FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping



This qualification reflects the job roles of individuals in the accounting and bookkeeping industry, including Business Activity Statement (BAS) and contract bookkeepers; and those employees preforming 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 of Taxation 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.


Related Industry Sectors

Accounting and Bookkeeping


Job Roles and Employment Outcomes

  • Accounts Officer
  • Accounts Supervisor
  • BAS Agent
  • Contract BookKeeper
  • Small Business Bookkeeper
  • Trainee Accountant 

Pathways into the Qualification

Preferred pathways for candidates entering this qualification include: FNS30322 - 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


Government Funding

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.


This qualification is available under the Government Funded NSW Smart & Skilled Program. For more information, please visit the NSW Smart & Skilled website HERE or call 1300 772 104.