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, including TAFE 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)

Develop advanced accounting and management skills an get qualified to move into a senior accountancy role with this nationally recognised course.

Advanced Diploma of Accounting

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

Diploma of Accounting

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

Open Colleges' Certificate IV in Accounting will teach you the foundations of accounting, payroll and bookkeeping and will give you the practical skills you need to work as an Assistant in a number of financial services roles.

BAS Agent Registration Skill Set

Want to expand your professional accounting toolkit and work as a BAS Agent? Open Colleges’ BAS Agent Registration Skill Set will equip you with the knowledge you need to carry out BAS and payroll tasks.

Accounting Pathway Program

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

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: Diploma of Accounting and Advanced Diploma of Accounting

Develop advanced accounting and management skills and step up into senior financial services roles with Open Colleges’ Accounting Pathway program. Combining a Diploma of Accounting with an Advanced Diploma of Accounting, this Pathway will provide you with the in-depth knowledge, practical professional skills and nationally recognised qualifications that you need to advance your career.

Whether you’re hoping to work independently or within an organisation, Open Colleges can help you increase your tax accounting knowledge with these standalone or pathway courses.

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Advanced Diploma of Accounting (Tax)

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

Diploma of Accounting (Tax)

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

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

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)

From huge corporates, to small businesses and individuals, everyone needs help with their tax. Why not broaden your career potential and become a taxation specialist with Open Colleges’ Tax Accounting Pathway dual Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Accounting qualification.

Tax Agent Registration Skill Set

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

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

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

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 IV in Bookkeeping

Recognised by the Tax Practitioners Board, the Certificate IV in Bookkeeping is dedicated to developing your bookkeeping skills and is ideal for aspiring and practising bookkeepers and BAS (Business Activity Statement) agents.