Kingston Institute Australia

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National Code: FNS40217; CRICOS code: 097440G

Description

This qualification reflects workers’ job roles in the accounting industry, including Business Activity Statements (BAS) Agents and contract bookkeepers, and of those employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organizations in a range of industries. It includes preparing and lodging business and instalment activity and providing advice or dealing with the Commissioner on behalf of a taxpayer concerning activity statements. Individuals in these roles apply theoretical and specialist knowledge and skills to work autonomously and exercise judgement in completing routine and non-routine activities.

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Entry Requirements

English language/literacy/numeracy requirements

International students applying either off-shore or on-shore will require:

  1. either a minimum IELTS test score of 5.5 or 65 score in TOEFL or equivalent; Results older than two years are not acceptable, or
  2. to provide evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States

Academic requirements

For entry into this qualification, international students should have completed Australian Year 12 or equivalent or Certificate III in Accounting or Account Administration.

In case of domestic students, Australian Year 11 or equivalent or Certificate III in Accounting or Account Administration would be required.

The entry requirement can be met by evidence of equivalent competency to either of the above through recognition of prior learning (RPL).

Age requirement

International students should generally be 18 years of age or above at the time of their course commencement at the Institute. Under 18 students should have acceptable arrangements for their accommodation, support, and general welfare for the student visa duration or until they turn 18 (whichever happens first) as per the ESOS Act and National Code.

In the case of domestic students, if the applicant has not completed Year 12 or Certificate IV or higher, the applicant must meet the requirement of the Institute’s language and numeracy test. The applicant should demonstrate through an enrolment interview, either in person or by phone, that they have the skills and ability to succeed in their chosen course.

Course structure

This course is delivered in 52 weeks in four terms, including 12 weeks of term breaks and holidays. Students will need to complete 13 units of competency (8 core units and 5 elective units) to attain the qualification.
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Career prospects

The primary pathway from this qualification is employment in junior-level accounting and bookkeeping job roles. A further learning pathway utilising qualifications such as FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting would support career progression.

Pathways to the qualification

  • Completion of Tertiary certificate in Certificate IV in any vocational courses or equivalent degrees.
  • Student’s experience in research and planning in any disciplines will be much value adding.

Pathways from the qualification

After completing this qualification, participants may seek relevant employment opportunities, or any training options. After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake Diploma level qualifications within FNS Financial Services Package, or other relevant Training Packages.

Delivery

This course is delivered through face-to-face/classroom and online learning. Delivery of this qualification will combine theory-based material and practical sessions and independent learning, involving small discussion groups, individual and team activities and practical projects.

Throughout the training program participants will be provided with training and resource materials that contain various worksheets, handouts, additional reading materials (where required) and the assessment tasks.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a nationally recognized FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping.

Assessments

Training is delivered in a blended mode including 14 hours face-to-face in the classroom (70%) and 6 hours online learning (30%) weekly with a total of 20 hours per week.

    Unit CodeUnit Name
    Core
    BSBFIA401Prepare financial reports
    FNSACC416Setup and operate computerised accounting system
    BSBITU422Use digital technologies to collaborate in the workplace
    FNSACC312Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
    FNSTPB402Establish and maintain payroll systems
    FNSACC311Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
    FNSACC408Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
    FNSTPB401Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
    Elective
    FNSINC401Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry
    FNSACC412Prepare operational budgets
    FNSACC414Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
    FNSACC413Make decisions in a legal context
    FNSACC313Perform financial calculations

    Career prospect and vocational outcome

    Employment opportunities greatly vary for graduates depending on their existing qualifications and experience. The course intends to develop participants’ competency to undertake management or operational roles within an organization for:

    • Implementing new business models that incorporate Blockchain technologies to create value, efficiencies and new opportunities.
    • Implementing disruptive business systems that enable the application of Blockchain technologies.
    • Developing and overseeing Blockchain teams.

    Graduates can work as a manager, researcher, a consultant with the challenging responsibility of integrating and implementing blockchain technologies in the existing or new organizations

    Graduates can work as a Trainer and Assessor in RTOs in Australia for the Diploma of Applied Blockchain course with an additional Vocational Education Teaching qualification such as the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or equivalent.

    Preferred Pathways to the qualification

    • Completion of Tertiary certificate in Certificate IV in any vocational courses or equivalent degrees.
    • Student’s experience in research and planning in any disciplines will be much value adding.

    Preferred Pathways from the qualification

    After completing the qualification, participants may seek relevant employment opportunities or any training options as:

    Undertake 10747NAT Advanced Diploma of Blockchain or equivalent training course.

    Graduate with a Tertiary level degree completes the Diploma of Applied Blockchain finds a wide range of employment in the area of applying Blockchain technologies as:

    • Consultancy in the area of business modelling and value creation incorporating Blockchain technologies.
    • Consultancy in the area using Blockchain technologies.
    • Consultancy in the area of transitioning organizational systems to Blockchain technologies.

    Delivery

    Due to the COVID-19 situation, the course is a blended mode of face-to-face and online participation. Students appear in face-to-face tuition of a minimum of 15 hours within an institution-based environment and online learning of 5 hours per week from the Institute, home or other locations.

    Assessments

    Blockchain is an emerging technology, and learners will likely either be working in a real “Start-Up” or forming a “Start-Up” organization or project. In both cases, many activities will be in the planning phase as opposed to being operational. Where this is the case, work environments must be ‘simulated’ for assessment. Each unit of competency involves assessment tasks conducted in a range of contexts, for example:

    • Written question and answers: short answer questions, matching/multiple choices questions
    • Practical skills tasks: Research analysis of real-life case studies, portfolios and reports
    • Projects: Planning, modelling and specifying Portfolio (e.g., collection of plans, models, specifications, research findings and reports
    • Roles plays, group work and presentations and third parties’ reports (optional)

    Course fee

    Total course fee: A$10,000 (A$2,500 per term)

    Please note that course fees may change during a student’s enrolment. At least 30 days’ notice will be provided to all students when course fees have changed.

    Note: It is a requirement that an international student must have a valid health insurance cover for the duration of their visa.

    ESOS framework

    The ESOS Act 2000 and the National Code of Practice 2007 for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students (The National Code 2007) protect overseas students and uphold high quality standards of education within Australian Education Institutions. For further information about the ESOS Act and the National Code please refer to: https://internationaleducation.gov.au/Regulatory-Information/Pages/Regulatoryinformation.aspx

    How to Apply

    Hamro Institute of Business Technology (HIBT), trading as Kingston Institute Australia, is a registered training organisation (RTO) for delivering vocational education and training (VET) courses for domestic students in all states and territories in Australia.

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