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Diploma of Accounting

Provided by  Open Colleges

Course Overview

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Love numbers? This online diploma course in accounting offers a nationally recognised qualification to give you practical training in many areas of accounting.

Useful for those employees who currently already need to maintain accounting systems, reporting on business performance, and prepare financial statements. This course is also designed for those searching for a new career in accounting.

Included with this online course is a 12 month membership to the Tax Institute.

Course Quick Look

Awarded By:
Open Colleges
Study Mode:
Maximum 24 months
Nationally Recognised:


Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

  • Check and verify supporting documentation
  • Prepare and process banking and petty cash documents
  • Prepare and process invoices for payment to creditors and for debtors
  • Prepare journals and batch monetary items
  • Post journals to ledger
  • Enter data into system
  • Prepare deposit facility and lodge flows
  • Extract a trial balance and interim reports

Prepare financial reports

  • Maintain asset register
  • Record general journal entries for balance day adjustments
  • Prepare final general ledger accounts
  • Prepare end of period financial reports

Provide financial and business performance information

  • Assess client needs
  • Analyse data
  • Prepare advice

Implement and maintain internal control procedures

  • Review corporate governance requirements
  • Implement operating procedures
  • Monitor policy

Manage budgets and forecasts

  • Prepare budget
  • Forecast estimates
  • Document budget

Provide management accounting information

  • Gather and record operating and cost data
  • Analyse data
  • Prepare budgeted reports
  • Review costing system integrity

Prepare financial reports for corporate entities

  • Compile data
  • Prepare reports

Prepare tax documentation for individuals

  • Gather client data and verify client, organisational and legislative requirements
  • Identify, record and present client's tax documentation
  • Lodge tax documentation

Interpret and use financial statistics and tools

  • Apply statistical methods to work
  • Source and interpret statistical data
  • Analyse data using appropriate techniques and tools
  • Record statistical data analysis results and records

Establish and maintain accounting information systems

  • Identify and record system requirements
  • Evaluate alternative systems
  • Evaluate acceptance test system
  • Prepare system documentation
  • Implement reporting systems and records
  • Monitor reporting systems
  • Review reporting procedures

Apply economic principles to work in the financial services industry

  • Identify economic principles and theories related to financial services functions and tasks
  • Evaluate economic aspects that apply to decision making
  • Review own work
  • Maintain a personal understanding of economic policies

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