Certificate in Bookkeeping

Are you looking for a high-quality learning source to improve your accounting and bookkeeping skills to improve the processes in handling your business’ finances, or simply upskill in your career? If so, then look no further than the Certificate in Bookkeeping course.
Course Provider
Careers Collectiv
(RTO 22557)
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Upfront Payment or Interest-free Payment Plan (from $25 per week).

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
This course is self-paced. The course will take approximately 200 hours to complete.
Study 100% online from anywhere in Australia.
Career Outcomes
  • Entrepreneur
  • Small Business Owner
  • Bookkeeper
  • Finance Assistant
  • Accounts Manager
  • Payroll Officer
Course Modules

1. Bookkeeping Foundations

  • Nature, Scope and Function of Bookkeeping
  • The Balance Sheet
  • Analysing and Designing Accounting Systems
  • The Double Entry Recording Process Ledgers
  • Cash Receipts and Cash Payments Journal
  • The Credit Fees and Purchases Journal
  • The General Journal
  • Closing the Ledger
  • The Profit and Loss Statement
  • Depreciation on Non-current Assets
  • Profit Determination and Balance Day Adjustments
  • Cash Control: Bank Reconciliation and Petty Cash
  • Cash Control: Budgeting

2. Bookkeeping Applications

  • Introduction to Bookkeeping Applications
  • Decision Making: How to manage bookkeeping
  • Managing Cash Flow, Obtaining Finance, Managing Bad Debts and Accounts Payable
  • Managing Inventory
  • Establishing and Managing Control Accounts
  • Budgeting
  • Payroll, PAYG Taxation, Taxation for Trading Businesses
  • Financial Statement Analysis
Course Fees Include
  • All the required study materials and course notes.
  • 24/7 access to professional course tutor support.
  • A certificate officially recognising your successful completion of the course.
  • No course requirements or previous working experience necessary.
  • If you do not have a personal computer or tablet to study this course, the provider can supply it for you.

Each lesson culminates in an assignment that is submitted and marked by the school’s tutors before it is returned to you with any comments, feedback and, if necessary, extra reading.

Understand the finances of a business or start your own

Have you ever wanted to run your own business? Or perhaps you have wanted to work as part of a team in a finance department. This certificate in bookkeeping will give you all the skills you need to crunch the numbers and assess the health of a business. This course has two separate modules. The foundation module takes you back to the basics of bookkeeping. The applications module covers more advanced bookkeeping concepts to give you the skills required to work with your client’s accountant and help save costs. It is very common for bookkeepers to know how to process transactions, but not fully understand what the numbers mean. This certificate will give you an understanding so you can advise your clients about their business performance. Careers Collectiv partners with Australian tax agent firms to provide you with qualified accountants for support and mentoring during the course.

The teachers

We only use teachers who are active in their specialised industry. Learn from people who have first-hand experience in their subject matter and current industry expertise. Staff come from varied backgrounds with teaching and vocational experience from universities and vocational colleges. Courses provide flexible options for different career pathways, self-improvement, professional development and general adult education.

Who is this course for?

This course is appropriate for anyone interested in starting their own bookkeeping business, wanting to maintain the books for their family business or work in a finance department.

A well rounded learning experience

Gain a complete understanding of the practices and procedures carried out in the typical day to day life of a bookkeeper. Also included in this certificate is a selection of business analysis tools to calculate and assess the business performance to make key business decisions.


All Careers Collectiv courses come with a certificate of attainment upon completion.

Their courses are accredited with the International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC), a non-profit association providing a quality control system for education programs and courses in international education. 

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider

Careers Collectiv

Careers Collectiv is a family-run online education provider offering a vast range of courses such as agriculture, animal studies, beauty, counselling, psychology, business and marketing. They offer the opportunities to learn the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the career you’re passionate about. With over a decade of experience in the online education sector, they are passionate about providing quality education, accessibility for everyone and the flexibility to work at your own pace and in your own time. Careers Collectiv offers a diverse range of online courses, from animal care and agriculture to business and fashion design. Their family-run platform provides flexible learning opportunities for various career paths, ensuring accessibility and quality education for everyone. Whether you're interested in equine studies, horticulture, or photography, Careers Collectiv caters to upskillers and passionate learners with courses developed by industry experts.
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