There are several paths to a successful career in accounting and all of them involve some form of higher education. Accounting courses vary from TAFE certificates and diplomas to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Now Learning promotes a variety of classroom-based and online accounting courses in Australia, including TAFE accounting certificates in bookkeeping and accounting, advanced diplomas in taxation law, postgraduate degrees, and training in accounting software packages.
Why study an accounting course?
If accounting is a field that interests you, you can start with some basic TAFE accounting courses and gradually work your way towards a specialisation, such as fund accounting, financial accounting or management accounting. If you want to fulfil your potential and earn a high-paying salary you’ll need at least an undergraduate degree in accounting, although your career prospects improve dramatically with a postgraduate qualification, even if it’s just a postgrad certificate or diploma. You can earn your postgrad qualification through online accounting courses, so that you don’t have to give up your job. On-the-job accounting training will also prove invaluable as you work your way through the complicated postgrad accounting material.
Don’t forget that TAFE accounting courses also ensure that you get the practical experience and training you need to make the transition between the academic world and the working world as easy as possible. There are many TAFE institutes, colleges and universities that offer nationally accredited accounting courses and degrees. You can find out more about them in our resources section, which has several articles related to accounting study opportunities in all of the territories in Australia, and which also looks at some of the lucrative careers within the industry.
Accountants are in demand no matter where they go. Now Learning lists a wide range of accounting courses offered by leading Australian tertiary education institutions. Simply click on the accounting course of your choice to find out more.