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Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping FNS40217

The FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping is ideal for those individuals undertaking or seeking roles in the accounting sector, including bookkeepers, accounts clerks and BAS Agents. Delivered via online study, this new qualification in...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accounts Clerk +9
Mentor Education -  Course

Advanced Xero Package

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

Get an Advanced Certificate in Xero and become a Xero expert! This online Advanced Certificate takes approximately 40 hours to complete and combines four qualifications into one. It will enhance your Xero skills, enabling you to pursue a career in acco...

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

Diploma of Accounting (Management Accounting) FNS50217

This course is ideal for candidates currently working in bookkeeping and accounting roles, seeking a formal qualification to enhance and confirm their existing knowledge and skills. Focusing on management accounting and reporting, this intermediate acc...

Study Method Online, Virtual
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant
Mentor Education -  Course

Diploma of Accounting FNS50217

This qualification reflects professional accounting job roles in financial services and other industries, including tax agents, accounts payable and accounts receivable officers, payroll service providers, and employees performing a range of accounting...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accountant +1
MCI Institute -  Course

Diploma of Accounting FNS50215

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 +7
Monarch Institute -  Course

Advanced Diploma of Accounting FNS60217

Mentor Education’s nationally recognised Advanced Diploma of Accounting (FNS60217) qualification delivers individuals specialist accounting and business knowledge covering governance, statistical analysis, legal principles and financial reporting...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Tax Accountant +7
Mentor Education -  Course

Certificate IV Financial Services FNS41815

With an FNS41815 Certificate IV in Financial Services from MCI Institute you will hold a nationally recognised qualification that is highly relevant to a wide range of industries and valued by your potential employers. We are business course specialist...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Assistant Financial Broker +6
MCI Institute -  Course

MYOB Advanced Certificate

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

Gain a recognised certificate in MYOB and become an expert! There are three accredited courses which make up the this accredited online Advanced Certificate: Certificate in MYOB AccountRight, Certificate in MYOB Essentials and official MYOB Certificati...

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

Diploma of Payroll Services 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

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping 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

Accounts Administration & Payroll Course Plus Xero & MYOB

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

Become a Certified Accounts Administrator and boost your career! Up your practical knowledge and stand out from the crowd with our intermediate online course. You’ll gain skills in accounting, GST, Xero, payroll, Microsoft Excel and much more....

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

Xero & MYOB Package

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

Can’t decide between Xero and MYOB? Learn both and save! Buy this package to enrol in our Certificate in Xero Accounting and the Certificate in MYOB AccountRight. Learning online allows you to work through the courses at your own pace and in your own t...

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

Xero Payroll Certificate

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

Learn to use the Xero Payroll module with our accredited online course. You’ll learn to connect your payroll to your accounting system, saving time and stress managing your payroll and PAYG returns....

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

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping FNS40217

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 FNS40217 Certificate...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accounts Assistant +5
MCI Institute -  Course

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.

Get 6 certificates and become a Xero & MYOB expert! This course combines the Advanced Xero Package and the Advanced Certificate in MYOB in order to give you a comprehensive and workforce ready understanding of both MYOB and Xero. You will gain the...

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

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping FNS40217

Are you looking for a career as an accountant or bookkeeper and interested in helping businesses manage their numbers? Then this is the course to take you there. You will learn about BAS statements, operational reporting, and preparing budgets, classif...

Study Method In-class
Location Melbourne Victoria
Job Outcomes Bookkeeper +2
The Gordon Institute of TAFE -  Course

Certificate III in Accounts Administration (VIC Only) FNS30317

This accounts administration course will give you the skills in financial data entry, processing accounts/ payrolls, providing customer service, and producing financial reports. Accounts Clerks, Administration Assistants and Data entry personal use the...

Study Method In-class
Location Geelong Victoria
Job Outcomes Accounts Clerk +2
The Gordon Institute of TAFE -  Course

Diploma of Accounting (VIC ONLY) FNS50217

This course will extend your theoretical and practical skills for an advanced career in accounting and finance. You will learn about budgeting and forecasting, preparation of financial reports, internal control, income tax returns and legislative compl...

Study Method In-class
Location Geelong Victoria
Job Outcomes Office administrator +3
The Gordon Institute of TAFE -  Course
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What is Accounting?

