Accounting Basics Online Course

An introduction into the principles that guide accounting processes and reporting.

12 Week Online Course

11 x Video Tutorials

4 x Learning Milestones

4 x eBooks

The Accounting Basics Online Course

Our Accounting Basics online course is an excellent introductory course to accounting, made up of 6 modules.  The opening 2 milestones explore basic principles, values and systems that guide and support financial services. These are then followed by 2 milestones that explore accounting systems; and how to balance deposits, withdrawals and journals.  Finally, the concluding milestones look at the preparation of journals, and the importance of banking safely.

The Accounting Basics Online Course Milestones


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Applying Accounting Principles Course Milestone 1

Milestone 1 | Apply Accounting Principals

The opening milestone of this module introduces learners to the 5 key principles that guide good accounting practices. The milestone concludes with a brief comparison on cash and accrual accounting.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Principles of double-entry book-keeping
  • The business lifecycle and the principles of determining profits
  • The 8 principles that underpin record keeping
  • Steps in the process of internal control and risk matrix
  • Principles of reporting and developing documents
  • Cash vs Accrual accounting
Preparing for Accounting Work Course Milestone 2

Milestone 2 | Prepare for Accounting Work

Your role as a bookkeeper, or accountant, in an organisation cannot be understated. This milestone reveals how accountants are guided by the organisations plans, goals, and values and how the information generated by accountants help to guide decision making.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Elements of an organisation’s strategic and operational plan
  • The role of a business’s values
  • How to contribute constructively in group goals and tasks
  • How to provide support to team members who report
Use Accounting Systems Course milestone 3

Milestone 3 | Use Accounting Systems

The responsibility of accurate financial recording keeping falls directly on the accountant and so to ensure the accuracy of data, information management systems are used. Use this milestone to deepen your understanding of accounting systems and the 5 keys features of financial reports.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Organisational accounting systems
  • Organisational policies and procedures
  • Key features of financial reports
  • Checking and verifying supporting documentation
Balance Deposits Withdrawals and Journals course milestone 4

Milestone 4 | Balance Deposits Withdrawals and Journals

Throughout this milestone you will begin to explore some of the functions of accounting. These functions relate to the entry of credits and debits, the processing of petty cash, and raising invoices.

Finally, the preparation of journaling will be introduced in preparation for milestone 5.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Enter deposits and withdrawals
  • Check, process and record petty cash
  • Prepare and process invoices
  • Prepare and post journals
Prepare Journals course milestone 5

Milestone 5 | Prepare Journals

The preparation of journals is an important responsibility of an accountant. This milestone introduces the 6 special journals that need to be prepared and reported, but before any journals can be processed they must be first authorised. The authorisation stage is explored in the final topic of this module.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Know and process the 6 special transactions
  • Complete cash and credit journals
  • Ensure journals are authorised
  • Enter data into system
How to bank safely course milestone 6

Milestone 6 | Bank Safely

Transactional fraud is always something that an accountant needs to be aware of. It is a risk that needs constant monitoring, prioritization, and review to ensure that a business does not become a statistic of fraud. This milestone gives clear instruction as to how an accountant can bank safely and take the necessary precautions to identify and prevent fraud.

Key Learning Outcomes


  • Prepare deposit facility and lodge flows
  • Select deposit facility
  • Balance batch with deposit facility
  • Take security and safety precautions
  • Types of proof of lodgement
  • Obtain and file proof of lodgement
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  • Accredited Pathway
    • Includes 10 x assessment components
    • Statement of Attainment on completion*
    • 12 Week Online Course

*Statement of Attainment – ACCREDITED PATHWAY ONLY

On successful completion of your short course you will receive  a Statement of Attainment which will be mailed to you.  The units on your statement of attainment, once successfully completed, are:

  • FNSACC301 – Process financial transactions and extract intrim reports

  • BSBFIA401 – Prepare finacial reports

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