If you're considering enrolling in one of our nationally-recognised Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma courses, the following questions and answers may be helpful to you.
This will depend on the course and the student, as everyone studies at a different pace. There is a maximum time limit for each course (ranging from 12 to 36 months, depending on level studied), but students often complete their studies faster than the maximum time allowed.
We can provide a 3 month extension at no cost. If further extensions are required, administration fees may apply.
Our Certificate IV in Accounting & Bookkeeping is one day per week over 15 weeks.
Diploma of Accounting students have the option to self-study at our training centre one day per week with access to a course trainer.
If you need to leave a class early, or if you miss a class, the recording is available online anytime.
We use a variety of training manuals from various publishers depending on the course.
PDF versions are provided free with your course via our online student portal, hard copies can also be purchased from us separately (at cost price) or direct from the publisher.
We also provide a comprehensive list of course material which is included in the course cost.
Yes – Applied Education is an approved Xero Training Provider and we include Xero units in our Certificate IV in Bookkeeping course. We also offer MYOB Essentials (Cloud) Online Learning depending on the course you enrol in. (Certificate IV Level)
Students have access to a full range of support options, including:
- Dedicated phone support line
- Email support - contact our subject matter experts easily
- Online forum with hundreds of posts and responses
- Dedicated private Facebook group for Accounting & Bookkeeping for students only - connect with other students and have your questions answered within minutes!
- Online recordings of classroom sessions available for most units
- Additional online courses (depending on enrolled course) including Xero Online Learning, MYOB, Payroll and many more.
This will depend on the course of study. For example, our Certificate IV in Accounting & Bookkeeping uses a combination of MYOB and Xero, though some assessments can be completed in a software package of your choice.
The Australian Tax Law courses allow students to use the ATO stationery or their own practice software to complete example tax returns.
We have been delivering most of our nationally recognised courses since 2011, and have been offering industry-leading training since 1999. This experience has enabled us to provide very comprehensive assessments to our students.
We use a combination of online assessments/quizzes, written and software-based assessments.
Students can use a Mac or PC computer. Microsoft Windows is the preferred operating system as all student data files are supplied in Windows format.
Mac users - we do include access to a Mac version of MYOB Student Edition, but please be aware that if you select this option, the data files required for some units and options available to you may be different from the manual. However, this will not affect your grades and our assessors can still mark using the Mac version.
Study on the go!
Download our personalised app to access grades, recordings, class activities and all learning materials from your mobile devices.
We upload marking keys with suggestions and feedback directly to our online student learning platform so you can access them at a time that suits you. Students can then contact assessors via email, phone, Facebook or via the forum if they need further assistance.
Yes, we have dedicated full time assessors on hand to answer phone support questions and a dedicated telephone support line 1800 678 073. We also have an online forum, dedicated Facebook support group and of course you can contact our team via email.
Yes. Our team of assessors and trainer, led by Brett Thornett CPA, have been in the accounting industry for most of their careers.
View our team profiles here
Unfortunately we are not able to offer job placement, however we do post on our social media when an employer contacts us looking for positions such as bookkeepers.
Depending on the course of study you may be given student membership to the: