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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

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping FNS40222

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in the accounting and bookkeeping industry, including business activity statement (BAS) agents and contract bookkeepers; and of those employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organisations in a rang...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant +1
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Start Your Own Business with Xero

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

Get a head start on running your own business. Complete this course and you’ll be perfectly set up to launch your business. Combined with our excellent Certificate in Xero, you’ll learn the proven, practical skills to help you generate new clients, inc...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant +2

Accounting Technician Pathway for Bookkeepers

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

How to advance your Bookkeeping career in more ways than one. Want to advance your Bookkeeping career and earn more? Well, this is how you go about it: AAT Accounting Technician Pathway for Bookkeepers. Sharpen those bookkeeping skills needed to progre...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Bookkeeper +3

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

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

Certificate in MYOB Essentials Payroll

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

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

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant +2

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

Certificate III in Accounts Administration FNS30322

This qualification reflects the role of individuals with functions that could include financial data entry, processing accounts and payrolls, providing customer service in financial transactions, and producing financial reports. Individuals in these ro...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant +1
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Accounting Advanced Certificate

Once you qualify, your job prospects will soar. If you’re eager to enhance your accounting skills and pursue a career in accounting, finance or business, then this course is a must. It’s an advanced qualification that builds on the practical accounting...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant +6

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

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping FNS40222

Kick start your career in accounting, formalise your current skill set or start on a path towards university, by learning the principles of accounting and the practical skills to apply them to daily work, with MCI Institute’s FNS40222 Certificate...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accounts Assistant +4

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

Advanced Certificate in Payroll Management + Xero and MYOB

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

Gain an Advanced Certificate to match your experience, and become a Certified Payroll Practitioner! Gain the Payroll knowledge you need to stand out from the crowd with our accredited Advanced Certificate in Payroll. This advanced online course takes a...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant +2

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

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

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

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. If you want to learn the software quickly to help you get w...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant +3

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping (QLD Only) FNS40222

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 Queensland
Job Outcomes BAS agent +12

Xero Payroll Certificate

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

Discover your capability and make it pay! Get payroll certification online with a Certificate in Xero Payroll. Learn the ins and outs of cloud accounting, navigate the Xero Payroll dashboard and construct and use pay templates to save time and streamli...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant +2

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.

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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.