Bookkeeping & BAS Preparation Course for Beginners - Sydney Short Courses

Bookkeeping & BAS Preparation Course for Beginners

What you'll learn

Learn how to manage your own books and prepare the Business Activity Statement (BAS) for your small business with our business management courses in Sydney!

This bookkeeping and BAS preparation course will take you through the process of completing your own set of books and generating several financial reports as well as finalising your own BAS.

This short course includes a business case study, which will provide you with hands-on practical experience to finalise a set of books and all necessary reports. You will also prepare a Business Activity Statement (BAS) in a relaxed and stress-free environment. In this bookkeeping & BAS course, you will learn the skills needed to understand the fundamentals of BAS accounting. With the goal that you will be able to differentiate between the different types of assets, liabilities, and equity, you will learn how to complete a Business Income and Expenses Cashbook, reconcile Bank accounts as well as Accounts Payable and Receivable, report fixed assets and calculate depreciation, pass journals and post ledgers, generate financial reports, complete a BAS worksheet and finalise a BAS.

This Bookkeeping and BAS Preparation short course will help you to understand computerised accounting, although this is not covered in the class.

Once completed, you may wish to learn how to automate your bookkeeping by enrolling in our MYOB AccountRight: Beginners Course.

Please note: completing this bookkeeping & BAS course will not provide you with the accreditation to become a BAS Agent.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this bookkeeping & BAS course, you should be able to:

  • Understand bookkeeping jargon
  • Differentiate between the different types of assets, liabilities, and equity
  • Complete a Business Income and Expenses Cashbook
  • Reconcile Bank accounts
  • Report their fixed assets and calculate depreciation
  • Reconcile Accounts Payable and Receivable
  • Pass Journals and post ledgers
  • Generate financial reports
  • Complete a BAS worksheet and finalise a BAS.

Course content

What will be covered in this bookkeeping and BAS course?

Session 1: Principles of Bookkeeping, GST and BAS

  • Bookkeeping principles and financial source documents
  • Overview of GST and BAS
  • Processing and reconciling Accounts Payable and Receivables
  • General discussion of Credit Control and Debt collections
  • Introduction to the Fixed Assets Register and depreciation
  • Reconciling Petty cash
  • Understanding financial reports

Session 2: Case study (Finalising business schedules)

  • Assessing the business activities and summarising business data
  • Examine payments and deposits
  • Finalising the Cash Book
  • Prepare a Fixed Assets Register and calculate depreciation
  • Pass General Journal Entries
  • Reconcile the General Ledger
  • Attempt a Trial Balance

Session 3: Case study (Reporting and BAS preparation)

  • Complete a Trading Account statement
  • Complete a Profit and Loss statement
  • Complete a Balance Sheet statement
  • Reconciliation of a BAS worksheet
  • Finalising a Business Activity Statement (BAS)
  • General group discussion

Intended audience

Who is this Bookkeeping and BAS course for?

This course is for small business owners, individuals with limited accounting knowledge that would like to learn about bookkeeping and BAS, and individuals who have studied accounting in the past that want to brush up on their knowledge of bookkeeping and BAS.

Course materials

What to bring to class

  • a Laptop with access to Excel (WIFI at the College is available if online version is used)
  • Basic calculator
  • Pencil
  • Rubber
  • Sharpener
  • Ruler

Additional information

Please note the following: Students will be provided with a set of bookkeeping & BAS course notes and a case study to use in class.


For Classes running all day, a 30-minute lunch break will take place halfway through the class. Students are encouraged to bring their own lunch, alternatively, there are cafes and take away restaurants nearby.

Special offer

Enrol in both MYOB AccountRight Beginners Course and Bookkeeping and BAS Preparation for only $558 and save over $200!

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