Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

Further Education for Bookkeepers

Under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) there are Vocational Education and Training (VET) opportunities available for Bookkeepers wishing to further qualify themselves.  This opportunities and their entry requirements under the current training packages are illustrated below:

The Diploma in Accounting provides you with a practical understanding of the accounting discipline and builds upon the foundation skills and knowledge acquired during your Certificate IV studies.  Additional skills learned include:

  • Budgeting principles and practice
  • Introductory Income Tax principles
  • Preparation of financial statements
  • Preparation and interpretation of management reports

The Advanced Diploma of Accounting equips bookkeepers ready to move into senior bookkeeping service offerings and other senior finance roles in employment.

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BAS & Payroll Course

Online OR Classroom, Multi-locations

Monarch Institute's "BAS & Payroll Course" has been designed to meet the GST/BAS taxation principles educational requirements of the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) and is necessary for individuals who aspire to become a registered BAS Agent.

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Content:

  • FNSBKG404 - Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks
  • FNSBKG405 - Establish and maintain a payroll system

Monarch Institute's "BAS & Payroll Course" comprises two nationally accredited units of competency.

Monarch Institute is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), and as such these units together meet the educational requirements of the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) as an approved course in basic GST/BAS taxation principles necessary for BAS Agent Registration.

This course is ideal for professionals and others working in the industry who only require completion of these 2 essential units to meet the TPB education prerequisites for registration as a BAS Agent. Check your education requirements with the TPB to determine your individual needs.

Call Monarch Institute today on 1300 738 955 to speak to a course consultant, or simply click Register below for more information and to enrol.

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Certificate IV in Accounting

Distance or Classroom, VIC

Chisholm Institute: Achieve a double qualification. Have your Certificate IV in Bookkeeping recognised and with a little further study you can also obtain your Certificate IV in Accounting. Increase your opportunities in an Accounting Career.

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The Certificate IV in Accounting FNS40615 will provide you with practical skills in areas such as manual and computerised accounts receivable ; accounts payable and general ledger; tax and payroll; the preparation of BAS and the preparation of financial statements for not-for-profit organisations and partnerships. If you hold a Chisholm Certificate IV in Bookkeeping you will only need a 2 further units to obtain this Accounting qualification. Certificate IV in Bookkeeping from other training providers can also be recognised towards this qualification.

Content:

Core Units

  • BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
  • BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
  • FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • FNSACC302 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • FNSACC402 Prepare operational budgets
  • FNSACC404 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
  • FNSACC406 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
  • FNSBKG404 Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks
  • FNSBKG405 Establish and maintain a payroll system
  • FNSINC401 Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry

Elective Units

  • BSBITU304 Produce Spreadsheets
  • BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
  • BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships

Cost: Contact Chisholm as you may be eligible for funding or concessions.

Visit Webpage for Information regarding course intakes and timetables.

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Certificate IV in Accounting

Online/Distance Learning

Develop foundation skills before you start your Diploma Accounting, or combine with the Cert IV Bookkeeping for a double certification. Expand your accounting career options with the FNS40615 Certificate IV Accounting.

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Inspire's FNS40615 Certificate IV Accounting course is a nationally recognised qualification ideal to help you start a career in the financial services industry in roles such as an Accounts Receivable or Payable Clerk, Payroll Clerk, Clerical Assistant and other general accounting roles. You can combine your Cert IV Accounting with your FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping Course from Inspire to get a double certification for just 4 extra units of study.

Duration: Up to 12 months self-paced online learning

Core Units:

  • BSBFIA401 - Prepare Financial Reports
  • BSBITU306 - Design and produce business documents
  • FNSACC301 - Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • FNSACC302 - Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • FNSACC402 - Prepare operational budgets
  • FNSACC404 - Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
  • FNSACC406 - Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
  • FNSBKG404 - Carry out Business Activity and Installment Activity Statement tasks
  • FNSBKG405 - Establish and maintain a payroll system
  • FNSINC401 - Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry

Electives:

  • BSBWHS201 - Contribute to health and safety of self and others
  • FNSACC303 - Perform financial calculations
  • BSBITU402 - Develop and use complex spreadsheets

You may be eligible to receive credit for one or more course units and fast track your training if you have previously gained a Certificate or Diploma qualification.

Click Register below, or call 1800 506 509 to find out more.

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Certificate IV in Accounting

Online or Classroom, VIC

This IIT course is taught by high quality instructors, who are able to give you the benefit of years of experience. Covers an Introduction to the Accounting Profession, Financial Accounting & Financial Analysis, as well as the Accrual System of Accounting, Payroll, Small business & GST Issues.

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This course meets the requirements of the TPB and can provide a pathway into the Diploma of Accounting and Advanced Diploma of Accounting.


