Study Areas

Accounting and Finance


Accountants are integral to developing business strategies and assisting in a company’s growth. They possess the expert financial knowledge to advise a business’s fiscal directions.

Career options include:

  • assistant
  • tax
  • costing.

Our Accounting courses are ideal for people who love numbers. You will learn how to:

  • use computerised accounting systems (MYOB)
  • perform internal and external audits
  • prepare accounting reports, financial statements and business activity statements
  • develop complex spreadsheets
  • prepare complex tax returns and corporate financial reports
  • implement tax plans
  • evaluate business performance
  • analyse financial markets.

Melbourne Polytechnic teaching staff include Certified Practicing Accountants (CPAs) registered tax agents.

Certificate IV in Accounting
Every business, organisation and company uses accountants to process their financial information. Enter the industry as an Accounting Support Officer with our comprehensive training.

Certificate IV in Bookkeeping
Your career in bookkeeping starts here. Our Certificate IV in Bookkeeping is a practical, compact course giving you the foundations and fundamentals of Bookkeeping. You'll gain the skills needed and meet the requirements set by the Tax Practitioners Board to work as a bookkeeper or BAS agent.

Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking
Are you ready to start your career in finance with a Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking?

Diploma of Accounting
If you enjoy mathematics, have an analytical mind and would like to work in the account profession then our Diploma of Accounting is for you. Accountants support their clients with regular monitoring, analysis, preparation of documents, reports and accounts and advice. Get qualified as an Assistant Accountant and start your rewarding career.

Diploma of Financial Planning
Do you want to be the financial planner or financial adviser who stands out from the crowd?

Associate Degree of Accounting
Develop an exciting and vibrant accountancy career with Melbourne Polytechnic's Associate Degree of Accounting. Exit after two years full-time (or four years part-time) with a paraprofessional qualification, or continue your studies and complete the Bachelor of Accounting.

Bachelor of Accounting
Interested in sustainability and environmental practices? 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 Practising Accounting
Advance your accounting skills and business acumen into further learning or professional practice, with our CPA Australia and CCANZ accredited Master of Professional and Practising Accounting (MPPA).

Short Courses

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