FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping Traineeship

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We have over 20 years’ experience helping businesses with their bookkeeping, accounting and training needs. You will be taught by accredited trainers who are working, qualified bookkeepers and accountants. We are:

Looking to enhance your current bookkeeping skills?

Already working in the bookkeeping and accounting industry? The FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping Traineeship will introduce you to a range of skills while you work with your employer.

Start a Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping Traineeship!

Have you just started working in the finance area and interested in a traineeship?

Wise Click Training is a Jobs & Skills WA preferred provider and can provide eligible students training in the FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping qualification at a subsidised fee. 

We believe that a well-trained, efficient and knowledgeable bookkeeper/accounts officer is vitally important to any employer and business.

By entering a traineeship with Wise Click Training as your training partner you will gain valuable skills using MYOB and Xero accounting software packages, have a solid grounding in the fundamentals of the accounting processes, understand budgets, inventory management and much more.

Our chosen units of competency can be viewed at the FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping course outline tab.

Student working on course

Eligibility Criteria for Subsidised Training

The requirements you need to have to be eligible for this traineeship include:

  • Your workplace is in Western Australia
  • Have a manager/supervisor (i.e. if you are self-employed and the sole employee you do not qualify)
  • Be employed for at least 15 hours per week
  • You do not currently hold a Certificate IV or higher qualification
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent visa holder; a holder of visa subclass 309, 444, 790, 820 or 826; or a secondary holder of a temporary visa of sub-class 457
  • Primary holders of visa sub-class 457, and holders of occupational trainee visas are not eligible under the terms of their visa to enter a traineeship.

Commencement and Completion Incentives

WA employers will also benefit by having a trainee as there are commencement and completion incentives available for employers who have a ‘New Worker’ Australian trainee. The employer can receive up to $2125 on completion of the accredited course. Call the Apprenticeship Office Hotline on 13 19 54. Or visit the following link for information and eligibility criteria: https://www.jobsandskills.wa.gov.au/employerincentive

View Eligibility Factsheet: https://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/uploads/Uploader/AO_fact-Sheet_employer_eligibility%20V17_5_18.pdf

 WA Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) providers

Visit the following link for information on Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) providers in WA: https://www.jobsandskills.wa.gov.au/training/apprenticeships-and-traineeships#australian-apprenticeship-support-network-aasn-providers-in-wa

Payroll Tax Exemption

The Western Australian State Government provides a payroll tax exemption on wages paid to apprentices under a registered training contract and eligible trainees with a training contract registered prior to 1 July 2019. Speak with the Apprenticeship Office on the hotline number above or visit the following link for information: https://www.wa.gov.au/government/multi-step-guides/payroll-tax-employer-guide

 Wage Subsidy

Commonwealth Government wage subsidies are available for eligible businesses to contribute to the costs of hiring new staff who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, those with a disability, youth (15-24 years of age), those aged 25-29, a principal carer/parent, mature age (50 years and over) or registered with an employment services provider for 12 months or more. Speak with the Apprenticeship Office on the hotline number above or visit the following link for information:https://jobsearch.gov.au/employer-info/wage-subsidies

We have 6 intakes a year starting in February, March, May, July, September, and November. Each intake has a set calendar of one day a week.

Classes are one day a week 9am till 2.30pm (with the exception of one class going till 4.30pm). Trainees will attend the class and then complete a provided study guide and revision at home/work before completing the assessments for the units.

Our accredited trainer will also conduct regular on-site work visits to check in with the employer. This keeps the employer up to date with their trainee’s progress. We include the following for every trainee:

  • Our training assessments and online resources are provided to the trainee via our cloud-based student portal for ease of access.
  • Xero and MYOB accounting software and student training files
  • Comprehensive hardcopy workbooks
  • Online study guides.

Friendly professional trainers and support staff will ensure the trainee is given every opportunity to fulfil their potential in the workplace. Upon successful completion of the traineeship, you will receive a nationally recognised qualification.

For more information on the next intake calendar and our support options please call our Training Coordinator Tarryn on 08 9207 1088 or email [email protected]

Trainee Fees for 2022

The Category of Fees for FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping Traineeship are:

Wise Click Training is required to charge students, accepted on a traineeship, a course fee based on the rates set by the Department of Training and Workforce Development for the 2022 calendar year.

To view the full document please go to the Government of Western Australia Department of Training and Workforce Development, under the heading Vet Fees and Charges Policy for the document called 2022 [PDF 652KB] (v1: Effective 1 January 2022). This can be found below:

Visit Website: https://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/about-us#vet-fees-and-charges-policy

View Document: https://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/uploads/dtwd-vet-fees-and-charges-2022-v1.0.pdf

Our qualification fee rate per nominal hour is shown at Category 2 – Apprenticeships, Traineeships* and Priority Industry Qualifications (up to Certificate IV).

The nominal hours for each unit is set by Western Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development and the individual units hours will be shown on the invoice and can be viewed at: https://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/nhg

Non-concession Funded Training (New Worker) Course Fee

645 total Nominal Hours @ $3.25 per = $2,096.25

Plus $450 resource fee for hardcopy manuals/workbooks

Total $2,546.25

Concession* Funded Training (New Worker) Course Fee

645 total Nominal Hours @ $0.97 = $625.65

Plus $450 resource fee for hardcopy manuals/workbooks

Total $1,075.65

Additional Charges

The following services are available at the fee shown, these will be invoiced separately as required.

  1. a) Re-marking of an assessment – each unit $25.00
  2. b) Replacement of award/qualification/academic record – $50.00.
  3. c) Re-issue of academic statement – $20.00
  4. d) Remote assessment supervision – $50.00

*Eligibility for the concession rate on course fees is determined at the time of enrolment.

Please note that the student tuition/training fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fees. 

