Certificate in Accounts, Admin and Payroll

Certificate in Accounts, Admin and Payroll

Course Code VBS023
Qualification Certificate
Payment Options Upfront & Payment Plans
Delivery Online & Correspondence
Duration 600 Hours

If you’re seeking a job in accounts & administration or looking to take your career to the next level, this is the perfect course for you.

Presented in plain language, our Certificate will give you knowledge of the theory & practices of office administration procedures. This online training qualification will not only familiarise you with the business environments, but also get you up to speed on bookkeeping & key communication practices. It will increase your job prospects & employability.
Career outcomes:
∙ Office accounts
∙ Bookkeeping
∙ Receptionist
∙ Office administrator
∙ Personal assistant
∙ Increase your job prospects in administration or upskill in your current role ∙ Gain essential skills in using Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook
∙ Flexible online study – work at your own pace without time constraints ∙ Tutor support for the entire duration of your studies
∙ Free resubmissions

Course outline

Module 1 – Office Practices: 

∙ The modern office 

∙ Communication systems 

∙ Interpersonal communication 

∙ Phone skills 

∙ Writing letters & other documents 

∙ Computer applications 

∙ Office organisation & procedures 

∙ Health & safety in the office 

Module 2 – Bookkeeping Foundations 

∙ Introduction – nature, scope & function of bookkeeping 

∙ The balance sheet 

∙ Analysing & designing accounting systems 

∙ The double entry recording process 

∙ The cash receipts & cash payments journal 

∙ The credit fees & purchases journal 

∙ The general journal 

∙ Closing the ledger 

∙ The profit & loss statement 

∙ Depreciation on non-current assets 

∙ Profit determination & balance day adjustments ∙ Cash control: bank reconciliation & petty cash

Module 3 – Bookkeeping Applications 

∙ Introduction to bookkeeping applications 

∙ Decision making – how to manage bookkeeping ∙ Managing cash flow, obtaining finance, managing bad debts & accounts payable 

∙ Managing inventory – part 1 

∙ Managing inventory – part 2 

∙ Establishing & managing control accounts 

∙ Budgeting – part 1 

∙ Budgeting – part 2 

∙ Payroll, PAYG taxation, taxation for trading businesses 

∙ Financial statement analysis 

Electives – Choose 3 of the following: 

∙ Business studies 

∙ Communications 

∙ Financial management 

∙ Computer studies II 

∙ Project management 

∙ Management 

∙ Business operations 

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Student support

We live in a society where the pressures of daily living are high with financial expenses, personal and work commitments, and mortgage and rental obligations. Then there are the unexpected life challenges that also get thrown our way. With this in mind the thought of taking on study can be daunting for most people. Here at Learning Cloud we understand that life doesn’t run in a straight line it has many ups and downs.

As an enrolled student at Learning Cloud, you are entitled to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Services Unit. These supports are designed to walk beside you throughout your studies they will assist you in life’s ups and downs to provide you the best opportunity to successfully complete your chosen course.


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  • Parent support
  • Reasonable Adjustment Plan (RAP)

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How will this course advance my career?

Learning Cloud programs have been developed in response to industry demand and are specifically designed to equip graduates with work-ready skills. Each participant will be trained and assessed in theory and in practical tasks and Real-world exercises are used throughout the program.

Studies prove, time and again, that college-educated workers earn more than those with only a high school qualification. College graduates often enjoy additional benefits, including greater job opportunities and promotions. Though the proof for greater earning potential exists, some might wonder whether the cost of the education warrants the overall expense in the long run.

College Graduate vs. Non-Graduate Earnings

The National Centre for Education Statistics (NCES) analyses employee earnings data biennially, according to education level. Findings indicate that workers with a qualification earn significantly more than those without. Since the mid-1980s, education has played a large part in potential wages, with bachelor's degree holders taking home an average of 66% more than those with only a high school diploma do. While college-educated workers' wages have increased over the past two decades, those with only a high school education have seen decreases in annual salaries in the same time period (nces.ed.gov).

How else will I benefit from studying with Learning Cloud?

  • Studying online or distance means you can study where you want and at your own pace.
  • Receive career-focused training with practical, hands-on learning.
  • All course materials are provided and all digital platforms are interactive, work on any device and designed to be fun.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning or Skills Recognition may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.