Bookkeeper


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$630.00

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Bookkeeper

$630.00

Quantity
TOTAL: $730.00 over 2.5 months
Initial Payment: $150.00
Succeeding Payments: $116.00 X 5 fortnightly payments

Units of Competency

3

Course Access

4 months access to online course

Support Hours

7am - 9pm AEST (Mon - Fri)

Why Study with AOT?

  • Over 15 years of delivering qualifications online
  • Dedicated eLearning and LMS development team
  • Courses developed in-house by industry experts
  • Courses written specifically for online delivery
  • Professional and industry skilled trainers
  • Rated ‘Excellent’ on independent review platform TrustPilot

Simulated Workplace

Full access to our unique virtual company that brings your course material to life.

Delivery Mode

100% online, available 24/7
No classroom attendance or work placement

Trainer Support

One-on-one unlimited

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Our bookkeeper short course can be your starting point for entry-level roles in the administrative and accounting industry, or as a pathway to a full certificate qualification that will help you compete for various administrative positions.

In this short course, you can learn the practical skills and knowledge required to perform vitals tasks in financial reporting. Learn how to develop and use complex spreadsheets, maintain an asset register, record general journal entries, prepare final general ledger accounts, prepare end of period financial reports, compile and analyse financial data and provide financial business recommendations

View the units below to understand what each unit within this course offers and how each delivers specific skills and knowledge in a practical sense which you can relate to in the workplace.

This short course will earn you a Statement of Attainment in partial completion of the BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration.

Career Opportunities

  • Bookkeeper
  • Financial controller
  • Accounts clerk
  • Business owner

You may use some of the units in this course to credit transfer towards the below qualifications at AOT:

  • BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business
  • BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration
  • BSB41015 Certificate IV in Human Resources
  • BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice
  • BSB42618 Certificate IV in New Small Business

Talk to our course advisor for more information on credit transfer rules and the qualification that will best suit your needs.

BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use spreadsheet software to complete business tasks and produce complex documents.

It applies to individuals employed in a range of work environments who require skills in creation of complex spreadsheets to store and retrieve data. They may work as individuals providing administrative support within an enterprise, or may be independently responsible for designing and working with spreadsheets relevant to their own work roles.

Topics:
  1. Prepare to develop spreadsheet
  2. Develop a linked spreadsheet solution
  3. Automate and standardise spreadsheet operation
  4. Use spreadsheets
  5. Represent numerical data in graphic form
Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:
  • follow organisational and safe work practices including:
    • ergonomic requirements
    • energy and resource conservation techniques
  • adhere to organisational requirements for:
    • ensuring consistency of style, design and layout
    • saving and printing documents within designated timelines
    • naming and storing documents
  • adhere to identified or task requirements when producing documents including:
    • editing macros and automating some tasks
    • using appropriate templates
    • creating graphs to represent data
    • resolve issues by referring to user documentation and online help
    • use appropriate data storage options
    • evaluate tasks to improve efficiency
    • apply knowledge of functions and features of contemporary computer applications
    • communicate with relevant personnel
Demonstrate knowledge of:
  • advanced functions of spreadsheet software applications
  • the impact of formatting and design on presentation and readability of data
  • organisational requirements for ergonomics, work periods and breaks, and conservation techniques
Nominal hours = 50 hours

BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports

This unit describes skills and knowledge required to record general journal adjustment entries and to prepare end of period financial reports.

It applies to individuals employed in a range of work environments who are responsible for preparing financial reports. They may be individuals providing administrative support within an enterprise, or they might have responsibility for these tasks in relation to their own workgroup or role.

Topics:
  1. Maintain asset register
  2. Record general journal entries for balance day adjustments
  3. Prepare final general ledger accounts
  4. Prepare end of period financial reports
Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:
  • produce a detailed asset register and depreciation schedule
  • accurately record entries for balance day adjustments
  • prepare financial reports
  • trace and reconcile errors systematically or seek expert advice if required
  • apply double-entry principles
  • complete all tasks according to organisational policies and industry standards
Demonstrate knowledge of:
  • double-entry bookkeeping p rinciples
  • general journal and general ledger entries
  • the key provisions of relevant legislation, regulations, standards and codes of practice in the preparation of financial reports
  • organisational accounting systems
  • relevant organisational policies, procedures and accounting standards
Nominal hours = 50 hours

BSBFIA412 Report on financial activity

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare financial reports in line with statutory reporting requirements. It encompasses compiling and analysing data.

