Connecting you with a Bookkeeping and Finance Professional
With Industry Connect you speak directly with a bookkeeping and finance professional working in the real world.
Preparing you for real life bookkeeping; not just bookkeeping theory
When you speak with someone who makes a living out of being a bookkeeper, BAS agent or Tax agent, you can see, first hand, how the bookkeeping study and skills you learn are going to be applied within the context of a business operating in the real world.
This is among the best preparation you can have for seeking a paid role as a bookkeeper or BAS agent in the finance industry or for a range of businesses.
Industry Connect Project
As part of Industry Connect, you will be assessed to build your knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of a bookkeeper. You will learn what the rigorous requirements are for becoming a Bookkeeper and BAS agent, the services they provide, including what tax services they may provide as governed by the Tax Practitioners Board.
The assignment will cover tasks relating to real-world business scenarios, including client interactions.
Why Industry Connect?
Bookkeepers, BAS agents and accountants are the highest qualified individuals operating in the accounting and bookkeeping space. Prior to 2010 almost anyone could perform work as a bookkeeper. All they needed was some basic accounting knowledge and to know how to use accounting software like MYOB.
Now, however, the bookkeeping industry is regulated by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB). The TPB has created a minimum set of requirements that bookkeepers MUST adhere to, and be registered for, if they are ultimately paid or rewarded for any work relating to lodging financials that include GST, BAS and Payroll information and calculations.
The minimum training requirements for bookkeepers is a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and even accountants with a degree in accounting are required to go through the GST and Payroll components of this course if they are to perform BAS services.
Training Course Tutors
When you sign up to a training course package that includes Industry Connect you’ll have contact with an industry practitioner who performs this work for their own clients.
If you are the right person you might also be able to join our organisation as a training course tutor in your industry category.
MYOB and Xero Training Courses with Industry Connect
Combine your learning of how to use Australia’s most popular accounting software programs with procedures and legal obligations for bookkeeping professionals.
Certification with organisations like Xero & MYOB are managed by them directly and when you enrol into a training course package which includes Industry Connect our tutors are available to help you with any aspects that you need as part of their accreditation process.
Xero Partner Certification
Getting Certified by Xero is desired by some students and we work with a Xero Partner to ensure that all students with this goal are prepared for the official certification questions and procedures.
Another other popular certification students seek is to become a Registered BAS Agent. Becoming a Registered BAS Agent is not mandatory to operate a bookkeeping business but it is if you want to perform BAS services as a contract bookkeeper.