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Introduction to Accounting

Non-accredited Short Course

Discover the accounting language and learn about basic accounting principles and theory to progress onto MYOB.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Southport Start date: 11 Oct 2022
Full Fee

Course overview

Introduction to Accounting is a short course aimed at students wishing to learn about the basic accounting principles and theory before moving onto the MYOB Accounting courses at TAFE Queensland.

This course is classroom based and is recommended if you have had no experience with accounting terminology and principles. You will not be using MYOB software or computers in this short course, you will be working through a course resource on Introduction to Accounting.

The purpose of this course is to use a common range of calculation methods and techniques for conducting routine financial calculations and transactions.  You will also be instructed in manual data entry in Ledgers and Trial Balance.

Topics covered include:

  • Double Entry Accounting (Debits and Credits)
  • Understanding Debits and Credits, Chart of Accounts, Reports and Legal Compliance
  • The Balance Sheet
  • The Profit and Loss Statement
  • The Trial Balance
  • The Journals or Ledgers
  • Initial transactions and documentation

This short course is non-accredited therefore is not registered with the National Training Register.

Course outcome:

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Ways to study
11 Oct 2022
1 session
Part time
  • Full fee: $195

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Introduction to Accounting (NONAC08001)

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Introduction to Accounting

Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

You should have a good understanding of the English language and be able to read and understand comprehensive manuals.

Resources required

Classroom delivery:

  • You will need to bring a notebook, pen, pencil and eraser to class.
  • You will receive a comprehensive manual.
  • You will need to present your Confirmation of Enrolment to the car park attendant each week to be eligible for discounted parking.

Mixed Mode delivery:

  • a personal computer or laptop to participate actively in this course. The computer must have speakers, a microphone and internet access (webcam optional).
  • a quiet and ergonomically correct work area to participate actively in this course with no or little distractions.
  • a pen and paper for taking notes.
  • You will receive, by email, a Zoom meeting link in the days leading up to the first lesson. This won’t be provided on enrolment.
  • You do not need a Zoom app or licence to attend the lessons, you can join using the URL (web link) you receive in the email.
Need to know

If selecting classroom delivery this Introduction to Accounting course can be combined with MYOB Accounting and MYOB Payroll (MYOB Accounting Bundle 1) for a special bundle price.  To take advantage of this bundle please speak to the Customer Service team.

Please note: The bundle offer is strictly available at the time of enrolment only.

Course commencement is subject to minimum enrolment numbers.​


University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

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