Education

Online study: Diploma of Accounting

Accounting is often considered one of the most popular courses when it comes to tertiary qualifications. It is a lot more than number crunching. It involves understanding and making sense of monetary information to make decisions which will helps individuals and businesses alike. An accountant is similar to a mechanic in the sense he is able to solve financial problems and solve them.

Studying a Diploma of Accounting can help you cover important skills which include the following:

  • Financial performance
  • Financial reporting
  • Budget management accounting
  • Taxation
  • Internal controls

There are specific accounting courses crafted by experts in the field which gives students undertaking it with ample knowledge and skills required to grow a prosperous career or even up-skill inside the broad and developing accounting profession.3

This course can be undertaken both online and face to face. Online learning allows you to start a course whenever and wherever it’s convenient. You choose whether you want to study full time or part-time and are in full control of how it runs provided you read all provided materials and finish assignments on time as scheduled.

You are supported throughout your course by a dedicated tutor. Apart from that you have other staff who can help with technical difficulties, solving queries related to using the web portals or even assignment help. You can chat and discuss issues with other students online and have a healthy discussion. All your course materials will be provided either via mail or be online for you to download and use. You have full access to the university’s online library so you can do your research easily.

This educational course can also be run on campus and is usually held in small groups of 15 students so each student gets individual attention and everyone moves through the course at the same pace. You will be required to buy textbooks and do various assignments like team work, presentations and even sit for examinations which is not needed for online study. On campus classes can also be a bit more hectic as you might have to work your way around other commitments like work and family. We have ample support on campus so you are welcome to come and discuss any issues you might be facing.

Qualification in accounting is a great career choice as it can help you land a wide variety of roles. Depending on your level of experience and skill set, you may be able to land one of the following roles:

  • Budget analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Accounting manager
  • Financial controller
  • Management accountant
  • Financial accountant
  • Auditor
  • Chief financial officer
  • Government accountant