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Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping FNS40217

This nationally recognised qualification will provide you with financial skills, knowledge and confidence in accounts and bookkeeping management for the modern world. The course includes setting up and managing accounting statements and cloud computing...

Study Method Online, Virtual
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Assistant Financial Broker +7
Swinburne Open Education -  Course

Certificate in Accounts Payable and Receivable

Gain practical skills in accounts payable and receivable. Learn the quick and easy way to manage accounts payable and receivable. This is a great course designed for those working in or seeking an accounts payable or receivable position. You’ll cover t...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant
The Career Academy -  Course
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Diploma of Accounting (VIC & ACT Only) FNS50217

Accounting is much more than simply crunching numbers. It involves interpreting financial information to allow informed decisions about small, medium and large businesses.  You will become a financial ‘mechanic’ able to diagnose financial issues within...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Registered Tax Agent +10
Monarch Institute -  Course
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Business Bookkeeping Certificate

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Become confident with bookkeeping in just ten weeks! Learn to balance the books with this online course. You’ll be able to prepare GST returns and keep business accounts. Learn to analyse and interpret a profit and loss statement and balance sheet. Thi...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Bookkeeper +3
The Career Academy -  Course
in partnership with
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Xero Accounting Certificate

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Quickly learn Xero software at the beginner level. Learn the quick and easy way to manage business accounts using Xero. This is a great course designed for business owners or managers, accounts people or anyone managing business accounts, or for those...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant +2
The Career Academy -  Course
in partnership with
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Certificate in Accounting

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

This is a course that ticks all the boxes. The Career Academy Certificate in Accounting will provide you with all the necessary skills to work in an accounting environment. There’s no prior experience needed to do the course. And once you finish, you’l...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant +1
The Career Academy -  Course
in partnership with
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Advanced Certificate in Payroll Management

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

This is one course that will really pay off. Looking to be the next stand out candidate in the numbers game? Well, here’s your opportunity. The Career Academy Advanced Certificate in Payroll will enable you to gain an intermediate level of knowledge an...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant
The Career Academy -  Course
in partnership with
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Advanced Xero Package

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Gain an advanced workforce-ready skillset in Xero. It’s one of the most highly awarded courses that you could take. The Advanced Xero Package for accountancy, bookkeeping and administration roles is loaded with specially-rated achievements. These inclu...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant +2
The Career Academy -  Course
in partnership with
New

Advanced Xero and MYOB Pathway

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Gain an advanced workforce-ready skillset in Xero & MYOB software. With 8 certificates, your career is really flying. It’s one of the most highly awarded packages that you could take. The Advanced Xero and MYOB Package for accountancy, bookkeeping...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Bookkeeper +5
The Career Academy -  Course
in partnership with
New

Advanced Xero and MYOB Package

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

With 8 certificates, your career is flying. It’s one of the most highly awarded packages that you could take. The Advanced Xero and MYOB Package for accountancy, bookkeeping and administration roles are loaded with specially rated achievements. These i...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant +3
The Career Academy -  Course
New

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping (VIC, ACT & QLD Only)) FNS40217

Monarch Institute is one of very few registered training organisations (RTOs) to offer the TPB (Tax Practitioners Board) approved courses required to become a registered BAS agent or a registered tax agent. We’re also included in a very select few accr...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes BAS agent +12
Monarch Institute -  Course
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Certificate in Reckon One

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Learn the quick and easy way to manage business accounts using Reckon One. This is a great course designed for business owners or managers, accounts people or anyone managing business accounts, or those looking to further their knowledge in Reckon One...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant
The Career Academy -  Course
New

Advanced Excel & Advanced Xero Package

Get two industry-recognised qualifications and become a Xero & Excel expert! This package combines the Advanced Xero Package and the Advanced Excel Package. It will give you a comprehensive and workforce ready understanding of both Excel and Xero,...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant +2
The Career Academy -  Course
in partnership with
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Introduction to Bookkeeping

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

On balance, this Bookkeeping course is the perfect introduction. Bookkeeping is all about balancing the companies books. Sorting out the checks and balances; making sure that everything is on an even keel. With this Career Academy online course, you’ll...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant +1
The Career Academy -  Course
New

Xero Payroll Certificate

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Eliminate all payroll stress and worry. Managing your payroll and PAYG returns can be a real worry sometimes. Well, with Xero Payroll from The Career Academy, it can all simply disappear. Once you become your own payroll administrator, it will enable y...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant +2
The Career Academy -  Course
in partnership with
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Accounts Administration & Payroll Certificate Plus Xero & MYOB

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Take the right path to fast track your career. You’re well on the road to success once you have this course under your belt. You’ll become a professional accounts administrator where you’ll learn how to balance the books, prepare BAS returns and busine...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant +3
The Career Academy -  Course
in partnership with
New

Diploma of Payroll Services (VIC, ACT & QLD Only) FNS50417

The Diploma of Payroll Services (FNS50417) is a brand new diploma-level qual under the government’s Financial Services Training Package. It’s the ultimate qualification for current (and future) payroll professionals who are serious about their careers....