Our Fees and Refunds Notice – Trainees provides more Information on payment options, refunds, credit transfer and recognition of prior learning details. This can be obtained by emailing the Training Coordinator at [email protected]

The FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping Traineeship course is comprised of 13 units:

 Core Units

  • BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports – 40 hours
  • BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into business operations – 45 hours
  • FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports – 60 hours
  • FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers – 40 hours
  • FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry – 55 hours
  • FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system – 70 hours
  • FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements – 40 hours
  • FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems – 35 hours

 Elective Units

  • BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents – 60 hours
  • BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets – 60 hours
  • FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records – 30 hours
  • FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets – 40 hours
  • FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities – 70 hours

NOTE – Hours shown above are the nominal hours set by The Western Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development used for funding purposes. 

 Total volume of learning hours for the chosen units have been calculated as a minimum of 1040 by Wise Click for beginners who have had no exposure to bookkeeping or accounts prior to commencing the course and includes delivery, offsite revision and study time.

Students with experience may find the total volume of learning hours lower as they may not require some of the support options listed above or have units recognised from another qualification.

After completing this traineeship, the trainee will be able to confidently:

  • Understand the requirements for engaging clients as a bookkeeper and BAS Agent
  • Prepare and lodge Business and Instalment Activity Statements (BAS and IAS)
  • Process business transactions accurately for any business type
  • Set up, manage, and run payroll and inventory systems
  • Prepare end of year business reports

Not only will you have the necessary skills to handle business finances properly, you will also be able create a more efficient organisation to ease pressure on making payments or handling accounts.

Apart from becoming a highly valued asset for any business, becoming certified comes with many other benefits:

  • Gives you the confidence to lead and make decisions
  • Provides you with the ability to work in any industry
  • Gives you the qualification to show on your resume
  • Help you grow with effective financial practices
  • Teaches you how to confidently lodge BAS
  • Helps you efficiently manage accounts
  • Helps you build self-confidence
  • Empowers you to succeed

During the traineeship, all trainees will receive:

  • Manuals specific to each unit of study
  • Access to our online student portal
  • Student edition Xero & MYOB accounting software
  • 12-month membership to a top industry association (Valued @ $120)
  • Unlimited phone, email support and an after-hours number
  • 15% off day courses for staff and family
  • A quite place at the office to study

Classroom students also receive:

  • Unlimited 1:1 half hour face to face support sessions (Valued @ $75 each time)
  • Free repeat classes anytime within your enrolment period

At home you will need access to:

  • Up to date PC computer with *Windows 7,8,10 or higher operating system with internet access and a USB Port
  • Printer at home for study and assessments – Not essential but most students find it useful
  • MS Office 2010 or higher and Adobe Acrobat/PDF software are to be installed on your home computer to enable successful completion of all external tasks
  • Email address and phone number to ensure you can access support and the student portal.

*At this time the MYOB portions of the course are not able to be completed on a MAC computer, students with a MAC are required to have access to a PC computer for the MYOB portions of the course.

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See what our students have to say!

“As the owner of a successful bookkeeping practice, I highly recommend Wiseclick Training. I am a Wiseclick graduate myself, having completed my course with them in 2009. When I need new bookkeeping staff I also turn to Wiseclick as I know their graduates have been well trained and will be competent bookkeepers.

As well as the Cert IV of bookkeeping, Wiseclick offer a broad range of courses in both software packages and Microsoft office packages.

Students will complete their courses with excellent well rounded skills. Their ongoing support is also second to none!”

Evelyn Rosa – previous student and Bookkeeping Practice owner. (May 2017)

Students getting helped with course

Frequently Asked Questions

All students receive unlimited phone and email support, we even have a number to text on evenings and weekends. Your never alone with us, even over holiday periods we are still available!

Classroom student also get free one on one sessions with a trainer and free repeat classes within the 12-month enrolment period.

We will provide you with a study guide for each unit. The study guide will instruct you on how to work through each unit manual and the exercises and where to find what you need for each unit. It also helps with extra learning tasks.

Depending on your work situation some revision may be completed at work but generally most is done by the trainee at home. It all depends on what the employer and trainee agree on for the work hours.

No, we will provide student edition software when it is required. You will need to have a computer with MS Word, MS Excel and PDF software at home.

*At this time the MYOB portions of the course are not able to be completed on a MAC computer, students with a MAC are required to have access to a PC computer for the MYOB portions of the course.

You will receive access to our online student portal. We will release unit assessments to you on here. The online portal allows you to upload items at tasks and save your work as you go. Test questions have either multiple-choice selections or a field for you to fill in your answers.

YES! we will support you as much as we can and help wherever possible. Read our reviews to see what other Wise Click students have said.

YES! We start everyone off with the basics whether you have experience or not. Speak to our friendly Training Coordinator Tarryn about her story, she had no experience with bookkeeping before doing our course and is now fully qualified and a BAS Agent and teaches our course. She always says if she can do it anyone can!

Get in contact with us and have copies of the previous qualification/units ready so we can check if they match our current units. We can apply credit transfers for you free of charge and will remove the cost of those units from your enrolment price. We will then create a tailored calendar for you, so you do not have to attend/complete those units again.

Contact Tarryn on 08 9207 1088 and she will provide you with detailed information of the steps required to enter into a traineeship with the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Office.

The trainee will attend a classroom session as scheduled and then complete revision and assessment outside of the classroom through our online student portal.

We will visit the employer and trainee on site 3 time throughout the enrolment period to ensure skills that have been learn are being used. This also gives the employer an idea of what to start including in task lists at work for the trainee.

We also provide a check sheet after each visit that will allow you to ensure your trainee is using all the learnt skills in the work place.

For support or training enquiries call our friendly trainers on (08) 9207 1088