm AEST
  • Extra online study support through YourTutor 6 nights a week
  • OTEN will provide learning materials in this qualification which may be in the form of lesson notes, a study guide, online learning resources and support material
  • There is an option to complete this qualification early
  • Recognised by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
  • Meets the educational requirements for BAS agent registration
  • Access to SEEK Learning Online Library

Get more information

If you would like to find out more about this course or get some advice, we have Learning Consultants available to assist you.

Our Learning Consultants can:

  • Answer any questions you may have about the course.
  • Give you information about the industry and possible job outcomes.
  • Help you work out whether this the right course for you to get the job you want.
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Why choose SEEK Learning?

  • Courses that get you job-ready
  • Expert Learning Consultants who help you find the right course
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How to enrol

Ready to start the course? Get in touch via this form and a Learning Consultant will give you a call or send you an email.

We will:

  • Discuss study and payment options with you.
  • Assist with the enrolment process and save you time.
  • Give you information on start dates and study materials.
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Support and delivery

When you study online with OTEN, you can:

  • Study from anywhere, when it suits you best.
  • Graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.
  • Get comprehensive support from teachers via phone and email.
  • Access course materials online.
  • Interact with teachers and fellow students via platforms like virtual classrooms, forums and video calls.

OTEN's online courses can also be referred to as distance education. Some hard-copy course materials and assessments may be accessed or submitted via post.

Student story

Find out what it's like to study the Certificate IV in Accounting online. Watch Graziana's story.

Payment options

There are 2 ways you can pay for this course:

1. 24-month interest free payment plan

Pay for your course over time by making weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments.

This flexible payment plan requires no deposit, and you pay no interest for the first 24 months.

After 24 months, you will be charged an interest rate of 19.95% per annum on the amount that remains to be repaid.

Most working Australian adults are eligible. See Am I eligible? for details.

A SEEK Learning consultant can help you set up this payment plan. There is a $99 annual fee.

2. Upfront payment

You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

Get started - we're ready when you are!

Send us an online enquiry and one of our expert consultants will get in touch.

We'll give you all the info you need about choosing the right course, payment options, enrolling and fitting study into your life.

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