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Accounting industry suits well to the analytically minded. If you love dealing with numbers, detail and technology, then this career path could be for you. There is a diverse range of different jobs in the industry and they are always in high demand.

Training & Qualifications

vocational education & training (VET)

To gain exposure into the industry, it’s best to explore:

  • Certificate II in Financial Services
  • Certificate III in Accounts Administration
  • Certificate III in Business Administration
  • Certificate IV in Business Administration
  • Certificate IV in Accounting


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This industry is regulated and accredited by three professional accounting bodies - the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), CPA Australia (CPA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia (ICAA). So in order to be accepted into any of these areas you will need a minimum qualification of Bachelors degree or Advanced Diploma. So you could explore course such as:

  • Bachelor of Accounting 
  • Bachelor of Accounting and Finance
  • Bachelor of Accounting and Sustainable Business 
  • Bachelor of Business - Accounting 
  • Bachelor of Business - Financial Management
  • Master of Professional Accounting and Business
  • Master of Commerce - Accounting


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Careers in this industry

Accountant Accounting Clerks Auditors and Company Secretaries Book Keeper General Clerks Inquiry Clerks Taxation specialist
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