Certificate in Accounting Principles
- Australian Accredited Qualification
- 100% online | Equivalent to on-campus qualifications
- Overseas students eligible, no visa required
Make your career goals a reality by getting the essential accounting knowledge and skills you need to be able to complete important bookkeeping functions with this nationally recognised course.
This online certificate course was designed in consultation with the industry so that you are equipped with the skills and knowledge the industry needs and wants.
What you will learn
In this online accredited accounting course – FNSSS00014 Accounting Principles Skill Set, you will learn to prepare financial reports, process financial transactions and extract interim reports, administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers, complete business activity and instalment activity statements, as well as establish and maintain payroll systems.
Why study this course?
- Graduate with a nationally recognised qualification
- Learn from and be supported by industry professionals with years of experience
- This online course can help you learn the required accounting skills and knowledge to undertake essential accounting and bookkeeping tasks
What is included in the fees?
Your course fees includes:
- Access to the learning material and assessments online
- Access to a library of videos and study aids on AccountingCoach
- Free MYOB Student software
- A specially developed Ultimate Study Planner
- 1-on-1 Trainer support
- Post-graduation support
This course is delivered by Dolph Business School (RTO No. 41480, CRICOS Provider No. 03642G).
Business Accounting Foundations
FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
- Review accounts receivable requirements
- Identify bad and doubtful debts
- Review client compliance with terms and conditions and plan recovery action
- Prepare reports and file documentation
- Distribute creditor invoices for authorisation
- Remit payments to creditors
- Reconcile outstanding balances
FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
- Develop professional working relationships
- Identify compliance requirements and support materials
- Set up and maintain systems to meet compliance requirements
- Work autonomously or in a team to complete work activities
- Develop and maintain own competency
FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
- Implement integrated accounting system
- Process transactions in system
- Maintain system
- Produce reports
Payroll and Tax Essentials
FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
- Identify compliance and other requirements applicable to business activity
- Analyse and apply industry codes of conduct associated with work activities
- Review and apply goods and services tax (GST) implications and code transactions
- Report on payroll activities and amounts withheld
- Reconcile and prepare activity statement
- Lodge activity statement
FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems
- Establish payroll requirements
- Record payroll data
- Prepare and process payroll
- Handle payroll enquiries
- Maintain payroll
BSBFIA401 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
FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
- Check and verify supporting documentation
- Prepare and process banking and petty cash documents
- Prepare and process payable and received invoices
- Prepare journals
- Update financial data and systems
- Prepare deposit facility and lodge flows
- Finalise trial balance and interim reports
Online: You have up to 24-months to complete your course. This is a self-paced, Trainer-supported method of learning. We recommend you spend approximately 10-hours a week reading the course material and completing the assessment tasks given if you are aiming to complete the course within 6-months.
Please note. The above recommended study hours are indicative only. This time would be reduced if you have pre-existing knowledge and experience in accounting and bookkeeping. Dolph Business School is also able to support students who may require additional time.
We do not believe in our students just learning for the sake of passing their exams. This is why the assessment for this course is conducted using a combination of realistic workplace simulated tasks, projects, knowledge tests, and response to case studies – NO EXAMS! The following provides a brief explanation of the assessment methods that are to be applied:
Written Reports / Case Studies.
The student is required to produce a range of written records or reports based on real workplace scenarios or based on a case study that is provided by the assessor. This will usually require the student to consider carefully the situation presented, undertake some research to inform their response and then to propose their recommended actions. There may be a practical portion for the student to demonstrate a range of skills relevant to the workplace. This could be by way of presentations or role-play activities.
The student is required to undertake a range of projects in the context of his or her own workplace or on a case study that is provided by the assessor. A project will require the creation of various workplace documents (reports, memos, etc.). Projects may have a practical presentation component where the student may be asked to present or role-play the outcomes of their project or research.
The student is required to participate in knowledge tests over the course of his or her study. The student will be required to individually complete the test. The student may research their answers from the course training materials and notes as well as relevant workplace references.