Certificate IV in Government (Financial Services)

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.


15 units of competency are required for this qualification:

8 core units

7 elective units including:

a maximum of 1 unit from Group A

at least 4 units from Group B

2 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

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

**All other elective units must be selected from an equivalent qualification level or higher.

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

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Contribute to workplace safety

add topic PSPOHS401B

Implement workplace safety procedures and programs

Group B Elective Units

add topic BSBFIA401A

Prepare financial reports

add topic BSBFIA402A

Report on financial activity

add topic BSBFIM502A

Manage payroll

add topic FNSACC401A

Process business tax requirements

add topic FNSACC402A

Prepare operational budgets

add topic FNSACC404A

Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities

add topic FNSACC405A

Maintain inventory records

add topic FNSACC302A

Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers

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Establish and maintain accounting information systems

add topic FNSCRD302A

Monitor and control accounts receivable

add topic FNSACC407A

Product job costing information

add topic FNSFMK401A

Reconcile financial transactions


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

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