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This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.
The Certificate IV in Bookkeeping offered through Open Colleges will provide you with the training and qualifications to become an effective and dynamic bookkeeper for any business.
With the Federal government putting in new stringent laws to improve the quality of bookkeeping standards, this course is one of the few that meets the Australian Qualifications Framework and qualifies you to work in any state or territory in Australia. The course is also recognised by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.
By completing the course you will learn the essential bookkeeping skills such as maintaining records, preparing financial statements, implementing payroll procedures. The course also covers competencies stipulated by the Tax Practitioners Board TPB for registered Business Activity Statement (BAS) agents.
Students will receive full membership to the Australian Bookkeepers Network and a non-voting membership to the Australian Bookkeepers Association for 12 months' worth $462. Membership provides a long list of valuable benefits including:
While studying this online bookkeeping course, you will learn how to:
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.
"I am a farmer and I run a family farm with my husband. I was given the opportunity to study any course I wanted that would help our business, and that may help me earn some money off the land, so I chose to learn bookkeeping. The course is so useful and beneficial for our farm. It’s great to learn how to set journals out so our accountant can do the BAS and income tax, without them being all over the place."
"It was very grounded in reality and it was practical as well as theoretical. I recommend doing the training before starting to write. I see people that will come to our writers group and say ‘I’ve got this lovely story, my kids love it, my grandchildren love it,’ and it would never get published because they haven’t done any training and they don’t know how to write."
"Because it’s so flexible, it was easy for me to do it. I’ll be in the middle of an assignment and I can just pause it if my son is asking for lunch. I’ll quickly make him lunch or get a drink and I can just open it back up and go straight back into it to continue. The trainers have been great. They really try to get back to you on time and make sure they give you the best possible answers. They always seem to come back with a quick response."
"It’s given me a different mindset. I used to think you’d go out and do a job, like mechanics, for years and that you’d just get the qualification after years on the job. But with this, you can study for a couple of months and then you can go out into the world fully qualified and ready for the job and just go for it."
"I think the Open Colleges model is particularly good because you’re not tied down to due dates, you just have as much time as you need. You have people to get in touch with if you’re having trouble. I’ve actually had emails back at 10pm at night from my teacher. I’ve been sitting here and I’ve shot one off and they’ve got right back to me within that hour. You don’t get that anywhere."
"It’s something that I wanted to do pretty much from 12 years of age, but I took a different path. I’m in my fifties now, and it’s like, you know what, it’s time for me to do something that I really want to do. I found every assessment really informs you. I’m amazed at the stuff I’m learning. I just feel like I’ve got so much more knowledge."
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Bookkeeping from Open Colleges.
Upon completion of this certificate program, you will be able to articulate directly into the Diploma of Accounting course. You will also have the educational requirements to register as a BAS (Business Activity Statement) agent and fulfil BAS agent responsibilities.
Wondering where a career in accounting could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Accountant, Bookkeeper, Accounts Clerk, Payroll Clerk, Assistant Accountant
Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:
Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments
Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to 20% on your course fees
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