Key Benefits

Nationally recognised

The six units of competency in this course are nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications framework. In addition to entry in to the Diploma of Accounting (FNS50217), you may also be able to use the units to reduce study time if you move on to another relevant higher education qualification course.

Cost effective

The full up-front price of the Accounting Principles Skill Set is just $1,500. This is roughly half the cost of doing a full Certificate IV level course. Payment plans are available, making it even more accessible to work towards a Diploma.

Pathway to full accounting qualifications

The following pathways are available after completing this Skill Set:

  • Partial credit transfer towards the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Meets the entry requirement for the Diploma of Accounting
  • 50% of the entry requirements for the Advanced Diploma of Accounting

Course Accreditation

Course Assessments

Assessment formats include:

Career Opportunities

Accounting is an industry that’s enjoying considerable growth and, upon completion of this course, it’s one that will open up a variety of career paths.


Completing a full Diploma in Accounting can open up opportunities such as:

Your career potential may open up further as you pursue higher level qualifications.


 

Pathways

The following pathways are available after completing this Skill Set:

Entry requirements

Course prerequisites

There aren’t any formal prerequisites. But to make sure you get the most out of training with us, the following enrolment process applies:
Once we receive your enrolment, our friendly course consultants will touch base to undertake a pre-training review to ensure the training is right for you.
For students without an equal or higher level qualification, there’s a short language, literacy and numeracy quiz you complete online.


What equipment will I need?

You will need access to the following equipment to successfully complete the course:


Am I eligible for recognition of prior learning?

We may be able to take into account relevant knowledge and skills you’ve gained through previous formal or informal training, education and employment. To find out if you are eligible for recognition of prior learning, email your resume and academic transcripts to info@monarch.edu.au and one of our course consultants will be in touch.

Course Topics

Course Duration

Is there a maximum completion time?

Yes; ten months for the whole skill set.


Is there a minimum completion time?

No. Students can complete as quickly as they choose.


What is the average completion time-frame?

Students who are highly motivated and well organised can often complete the full skill set in two to three months. The key factors that influence course completion are a student’s experience, time availability, and how fast they work.

How it works

Study online. With a difference.

You’ll get:


How does it work?

This skill set has been developed to give you absolute flexibility. Study on your couch, on public transport, on your break at work, out in the park – wherever and whenever you like. The best part is, with Monarch Institute, ‘online’ doesn’t mean ‘alone’. You’ll be backed by our trainers at every step along the way.


What support will I get?

Your trainer will be happy to contact you via phone, Zoom, TeamViewer, or email (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm). So you definitely won’t feel alone. You’ll also have access to our student Facebook groups, so you can discuss the material with other students. It’s a handy way to stay in touch with trainers and others in the same course.

Course Price

Upfront payment

$1,500 (total)

The most cost-effective option. Pay up front and save 10% compared to the total payment plan. Payment options include electronic funds transfer (EFT), credit card (Mastercard or Visa), cheque or cash.


Payment plan

$63.46 per week, paid over 26 weeks (total $1,650)

This option is suitable for people wanting to manage their cash flow. It’s handy if you want to get started right away, but don’t have the full amount on hand. Payment must be made with MasterCard of Visa.

Meet your trainers

Industry experts and thought leaders
Simon Slade-Betts
Trainer
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
– Chinese Proverb et al

I’m the Accounting/Bookkeeping Course Co-ordinator, and a trainer and assessor, here at Monarch Institute. I’ve got quite a few years’ experience as an accounting trainer and assessor with Australia’s largest RTO colleges.

As a Certified Practising Accountant (Fellow), I’ve got over 37 years’ accounting and business experience. I’ve worked both locally and overseas, across diverse industries, with some of the world’s largest multinational corporations. In these roles I have held directorships, senior financial management and company secretarial positions. This means I’ve had responsibility for all aspects of accounting and finance.

My experience in accounting and finance is complemented by more than 18 years’ involvement in the IT industry. I’m still working in the industry, with Australia’s leading software provider, to deliver specialised business software training to business operators in the SME sector.

What makes me jump out of bed each morning?

The opportunity to help make the world a better place through helping educate and encourage learners and business operators achieve their goals and consequently improve the living standards of millions of people worldwide. But just before I do all of that, I’m a coffee lover, so the enticement of a great morning coffee also helps a lot!

Michelle Dascal
Trainer
"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new."
– Albert Einstein

I currently work in a mid-tier accounting firm as a senior accountant, and love it. I have over four years’ experience working as a business service accountant and tax consultant. I look after a portfolio of clients across various industries, and that’s really interesting. Observing different sector dynamics at play is fascinating. My skills include preparing financial statements, preparing tax returns, BAS, budgeting, cash flow analysis and tax consulting.

