What is an accounting course?
There is a range of accounting courses or financial services courses you can do to get started in a career in accounting. Just some of those courses are:
- Diploma of Accounting
- Bachelor of Business
- Bachelor of Accounting
- Certificate IV in Bookkeeping
- Accounting Certificate
During an accounting course you’ll cover several areas of interest and study, possibly including:
- How to apply for an account for clients with an ABN
- How tax agents and BAS agents operate
- How CPA Australia impacts your work
- The Australian accounting system
- How to use accounting software such as Xero and MYOB
- What the different roles are within a finance team, such as accounts receivable officers and chartered accountants
- How to write financial reports and other official documents
- How management accounting differs from standard accounting
- How the accounting department interacts and works with other departments, including human resources and operations.
An accounting course will give you a start in the industry, whether you want to be an assistant accountant for a huge corporation or need to know the basics to start your own business.
How to study:
Different Registered Training Organisations offer different courses, including short courses, summer school intensives and online courses.
Many RTO‘s offer both part-time and full-time study options so that you can study at a speed that suits you and your lifestyle. Equally, many online courses are open to any permanent resident of Australia, so if you want to study a course offered in Melbourne, but live in Sydney, you may be able to complete online study instead of face-to-face learning.
Some schools also have a recognition of prior learning option, so if you’ve previously worked in or studied a relevant area, such as working as a bookkeeper, you may not be required to meet the same entry requirements as someone who doesn’t have that same experience.
This may be different for international students, who should enquire with CRICOS for more information about RPL, English language requirements, and IELTS. New Zealand residents should also make sure they’re eligible for further of higher education before applying for a course.
For more course details, including victorian specialisation options, study choices for domestic students, tuition fees, and specific accounting information, enquire about a specific course listed above!