If you have the relevant qualifications, a career in accounting and finance can be a solid and profitable choice. Open Colleges offers a range of nationally recognised, accredited courses and pathways to suit both your needs and career goals. We have partnered with several reputable and established industry associations to ensure our students learn from the best minds in the sector.

Whether you're already established or just beginning in accounting, Open Colleges can help you gain the industry-specific skills that will get take your career to the next level.

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Advanced Diploma of Accounting (Managerial Accounting)

Course Duration: Maximum 24 months

This course provides more specialised skills for those already working in the accounting industry, potentially aiming for a senior accountancy role.

Advanced Diploma of Accounting (Tax)

Course Duration: Maximum 24 months

This course provides more specialised skills for those already working in the accounting industry, potentially aiming for a senior accountancy role.

Advanced Diploma of Accounting

Course Duration: Maximum 24 months

This course provides more specialised skills for those already working in the accounting industry, potentially aiming for a senior accountancy role.

Diploma of Accounting

Course Duration: Maximum 24 months

Useful for prospective and current employees who perform duties such as maintaining accounting systems, reporting on business performance and preparing financial statements.

Diploma of Accounting (Tax)

Course Duration: Maximum 24 months

Useful for prospective and current employees who perform duties such as maintaining accounting systems, reporting on business performance and preparing financial statements.

Certificate IV in Accounting

Course Duration: Maximum 24 months

This Certificate covers many of the basics, including crucial accounting skills, computer use in the accounting environment, financial planning, and gathering information.

Certificate in MYOB 19.7

Course Duration: Maximum 12 months

This course will teach you to design a computerised accounting system for your own business, and train you in a range of essential bookkeeping functions.

BAS Agent Registration Skill Set

Course Duration: Maximum 6 months

This comprehensive short course will train you in all the skills required for Business Activity Statement (BAS) and payroll work.

Tax Agent Registration Skill Set

Course Duration: Maximum 12 months

This comprehensive short course will enable you to meet the education requirements for Tax Agent registration.

Accounting Pathway Program

Course Duration: Maximum 48 months

Unique to Open Colleges, this course has been designed to combine three separate nationally recognised accounting qualifications into a single program. No prior accounting experience is needed.  

Pathway: Certificate IV in Accounting and Diploma of Accounting

Course Duration: Maximum 24 months

This pathway has been designed to give you a broad spectrum of skills and knowledge so you will have the best chance of success in the accounting industry.

Pathway: Certificate IV in Accounting and Diploma of Accounting (specialising in Tax)

Course Duration: Maximum 24 months

This pathway has been designed for those intending to develop a tax agent specialisation or register as a registered Tax Agent to the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB).

Pathway: Diploma of Accounting (specialising in Tax) and Advanced Diploma of Accounting (specialising in Tax)

Course Duration: Maximum 24 months

Become a taxation expert and reap the career rewards with this specialist tax pathway.

Pathway: Diploma of Accounting and Advanced Diploma of Accounting

Course Duration: Maximum 24 months

Advance your skills and improve your accounting career prospects with this accounting pathway.

An accredited qualification in bookkeeping can help you launch your career or take the next step in this varied and profitable sector.

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Bookkeeping Pathway Program

Course Duration: Maximum 48 months

This exclusive bookkeeping pathway combines a bookkeeping and two accounting qualifications within a single program designed to meet the needs of today’s accounting industry.

Dual Qualification: Certificate IV in Accounting and Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

Course Duration: Maximum 24 months

This dual qualification has been designed to give you a broad spectrum of skills and knowledge so you will have the best chance of success in the accounting and bookkeeping industry.

Certificate III in Accounts Administration

Course Duration: Maximum 18 months

This qualification is designed to prepare those who perform a range of skilled operations in the financial industry such as a payroll officer, accounts clerk or an accountant’s assistant. 

Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

Course Duration: Maximum 24 months

Recognised by both the Tax Practitioners Board and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, this course is dedicated to developing your bookkeeping skills and is ideal for aspiring and practising bookkeepers and BAS (Business Activity Statement) agents.