Introduction to Accounting

Gain a general understanding of accounting with a focus on core concepts and skills with our Introduction to Accounting course. You will learn to interpret financial statements, undertake financial analysis, cash flow, budgeting and forecasting techniques. This accounting guide is offered as a comprehensive e-learning experience.


  • Learn how analyse the profitability and the efficiency of your business
  • An understanding of accounting under different business structures (company, partnership, sole trader)
  • Learn how to forecast business revenues and expenses
  • The ability to have better conversations with others regarding business performance
  • Understand how to analyse and interpret a balance sheet, you income statement and cash flow statement


  • After you complete Introduction to Accounting, you could further your studies with our Certificate in Small Business Accounting course
  • Potential career outcomes include: Accounts Clerk
  • This course is specifically designed for business owners, contractors and sole traders. Those looking to start a business for the first time or anyone who is seeking an accounts role

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Full Payment Option

Price (AUD) $229.00

Payment Plan Option

Price (AUD):

Deposit $114.50 plus 2 Quarterly repayments of $68.70 due on:



Course Details & Delivery


Online with The Career Academy, with tutor support via email and phone


  • Learn at your own pace but expect to take 3-5 hours

Course Price

  • $229.00 (AUD)

Payment plan available


On successful completion of this Introduction to Accounting course you will be awarded a Statement of Achievement

Introduction to Accounting - Course Guide.pdf

Units of Study

  1. Introduction to Accounting
  2. Accounting equations
  3. Double entry accounting
  4. Learn about the trial balance
  5. Understanding Profit and Loss Statements
  6. Interpreting balance sheets
  7. Depreciation
  8. Ratio analysis
  9. Practical excercises


You will be required to successfully complete an online assignment.

About the course developers

Daniel Hunt & Ngaire Newland have over 20 years’ experience in developing and delivering practical, industry-focused accounting courses.

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