Melbourne is fortunate in that it has some of the best accounting courses available in Australia. Its accounting course providers are esteemed throughout the country and an accounting qualification from RMIT, Swinburne or the University of Melbourne is highly sought after.
Let’s look at some of the accounting courses Melbourne’s finest have to offer.
- RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology): You’d be surprised how many technology training colleges offer accounting courses and Royal Melbourne is no different. RMIT offers an Accounting for Corporations Short Course.
- Carrick Institute of Education offers the nationally accredited Advanced Diploma of Accounting course from its Melbourne campus, which includes study units on the preparation of income tax returns, budget management and forecasting and the preparation of financial reports.
- Swinburne University of Technology’s (another technology learning institution, obviously) selection of accounting courses from its Melbourne campus include Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Practising Accounting, Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting, Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting, and short courses throughout the year on Carbon Accounting.
Many of these courses are available on a part-time or online basis, so you can get your feet wet at an accounting firm in Melbourne while you study. One of the jobs accounting students can successfully manage is assistant accountant. Assistant accounts generally work within a team of accountants, but while the others are compiling financial reports and management accounts for some of Melbourne’s top companies, accounting assistants are responsible for all the grunt work, such as budgeting, balancing ledgers and preparing tax returns. Accounting assistants are glorified bookkeepers with their eyes set firmly on higher level courses and top positions as admired tax auditors in Melbourne.
You can choose between several different study formats, such as online accounting courses, classroom-based courses and hybrid courses. You can also choose between full-time and part-time courses, so you’re out of luck if you’ve ever put off studying with excuses that involve lack of time. Ensure that the learning institution you choose offers nationally accredited accounting courses that are part of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). That way your accounting certificate, diploma or degree with be recognised no matter where you go in Australia (although why you would want to leave Melbourne is a mystery). (View our Bookkeeping Courses in Melbourne).
Some of Australia’s best accounting associations, many of which offer continuous training and development courses, are also based in Melbourne, including:
- The National Tax and Accountants Association which specifically helps accountants and tax professionals manage and solve tax problems.
- The Association of Accounting Technicians is based in Melbourne, and is open to anyone interested in an accounting career and which promotes continuous development and training.
We offer a range of accounting courses in Melbourne. Explore our accounting courses to find out more.