Diploma of Accounting

This diploma gives you a solid grounding in accounting – whether you’re new to the field, or already in the industry and looking to strengthen your skills.

With a Diploma of Accounting, you’ll be able to explore roles such as Senior Financial Clerk, BAS Agent and Office Manager. If you decide to continue studying, the diploma can be credited towards an undergraduate degree in a similar area.

You can study this course online and at your own pace – so you can your work your day job and progress your career at the same time.

This course fulfils the requirements to become a BAS Agent.

At a glance

At a glance
Qualification Diploma - TAFE

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards

Provider OTEN – Open Training and Education Network

Skills bundle or Certificate IV in Accounting 

Study mode
  1. Online
  2. Distance
  1. Online (Study anywhere)
  2. Distance (Study anywhere)
Study load Self-paced (e.g. 9.5 hrs a week = finish in 1 year).
Assessment By assignments + tests
Start date Enrol anytime. Contact us about enrolling.
Payment options
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What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • introducing and maintaining accounting systems
  • maintaining internal control systems
  • preparing financial statements for corporate entities
  • preparing tax returns
  • reporting on business performance
  • providing financial and business information
  • preparing management accounting reports
  • interpreting and using financial statistics and tools

10,599 Accounting jobs on SEEK in March 2014

Source: seek.com.au

Course structure

Total Units: 9
  • Develop and use complex spreadsheets
  • Manage budgets and forecasts
  • Provide financial and business performance information
  • Prepare legally compliant tax returns for individuals
  • Implement and maintain internal control procedures
  • Provide management accounting information
  • Provide financial reports for corporate entities
  • Establish and maintain accounting information systems
  • Interpret and use financial statistics and tools

Course features

  • Study from anywhere
  • Support from OTEN teaching staff available Mon-Fri 9am-5pm AEST
  • Extra online study support through YourTutor 6 nights a week
  • Self-paced – you can choose to complete it quickly
  • Recognised by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
  • Recognition of prior learning
  • Learning materials are supplied
  • Students may be eligible for an 8 subject exemption from a degree with Swinburne University and a credit towards degrees at other universities
  • Access to SEEK Learning Online Library


  • the Accounting Skill Bundle – a fast pathway including the core units of the Certificate IV in Accounting, OR
  • a Certificate IV in Accounting

Fast pathway

The Accounting Skill Bundle is a fast pathway into the Diploma of Accounting offered by SEEK Learning and OTEN. It includes 9 core units from the Certificate IV in Accounting, and it qualifies you to enrol in the Diploma.

Subject to certain terms and conditions, SEEK Learning will refund the cost of this Skill Bundle after you enrol in the Diploma of Accounting.

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