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GAIN YOUR BOOKKEEPING INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA QUALIFICATION BY ONLINE DISTANCE LEARNING


Online Bookkeeping by Distance learning is an ideal option for students who wish to take advantage of programs that allow you to manage family or work obligations that may restrict your ability to relocate or travel while you achieve your educational goals and gain the knowledge and skills you need to advance your career and increase your earning potential.

 

How does Distance Online Bookkeeping with Bookkeeping Institute of Australia work?
 

It is quite simple really.  After you have enrolled with Bookkeeping Institute of Australia and accepted our letter of offer we will ship to you all of the textbooks, study and accounting guides that you will need together with the MYOB Student Edition DVD and a CD containing all of the PowerPoint lecture and tutorial slides, assessments and reference material.  You first will need to read our "Getting Started Guide" which will tell you what is contained in your package and our recommendations of what to do in what sequence.

 

Then you open up your first lecture in PowerPoint. This lecture will point you to which chapters in which book you should study and when. After finishing the lecture you will be advised to complete the 1st Assessment. Each of the 10 lectures follows much the same format.

 

If you get stuck you have only to call our dedicated 1300 student support line or email Bookkeeping Institute of Australia support for help. Because we are dedicated to bookkeeping you will get directly through to a support consultant that can help you. It's never been easier to learn bookkeeping by online.

 DISTANCE LEARNING FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DO I ENROL?

Select this link for the enrolment a bookkeeping accredited course.

For all other courses, including the Introduction to Bookkeeping & Accounting, hover over the menu name to your left and click on the course name. Then scroll down to the bottom of the page where you will find the on-line booking questions. Please just answer the questions and click Add-to-cart.

OTHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS LIKE TAFE REQUIRE ME TO PURCHASE TEXTBOOKS AND EQUIPMENT ON TOP OF MY COURSE FEES.  WHAT ADDITIONAL ITEMS WILL I NEED TO PURCHASE IF I STUDY WITH BIA?

Textbooks are optional in the course for the Certificate III in Accounts Administration and Certificate IV in Bookkeeping.  Optional extras are the MYOB E-manuals in the FastTrak Certificate IV and the BAS Agent Skill set.  

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY FIRST SET OF COURSE MATERIALS?

Following acceptance of your enrolment and payment of your course fees the course materials will be sent within approximately 10 working days. Depending on the postal system to your area.  Express postage is an optional extra.

WILL I RECEIVE THE SAME ACCREDITATION FROM BIA THAT I WOULD GET THROUGH OTHER EDUCATION PROVIDERS LIKE TAFE?

Yes, BIA is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) registered under the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) by the Training and Employment Recognition Council of the Queensland Government (national code 32559). This means that our accredited courses provide you with exactly the same qualification you would receive if you studied the course at TAFE.

WHAT DOES NATIONALLY RECOGNISED MEAN?

BIA is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) registered under the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) by the Training and Employment Recognition Council of the Queensland Government (national code 32559). This means that the course has been independently evaluated by the Queensland Department of Education, Training and the Arts (DETA) and found to meet strict standards set by industry and government representatives.

TAFE COURSES ARE AUSTUDY AND ABSTUDY APPROVED.  CAN I APPLY FOR AUSTUDY OR ABSTUDY ASSISTANCE IF I STUDY WITH BIA?

TAFE courses are Austudy and Abstudy approved.  Can I apply for Austudy or Abstudy assistance if I study with BIA?

Please call 1300 729 844 to discuss this option.

HOW LONG WILL MY COURSE TAKE?

Because you can study at your own pace, you can determine when you finish your course. Those undertaking the Certificate III incorporating the Certificate IV in Bookkeeping have 12 months to complete, those undertaking the Certificate III have 6 months and the BAS Agent Skill set 4 months.  The Diploma in Accounting enrolment is 18 months. If you will need more time you can contact us to discuss an extension.  The TAE certificate course is 9 months enrolment.

WILL I RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE?

You will receive a NRT certificate upon completion of your course that you can show to friends, relatives and prospective employers with pride.

ARE THERE ANY PRE-REQUISITES FOR MY COURSE?

In most cases no. However please refer to the individual details of the course you have chosen.

DO I NEED TO ATTEND AN INSTITUTE TO TAKE EXAMS?

No, all assessments can be done in your own home or workplace.

HOW IS DISTANCE LEARNING DIFFERENT FROM CLASSROOM-BASED COURSES?

  • Studying online gives you greater flexibility.  BIA students have the ability develop their own learning schedule around current commitments.  Classroom training requires students to attend classes dictated by a formal timetable.
  • Studying online with BIA means you can look after your children at home, while you are earning your education.  Studying a classroom-based course means arranging childcare, and that can be expensive and inconvenient.
  • There are no formalised timetables with distance online learning, which means you can complete your course around full-time work.  This eliminates any potential financial strain and gives you more time to spend with your family and friends. 
  • BIA distance online learning has no formal timetables which means we accept enrolments at any time of the year so you can begin your course at a time that suits you.
  • Having no classes to attend saves you time and money traveling to and from class and gives you greater freedom to decide when and where you want to study.  Plus, you don’t have the hassle of traveling to class on public transport or finding a car park.

DO I NEED TO PURCHASE EXPENSIVE TEXTBOOKS?

Most learning materials are contained in your course fees. Optional extras on some courses are the MYOB E-manuals and the textbooks.  Most research can be done online.

WHAT IF I CAN'T AFFORD TO PAY FOR MY COURSE?

BIA has an easy payment plan that allows you to pay for the course - with credit card instalments.

WHAT IF I NEED HELP WITH MY COURSE?

Your highly qualified trainer is able to guide you through the exercises and answer your questions, so even though you are at home, you are never alone. Your assignments will be marked by your trainer, who will give you feedback on all written assignments, ensuring you are on the right track and motivated to achieve your goals.

WHAT ARE THE COMPUTER REQUIREMENTS OF MY COURSE?

To complete any of our courses you will need access to a computer running Microsoft Window.  If your course includes MYOB or QuickBooks we include a Student Edition version of the software at no extra charge.