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Certificate IV in Financial Services (Bookkeeping) (FNS40207)

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  • Objectives
    This qualification is designed to reflect the role of contract bookkeepers and employees performing in the role of bookkeeper for organisations. It is offered as a series of 2 - 4 hour weekly workshops. Selected bookkeeping units may also be available as full day workshops for those working in the industry. There is also opportunity for assistance with RPL applications.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate IV in Financial Services (Bookkeeping) (FNS40207)
  • Course description
    Course Structure

    To achieve a Certificate IV in Financial Services (Bookkeeping) a total of THIRTEEN (13) units of competency must be completed. This comprises FOUR (4) core units of competency plus SEVEN (7) sectoral core units of competency plus TWO (2) elective unit of competency as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

    The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 515. The total nominal hours for this qualification will vary depending on the elective units selected.

    Code    Module/Unit of Competency    

    Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry    
    Communicate in the workplace    
    Use technology in the workplace    
    Apply health and safety practices in the workplace    
    Total nominal hours – core units

    Develop and implement policies & practices relevant to bookkeeping activities    
    Establish and maintain a Cash Accounting System    
    Establish and maintain an Accrual Accounting System    
    Carry out Business Activity and Instalment Activity Statement tasks    
    Maintain asset and inventory records    
    Prepare financial statements    
    Establish and maintain a payroll system    
    Total nominal hours – sectoral core units

    Manage budgets and forecasts    

    Produce financial and business performance information    
    Total nominal hours – elective units
    Total nominal hours for the qualification

    Enrolling in Cert IV before completing Cert III

    If you have not successfully completed the Certificate III in Financial Services (Accounts Clerical) but wish to enrol straight into a Certificate IV, you will be required to undertake the VET Accounting 1 assessment which we have set is a pre-requisite for the Certificate IV.

    You need to make a booking for this assessment.

    Check the University Bookshop for detail on any textbooks that may be required.
    Employability Skills

    Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: http://employabilityskills.training.com.au.

    Skills Recognition

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

    RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
    This can include skills from:

        * Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college,
        * through adult education classes or training programs at work;
        * Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
        * Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

    RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

    Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

    See the RPL Guide for Applicants for further information on the RPL application process.

    Credit Transfer or Recognition of Previous Study

    Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.
    Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

    In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

    Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

    Students who successfully complete VET qualifications at the Certificate IV level or above and subsequently enrol in a Bachelor degree in the same field or discipline, will receive advanced standing

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