What makes me jump out of bed each morning?

I’m passionate about eating food. I love to try different cuisines in restaurants, and enjoy cooking as well. The bed time discussion generally starts with, ‘…what are we going to eat tomorrow’?

John Deininger
Trainer
"No choice we can make as a nation lies between our history and our geography. We can hardly change either of them. They are immutable. The only choice we can make as a nation is the choice about our future."
- Hon Paul Keating

I am a qualified Chartered Accountant. I started out with the large chartered practice Pricewaterhouse Coopers. Since then I’ve built a career in financial services, working with both large and small chartered accounting firms, financial services businesses both in Australia and overseas and a mid-tier industry superannuation fund. I’ve also got a track record of similar roles in a volunteer capacity in the local community; I’m the treasurer of two community organisations. I am particularly interested in assisting and guiding students in the financial services arena with their studies and career development.

What makes me jump out of bed each morning?

I lead a busy and involved life, although more and more I’m reliving my childhood through the activities of my son Oskar! Together with my wife and Oskar, I enjoy the year-round wonders of the outdoors so close to Melbourne’s doorstep, while still hanging onto an inner city cosmopolitan life style, hopefully the best of both worlds. A bike, kayak, tent and xc skis are my most treasured possessions!

Karen Alpen
Trainer
"To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart"
– Eleanor Roosevelt

I’m a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Financial Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Management. With fifteen years of experience teaching accounting and bookkeeping as a part-time lecturer at a University and TAFE, I’m still loving my job.

I started my accounting career in Sydney with one of the world’s largest accounting firms, and had ten years of experience working in both the public and commercial accounting professions prior to commencing teaching. I understand the challenges of studying online, having gone back to university as a mature age student to complete an online Bachelor of Science. I’m now undertaking a Master of Science (Bioinformatics) at Melbourne University, so I empathise with students juggling work, family and study commitments.

What makes me jump out of bed each morning?

The long list of jobs I have to do each day… family, pets, work, study! When there is a spare moment, I enjoy walking, cycling, reading (not just textbooks!), fiddling around in the garden and painting/sketching.

Jenny Hargreaves
Trainer
"Believe you can and you’re halfway there."
– Theodore Roosevelt

I’m a registered BAS agent, holding vocational and tertiary qualifications in bookkeeping, accounting, training and psychology. I’ve had 28 years’ experience in the financial services industry. This has included multiple roles for a large Australian bank and a small Australian regional bank. I run my own bookkeeping company in NSW alongside my role as a trainer here at Monarch Institute.

What makes me jump out of bed each morning?

Nothing. I’m not a morning person! Once the first espresso of the day kicks in it all changes. As the ‘pawrent’ of two adorable dogs, I adopt their outlook on life. That is, live in the moment and always have a good stretch before doing anything. I enjoy singing really, really loud, living by the motto ‘just because I can’t sing, doesn’t mean I won’t’.

Melissa Nettle
Trainer
"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"
- Dr. Seuss

I am the Manager of the Funded Accounting Programs here at Monarch Institute. Over the past 20+ years I have worked in various roles within the financial services industry including working as a trainer/assessor in Finance and Accounting, Bookkeeping and Business Administration courses.

I am a proud Mum of three beautiful daughters. In fact, I started and completed my accounting degree, online, whilst on maternity leave, so I can absolutely relate to the struggles involved with juggling being a Mum and studying full time.

I coach A-grade softball and I also coach my two youngest daughters’ Tee Ball team. Opposite ends of the spectrum and certainly challenging. I love it!

What makes me jump out of bed each morning?

Usually, having to wake my girls up to get them motivated and ready for school. Not an easy task! Also, my mind usually starts ticking over, at 100 MPH, at around 5:00 a.m. so I figure, why fight it? Just get up and make things happen!

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Accounting Principles Skill Set

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  • Get ready to study at Diploma level
  • Faster pathway to the Diploma of Accounting
  • Fit your study around your current work and family commitments
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DurationUp to ten months
How it worksStudy online. With a difference.
Price$1,500 up front | $63.46 per week (payment plan)
Career opportunitiesRegistered tax agent | Financial analyst
Course topicsSix units of competency
AccreditationSix units of competency | Nationally recognised
Course trainersIndustry experts and thought leaders
Pathways

On completion of this course, you will receive six credits towards the FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping. Completion of this course is an entry requirement to the FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting.

Entry requirements

RPL available | Some equipment needed

AssessmentsMultiple small assessments | Two supervised assessments
Start dateImmediately, or whenever you're ready.
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