Learn all major Australian Accounting Software Programs 

Most good bookkeepers know how to use several different software programs to service the needs of their clients.

Where MYOB was once almost ubiquitous, clever cloud competitors like Xero are aggressively adding new customers (both small businesses and accountants) and old competitors like Quickbooks (now sold directly by the massive US software company Intuit) are adding features quickly at a great price.

Since the 1990’s provided training to help tens of thousands of people:

  • get a job,
  • develop in their career,
  • start a business or
  • develop their business

As well as Accounting Training Courses we deliver office administration training courses using Microsoft Office and Digital Online Marketing using Google, Facebook. WordPress, Linkedin and Twitter, but the purpose of this website is to help you learn ALL major Australian accounting software programs:

  • MYOB AccountRight,
  • MYOB Essentials
  • Xero
  • Intuit QuickBooks Online

To Bookkeepers & BAS Agents

The Accounting Industry was dominated by MYOB Certified Consultants from the 1990’s until the introduction of BAS Agents via the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB).

With it’s strict process of education, registration and experience BAS Agents are now the most important people in the accounting and bookkeeping industry.

The Internet has spawned accounting software start ups all over the world, including

  • the exciting and innovative Xero from New Zealand,
  • the Freemium accounting software WaveHQ from Canada, and
  • the large and established Intuit who promote their QuickBooks Online globally at an affordable price.

With the power now back in the hands of the bookkeeper your earning capacity will increase greatly with knowledge of ALL the leading accounting programs.

If you want to learn everything get the COMPLETE Combo, but if your needs are smaller choose from one of the other Cloud Bookkeeping Combo Training Courses below.


This package gives you access to the 4 major accounting software programs from Beginners to Advanced and every other resource we have.

  • MYOB AccountRight,
  • MYOB Essentials
  • Xero
  • Intuit QuickBooks Online

The skills taught in these courses are the skills used for basic and junior bookkeeper jobs as well as those for payroll and office administrators.

  • Setup (MYOB AR, Xero)
  • Daily Transactions (MYOB AR, MYOB Essentials, Xero, QuickBooks Online)
  • End of month & Bank Reconciliation (MYOB AR, MYOB Essentials, Xero, QuickBooks Online)
  • GST/BAS & Reporting (MYOB AR, MYOB Essentials, Xero, QuickBooks Online)
  • Payroll Administration (MYOB AR, MYOB Essentials, Xero, QuickBooks Online)
  • Cashflow, Budgets & ROI (Xero only)
  • Job Tracking & Projects (MYOB AR & Xero)

The Bookkeeping COMPLETE Combo is perfect for contract bookkeepers who are called upon to work for companies of all sizes using a variety of different software programs.

This training package is now available with EzyLearn Course Funding for just $20 per week!

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How to Enrol into the Bookkeeper Combo Training Courses

Xero, MYOB, Excel & Quickbooks Training Courses & CPD PointsTo enrol visit the Bookkeeping Academy Enrolment Form to see pricing and to enrol today.

About the major Australian accounting software companies


MYOB is now owned by a US private equity company (Bain Capital) and is still considered to be the market leader in Australia. Their software (even cloud-based versions) are a combination of desktop software program and cloud-based storage.

MYOB AccountRight Plus Training Courses

MYOB AccountRight Advanced & Payroll Training CoursesFor a long time (since we started delivering MYOB Training in the late 1990’s) MYOB have had different versions that made it attractive for businesses of all sizes and needs. The Desktop/Cloud Hybrid we use in our courses is MYOB AccountRight Plus because the basic functionality is the same as MYOB AccountRight but the Plus version helps businesses manage their Payroll. After a slow start in the cloud (online Accounting) MYOB now has a dedicated online accounting program called MYOB Essentials.

MYOB Essentials Training Courses

myob-essentials advanced certificate online training course live logoMYOB Essentials has gone through a lot of changes to become a viable online cloud accounting system for micro businesses as well as those with a small number of staff on their payroll. Once seen as a very basic competitor to Xero MYOB Essentials is now becoming more popular. Although obvious to experienced Bookkeepers many end users and small businesses don’t understand that MYOB Essentials is a completely different accounting software program.

You can read about the contents of our MYOB Training Courses here.

Xero Cloud Accounting

Xero advanced certificate online training course - quotes, sales, orders, purchases, bank reconciliation, payroll, gst, reporting and BAS logo - smallXero is a public company with shares listed on both the New Zealand (where they are based) and Australia and one of their major shareholders is the former owner of MYOB.

They are internationally focused and provide solutions to both accountants and international customers (including the US). Their software is purely cloud-based and they are growing their Add-on system to provide more sophisticated functionality.

Xero Accounting Software is popular with newer businesses and those who want to change to a cloud-based solution so they can easily use the software via a smartphone or tablet from anywhere.

Read about the Xero Training Courses here.

Intuit Quickbooks

Intuit Quickbooks Accounting software training courses logo and name - smallWhen it was a computer-based software program, Quickbooks was distributed in Australia by Reckon and published by the market leader for accounting software in the US – Intuit.

This massive US company has now terminated their previous agreements with Reckon and just like Xero they are approaching Australian businesses directly with a software product that is very good and powerful and building on their strong Add-on market place.

Intuit is a very strong company financially and have significant resources to compete in the online cloud accounting market and now that they are free of their distribution shackles with Reckon they are marketing their full solution at a very attractive price to lure small businesses in Australia.

Read more about Quickbooks Training Courses here.