Content:

  • Introduction to the Accounting Profession
  • Accounting, Business and Financial Terminology & Accounting Systems
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting & Financial Analysis
  • Accrual System of Accounting
  • Payroll, Small Business & GST Issues

Cost: $1299 Online education

Call for details regarding Classroom Training & Prices

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Diploma of Accounting

Multi-Locations

The Diploma of Accounting FNS50215 is designed for anyone taking the first step to transition from being a BAS Agent to a Tax Agent.

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Ideal for anyone beginning a career in accounting, or who is currently working in the industry and who wishes to increase their current skill set.

Units of Competency

  • FNSACC501 Provide financial and business performance information
  • FNSACC502 Prepare legally compliant tax returns for individuals
  • FNSACC503 Manage budgets and forecasts
  • FNSACC504 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
  • FNSACC506 Implement and maintain internal control procedures
  • FNSACC507 Provide management accounting informaiton

Elective Units
5 recommended elective units

  • FNSACC301 Process financial transaction and extract interim reports
  • FNSBKG404 Carry out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks
  • FNSBKG405 Establish and maintain a payroll system
  • BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
  • BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets

If you have studied Cert IV in Bookkeeping or Accounting then you will not be required to complete these electives. Credit transfer for other Accounting Units may be available.

Upskill Opportunities:Free online courses included with your Diploma of Accounting Course enrolment

  • Certificate in MYOB Bookkeeping Course Online Learning
  • Microsoft Excel Introductory Online Learning
  • Microsoft Excel Advanced Online Learning
  • Payroll Administration in Australia Online Learning

Classroom, Perth:

  • 29th January, 1 day a week 9:00am - 4:00pm for 24 weeks
    Cost: $3,490

Online, Self-paced:

  • Start at any time
    Cost: $2,135 Core Units Only, $775 Elective Units or $2,890 for both Core and Elective Units

Payment Plans are available

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Diploma of Accounting

Distance or Classroom, VIC

Chisholm Institute: Build on your existing accounting and bookkeeping skills and maximize your employment opportunities by studying a Diploma of Accounting FNS50215 with Chisholm.

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When studying this course you will develop advanced skills in areas such as income tax, management accounting, budgeting and forecasting, performance analysis, financial reporting and leadership. Once complete, this qualification will provide a guaranteed pathway into Chisholm’s Bachelor of Accounting (La Trobe Partnership). And you’ll be able to gain credit for your studies, which means you’ll complete your degree sooner.

Content

Prerequisite unit requirements (may already have been awarded in other Qualifications)

  • BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
  • FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

Core Units

  •  FNSACC501 Provide financial and business performance information

  • FNSACC502 Prepare tax documentation for individuals

  • FNSACC503 Manage budgets and forecasts

  • FNSACC504 Prepare financial reports for corporate entitiesF

  • NSACC506 Implement and maintain internal control procedures

  • FNSACC507 Provide management accounting information

Elective Units

  • BSBMGT605 Provide leadership across the organisation
  • FNSFLT502 Facilitate customer awareness Australian financial systems and markets
  • FNSACC505 Establish and maintain accounting information systems
  • FNSTPB503 Apply Legal Principles in consumer and contract law

Cost: Contact Chisholm as you may be eligible for funding or concessions.

Visit Webpage for Information regarding course intakes and timetables.

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Diploma of Accounting

Online/Distance

Massively expand your accounting career options and start on your Tax Agent registration when you develop critical new accounting skills in Inspire’s FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting course.

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Inspire's FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting is the perfect first step towards gaining your Tax Agent Registration, and an ideal qualification to seek out promotion, or a new job as a Finance Sector Supervisor, Executive Officer in Accounting, Supervisor of Accounts Department or other more senior accounting roles.
Duration: Up to 12 months self-paced online learning.

Core Units:

  • FNSACC501 - Provide financial and business performance information
  • FNSACC502 - Prepare tax documentation for individuals
  • FNSACC503 - Manage budgets and forecasts
  • FNSACC504 - Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
  • FNSACC506 - Implement and maintain internal control procedures
  • FNSACC507 - Provide management accounting information

Electives:

  • FNSACC405 - Maintain inventory records
  • BSBITU402 - Develop and use complex spreadsheets
  • FNSBKG405 - Establish and maintain a payroll system
  • BSBFIA401 - Prepare financial reports
  • FNSACC301 - Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

You may be eligible to receive credit for one or more course units and fast track your training if you have previously gained a Certificate or Diploma qualification.

Click Register below, or call 1800 506 509 to find out more.

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Diploma of Accounting

Online/Distance

IIT's Diploma of Accounting will teach you aspects of commercial accounting and tax implications, as well as financial accounting and recording systems, corporate governance and control systems.

