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AAT Qualified Bookkeeper Pathway

Become an AAT Globally Qualified Bookkeeper!

Become an AAT Globally Qualified Bookkeeper (AATQB) with our AAT Pathway for Bookkeepers and fast track your bookkeeping career! Learn to balance the books, prepare GST returns and prepare business accounts, before using the prestigious AAT Global membership to launch your own bookkeeping business! AAT Global is the world’s leading professional body for accounting technicians, with over 140,000 members. Your membership gives your clients the confidence that you meet AAT Global’s renowned international standards.

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Key Benefits

  • Become an AAT Globally Qualified Bookkeeper*
  • Gain an employer recognised qualification and add to your CV
  • This course has been reviewed by the Association of Accounting Technicians Global (AAT)
  • Add the letters AATQB after your name once you’re a member!
  • Gain access to our Wheelers eLibrary with over 50 textbooks, including the Master Bookkeepers Guide
  • Flexible online study – work at your own pace in your own time and receive unlimited one-on-one tutor support
  • The Career Academy is a Xero Education Partner with Xero Learn – get up to six months access to Xero included with your course!

Course Summary

Investment: $1,250 + GST or from only $25 per week with our interest free payment plan.


Assessments: 13 modules / 13 assignments, includes case studies, quizzes, written assessments, before a final Assessment of Competence.


Duration: A total of 100 hours to be completed within six months. Study at your own pace!


Access Time: You will have access to this course for up to 6 months until you complete.


Delivery & support: This course is delivered online with tutor support by phone and email.


Courses included: This Pathway includes Certificate in Business Bookkeeping followed by an Assessment of Competence.


Qualification details: Gain membership to AAT Global as an AATQB. Gain an internationally recognised credential, respected and valued by employers. Your AAT membership will be awarded by AAT Global, not AAT Australia.


Note:  To become a BAS Agent and Qualified Bookkeeper in Australia, you will need to complete FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping.

This course is designed for:

  • Those who want to work from home
  • Job seekers wanting to up-skill in the bookkeeping industry
  • Bookkeepers who want to become certified
  • Entrepreneurs looking to start their own bookkeeping business
  • Business owners who wish to save money by managing their own accounts and GST returns

Potential Career Outcomes

The Career Academy’s bookkeeping graduates start their own bookkeeping business or work in small to medium-sized businesses. On completion of this course, you may apply for jobs such as:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Officer
  • Financial Advisor
  • Assistant Accountant

Career Projections

The availability of Bookkeeping-related roles in Australia is expected to increase resulting in 50,000+ job openings over the next 5 years. The salary range for Bookkeepers is between $49,492 – $60,574 per year.

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The Certificate in Business Bookkeeping covers the following modules:

1. Accounting and Bookkeeping Fundamentals
2. General Journal
3. General Ledger & the Trial Balance
4. Depreciation
5. Adjusting Entries
6. Financial Statements
7. Understanding GST
8. Fundamentals of Payroll
9. Accounting with MYOB Essentials
10. Accounting with Xero
11. Budgeting, Forecasting and Cashflow Management
12. Bookkeeping using Microsoft Excel


The Assessment of Competence contains a comprehensive quiz made up of 50 questions, including multi-choice, missing words, drag and drop, true and false, and matching options. This quiz is designed to test your level of bookkeeping competence, and on completion you will be eligible to apply for AATQB Membership through The Career Academy.

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