FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping


This qualification is designed to reflect the job roles of contract bookkeepers and employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in 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 or lodging an approved form about a taxpayer’s liabilities, obligations or entitlements under a BAS provision;
  • 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 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.


 Job roles relevant to this Qualification

  • Small Business Book Keeper
  • BAS Agent
  • Contract Book Keeper
  • Trainee Accountant 

Pathways into the qualification

Certificate III in Accounts Administration

Pathways from the qualification


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

  • Establishing and maintaining manual and computerised accounting systems
  • Completing Business Activity Statements (BAS) and other office financial statements
  • Developing bookkeeping management systems for organisations
  • General administration.

A further learning pathway utilising qualifications such as Diploma of Accounting would support career progression.


Course fee

eLearning $1,950.00

Correspondence $1,950.00