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Many businesses across Australia and the world have had to rethink how they operate due to the impact of the pandemic, with remote working becoming widespread! While this was out of necessity, it has opened up many more work-from-home possibilities, but the question is - is it possible to use this training to become a bookkeeper?

The short answer to that question is yes, absolutely you can. Thanks to advances in remote working technologies and flexible financial planning courses, you can train to be a bookkeeper and carry out your role once you've qualified - all from home. Let's take a closer, more detailed look at the subject.

Bookkeepers Are Always In Demand

You'll always be sure of one thing when working as a bookkeeper or accountant - your services will be in demand. The skills this kind of professional has are vital to all types of businesses that must submit yearly accounts and balance the books continuously.

The role of a bookkeeper is an interesting and rewarding one in itself. However, it does also open up a range of career paths, such as:

  • A Chartered accountant
  • A Company Secretary
  • An External auditor
  • A Forensic accountant

Moreover, it can be a well-paid career, with salaries of between $65-$80k, not uncommon for experienced bookkeepers in Australia. So, it's a great work-at-home option for anyone looking for a rewarding career, and it doesn't require a substantial initial investment to get started, either. 

Online Training - There When You Need It! 

The good news is that the skills you need to become a bookkeeper can be gained online at your own pace, with online training organisations like ours at OCA. They can be taken when you have the time; our financial planning and budgeting course are delivered in bite-sized segments, meaning you can fit each one around your current life obligations!

Micro-learning is incredibly popular these days, as it leverages the fact that people take on information when their learning is broken up into small 5-minute modules. In addition, these cheap financial planning courses can be paid for in affordable, weekly instalments, so there should be no financial barrier to you realising your career ambitions.

It can also be used throughout your career, helping you augment your skillset, adding even more strings to your bow and making yourself employable. Online training is a resource that certainly shouldn't be ignored! Is it time to upskill, re-skill or learn a new skill? 

Start Your Home-Based Bookkeeping Career Today

So, if you'd like to know more about anything discussed here or the perfect option to get you started in our Introduction to Booking course, come and visit us online at You'll also find details of how each hour of our courses - which cover a wide range of industries - counts towards a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point.

Alternatively, we'll be more than happy to assist if you would like to speak to us directly about your professional training needs. Call us on 1300 611 404, and a member of our friendly team will steer you in the right direction. 

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