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Telling a story with the numbers: Jade’s Accounting journey

Accounting student Jade Magsanay smiling
For future students, Jade encourages trusting the process, enjoying the process and being unafraid to accept new challenges.

Anytime she’s asked what drew her into the world of Accounting, Jade Magsanay will list three reasons:

  1. It aligns with her detail-oriented nature and love for Excel. 
  2. It’s a passion that she shares with her mother. 
  3. It’s a chance for her to tell stories using numbers.

“Throughout my time at Melbourne Polytechnic, I learned a deeper understanding of what accounting really is,” she recalls, “beyond the surface, there is a thrill, the challenge of looking at a report and getting to say this happened or that happened or this will happen - it’s so powerful!”

Moving from the Philippines, Jade completed her Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping FNS40222 before proceeding to the Diploma of Accounting FNS50222 and then on to earn her Bachelor of Accounting.

“I found the three course pathway really helpful for me. It let me adjust to being in a new environment, build momentum and create a steady routine for study.”

The certificate level prepared her for the diploma which in turn, prepared her for the bachelor's
and ultimately for the job she is in now.

The staff and lecturers were really patient, which I think is important, they were always ready and willing to offer us support.
Jade Magsanay
Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping, Diploma of Accounting and Bachelor of Accounting
Portrait of a young woman with shoulder-length black hair and a friendly smile, wearing a dark V-neck top. She stands against a plain, light-colored background.

“Melbourne Polytechnic helped me to build really good study habits and get into the routine of independent learning,” she says. “The staff and lecturers were really patient, which I think is important, they were always ready and willing to offer us support.”

She adds, “I think the most valuable thing I learned was how to learn! What I mean is, how to ask the right questions and when to ask for help and think critically. Everything is learnable but you have to know how to learn it.”

Jade now spends her days as an Accounts Officer for a Logistics provider company in Keilor Park.

“One of my main hobbies is reading so I get my fill of words there, and then my job is numbers. My favourite thing is how both words and numbers can map out a journey or timeline of events.”

While she loves her current role and the success she has achieved so far, the sky's the limit for where Jade’s journey will take her next.

“Next would be to take the CPA or CA,” she says, “which is great because Melbourne Polytechnic is accredited by those professional bodies, so it would help me achieve that goal in the future, but for now, I’m quite happy with where my story is.”

For future students, Jade encourages trusting the process, enjoying the process and being unafraid to accept new challenges.

Accounting and Finance

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Accounting and Finance courses will teach you the skills to meet the needs of small businesses and multinational corporations.

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping FNS40222
Business Management and Accounting - Full Time, Part Time - Online, Preston
Free Tafe Business Management and Accounting - Full Time, Part Time - Preston, Online
Every business, organisation and company uses accountants to process their financial information. Enter the industry as an Accounting Support Officer with our comprehensive Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping FNS40222.
Diploma of Accounting FNS50222
Business Management and Accounting - Full Time, Part Time - Preston
Free Tafe Business Management and Accounting - Full Time, Part Time - Preston
If you enjoy mathematics, have an analytical mind and would like to work in the account profession then our Diploma of Accounting FNS50222 is for you. Accountants support their clients with regular monitoring, analysis, preparation of documents, reports and accounts advice. Get qualified as an Assistant Accountant and start your rewarding career.
Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting
Business Management and Accounting - Full Time - Preston
Business Management and Accounting - Full Time - Preston
Business transactions are vital to the acquisition and maintenance of wealth in our economy, start your career in accounting with the Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting.
Bachelor of Accounting
Business Management and Accounting - Full Time, Part Time - Preston
VTAC Business Management and Accounting - Full Time, Part Time - Preston
Interested in sustainable business? Melbourne Polytechnic's Bachelor of Accounting has been developed to meet the growing demand for business professionals with qualifications in the area of accounting and knowledge of sustainable business.
Master of Professional and Practicing Accounting
Business Management and Accounting - Full Time - Preston
Business Management and Accounting - Full Time - Preston
Advance your accounting skills and business acumen into further learning or professional practice, with our CPA Australia and CCANZ accredited Master of Professional and Practicing Accounting (MPPA).
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