In this online micro-credential, you will examine key principles and concepts relevant to accounting. These concepts are important to learn about, even as a manager or a leader, so that you are able to decipher the financial information available to you. These skills will help you determine whether the business is running at a loss or a profit, the liabilities of the business and whether the business is complying with its legal accounting obligations. Understanding accounting is an essential tool for leaders who need to efficiently and effectively make business decisions. Understanding the financial underpinnings of your business can help you determine what financial activities are, and are not, working at the business. This information will help you to make business decisions and execute changes to the business with the aim of improving operations and increasing profits. To help you understand the basics of accounting, you will learn about the purpose of financial statements and the main types of financial statements and the principles guiding the accounting profession and informing its ethics. Key accounting terminology that is required at an executive level of business and the difference between accrual and cost-based accounting will be outlined.
This online micro-credential provides a non-creditable micro-credential and digital badge which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.
Our micro-credentials are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
There are no specific entry requirements to enrol in this micro-credential, however, it is relevant to anyone who would like to complete studies in this field, in a flexible and self-paced environment.
Our micro-credentials are available for anyone to access. You do not have to be a CQUniversity student.
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Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the micro-credential, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.
Study Mode Definitions
*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.
Select a course structure below to view the delivery details, including the different study modes offered for each structure.
10 hours online self-paced learning.
Students can access the micro-credential for one year from enrolment.
Digital Badge via Credly
Students can also download a Certificate of Completion, share to social media or add to a professional portfolio.