Accounting is the art of collecting, organising, and summarising financial data. It also involves analysing what those numbers mean, safely storing relevant paperwork, and filing legally-binding documents for taxation purposes. The average day of an accountant is usually spent working business hours in a traditional office setting and can include meeting with clients, offering advice, and preparing financial statements, through to liaising with banks and credit institutions. Accountants can manage the accounts of clients, as well as those of small and large organisations alike, and it’s for this reason that their skills are so valued, and always required.

Accounting in Australia

There are currently 200,000 workers throughout Australia in the public and private sectors; most of whom are in New South Wales (38%), Victoria (26.3%) and Queensland (15%). The average working week is 40.3 hours long and typically involve usual 9-5 pm days, with weekend and night work rarely seen. In terms of salary, the rate of pay varies according to the level of training and experience, with the average salary for accountants across Australia right now being approximately $89,646. Accountants are also among the most educated professionals in the country, with 91.8% having completed at least a diploma accounting course.

Accounting Courses

Few professions require such a specific range of skills and knowledge more than accounting, so to get far in this industry, quality training is a must. Normally, accounting jobs require a bachelor degree, though other areas such as bookkeeping or statement agents tend to have a diploma level qualification.

Regardless of whether you get trained up in your local area or invest in accounting courses online, you can count on getting the skills, knowledge and confidence you need through one of the quality accounting courses on offer.

Certificates

Certificate courses provide a fast and easy way to get trained up in the basics, which makes them perfect for small business owners to those looking to pursue a professional career in accounting. These popular courses cover everything from payroll and taxation to the art of budgeting and some even meet eligibility requirements to register as a Business Activity Statement (BAS) Agent.

Certificates are also available in highly specialised areas of learning, such as the wildly popular online accounting courses in MYOB software. Online accounting software is very common nowadays, and these computer skills are vital in curating the expertise needed in this industry. A certificate in Accounting can take up to two years to complete but is perfect in leading to higher training such as a diploma or bachelor degree in accounting. Some certificates such as the Certificate IV in Accounting can lead to being recognised by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB).

Diploma

Whether you perform accounting duties in your current job and want to boost your skills, or are new to the industry and looking to advance beyond entry-level roles, studying an Advanced Diploma of Accounting is worthwhile. Here you’ll learn how to report on business performance, prepare budgets, and create professional financial statements and maintain complex accounting systems. Best of all, a diploma will get you up to speed on the latest industry tools and technologies, including cloud-based platforms.

Diplomas can take up to two years to complete and are perfect for those who have the existing experience they want to build on, as well as those entering the industry who are keen to get an in-depth understanding of what the industry has to offer. Many diplomas are available to study accounting online, which allows you to use self- paced learning to balance your studies with your existing commitments.  Diploma qualifications in accounting are highly sought after, as they are recognised for their ability to provide the specialised skills and training needed to undergo the challenging and meticulous work undertaken by professionals in this field.

Bachelor Degree

Those interested in a long-term career as a professional accountant should consider a bachelor degree, a need to register as a chartered accountant or a certified practising accountant in Australia. A Bachelor of Accounting can take up to four years full-time to complete and covers all aspects of providing quality financial services, from budgeting, taxation, auditing, and reporting to corporate accounting practices. Another method often used to get this qualification level in accounting is the Bachelor of Business (Accounting).

This process of choosing to major in accounting ensures that you have the business skills, as well as the specialised expertise in accounting practices to make you stand out and be seen as a vital member of any organisation. Bachelor accounting degrees are also needed to further your skills in qualifications such as a Master of Accounting, which is a highly- regarded degree in terms of the professional skills that it allows students to develop. A Bachelor of Accounting is also excellent for those who have existing qualifications or experience, as many providers enable recognition of prior learning to fast track your degree, and allow you to complete it in less time.

Career Prospects in Accounting

For as long as our society continues to operate on a monetary system there will always be a need for accountants; in fact, this vital industry is sure to grow by as much as 16% over the next 4-5 years. According to Job Outlook, there is a projected growth of 84,000 job openings over the next few years.

Is a Career in Accounting Right for You?

To enjoy a successful career in the accounting profession, you need to be extremely organised, comfortable working with numbers and have a knack for explaining complex data in very simple terms. The following skills will certainly come in handy as well

Clear communication
High-level discretion
Creative problem solving
Attention to detail
Calm under pressure
Are you ready to take your money management skills to the next level this year? If so, you’ve come to the right place, because whether you are looking for in-class training or an online accounting course, you’ll find plenty of great options here at tafecourses.com.au.

Find the one that ticks all your most important boxes, sign up, and get started today?