This unit applies to individuals that are required to apply specialised knowledge and analytical skills to prepare financial reports as part of their job role.

Topics:
  1. Compile and analyse financial data
  2. Prepare reports
  3. Provide financial business recommendations
Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:
  • organise and present financial data including budget variances, budgets and forecasts, cash flow/profit reports, balance sheets, financial year reports, operating statements, expenditure and receipts and profit and loss statements to highlight relevant features and meet workplace requirements
  • use conversion and consolidation procedures such as moving averages, standardised variables, trend analysis and unit costs
  • identify, resolve or refer discrepancies such as absence of auditable trail, expenditure report mismatches, incorrect payments and unreconciled cash flows
  • record income and expenditure to meet statutory requirements
  • calculate liabilities for tax including completing Business Activity Statements
  • provide financial business recommendations
  • apply knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations
  • perform double entry bookkeeping and accrual accounting.
Demonstrate knowledge of:
  • the key provisions of legislation, regulation and codes of practice relevant to financial operations
  • the techniques used for forecasting and analysis
  • the options, methods and practices for deductions, benefits and depreciations
  • current business taxation requirements for preparing corporate accounting reports
  •  current financial legislation and statutory requirements relating to taxable transactions and reporting requirements
  •  ethical requirements associated with preparing financial reports for corporate entities, including conflict of interest, confidentiality, and disclosure requirements
  •  industry-standard methods and formats used to present financial data.
Nominal hours = 30 hours

You will be assessed for these units of competency using a variety of tasks to assess your understanding and skills. A virtual session means you will be one on one with your assessor either answering questions or taking part in a role play, just as you would do in any classroom, only we do it online.

All of our assessments are marked by your assessor within ten (10) working days following the day you submitted your work. You have three (3) attempts for each assessment task to achieve a satisfactory outcome (100% pass mark), with your assessor giving you detailed feedback following each submission.

Unit Written
Activities
Virtual Classroom/Roleplay Scenario/
Case study
Project/
Report
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheetsWritten ActivitiesVirtual ClassroomScenario/Case Study
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reportsWritten ActivitiesScenario/Case Study
BSBFIA412 Report on financial activityWritten ActivitiesVirtual ClassroomScenario/Case Study

We provide you with four (4) months to complete this short course. How long it actually takes you to complete each unit will be reflective of the time you are able to dedicate to your studies.

In the units list, you will see the government’s nominal hours for each unit, which are their anticipated number of study hours. Our students usually find that their actual study hours are much less than this. To begin planning your studies we recommend planning for 20-25 hours of study per unit and then adjusting as you go. You may book a mentoring session for assistance setting up a study plan once you have enrolled.

Requirements

There are no formal requirements. However, learners will need:
  • Sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to complete the course
  • Basic computer skills
    • Knowledge of common computing terms and word processing
    • Proficiency with web browser software and sending/receiving e-mail including e-mail with attachment
    • Familiarity with navigating the Internet
  • Meet technology requirements

Technology requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 7 or higher (recommended); MAC OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or higher (recommended)
  • CPU: Min. of 2 GB of RAM, Min. of 2 GB of spare disk space is recommended
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz processor or higher (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Monitor with at least 1024x768 screen resolution
  • Internet access: Minimum ADSL1 with a speed of at least 3 Mbps
  • An email address that is unique to you and that you will maintain throughout your enrolment
  • Headset (or speakers and microphone) and webcam
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher) or similar software
  • Up-to-date web browser version

Support you can expect from AOT

Our focus is to provide the real-world skills and knowledge that you need to advance your career, fulfil your goals and achieve success in the workplace. No matter what course you choose, here at AOT you will receive the assistance and support that will help make your study time convenient, manageable and worthwhile. The benefit of studying with us is that you don't have to schedule your time to attend face-to-face classroom sessions. You can study at times convenient to you in your own home or anywhere that suits your learning style. To support you in your study we provide:

Live chat

Trainer support available whilst you are studying 7am – 9pm AEST (Mon to Fri).

Contact us form

Contact us at any time using the Contact us form found within your course to create support tickets.

Mentoring sessions

You can book unlimited appointments with a trainer to discuss the learning material, assessment expectations, or assessment feedback.

Virtual classroom sessions

This can be booked with your trainer for specific assessments.

Course induction

You are provided with a course induction tutorial and you may also request for a Learner Support Officer to personally take you through the sauceLMS and your course.

Help and Support

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