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Human Resources (HR) officer +7
Monarch Institute -  Course
New

MYOB Advanced Certificate

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Gain an advanced workforce-ready skillset in MYOB. It’s one of the most highly awarded MYOB courses that you could take. The Advanced Certificate in MYOB for accountancy, bookkeeping and administration roles is loaded with specially rated achievements....

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant +2
The Career Academy -  Course
in partnership with
New

Certificate in Payroll Administration – MYOB Stream​

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Administering a company’s payroll is a critical and demanding function. Our Practical Payroll course will give you an understanding of Payroll and self-assessment. This course clearly explains the essential components of all pay office functions and pr...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant +2
The Career Academy -  Course
New

Xero & MYOB Package

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Upskill & gain workforce ready skill sets in Xero and MYOB software. The Basic Xero and MYOB Package for accountancy, bookkeeping and administration roles comprise the Certificate in Xero and the Certificate in MYOB AccountRight. If you want to lea...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant +3
The Career Academy -  Course
in partnership with
New

Accounting Courses

Money makes the world go round, so it stands to reason that well-organised and accurate financial services are imperative to every individual, business and organisation. Accounting skills are diverse and highly sought after in every facet of financial services.

So, whether you’re looking to get into the workforce, move up in your company, change career paths or start your own business as a ‘numbers expert’, completing an accounting course with an RTO is the right first step.

There are many different levels of Accounting courses to choose from, including:

  • Certificate I
  • Certificate II
  • Certificate III
  • Certificate IV
  • Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma

What do accountants do?

Accountants are generally responsible for the preparation and maintenance of financial documents and records. They ensure all financial transactions are accounted for and prepare financial reports to better inform executives prior to important business decisions. 

Some of the most common responsibilities of accountants may include: 

  • Bookkeeping
  • Book auditing
  • Ensuring legal compliance
  • Drafting and reporting business activity statements
  • Handling of tax documents, BAS statements and more 

Every business in the world relies on accounting in some way. Whether that means having a specialist in-house or contracting someone on an ad hoc basis, there is always a requirement for this valuable skill set.

What are the career outcomes for an accounting course?

A career in accounting could see you managing the books in a small business or working in the finance department of a large multinational company.

Here are some potential job titles:

What is the job outlook for accounting professionals?

The Australian accounting industry is continuing to grow, with employment opportunities expected to increase by 9.7% by 2024. Although most people who work in accounting choose to work full-time (80%), part-time opportunities are also available. 

Due to there being so many different roles and specialisations within accounting, an average salary is difficult to define. According to Job Outlook, a qualified accountant makes an average of  $86,320. Someone who works in a more senior role, however, like a finance manager, can make up to $119,000.

What are the types of accounting courses?

There is a huge range of accounting courses available. These courses are offered Australia-wide, with the majority being offered in major cities like Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. From beginner’s short courses to TAFE-level Certificate IVs and Diplomas, all the way up to a Bachelor of Accounting or Bachelor of Business, there is an accounting course for every level. Those who wish to complete further study may continue to complete a graduate diploma or graduate certificate

Your choice in course should depend on your learning goals. For those looking to enter professional accounting for the first time, or formalise pre-existing skills, a Certificate or Diploma level qualification is recommended.

Short courses

If you’re wanting to dip your toes into the world of accounting a short course might be for you. Short courses vary in length but are generally only a few weeks in length. They can help you to gain a basic understanding of the industry or hone your skills in a particular area depending on the course. These courses have no entry requirements

Certificate III

A Certificate III qualification will generally be in the area of accounts administration. This is an entry-level course designed as an introduction to the financial services industry. It is a TAFE-level, nationally recognised qualification. Graduates of this course may be employed in roles such as accounts payable, payroll clerk, assistant accountant, customer service, accounts receivable and others. Generally there are minimal prerequisites so applicants without experience in the field may apply.

Certificate IV

A Certificate IV in Accounting gives a more comprehensive look into the basics of accounting. Students will learn fundamentals such as preparing financial statements, maintaining accounting systems (such as MYOB, XERO and others), reporting on business performance, completing BAS statements, preparing budgets and understanding accounts receivable and payable functions. This level of qualification will see graduates placed into roles such as accounts clerk, payroll clerk, BAS agent, accounts payable/receivable or other similar positions.

Diploma

Whilst still a TAFE level qualification, the Diploma of Accounting is slightly more in depth and tends to be longer in duration. Where certificates will typically be less than one year in length, a diploma can take 1-2 years to complete. Graduates have specialised knowledge and skills in the field such as preparing tax returns, reporting on business performance and preparing financial statements. Upon completion, students will be applying for slightly more senior positions such as tax agents, accounts office manager or senior financial clerk.

Is an accounting course right for you?

If you’re good with numbers and you’re good with people, you should invest in your future career and study accounting. Most accounting courses are now delivered online. Online study options provide the opportunity for self-paced learning and flexibility, ensuring study eligibility is achieved for anyone and everyone. So long as you have a basic understanding of information technology and a good internet connection – you’re good to start learning!

If you’re ready to start crunching those numbers and jumpstart your accounting career, enquire about one of our qualifications today.

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