Short Courses

Certificate in Office Bookkeeping

Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate in Office Bookkeeping is the best short course around providing an understanding of the essentials of bookkeeping and accounting needed for employment as a bookkeeper. Learn skills such as how to maintain ledger accounts and process payroll, and the basics of Mind Your Own Business (MYOB).

Course Code: SBE210

Fees: $1,175.00


Get your bookkeeping or accounting career off to a flying start with this certificate course which develops the essential requirements for keeping office accounts. Learn the crucial stuffs of bookkeeping and computerised office accounting using MYOB, sufficient for employment as a bookkeeper in a small business and/or assisting a qualified accountant or registered BAS Agent.

Develop skills such as how to:

  • maintain ledger accounts and trial balances
  • payroll preparation
  • create files and business documents
  • print worksheets
  • make journal entries

Other subjects covered include:

  • debtors/creditors accounts and subsidiary ledgers
  • bank reconciliation
  • introduction to Business Activity Statements (BAS)

Bookkeeping skills are needed across many industries and for all businesses. Melbourne Polytechnic provides you with the skills to start a rewarding and lucrative career in bookkeeping.


To become a registered BAS Agent additional training will be required.


Participants will need to provide their own basic calculator and USB/memory stick.

Full course

The cost of the Certificate in Office Bookkeeping is $1,175.

Study options

The Certificate in Office Bookkeeping is awarded on completion of:

Office Accounts and Bookkeeping (TS101)

Become confident in processing daily financial records for bookkeeping purposes. Topics include business documents, journals, debtors and creditors subsidiary ledgers, general ledger accounts and trial balances, bank reconciliation and introduction to Business Activity Statements (BAS).

Materials: Participants are requested to bring their own basic calculator and USB/memory stick.

Sessions: 8

Individual Module Fees: $595

Computerised Office Accounts MYOB (TS102)

Expand your skills and employment prospects by learning to use Mind Your Own Business (MYOB) to prepare and process office accounts including payroll. Topics include business documents, payroll preparation, debtors/creditors accounts, journal entries, create files and print worksheets.

Recommended: Some knowledge of bookkeeping and computing is advantageous.

Sessions: 8

Individual Module Fees: $695

Course Cancellation or Postponement

Courses with low enrolments may be cancelled or delayed. You will be notified of this 48 hours prior to course commencement.

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