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AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting Course Guide

Accounting with Excel

This course will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of Microsoft Excel, including but not limited to the key functions within the software including formulas, functions and data manipulation, how to add content to spreadsheets as well as formatting styles. 

Accounting Principles 

This course provides an introduction to accounting and business in Australia, including but not limited to the relationship between accounting, the legal system and business, the importance of the Australian framework, as well as the components of the Financial Statements. 

This course will provide an overview of accounting for revenue and expenses and will include but not be limited to the accounting equation, a look at revenue expenditure and capital expenditure, and the components of a classified Income Statement for a small business. 

This course will take a look at accounting for balance sheet items that influence the Profit and Loss, and will include but not be limited to how to apply correct treatment to property, plant and equipment (PP&E), how to determine inventory valuation, and how to apply fair value to accounts receivable. 

Complete an assessment covering all content from the Accounting Principles program. 

Advanced Accounting Principles 

This course will take a look at accounting for cash, including but not limited to the importance of tracking cash for the survival of a business, how to prepare and maintain a cash tracking spreadsheet to plan cash flow, and how to prepare a Statement of Cash Flows and reconciliation to the Profit and Loss. 

This course will provide an overview of how to support business for future internal decision making, including but not limited to preparing budgets and forecasts, how to report on variances between budgeted performance and actual performance, and a look at breakeven analysis. 

This course provides an introduction to analysing financial reports and will include but not be limited to the users of financial analysis, the importance of the solvency test, analysing business performance and report on trends, problems and possible remedies. 

Complete an assessment covering all content from the Advanced Accounting Principles program. 

Management Accounting 

This course will provide an introduction to cost classifications in Management Accounting, including but not limited to the differences between Product costs and Period costs, management accounting vs financial accounting, and the concept of different costs for different purposes. 

This course will provide an introduction to variable and absorption costing methods, including but not limited to the definitions of variable and absorption costing and a look at the components that make up product and period costs for both types of costing. 

This course will provide an introduction to the two product costing systems: job order costing and job process costing. It will include but not be limited to the weighted average unit cost method and the formula to calculate it, support department cost allocation, and a look at unit cost and processing departments.  

This course will provide an introduction to standard costing and the importance of measuring (and reporting on) the variance between actual costs and standard costs. It will include but not be limited to the meaning of standard costing, the difference between quantity standards and cost/price standards, and a look at the variance analysis cycle.  

Complete an assessment covering all content from the Management Accounting program. 

Advanced Management Accounting

This course will provide an introduction to activity based costing and how this tool is used to assign costs to cost pools. It will include but not be limited to the definition of Activity Based Costing (ABC), the advantages of using an ABC system, cost hierarchies and a look at activities and activity pools. 

This course provides an overview of budgeting & CVP analysis, including but not limited to the key purposes of budgeting, types of Financial & Operating budgets, a look at Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis as well as the Equation Method and Contribution Margin Method. 

This course provides an introduction to performance management and measurement, including but not limited to the purpose of a Balanced Scorecard, a look at SMART KPIs, the benchmarking process and Performance Evaluation systems and their uses. 

This course will provide an introduction to inventory management and planning, including but not limited to a close look at Just In Time Inventory Management, Economic Order Quantity Inventory Management, the Reorder Point formula, and how to make pricing decisions.  

This course will provide an introduction to the use of budgeting for planning, coordinating and authorising the activities of an organisation, and for controlling costs. It will include but not be limited to how to improve the performance of an organisation by setting targets, constructing achievable plans and monitoring results. 

This course will provide an introduction to the use of budgeting for planning, coordinating and authorising the activities of an organisation, and for controlling costs. It will include but not be limited to how to improve the performance of an organisation by setting targets, constructing achievable plans and monitoring results. 

Complete an assessment covering all content from the Advanced Management Accounting program. 

Taxation 

This module will provide a refresher on the fundamentals of income tax, fundamentals of VAT, and depreciation.

Accounting Practices

This course will provide an overview of how to prepare accounts for Sole Traders, including but not limited to preparing a trading and profit and loss account in vertical format for a sole trader, preparing a balance sheet in vertical format for a sole trader, how to calculate capital from incomplete data and how to prepare a trial balance from incomplete records.
This course will provide an overview of how to prepare accounts for Partnerships, including but not limited to the purpose of a partnership agreement, how to appropriate the profit of a partnership in accordance with a partnership agreement and record transactions in current accounts, and how to prepare a balance sheet for a partnership.
This course will take a look at how to prepare financial statements for a club or society. It will include but not be limited to the purpose of operating as a not-for- profit club or society and how to prepare financial statements for a not-for-profit organisation (income and expenditure account and balance sheet).

This course will provide an overview of the processes and tools that ensure the values in the Financial Statements are justified, including but not limited to the purpose of workpapers, balance sheet validation documents and referencing protocols. 

This course will provide an introduction to drafting, analysis and interpretation of financial statements of limited companies, including but not limited to identifying and recording transactions in accounts and ledgers following the principles of double-entry bookkeeping, and drafting the financial statements of unincorporated organisations from the accounts and records prepared.

This course will take a look at the role of the accounting function in an organisation and the importance of internal controls in minimising the risk of loss, and will include an evaluation of an accounting system to identify weaknesses and assess the impact of those weaknesses on the operation of the organisation. 

Auditing 

This course will take a look at external audits of financial statements, including but not limited to the concept of assurance and the objective of audits conducted under International Standards on Auditing (ISA). 

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Your course is delivered through our online learning platform, which you can access from any web browser 24/7 to work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the necessary resources at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates; you can start whenever you are ready, and your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.

Watch this video to see how online learning works:    

Absolutely! You’ve got a 14-day cooling-off period (trial period) at the start of your course. Take that time to review all your learning material and get a feel for online learning. If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money-back guarantee*.

If you’re eager to enhance your practical accounting skills and pursue a career in accounting, finance or business, then the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting is a must. This course is also an excellent skill builder for students who run their own businesses.

Absolutely! Students who have complete this Program, including the CAT certification component with IPA, will also be eligible for 3 exemptions from the ACCA Qualification:

  • Business & Technology (BT)
  • Management Accounting (MA)
  • Financial Accounting (FA)

Upon completing this course, you could obtain work as an Accountant, Bookkeeper, Accounting Technician, Senior Finance Officer, Payroll Manager, Tax Agent or Management Accountant.

Contact a friendly student advisor on 01 437 8559 to learn about potential career outcomes and where our courses could take you. You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

Your course is delivered through our online learning platform, which you can access from any web browser 24/7 to work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the necessary resources at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates; you can start whenever you are ready, and your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.

Watch this video to see how online learning works:    

Absolutely! You’ve got a 14-day cooling-off period (trial period) at the start of your course. Take that time to review all your learning material and get a feel for online learning. If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money-back guarantee*.

If you’re eager to enhance your practical accounting skills and pursue a career in accounting, finance or business, then the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting is a must. This course is also an excellent skill builder for students who run their own businesses.

Absolutely! Students who have complete this Program, including the CAT certification component with IPA, will also be eligible for 3 exemptions from the ACCA Qualification:

  • Business & Technology (BT)
  • Management Accounting (MA)
  • Financial Accounting (FA)
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After enrolling, you’ll receive an 14-day cooling off period (or trial period). If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money back guarantee*.