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Content:

  • FNSACC501 - Provide Financial and Business Performance Information
  • FNSACC502 - Prepare Legally Compliant Tax Returns for Individuals
  • FNSACC503 - Manage Budgets and Forecasts
  • FNSACC504 - Prepare Financial Reports for Corporate Entities
  • FNSACC506 - Implement and Maintain Internal Control Procedures
  • FNSACC507 - Provide Management Accounting Information
  • FNSACC607 - Evaluate Business Performance
  • FNSORG505 - Prepare Financial Reports to Meet Statutory Requirements
  • FNSORG506 - Prepare Financial Forecasts and Projections
  • BSBFIA401 - Prepare Financial Reports
  • FNSACC301 - Process Financial Transactions and Extract Interim Reports

Cost: $1399

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Diploma of Accounting

Multi-locations

Monarch’s FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting covers critical skills including financial reporting, budgeting, management accounting, financial performance, internal controls and taxation.

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This course has been developed by industry experts to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to develop a successful career or up-skill within the exciting bookkeeping and accounting professions.
 
Monarch Institute has specially structured its FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting qualification to advance your bookkeeping and tax specialisation. To take you a significant step closer to becoming a registered Tax Agent, Monarch's Diploma of Accounting incorporates the mandatory taxation units specified by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB). Monarch Institute is listed by the TPB as a provider of Board approved courses in Australian taxation law.
 
As an optional extension to our Diploma, learners can also undertake Monarch's 'Tax Agent Certification' module covering the necessary commercial law units required to meet the TPB educational requirements for registered Tax Agents. Monarch Institute is also listed by the TPB as a provider of Board approved courses in commercial law.
 
Call Monarch Institute today on 1300 738 955 and speak to one of our friendly course consultants, or simply click register for Diploma of Accounting course page and prices.
 
Cost: Click register for the latest prices
 
Location:
  • Online
  • Melbourne
  • Sydney
  • Brisbane
  • Perth
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Advanced Diploma of Accounting

Multi-Locations

The Advanced Diploma of Accounting is designed for anyone who wishes to advance their career to tax agent status or a career in Commercial Accounting.

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This course can also be undertaken by students who want a pathway to University.
Tax Agent Specialisation or Commercial Accounting SpecialisationApplied Education offer 2 pathways depending on student requirements

Units of Competency

Advanced Diploma Core Units (3)

  • FNSACC604 Monitor Corporate governance activities
  • FNSINC601 Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry
  • FNSINC602 Interpret and use financial statistics and tools

Industry Electives (5)

  • FNSACC502 Prepare tax documentation for individuals
  • FNSACC503 Manage budgets and forecasts
  • FNSACC504* Prepare financial reports for corporate entities
  • FNSACC507 Provide management accounting information
  • FNSACC506 Implement and maintain internal control procedures

Tax Agent Specialisation (6)
Best suited to those wishing to become registered as a tax agent. On completion of this course you will meet the education requirements for official tax agent registration with the Tax Practicioners Board.

  • FNSACC603 Implement tax plans and evaluate tax compliance
  • FNSACC601 Prepare and administer compliant tax returns for legal entities *
  • FNSTPB504 Apply legal principles in corporations and trusts law
  • FNSTPB505 Apply legal principles in property law
  • FNSTPB503 Apply legal principles in consumer and contract law
  • FNSACC501 Provide Financial and business performance information

Credit Transfer may be available for the below units:

  • BSBFIA401 Prepare Financial Reports
  • FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

*BSBFIA401 and FNSACC301 are prerequisites for FNSACC504

Commercial Accounting Specialisation (6)
Best suited for those seeking a senior accounting role wihtin an organisation. If you have completed the Diploma of Accounting, Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or Accounting you may be able to gain credit transfer for the below units, requiring you to complete only the 8 foudnation units above.

  • BSBFIA401 Prepare Financial Reports
  • FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • FNSBKG402 Establish and maintain a cash accounting system
  • FNSBKG403 Establish and maintain an accrual accounting system
  • FNSBKG404 Carry out Business Activity and Instalment Activity Statement tasks
  • FNSBKG405 Establish and maintain a payroll system

Upskill Opportunities
Online Courses included with your Advanced Diploma of Accounting course enrolment

  • Certificate in MYOB Bookkeeping Course
  • Microsoft Excel Introductory Online Learning
  • Microsoft Excel Advanced Online Learning
  • Payroll Administration in Australia Online Learning

Classroom, Perth:

  • 9:00am - 4:00pm commencing February 2016
    1 day a week for 24 weeks
    Cost: 8 Units of Competency $4,490.00 or choose units

Online, Self-paced Learning:

  • Start anytime
    Cost: 3 Core Units $1,490.00, 8 Core Units $2,790.00,
    Tax Agent Full Course (14 units) $4,690.00, Commercial Law Full Course (14 units) $3,490.00 or choose individual units

Payment plans available.

