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Are you good with numbers? Do you have a keen eye for detail? Then a career in bookkeeping could be right for you. With positions available in a range of industries, becoming a qualified bookkeeper will allow you to work in an office environment, balancing accounts, managing wages and more.

Our online bookkeeping courses take your career to the next level, with lesson and assessment content designed in collaboration with industry experts and successful bookkeepers.

Explore our course breakdown below or enroll now to get started.

  • Course Outline

    When you enroll in our bookkeeping courses, you will complete the following units of study:

    1FNS1 Prepare Financial Statements

    This unit covers the competency to identify skills and outcomes with the development of financial reports for non-corporate organizations which are not reporting entities

    2FNS2 Maintain Asset and Inventory Records

    This unit covers the competencies needed to set up and use an asset register

    3FNS3 Develop and Implement Policies and Practices Relevant to Bookkeeping Activities

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop, implement and maintain policies and practices to ensure that a quality service is provided in relation to bookkeeping activities

    4FNS4 Establish and Maintain a Cash Accounting System

    This unit involves the process of both establishing and maintaining a cash accounting system for an organization, or organizations. It relates to activities undertaken when an individual first carries out activities or services for an organization, as well as maintaining cash accounts on an ongoing basis

    5FNS5 Establish and Maintain an Accrual Accounting System

    This unit requires the application of skills and knowledge to reconcile and monitor an accrual accounting system. The unit encompasses setting up accounting systems; establishing debtors and creditors, bad debt and contra entries; reconciliations; reviewing compliance terms and conditions; planning a recovery action and preparing reports; and filing of documentation

    6FNS6 Carry Out Business Activity and Instalment Activity Statement Tasks

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to carry out tasks related to Business Activity Statements (BAS) and Instalment Activity Statements (IAS), including the completion of Activity Statements

    7FNS7 Communicate in the Workplace

    This unit covers the competency of written and oral communication in the work environment

    8FNS8 Use Technology in the Workplace

    These units cover the competencies to effectively and effectively use technology and equipment in the workplace

    9FNS9 Apply Principles of Professional Practice to Work in the Financial Services Industry

    This unit covers the fundamental skills needed for employment and the application of industry and company procedures, guidelines, policies, and standards in a daily work context within the financial services industry

    10Bookkeeping I & II (Short Course Units)

    Introduction to bookkeeping / bookkeeping principles

  • How Will You Benefit?

    There are many benefits associated with enrolling in our bookkeeping courses online. For example, you will:

    • Launch your career as a bookkeeper
    • Study a course that has been created in collaboration with senior bookkeepers and consultants from within the accounting industry
    • Set your own pace and complete the learning programme without a predetermined timetable
    • Have feedback and advice offered by your own personal tutor
    • Study remotely, saving time and money
    • Receive a 10% reduction in the course fees by paying upfront, or opt for our interest-free weekly payment plan

    Reap the benefits by signing up for our bookkeeping course today.

  • Career Prospects

    Every industry that deals with money requires accounting, which means bookkeepers can work in a wide range of fields. As a bookkeeper, you’ll likely work in an office (either remotely or in-person), dealing with invoices, receipts, tax declarations, statements, wages, expenses claims and accounts. With the expertise you’ll gain from our bookkeeping course, you’ll be well equipped to manage all of this and more – and your qualifications will be recognised across the board.

    Becoming a bookkeeper doesn’t necessarily mean you have to work for an accounting company, or as part of the finance department of a larger organization. Once qualified, you could set yourself up as your own business and become a freelance bookkeeper – allowing you to set your own hours, manage your workload effectively and enjoy the financial benefits of becoming your own boss.

  • Course Levels Explained

    Our online bookkeeping courses lead to the awarding of an Executive Diploma.

    Executive Diploma

    This qualification recognizes the graduate’s capacity for initiative and judgement across a broad range of technical and management functions. Diploma holders typically have personal responsibility and autonomy (semi-independence) in performing technical operations or organizing others in the workplace.

  • Prerequisites

    There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into either course level. You can enroll directly into the Executive Diploma level without having previous qualifications.

    So, if you want to advance your career in bookkeeping, simply enroll today.

  • Course Length

    The average time within which students complete this course is:

    Executive Diploma Level24 weeks

    Taking our bookkeeping courses online allows you to determine the pace of your studies. For those who’d like to fast track their learning, it’s possible to complete our bookkeeping courses in a matter of months. Please note we allow a maximum of three years for you to finish this learning programme.

  • Study Mode: Online Learning

    Our bookkeeping courses are carried out online via distance learning (correspondence learning). This is intended to give you the flexibility you need to advance your career without having to put your life on hold while you do it, fitting your studies in around your existing commitments.

    With ICI, you won’t have to worry about the hassle of commuting to attend lessons and assessments – complete them online, wherever and whenever you like. You’ll also have access to your own personal tutor for the duration of your studies, offering guidance and support when you need it. And as well as being flexible and convenient, our bookkeeping courses have been designed to be engaging and practical so you get the most out of your learning.

  • Recognition & Accreditation

    This course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC).

    At ICI, our finance courses take a holistic, practical approach to teaching you everything you need to become a successful bookkeeper. Our comprehensive courses aim to help set you apart from the rest in this competitive industry.

  • Already in the Profession or Industry?

    Already working in the accounting industry? Then our bookkeeping courses are for you. Designed to refresh and expand your skill set, our courses will make sure you’re aware of the latest developments in the industry. We’ll give you the knowledge and confidence you need to excel. Whether you’re looking to advance from your current position or to move from a different area of the financial industry, taking our bookkeeping course is one of the most practical options.

  • What Do I Get?

    All the materials you need to complete our bookkeeping course are included in the course fee. Once you enroll, you will receive:

    • All required study materials and course notes
    • Assignment projects with constructive tutor feedback
    • A tutor who will answer all of your course and career questions and provide guidance

    Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive:

    • A graduation certificate officially recognising your completion of studies and qualifications as a bookkeeper
    • Transcripts indicating the units completed
    • A letter of recommendation and validation for current and future employers
    • Post-nominal letters placed after your name which indicate that you hold the relevant qualification (For example: John Smith, DipBKeep)
    • Job search assistance: discover more about our Graduate Career Services Programme
  • Cut Off Date

    Friday, 29th September 2023 is the next enrollment cut off date. Places are limited, in demand and entry into the course is on a first come first served basis.

    Your enrollment is processed and acknowledged within 24 hours of the Institute receiving your application. You can expect to receive your course within days of enrolling. When you start your ICI course it’s at your own pace and you determine when you finish. Don’t miss out. Enroll today!

Course Investment & Payment Plans

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How do I get started?

Click on one of the Enroll Now buttons above and you could be working on your first lesson – and towards a new career in bookkeeping – in a matter of days!

How Does Online Studying Work?

As an ICI student, you’ll be able to train at home in your spare time, learning in the easiest possible way. There are no classes or lectures to attend, and no need to leave your job or change your schedule.

How does it work?
Enroll, Study at Home, and Graduate

ICI is committed to the successful completion of your course. The typical ICI student experience goes like this:

  1. The Enrollment Process
  2. Begin Your Studies
  3. Getting Help When You Need It
  4. Getting Assessed
  5. Graduation
1The Enrollment Process

Select the course that interests you. The International Career Institute website offers course overviews, course outlines, course fees, student testimonials, and information on career services for graduates.

When you are ready to enroll in a program, simply complete the online enrollment form, or call our toll-free number to speak with an enrollment adviser.

2Begin Your Studies

On enrollment students receive a welcome email and letter with instructions on how to login into your course and access your course and tutorial support. You will not be required to purchase any further materials. Courses are divided into modules with assessments located at the end of these modules. Assessments (written assignments) are based on what you have been learning about. No exams are involved.

Study at your own pace

One of the many great benefits of our courses is their modular format creates an easier and more effective way for you to learn. And with no need to follow a fixed timetable, you get to study and submit assignment for each module at your own pace.

3Getting Help When You Need It

Your courses are designed so that you can study independently. However, if you have a question about anything in your course, just contact one of our industry based tutors. Contact details are provided in your welcome email and letter. Your tutors are industry professionals who are ready to answer any questions about the course, assessments and industry for which you are training for.

4Get Assessed

At the end of modules you are asked to complete assignments. With no fixed assessment dates ICI students can submit their assessments at any time. This allows students to progress through the course at a pace that suits their needs. Assignments can be submitted via the student portal or email directly to the tutor.

Your assignments and projects will be graded on the following scale:

Grading scale
Lesson Grade (%)Letter EquivalentRating
100 - 80AOutstanding level of achievement
79 - 60BHigh level of achievement
59 - 50CSatisfactory level of achievement
49 - 40DMarginal level of achievement
0 - 39FFailed to complete course requirements

You must pass all modules and achieve a minimum of a C or higher in all studies to graduate. Should you not pass an assignment you are able to retake assessments as many times as you need (free of charge) in order to improve your results. Full tutorial support is available to guide you towards successfully completing your course.


Graduates of the Institute are eligible for assistance under the Graduate Career Services Program which includes assistance in job searches (by career and region), preparing cover letters, tips on interviewing, and much more. As part of your graduation package, we offer a Certified Professional Resume Writer free of charge to help you compose your resume. All graduates receive a certificate of completion at the relevant level (Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma / Executive Diploma), transcripts and a letter of recommendation.