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Learn Bookkeeping with The Career Academy and receive an industry-recognised certification.

See what you'll be learning in the Introduction to Bookkeeping


This course provides an introduction to the main business types and structures, and will include but not be limited to the definition of a business, the various business types, how they are structured and their functions.

This course will provide an introduction and basic overview of accounting and how it is used within a business. It will include but not be limited to the definition of accounting, the function of accounting equation and a look at a range of accounts and how they are classified.

This course will provide an introduction to a range of business transactions and will include but not be limited to the definitions of key words within various transactions, identifying what an invoice is, and the importance of keeping business transaction records.

This course will take a close look at accounts and their definitions, including but not limited to the expanding accounting equation, definitions for a range of accounts and their classifications, as well as the calculation for Owner’s Equity closing balance.

This course will provide an introduction to how different business transactions affect accounts, including but not limited to identifying accounts as debit or credit accounts, recognising if a debit or credit transaction increases or decreases an account, and identifying what accounts make up a Balance Sheet.

This course will provide an introduction to Financial Statements and their importance to a business, and will include but not be limited to identifying what Financial Statements are, the function of the Trial Balance, and the function of the Balance Sheet and Income Statement.

This course provides a basic overview of Goods & Services Tax (GST), including but not limited to the meaning of GST, identifying items that GST does not apply to, and identifying the difference between Cash and Non-Cash accounting basis.


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FAQs about our Bookkeeping courses

There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites to enrol into this course. You can enrol online directly by selecting your course and clicking on “Enrol Now” and follow the prompts. Alternatively, you can enrol over the phone with our friendly student advisors. Give them a call on 1800 837 550 or email them at

This course costs $395 + GST or only $25 per week on a no deposit, interest free payment plan. Click here to get started now.

This course takes approximately 15 hours, and you’ll have up to 6 months to complete. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week. But if life gets busy you can take longer and even apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Upon the completion of this course, you can obtain a job as a Bookkeeper. These jobs in Australia earn approximately $92,509 per year but can be as high as $116,741 per year. (Payscale)

Contact a friendly student advisor on 1800 837 550 to find out about potential career outcomes and see where our courses can take you. Employers also constantly approach The Career Academy looking for students and employers also advertise jobs in the Career Centre (available once you enrol). You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

This qualification is Internationally recognised. Our qualifications are highly sought after by employers around the world and accredited by global industry bodies such as ICOES.

Your course will be delivered through our online learning platform. You can access our online learning platform from any web browser 24/7 so you can work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the resources you need at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates, you can start whenever you are ready. Your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.

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Absolutely! You’ve got a 10 day cooling off period (or trial period) at the start of your course. Take that time to look through all your learning material and get a feel for online learning. If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money back guarantee.

With this bookkeeping course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of bookkeeping; how to balance the books, invoicing, payments and managing cash flow. And right through the whole course, you’ll receive comprehensive support from our expert tutors.
You’ll learn the basics of bookkeeping when you complete the Introduction to Bookkeeping. You’ll get to understand, analyse and interpret a balance sheet and income statement.
Bookkeeping is all about balancing the company’s books. Sorting out the checks and balances; making sure that everything is on an even keel. 

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