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Advanced Diploma of Accounting

Classroom, VIC

Chisholm Institute: Get a high level professional accounting qualification that can provide long-term career opportunities in Accounting by studying the Advanced Diploma of Accounting FNS60215 with Chisholm.

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Progress your career in the accounting and finance field, and prepare to become a qualified accountant, financial controller or registered tax agent.When you complete the Advanced Diploma of Accounting, you’ll be academically qualified to apply for membership with the Institute of Public Accountants and depending on your choice of electives, you could also apply to be a registered tax agent, with the relevant work experience. Once complete, this qualification will provide a guaranteed pathway into Chisholm’s Bachelor of Accounting (La Trobe Partnership). And you’ll be able to gain credit for your studies, which means you’ll complete your degree sooner.

Content:

Prerequisite Unit Requirements (may already have been awarded in other qualifications)

  • BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
  • FNSACC301 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • FNSACC502 Prepare tax documentation for individuals
  • FNSACC506 Implement and maintain internal control procedures
  • FNSACC501 Provide financial and business performance information
  • FNSACC507 Provide management accounting information

Core Units

  • FNSACC604 Monitor corporate governance activities
  • FNSINC601 Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry
  • FNSINC602 Interpret and use financial statistics and tools

Elective Units

  • FNSACC601 Prepare and administer tax documentation for legal entities
  • FNSORG506 Prepare financial forecasts and projections
  • BSBMKG605 Evaluate international marketing opportunities
  • FNSTPB504 Apply legal principles in corporations and trust law
  • FNSTPB505 Apply legal principles in property law
  • FNSACC603 Implement Tax Plans & Evaluate Tax Obligations

Cost: Contact Chisholm as you may be eligible for funding or concessions.

Visit Webpage for Information regarding course intakes and timetables.

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Advanced Diploma of Accounting

Online

IIT's Advanced Diploma of Accounting will teach you to prepare complex corporate financial reports, develop and implement business and strategic plans, as well as monitor corporate governance activities and prepare and analyse management accounting information.

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This course will teach you everything you need to know before you're unleashed into the Accounting World.

The Advanced Diploma in Accounting is important to develop a full understanding of the accounting environment and serves as a pathway to University qualifications and professional membership including the Institute of Public Accounting, The Institute of Chartered Accountants and CPA Australia.

Cost: $2299

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Advanced Diploma of Accounting

Online

Monarch's Advanced Diploma of Accounting has been developed to advance your career in the world of professional accounting.

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For those wanting to go above and beyond, the Advanced Diploma of Accounting provides you with a sound platform in the key financial reporting and business
performance skills required in today’s demanding world.

To help you stand out from the crowd, you’ll add to these financial skills with the study of crucial taxation law and commercial law which together regulate the
world of business.

As well, you’ll learn how to use and interpret important business statistics as well as gain an understanding of economic principles that impact every organisation.

A study of corporate governance is included to give you knowledge and skills for sound stewardship of larger corporations.

This qualification also provides the key course units for the pathway to becoming a registered Tax Agent by covering the Tax Practitioners Board prescribed skill set
in Australian taxation law and commercial law. Monarch Institute is approved by the Tax Practitioners Board as a course provider for these taxation law and commercial law units.
As well, Monarch’s FNS60215 Advanced Diploma of Accounting is nationally accredited by the Australian Government under the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).

Call Monarch Institute today on 1300 738 955 and speak to one of theirfriendly course consultants.

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Diploma of Payroll Services

Multi-Locations

Applied Education’s FNS50417 Diploma of Payroll is a new nationally-recognised qualification released in 2018. The course will prepare you in becoming a payroll professional and perform functions including salary packaging, complex terminations, and superannuation.

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Applied Education’s FNS50417 Diploma of Payroll Services consists of eleven  contemporary units of competency that provide the skills needed to be an effective payroll officer.
 
The course is offered as online self-paced learning, with the option to also enrol in the Live Online Classroom – perfect for those who prefer an interactive learning environment.
 
Core Units:
  • BSBFIM502 Manage Payroll
  • FNSPAY501 Process salary packaging arrangements and additional allowances in payroll
  • FNSPAY502 Process superannuation payments in payroll
  • FNSPAY503 Process complex employee terminations in payroll
  • FNSPAY504 Interpret and apply knowledge of industrial regulations relevant to payroll
  • FNSPAY505 Interpret and apply knowledge of taxation systems relevant to payroll
  • FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems
  • FNSINC401 Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry 
Electives:
  • BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
  • BSBHRM513 Manage workforce planning
  • FNSACC313 Perform Financial Calculations
Other units from an endorsed training package can be considered towards elective component on request.
 
If you have previously completed the FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting you may be eligible for the Cert IV Upgrade Package (6 units only). Email for details and include your previous results or statement of attainment.
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