As the age old saying goes, “money makes the world go round”, businesses generate that money and numbers rule those businesses (and other types of organisations too). Given the need for every business and organisation to properly record their incomes against their expenses so they can continue functioning in the present and make necessary plans for the future; professional Accountants will always be in high demand across virtually every industry and in any location.
With the rapid shift towards a digital economy underway and the disruption of traditional business models only accelerating in pace, businesses and organisations need this crucial skillset more than ever to make sense of their current situation and best position themselves for a viable future. So if you have a firm grasp of numbers, are interested in business and best of all, possess an entrepreneurial mindset, now is a good time to consider studying an online Diploma of Accounting to give yourself a passport to a global career.
Why Study an Online Diploma of Accounting?
With a solid reputation as one of Australia’s largest RTO’s (Registered Training Organisations), National Training offer our students eight online diploma’s covering some of the most in-demand skillsets sought by today’s employers, which naturally includes Accounting. On that note, our 12 month online Diploma of Accounting like all our other courses gives students many benefits, besides the obvious practical skills necessary to operate effectively as a qualified accountant within Australia. This includes:
Job-ready Accounting Knowledge:
With our online Diploma of Accounting comprising units recognised by the Tax Practitioner Board (TPB), the federal government agency which regulates tax agents and financial advisors, our students can be confident they’re gaining an education that will leave them qualified and accredited to pursue a career in this field. Not to mention our course subjects, including Accounting Administration, Financial Reporting and Managing Accounting Information will equip them with the practical skills necessary to discharge their duties competently and effectively.
Flexibility – Choose When & Where You Study:
One of the key benefits of online study is the ability to liberate yourself from the time and location restraints of the traditional classroom. By studying online you are effectively able to take your lessons (and assessments) with you, meaning you can study whenever you like, wherever you like. This is particularly useful for full-time workers who wish to upskill whilst holding down their current job or busy parents who wish to sneak in an hour of study per night whilst the kids are asleep!
Low Cost – No Need to Worry About More HECS Debt!
National Training are proud to offer some of the lowest cost online diplomas in Australia, which we can achieve thanks to the low overheads our online lesson delivery model allows. For example, our 12 month Diploma of Accounting will typically cost a student a total of $2,950, although our CURRENT SPECIALS offer means this course can be purchased for an even further discounted price of just $2,190 until February 28 th 2017. Overall, our low cost tuition fees (much lower than fees for comparable university and private college degrees) means in many cases our students don’t need to take on any additional HECS Debt at all!
Tired of university lecturers speaking too fast for you to take proper notes or missing the key points of a tutorial lesson? No need to worry when you study our 12 month online Diploma of Accounting. As the name suggests, you will have a full year to complete this course however you see fit, whether that might be one dedicated day of study per week or one hour each evening – just as long as you eventually complete your qualification.
What Type of Jobs Can I do With a Diploma of Accounting?
Although the most common (and unfair) image of accountants is that of a staid middle age male wearing a daggy cardigan or a boring business suit, the reality today is much more exciting; with the advent of the internet in the early 1990’s and other socio-economic forces since reshaping the accounting industry into a much more dynamic force than once was the case. Nowadays, a qualified accountant has a variety of potential roles to choose from, with those listed below a few of the more common ones that open the door to an exciting career pretty much anywhere in the world!
One of the most common types of accounting professionals are bookkeepers who according to SEEK are responsible for recording the everyday transactions of businesses and organisations, which also includes producing the necessary financial reports to keep management informed of their position. Bookkeepers are typically found in small to medium sized business/organisations and are either self-employed or “on the books” themselves.
Certified Practicing Accountant:
A Certified Practicing Accountant (or CPA for short) is a fully-qualified accountant who is also a member of the Australian professional industry association of the same name. This type of accountant will generally perform a similar role to a Bookkeeper but with the addition of extra training and professional development. CPA’s also tend to work for larger business and organisations or are employed by professional accounting firms.
A highly specialised role, forensic accountants are responsible for utilising their accounting skills to closely investigate discrepancies and inaccuracies between financial statements in order to uncover the true state of a business or organisation’s financial position. Individuals who fulfil this role will typically have undertaken further study and qualifications after gaining years of professional experience under their belt.
Tax agents possess deep knowledge of Australia’s tax system and use this knowledge to help prepare tax returns for individuals, small to medium sized businesses and community organisations on a fee-for- service basis. They also help ensure individuals have met their tax obligations whilst legally minimising the amount of tax they are liable to pay going forward.
A little bit about National Training
Founded in 2006, National Training is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). Over the past decade we have successfully trained over 8,000 students and achieved an enviable completion rate of 60%, which places us in the top quartile of all online study providers across Australia. We currently offer the following nationally-recognised diploma qualifications (in alphabetical order): Diploma of Accounting, Diploma of Business, Diploma of Business Administration, Diploma of HR Management, Diploma of Leadership Management, Diploma of Logistics, Diploma of Project Management and Diploma of Work Health & Safety.
Keen to find out more? CONTACT US TODAY to learn how you could combine your current job with online study and make 2017 the year you really drive your career forward!