Course Summary

Delivery Method: Online or Blended 

Duration: 12 months

Work Placement: Not required

Start Date: Anytime

Entry Requirements: No formal entry requirement

Course Fee: Online: $1099

                      Blended: $1699


Why study this course?

Employment in the financial and insurance services industry is expected to grow by 13.7%, faster than other Australian industries. The NSW Government identified the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping as key to addressing skill shortages in bookkeeping.

Successful completion of this course meets the Tax Practitioners Board academic requirements for registration as a BAS agent (additional experience requirements apply). Please refer to TPB website for more details.


What will you learn?

You will gain actual experience in accounting software packages (MYOB) and learn how to prepare financial reports and statements, maintain payroll systems and be job ready for any sized organisation across multiple sectors.


Who is this course for?

This course is for:

  • people seeking employment in the accounting, business and finance sectors

  • people need to register as a BAS agent but do not meet the educational requirements of the Tax Practitioner Board


The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all 8 core and 5 elective units from the list below:


8 Core 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


5 Elective Units

FNSACC405 - Maintain inventory records
FNSACC412 - Prepare operational budgets
FNSACC413 Make decisions in a legal context

FNSACC414 - Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities

BSBITU306 - Design and produce business documents


Career Pathway:

Payroll Officer



BAS Agent

Qualification Pathway:

Continue your studies in:

Diploma in Accounting


Two delivery methods are available for this course:


Option A: Online

It is an self-paced 100% online delivery designed for those that need a flexible learning structure. We provide our learners ongoing support throughout the learning-pathway via Email and our Discussion Forums.


Option B: Blended Delivery

Our blended delivery combines 15 session of 3-hour classroom* training with self-paced learning. There will be 1-2 sessions per week for 12 consecutive weeks. The classroom training sessions will equip you with the underpinning knowledge necessary to complete your self-paced learning and it will also provide you with the opportunities to review some assessment tasks.  


Note: *To comply with safety requirements in response to Covid-19, face-to-face classroom sessions are temporarily replaced by virtual classroom on Zoom. Delivery arrangements will be continuously reviewed by HPI management, in accordance with government advice and in consultation with health experts.


Assessment is structured throughout the course. Assessment method include:

Knowledge based questions

Case studies



As part of TPB requirement to register as a BAS agent you will need to complete 40% of your assessment under independent supervision for the following units:

  • FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and installment activity statements

  • FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems