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Bookkeeping Applications (BBS203)



Learn how to be a better Bookkeeper

This course takes your bookkeeping abilities to another level! A professional course that covers basic accounting procedures and practice and shows you how  to apply your bookkeeping skills within business.

For bookkeepers, business owners – small and large, primary producers in fact anyone wanting to understand business accounting operations. Take this course after Bookkeeping 1 if you have no previous bookkeeping experience or as  stand-alone course if you  already have a basic bookkeeping background.


What this Course Covers

There are 10 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction – Review of Accounting Foundations
  2. Decision Making – How to Manage The Books for Specific Business Needs
  3. Managing Cash Flow, Obtaining Finance and Managing Bad Debts
  4. Managing the Inventory Part 1
  5. Managing the Inventory Part 2
  6. Establishing and Managing Control Accounts
  7. Budgeting Part 1
  8. Budgeting Part 2
  9. Payroll; PAYG Taxation.
  10. Financial Statement Analysis

Extra Reading

The following books, available through this web site are relevant supplementary reading for this course

  • Saving a Business
  • Business Operations


There are three basic types of assessment.  Assessments are more than just a way of giving you a final result though!  For us; these assessments are opportunities to revisit things you have studied; interact with our academic staff, and look at things from another perspective. Psychologists know that true learning requires revisiting what you learn. Through these assessments, your learning is strengthened and in doing so, your ability to retain and apply your learning after study is strengthened.
By giving you different types of assessment tasks, the ways in which you encounter information is varied.  The three types of assessments are:
1.    Self-assessment tests (SAT):  These are presented during each lesson and are essentially an on-line quiz.  These provide immediate results, so you are able to identify areas that require further work.
2.    Assignments: These are undertaken at the end of each lesson and are designed to consolidate the lesson aim and the content.
3.    Optional Final Exam: Upon successful completion of all the lessons, you are able to choose to sit a final exam.  This can be sat at your convenience.  There is an additional cost for this option.  Upon successful completion of the exam, you will receive a formal transcript as proof of your results.

How Long Will You Take?

This course is flexible, allowing you to study at times that suit you.  It is designed so that most students will take about 100 hours to complete it.  What that looks like, is totally up to you.

Recognition and Ethics

This college is a member of the ACS Affiliates Network.  These are Colleges that are located in offices around the world and are affiliated with each other through ACS Distance Education.  Courses are developed with input from all the staff at these colleges, reflect internationally accepted standards and needs.

A strict “No Plagiarism” policy exists. Assignments are checked for plagiarism, and if plagiarism is detected, work will not be deemed to have been completed and will be penalised.

What Could This Course Do For You?

This course covers cash flow management, stock control, budgeting and payroll with particular relevance to businesses selling goods (trading businesses). A great way to enhance your basic bookkeeping skills.



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