Course Overview

Course Code
Course price
Payment options
Upfront, payment plan
Funding available
Not applicable
Start date
Anytime – start today
Course duration
12 weeks
Support available
Online, Telephone
Study mode

Potential career outcomes

  • Accounts Payable/Receivable
  • Bookkeeper
  • Small Business Owner
  • Manager
  • Junior Accounts Officer
  • Clerk

Course description

Accounting is an important part of every company, big or small. Business are required to keep their books in line. Though many use software to complete this every day, some choose to complete this manually. This creates highly skilled workers, capable of operating independently and reliably from computerised systems.

This online course is ideal for anyone new to a role in accounts, who needs a basic understanding of bookkeeping, or business owners and financial professionals looking to refresh their manual skills. Access experienced trainers, quality course materials and work at a pace that suits your lifestyle. Enrol and start studying today.

Course Structure

Skills Learnt

Identify relevant information and establish a chart of accounts

Consult the business owner or manager to examine operations and establish chart of accounts and opening balances for assets, liabilities, equity, income, cost of sales and expenses. This includes making sure this chart is validated and authorised.

Analyse and verify source documents

Verify invoices and other source documents for accuracy and compliance with taxation requirements and investigate discrepancies between monies owed and monies paid, according to organisational policies and procedures.

Process receipts and payments

Ensure payments are made and money is received and banked. This includes ensuring receipts and payments are coded and recorded in a bookkeeping system on a cash basis, and cash register is balanced.

Set-up and maintain a petty cash system

Prepare an expenditure authorization record, ensuring expenditure is encoded, recorded, reconciled and reimbursed.

Process and reconcile credit cards

Process credit card transactions against invoices and other source documents and statements. This includes checking payments are processed in line with organisational policies and procedures.

Manage bank reconciliations and prepare and produce reports

Verify processed transactions against bank statements and ensure bank statements are reconciled to balance. This includes producing reports in line with business needs.


There are no formal education prerequisites for this course.

English requirements

In this online course, you will need to read comprehensive learner workbooks and textbooks, undertake a range of written assessments and independent research activities, and engage in online forums and discussions.

Entry requires the successful completion of Year 10 level English. If you have not achieved this, you can demonstrate this knowledge by:

  • Completion of a nationally-recognised training qualification at a Certificate III level or higher
  • 3 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication
  • completing our pre-course commencement Literacy, Language and Numeracy assessment.

Computer requirements

  • A modern up to date internet browser
  • Adobe Flash player plug in
  • Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
  • Broadband internet connection
  • 2GB of RAM
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive
  • Adobe Reader XI or equivalent
  • Printer and associated software
  • Scanner and associated software