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This qualification is designed to reflect the job roles of workers in the accounting industry, including BAS Agents and contract bookkeepers; and of those employees performing bookkeeping tasks within a range of industries.
A Business Activity Statement (BAS) service is a tax agent service that includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Preparing and lodging business and instalment activity statements.
Giving a taxpayer advice about a BAS provision that the taxpayer can reasonably be expected to rely upon to satisfy their taxation obligations; or
Dealing with the Commissioner on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to a BAS provision.
Persons providing a BAS service for a fee or other reward must be registered by the Tax Practitioner’s Board and this qualification is currently cited as meeting the educational requirements for registration. Other conditions apply including a designated period of experience. Persons seeking BAS agent registration should check current registration requirements with the Board as this is regularly reviewed.
POTENTIAL CAREER OUTCOMES
Small Business Bookkeeper
Accounts Payable/Receivable Officer
PATHWAYSPathways for participants considering this qualification include; previous completion of the Certificate III in Accounts Administration or similar, or experience as a bookkeeper without the formal qualification.
COURSE DELIVERYThere are two different delivery modes that students can choose from for this course.
Distance learning allows students to have the flexibility of completing their course at their own pace, at times to suit work and other life commitments. Avoiding commutes, classrooms and rigid timetables are just a few good reasons to undertake distance learning. When you study via distance learning, you will be studying via workbooks. Distance learning is perfect for students that prefer to have hard copy resources.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that involves making a judgement on the skills and knowledge an individual has as a result of past study and/or experience. The aim of RPL is to recognise your existing competencies without having to go through the complete process of training and assessment. You will still need to provide evidence though, upon which your assessor can base their judgement. Evidence must be:
Authentic – it must be your own work
Sufficient – it must demonstrate competence over a period of time, that the competencies can be repeated, and the evidence must be enough so that the assessor can make an accurate judgement regarding competency
Current – it must demonstrate up-to-date knowledge and skills i.e. from the present or very-recent past
Valid – it must be relevant to what is being assesses
You may be eligible to apply for RPL on one or more Units of Competency in this course. Please contact our administration department on 1300 946 309 to discuss your RPL options.
COURSE COMMENCEMENTQTS does not have set course commencement dates meaning individuals can enrol and commence their chosen course at any time.
COURSE DURATIONQTS courses are self-paced. Enrolments are valid for 12 months (full time) or 24 months (part time).
How long your course will take depends on a number of factors. Included are your own efforts and commitment to submitting assessments regularly and on time, your study load (e.g. full or part time) and how many units (if any) are eligible for credit transfer and/or recognition of prior learning.
ASSESSMENTAssessment formats within this Diploma include;
Short answer questions
Please note: FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements and FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems are designed to meet the education requirements of the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB). Where registration with the TPB is sought, assessment must reflect the conditions described by the regulator which stipulate that a significant amount (40%) must be completed under some form of independent supervision.
STUDENT SUPPORTQTS is dedicated to providing a high standard of service to our students. You can contact your trainer/assessor for help in understanding how to complete your assessments. They are happy to support you and can be contacted through our office on 1300 946 309 or directly via their email address which will be provided once you are enrolled. Students are also able to book one on one training sessions with their trainer via video conference e.g. Skype, Zoom etc.
Minimum age for entry into this qualification is 16 years.
If you are under the age of 18 years, your Enrolment Form and Course Fees Agreement must be signed by a relevant parent or guardian.
Education and Experience:
There are no formal entry requirements in relation to prior education or experience for this qualification. However, it is recommended that students meet the following criteria;
Successfully completed Australian Year 12 (or equivalent) OR
Successfully completed Certificate III or higher qualification(s) AND
Have at least 12 months work experience AND
Sound Language, Literacy and Numeracy AND
Computing skills such as sending an email, using a printer/scanner, using Microsoft Office programs and internet skills to undertake a variety of assessments.
The learning materials and assessments within this qualification are written in an online or workbook format. Therefore, in order to successfully complete this course, students must have the ability to read and comprehend learning materials and undertake a variety of assessments.
RESOURCE REQUIREMENTSStudents will be provided with training material in a workbook format and assessment activities for all units of competence.
Students must have access to the following resources;
Microsoft Office (2010 version or later) – Including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Digital video recording device/digital camera (included in most mobile phones)
Video conferencing software e.g. Zoom.
If you are currently not working and do not have access to workplace policies and other documents, your trainer and/or assessor will provide you with simulated samples or information regarding how you can access such policies and documents.
Students are required to complete the 13 units listed below in order to obtain the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping. This qualification consists of 8 core units plus 5 elective units from the electives list below.
CORE INDUSTRY UNITS BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into business operations FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems ELECTIVES BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development FNSACC313 Perform financial calculations FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
Higher Level Skills Program – COMPLETE YOUR CERTIFICATE IV IN ACCOUNTING AND BOOKKEEPING FROM $790 AUD!
From the 1st July 2013, the Queensland Government introduced significant changes to Queensland’s vocational education and training (VET) system through its reform action plan Great Skills Real Opportunities.
A key initiative under these reforms is the Higher Level Skills program which provides eligible individuals with access to a government subsidy which is to be put towards the training costs for a Certificate IV level qualification or higher.
Please note the prices below are for fee for service, domestic students only. Please see Higher Level Skills Funding Page for funding prices.
Distance Delivery: $3,000 AUD (includes $250 administration fee)
Payment Plan: $250 upon enrolment plus $229.16 x 12 monthly payments
RPL: $2,000 AUD (includes $250 administration fee)
Payment Plan: $250 upon enrolment plus $145.83 x 12 monthly payments