Certificate IV in Government (Financial Services)

Qualification Descriptor

This specialist qualification covers the competencies required of finance officers in the public sector. Electives should reflect the responsibilities of the individual and the job skills required for effective performance. Where a free choice of Electives is possible in the qualification packaging rules, Electives may also be drawn from other Training Packages to reflect the work context and career plans of the individual.


Packaging Rules

This qualification requires fifteen units of competency consisting of:

eight core units

seven elective units including:

a maximum of one unit from Group A

at least four units from Group B

two units from elsewhere within this Training Package, or any endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course. One unit may be selected from a Certificate III level

All other elective units must be selected from an equivalent qualification level or higher, unless otherwise stated

Units selected should not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification.

Core Units

add topic PSPETHC401A

Uphold and support the values and principles of public service

add topic PSPGOV402B

Deliver and monitor service to clients

add topic PSPGOV408A

Value diversity

add topic PSPGOV412A

Use advanced workplace communication strategies

add topic PSPGOV422A

Apply government processes

add topic PSPLEGN401A

Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector

add topic PSPPOL404A

Support policy implementation

add topic PSPFIN401A

Use public sector financial processes

Group A Elective Units

add topic PSPOHS301A

Contribute to workplace safety

add topic PSPOHS401B

Implement workplace safety procedures and programs (supervisory staff)

Group B Elective Units

add topic BSBFIA401A

Prepare financial reports

add topic BSBFIA402A

Report on financial activity

add topic BSBFIM502A

Manage payroll

add topic FNSACCT401A

Process business tax requirements

add topic FNSACCT403B

Prepare operational budgets

add topic FNSACCT405B

Prepare financial statements

add topic FNSACCT406B

Maintain asset and inventory records

add topic FNSICACC307A

Reconcile and monitor accounts receivable

add topic FNSICORG509A

Maintain integrity of financial systems


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

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