The Associate Degree of Accounting is a two-year paraprofessional degree that will prepare you for employment in the accounting profession in Australia.
The Associate Degree of Accounting aligns with industry requirements and meets the educational requirements of the Tax Practitioners' Board with regard to registration as a Business Activity Statement (BAS) Agent. The Associate Degree of Accounting will allow you to develop both practical skills and comprehensive knowledge to equip you for work in the accounting profession. You will develop knowledge and skills in accounting, tax, finance, statistics, marketing and law as they apply to the accounting profession as well as the broader Australian business environment. In the second year you will undertake an industry internship which will provide you with the opportunity to synthesise and apply your learning in a real workplace situation, as well as establishing valuable professional contacts.
This course is for people who want to work in accounting and are seeking professional identification.
You will learn about financial management, auditing, management accounting, taxation, commercial and company law, as well as how to produce and analyse reports and financial statements, and design and implement accounting systems.
A tax agent service is any service that relates to ascertaining or advising about the liabilities, obligations or entitlements of an entity under a taxation law, representing an entity in their dealings with the Commissioner of Taxation.
This course reflects professional accounting job roles in financial services and other industries. It contributes to, but does not encompass, educational requirements for providing tax agent services.
This qualification reflects accounting job roles in financial services and other industries requiring accounting support functions.
A Business Activity Statement (BAS) service is a tax agent service that includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Preparing or lodging an approved form about a taxpayer's liabilities, obligations or entitlements under a BAS provision
- Giving a taxpayer advice about a BAS provision that the taxpayer can reasonably be expected to rely upon to satisfy their taxation obligations
- Dealing with the Commissioner on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to a BAS provision
Persons providing a BAS service must be registered by the Tax Practitioners Board and this qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the educational requirements for registration. Other conditions apply including a designated period of experience. Persons seeking BAS agent registration should check current registration requirements with the Board as this is regularly under review.
In this course you will learn about industry entry-level activities such as: accounts payable/accounts receivable, payroll, cashier functions, preparation of trial balance, bookkeeping, EFT/e-business, purchases and sales, manual and computerised systems, and preparation of basic financial reports.
This course will assist you in gaining the skills necessary to maintain the basic accounts of a business such as: accounts receivable/payable and computer based bookkeeping.
This course is designed to flexibly reflect senior management and/or sales and service job roles with team and business result responsibilities in banking or other deposit taking institutions' customer contact centres or retail financial services environments.
This qualification is designed to flexibly reflect the job roles with team and business result responsibilities in banking or other deposit taking institutions' customer contact centres or retail financial services environments.
Note: Certain elective units may be required to progress to membership of relevant professional organisations. Learners should establish such requirements where they apply in order to make appropriate choices.
This course is for those planning a career or already working as a financial planner who want to provide a range of standard financial planning services and para-planning services.
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