Study Accounting

Potential Career Outcomes

Some potential occupations include:

Course overview

Accountants work across a range of industries, as their skills are highly sought after by businesses. Accountants provide a diverse range of services from bookkeeping, payroll, auditing, processing taxes and financial reporting.

Australia offers a variety of courses to students to begin their career as an accountant. Vocational training can train students to work in different areas of accounting, however, to be a certified accountant, you must have at least a Bachelor Degree.

In these courses you can learn:

  • Financial risks
  • Financial reports preparation
  • Financial systems and records
  • Financial statistics and tools
  • Financial services legislation
  • Industry codes of practice
Graduate Outcomes
  • An accountant earns $1660 per week on average.
  • Most accountants work full-time (80%).
  • It is projected that over the next 5 years, there will be approximately 84,000 job openings.
  • Many works full-time (80%)
  • Age: the average age is 38 years
  • Gender: 52% of workers are female.
Common Course Requirements
  • Completion of secondary education
  • Meet English proficiency (Usually at least IELTS 5.5 overall for Vocational courses, or 6.5 for University courses)
Related Courses

Some related courses include:

  • Diploma of Accounting

Duration: 20 – 85 weeks
Intake: Monthly
Cost: $1,000- $34,560
Locations: Most cities – Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Tasmania, Northern Territory and Canberra

  • Advanced Diploma of Accounting
    Duration: 20 -104 weeks
    Intake: Monthly
    Cost: $4,950 – $24,000
    Locations: Most cities – Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Tasmania, Northern Territory and Canberra
  • Bachelor of Commerce/ Accounting

Duration: 108 – 156 weeks

Intake: February, July

Cost: $33,600 – $146,206

Locations: Most cities – Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Tasmania, Northern Territory and Canberra

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