AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting

Once you qualify, your job prospects will soar

If you’re eager to enhance your accounting skills, and pursue a career in accounting, finance or business, then this course is a must. It’s an advanced qualification that builds on the practical accounting skills and knowledge gained through the Certificate in Accounting. It’s also a pathway to become a Certified Accounting Technician and member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

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The complete package

  • Gain AAT Student Membership on enrolment, giving you access to a wealth of advice and support to guide you through your studies and into your future career
  • Get access to The Career Centre – get a FREE CV Review & job tips to help you succeed
  • FREE access to the CCH Wheelers eLibrary with over 50 textbooks to help you study.
  • Receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email 
  • Get a formal qualification and become a qualified accounting techncian and member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)

Potential Career Outcomes

This qualification prepares you to take on a huge range of practical Accounting roles. The Career Academy’s Accounting graduates are often employed in small businesses or within the finance department of larger companies. On completion of this course, you may apply for jobs such as:

  • Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounting Technician
  • Senior Finance Officer
  • Payroll Manager
  • Tax Agent
  • Management Accountant
*To be eligible to pursue the AAT Professional Membership you are required to complete the AAT Student Membership within two weeks of starting this program, followed by six AAT Exam Assessments. By completing the assessments within this course, you qualify for an exemption from three of these exams and you must complete the other three exams on-site at one of the AAT Approved facilities to gain AAT Professional Membership. You must successfully complete the assessments in this course, plus the three AAT exams to be awarded the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting.

Course Summary

Qualification Code: ABKI1071

Start date: Get instant access within 1 business day.

Duration: Approximately 300 hours. Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week.

Access time: You’ll have 24/7 access to your course material for up to 12 months until you complete.

Delivery and support: 100% online with unlimited tutor support via phone and email. Ask questions anytime and your professional tutors will respond during business hours.

Assessments: Includes practical assessments, case studies, multiple choice questions, quizzes and written assessments.

Qualification information: Be awarded with an industry and employer recognised certificate of achievement on successful completion of this course.

Investment: €995 + GST or only €25 per week on an interest free payment plan.  

Disclaimer: At least 2+ years of accounting experience OR complete the Certificate in Bookkeeping or Certificate in Accounting. If you do not have 2+ years accounting experience, you should enrol into the Accounting Pathway Program which includes both the Certificate in Accounting and Diploma in Accounting

Consisting of the following modules

Comprising the following modules:

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping Fundamentals
  • General Journal
  • General Ledger & the Trial Balance
  • Managing Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable & Cash Management
  • Using Microsoft Excel
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word
  • Office Ergonomics & Data Entry
  • Effective Business Communication
  • Producing Business Documents
  • Organise Meetings
  • Time Management, Ethics and Professionalism
  • Fundamentals of Payroll
  • Accounting & Business Prior Knowledge Quiz
  1. Access and save excel templates.
  2. How to open an Excel file and save this using a specific name.
  3. Identify and apply formulas and functions to calculate data.
  4. How to add content, such as pictures and charts, to spreadsheets.
  5. Apply filters to spreadsheet data.
  6. Demonstrate how to sort and manipulate spreadsheet data.
  7. Apply a range of formatting styles to spreadsheet data.
  • ABKI203 – Accounting and Business
  • ABKI143 – Determining Profit
  • ABKI126 – Issues in Income Determination & Asset Valuation
  • ABKI124 – Tracking Cash & Controlling Assets
  • ABKI149 – Internal Decision Making
  • ABKI109 – Analysing Financial Reports
  • ABKI224 – Financial Reporting Framework
  • ABKI137 – Cost Classification
  • ABKI138 – Costing Methods
  • ABKI303 – Product & Process Costing
  • ABKI305 – Standard Costs & Variance Analysis
  • ABKI304 – Activity Based Costing
  • ABKI121 – Budgeting & CVP Analysis
  • ABKI167 – Performance Management & Measurement
  • ABKI306 – Inventory Management & Planning
  • ABKG176 – Management Accounting: Budgeting
  • ABKG180 – Management Accounting: Decision and Control
  • ABKI151 – Fundamentals of Income Tax
  • ABKI133 – Fundamentals of VAT
  • ABKI218 – Depreciation
  • ABKI154 – SPFR Framework For For-Profit Entities Part 1
  • ABKI173 – SPFR Framework For For-Profit Entities Part 2
  • ABKI112 – SPFR Framework For For-Profit Entities Part 3
  • ABKI110 – Verification, Completeness & Justification
  • ABKG181 – Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  • ABKG184 – Accounting Systems & Controls
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of auditing
    2. Demonstrate the importance of professional ethics
    3. Evaluate the audited entity’s system of internal control
    4. Evaluate audit procedures for obtaining audit evidence
    5. Evaluate the planning process
    6. Evaluate audit procedures

    This Course is accredited by ICOES

    The International Council for Online Educational Standards (ICOES) guarantees you a high standard of content with measurable outcomes from a reputable training organisation. ICOES is the accrediting body that monitors and continually develops the educational standards of online teaching institutions.

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    They’re committed to providing exceptional online course support and personal tutoring to help you succeed. Throughout your course, you’ll receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email.

    Be awarded with an Industry & Employer Recognised Certificate

    Upon successful completion of your course, you’ll be presented with a Professional Certificate by The Career Academy and a Certificate by IPA. These are industry recognised certificate which will go a long way to helping you get a new job or promotion. You’ll also be given access to our exclusive Career Centre and be eligible for a free CV Review.

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    It’s an advanced qualification that builds on the practical accounting skills and knowledge gained through the Certificate in Accounting. It’s also a pathway to become a qualified Accounting Technician and member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).
    Approximately 300 hours. Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week. Most students take up to 12 months to complete.
    If you’re eager to enhance your accounting skills, and pursue a career in accounting, finance or business, then the Diploma in Accounting is a must.
    Once you qualify with the Diploma in Accountancy, your job prospects will soar. This qualification prepares you to take on a huge range of practical Accounting roles. The Career Academy’s Accounting graduates are often employed in small businesses or within the finance department of larger companies. On completion of this course, you may apply for jobs such as Accountant, Bookkeeper, Accounting Technician, Senior Finance Officer, Payroll Manager, Tax Agent or Management Accountant.
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