Basic Bookkeeping Online Short Course

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About the course

Essentially, our world revolves around numbers. Some of us have a fear of them, others enjoy dealing with numbers, while in extreme cases even develop a phobia. For those of you who have already recognized and appreciate the impact that numbers actually have on just about everything, you deserve a cookie.



Course Syllabus:

Module One - Introduction
Module Two - Basic Terminology (Part 1)
Module Three - Basic Terminology (Part 2)
Module Four - Accounting Methods
Module Five - Keeping Track of you Business
Module Six - Understanding the Balance Sheet
Module Seven - Other Financial Statements
Module Eight - Payroll Accounting / Terminology
Module Nine - End of Period Procedures
Module Ten - Financial Planning, Budgeting and Control
Module Eleven - Auditing
Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand basic accounting terminology
  • Identify the differences between the cash and accrual accounting methods
  • Become familiar with accounts payable and accounts receivable and Keep track of your business
  • Create a journal and general ledger to document business finance
  • Utilize the balance sheet
  • Identify different types of financial statements
  • Uncover the reasons for and create a budget
  • Be familiar with internal and external auditing

Course Fast Facts:

  • Easy to follow and understand
  • Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required
  • Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  • Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  • You can study from home or at work, in your own time
  • Download printer friendly course contentCertificate of completion awarded with passing score for the assessment

How to study online course? 

This course is delivered 100% online, supported with online resources. This means the student can undertake learning activities at a time convenient to workplace demands without having to leave the work site to attend workshops. 

All that is required is access to a computer and the internet.
Upon enrolment an automated email will be sent to you with your URL login address and your password (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online material, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

The course is easy to follow and understand. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.


Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:Microsoft Windows XP, or later

 Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)


OSX/iOS 6 or later

Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems:

Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster

Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities (Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

 Adobe Acrobat Reader



Entry requirements 
Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education 
Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements 
Students will need access to a computer and the internet. For students who do not have access to either a computer or the internet. 

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